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111 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest July 3, 2011 It has been a HUGE week in EdTech this week with ISTE 2011, Google+, Microsoft 365 and the rumor of Facebook’s big announcement next week (can someone say videochat). I’m writing this introduction before I start wading through everything I’ve collected this past week. Not everything I think is important when I collect it makes it into the final list. However, even before I start the list, something tells me that this may be my biggest Treasure Chest ever. So, welcome to this week’s edition of Treasure Chest—111 (Yes-111!!!) EdTech Resources You May Have Missed. It’s really difficult to keep up with all that happens in educational technology. Featured The Nerdy Teacher: 10 Things I Hate About You (#ISTE11)–A must read for all educators! Tools Gazette » 50 Web Applications for Teachers–Here is a collection of 50 web applications that make the grade for tech-savvy teachers:Animaps–Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free! How-To

Powerpoint Backgrounds Finding Free Images for Your Classroom The Internet has made a myriad of material readily available to a vast audience. Along with these seemingly infinite resources has come a lot of confusion about how images and other content published online should be legally recognized, protected or used. As educators, we often struggle in navigating that road. I recently read an amusing but instructive article entitled “PSA: Don’t Let Salami and Google Images Get You In Hot Water.” It tells the story of an eleven-year-old boy who posted an image he found online of Salami on a class blog. Shortly thereafter, the school received a “Cease and desist” letter from the content creator threatening legal action. In my classroom, we use a lot of image-based content. One thing we have learned to look for is material with a Creative Commons License. “A Creative Commons license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work that they have created. Finding Creative Commons & license-free material

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. Ed note: This is an older post, so some of these features or links may be out of date. Keyboard Shortcuts Navigate your documents and screen a lot faster when you use these keyboard shortcuts for formatting and more. Productivity Hacks These hacks will make your Google Docs experience even more efficient and streamlined. Features & Tools Make use of features and tools like Docs Translation or CSS Editing to customize your docs and make them work for you. Collaboration One of the best things about Google Docs is that you get to share and collaborate on projects with others. Files, Folders and Filters Organization Color code folders: Color-code the names of folders.

Digital Classroom Strategies Thursday, April 3, 2014 How to make narrative feedback easy with Google Voice There's nothing more powerful for learning than meaningful narrative feedback. Kaizena gives Google a voice. SE2R feedback has never been easier than it is with Google Voice. Learn more about using Kaizena with Google Voice in this video. Subscribe in a reader The Web's hottest new online magazine Click the image to see what everyone is reading Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Psst., here's a little-known secret: I don't share content to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ 24/7. It's a trick that I perform with an amazing tool -- Buffer. Buffer is a powerful application that allows users to share content to multiple social networks with a single click. Why is this useful? If you are in business, it's easy to see the value in sharing information to social media. You could fill your buffer once weekly, and the job is finished. Take a look at the video above. Cross posted at Brilliant or Insane Saturday, March 22, 2014

CITE Journal Article Volume 1, Issue 1 ISSN 1528-5804 Print Version Commentaries Submit A Commentary Carroll, T. G. (2000). If we didn't have the schools we have today, would we create the schools we have today? Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 1 (1). If We Didn’t Have the Schools We Have Today, Would We Create the Schools We Have Today? Thomas G. We have a unique opportunity in education today. The investment of resources on this scale is comparable to the space program. When the Wright brothers were going to make the first flight, there was no flight school to prepare them. “If We Didn’t Have Today’s Schools, Would We Create Today’s Schools?” The question in the title of this article is a trick question, because I want readers to really think about it. If a surgeon from the 1800s walked into an operating room today where arthroscopic surgery was being performed, could that surgeon step in and perform the surgery? Can Technology Be Used to Improve Education?

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