Thursday, June 14, 2012

What I Learned at the Upstate Technology Conference

0071. AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by Cathy Nelson
2011 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning


Media Sharing
Aviary: 222.aviary.com
Kerpoof: www.kerpoof.com
Agxedo: www.tagxedo.com
Nota: notaland.com

Digital Storytelling
Myths and Legends: myths.e2bn.org
PicLit: www.piclits.com
Zooburst: www.zooburst.com

Manage and Organize
Spicynodes: www.spicynodes.org
Symbaloo: www.symbaloo.com
iCyte: www.icyte.com
Conduit: www.conduit.com

Social Networking and Communication
QR Microsoft: tag.microsoft.com
QR i-nigma: www.i-nigma/CreateBarcodes.html
Edmodo: www.edmodo.com
You are What You Read: youarwhatyouread.scholastic.com/kids

Curriculum Sharing
Yolink Education: www.yolinkeducation.com/education
Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org
GeoCube: www.geo-cube.eu

Content Resources: Lesson Plans and More
CK12Flexbooks: www.ck12.org
Digital Vaults: www.digitalvaults.org
Lingt Language: Lintlanguage.com
Exploratorium: www.exploratorium.edu

Content Collaboration
Edistorm: http://www.edistorm.com/
iEarn: www.iearn.org
Dipity: www.dipity.com

2. Edmodo session by Tony P. Thompson
This was a great session! Edmodo looked like Facebook for a class. I can’t wait to give it a try. It looked like something students would enjoy where assignments are all given and submitted in one place. Messages are handled in one place and the teacher is able to have control of the whole situation.

3. Movie maker by Debbie Jarrett
2 versions of Movie Maker: the old one and the new one.
New Windows Live Movie Maker is missing some of the capabilities that the old one has.
Old one must have video in Wav or avi or asf files
Can use new movie maker to convert and save. Then use it in old movie maker.

4. It's not about the technology: tech integration for Learning by Shirley Smith Http://learningfirsttechlast.wikispaces.com
Within 3 yrs every child will have their own device. If you don’t feel comfortable with teaching with technology and integrating it in your lessons, then it is time for you to look for another job.

5. Digital Storytelling by Chris Burras
Top 3 skills needed at the workplace: Creativity: Collaboration: Critical thinking
Favorite storytelling tools are:
Storybird.com
- Inspirational, simple, social, shareable, it just works
Tripline.net
- make animated maps for past, present and future adventures
ActivInspire tools


6. Chrome and Google Apps:Two Peas in a Pod by Maryanne Sansonetti-Wood Chromercise.com
Http://Goo.gl/gizOp
Storify - app
I really liked seeing how Google Chrome looks and works so I may give it a test drive. I have been using Firefox and was told that Chrome is so much better. We shall see.

Hope you find my notes useful! If you have used any of these tools/sites, please share your thoughts and opinions about them. Thanks!

Original photo by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Sioux said...

Thanks for the sites, Pat. I have time in the next month and a half to explore some of them.

Again, thank you.