Last week I attended the Upstate Technology Conference 2010 and enjoyed it. It is a free tech conference that I really believe local teachers should take advantage of because of all that they have to offer. I usually like to present every other year so that every other year I can enjoy learning as well as sharing. This was my year to learn and next year I will send in a proposal to present. I also enjoyed seeing old friends that I haven’t seen in awhile as well as seeing my online friends face to face.
I would like to share some information that I picked up as well as links that were shared that I found worth checking out. So let the fun begin:
I learned how to use Movie Maker and Photostory. Now I can’t wait to see how I can use them in the classroom.
I also learned that I need a remote presenter when I’m presenting so I don’t have to stand right by my computer to change slides. I ordered one yesterday from Amazon for $40.
Clean Up by Steven Gould which cleans up the temp files on your computer
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner – “free registry repair software that allows you to safely clean and repair registry problems with a few simple mouse clicks”
Malwarebytes - is a site dedicated to fighting malware. Malwarebytes has developed a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.
HueHd webcam – which can be used as a document camera. You can get it on Amazon for abou $20
Purple Math - Helping students gain understanding and self-confidence in algebra
Spelling City – online spelling program, including teaching, tutoring, and games
Discus – South Carolina’s virtual library
Current Codes – promo codes for different online stores
Writing Fix - interactive prompts, lessons, and resources for writing classrooms
I look forward to next year’s conference! Now I have think of what presentation I can do. You can also read about Heather’s reflections on UTC from her point of view at Upstate Technology Conference (UTC) 2010 Reflections, Part 1 from Tech Tips & Timely Tidbits.
Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).
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