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Interactive Learning Sites for Education - Home PHSlib 2.0 / FrontPage SideBar Hello! Welcome to PHS Library 2.0 Tools2Create4school This tutorial is designed so that you can learn how to use the tools of web 2.0 effectively and creatively. You will explore 10 different topics and complete the activities within each. Why do this? How to complete this tutorial: Complete each step. • If you get stuck doing any of the activities while at home –skip it and continue on to the topic • DON’T STOP when you get stuck on a tool. It’s not always easy to learn these new tools. •Take your time to view the site tutorials •ask questions of your blogging classmates and try to work things out on your own •Most of the time you can figure it out by yourself or with a friend. •Email Ms Williams if you do need help or drop by the library for some 'hands on' help. Need extra credit? Topic 1: Blogging A blog is an online journal. Your job is to create a blog in which you will share your insights and experiences and to demonstrate some of the things you'll be learning in this tutorial. 4. 5.
- 14 Edtech Integration Tips & 20+ Resources for the School Year 0 Comments September 16, 2012 By: Sep 16 Written by: 9/16/2012 1:52 PM ShareThis “Technology is just a tool. I have been integrating technology with students since 1997. Maybe you’re new to integrating technology or just need a few pointers. More Tips & 20+ Resources Beyond the first tip of connecting online and learning from other educators, I offer the following tips from my PLN, which are in no particular order: Tip: Assess if you need to use the technology. Tip: Have a back-up plan in case the Internet doesn’t work. Tip: Get ideas from other teachers. Tom Barrett’s Interesting Ways Tip: Make sure the technology supports higher order thinking skills and learning objectives. Kelly’s Peacock Digital Blooms Tip: Determine which is the best technology that will support that lesson. Tip: Familiarize yourself with the skills and pedagogy behind teaching with technology. Robin Good’s fantastic post, Teaching Skills: What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive Tip: Avoid the pitfalls!
Mind42.com - Collaborative mind mapping in your browser - 30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman 1 Comment May 28, 2012 By: Michael Gorman May 28 Written by: 5/28/2012 12:30 AM ShareThis Welcome to the another in a series of PBL Mania Posts here at Tech & Learning. In this PBL Mania Post I explore Online Multimedia Resources. WGBH Teacher Domain - Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. PBS Teachers – Launched within the last year, PBS Teachers is an awesome place for all kinds of educational multimedia. The Khan Academy – At Khan, students and teachers are encouraged to “Watch… Practice… Learn almost anything for free”. YouTube – Let’s not forget YouTube and its amazing searchable collection. Thinkfinity – This site is worth an entire write-up in itself and will provide a wealth of activities for PBL products. NeoK12 - Take a look and you will find a vast collection of resources and Web 2.o tools that might fit into any lesson. PicsForLearning - Not everything has to be video.
Top 5 presentation tools for teachers and learners #mytop5 Published on May 11th, 2014 | by Mark Anderson PowerPoint. It is much maligned and certainly has its place in the education world. 1 – Haiku Deck – This is available as an app and now as a web tool. Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app 2 – PowToon – This is a lovely little animation style presentation tool, which really helps to engage learners in creating a whole presentation, not just about creating words on a slide. 3 – Slid.es – In many ways this is similar to PowerPoint, but has a very polished professional look. 4 – Presentation in G drive. 5 – VideoScribe – This tool is an app, which can be a bit tricky to get the hang out, but provides as unique feel to a presentation, which allows allows you to choose background music, and for learners to do a voice over. There you go, 5 tools to help polish your presentations. Photo Credit: mattcornock via Compfight cc Tags: champion, learning, presentation About the Author
Bloom's Digital Web2.0 This work compiled by:Kathy Beck, Instructional Technology Coordinator andKaren VanVliet, Media Specialist A little bit about Karen and Kathy - two girls who REALLY love exploring and sharing Technology for Educators and Students to integrate into the learning environment! Kathy has a BS in Elementary Ed and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and MA in Educational Media and Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University. She taught elementary students, taught in a computer lab, and has been working as an Instructional Technology Coordinator currently serving 7 schools, training Educators and working with teachers and students collaboratively on projects integrating technology. Karen has a Bachelors of Education in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii, a MS in Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Education in Educational Media from the University of South Alabama.