High school students in the U.S. want more technology in classrooms, as well as more hands-on projects and one-on-one tutoring, but less lectures, according to a new survey called "Learn Now, Lecture Later" from CDW-G.
Now that we've gone Edmodo districtwide, it's a must to attend Edmodocon 2012, a virtual conference. It's free, online, all day, and filled with great ideas for classroom integration, collaboration, best practices, and networking. It is high-powered PD. Drop-in for a few sessions or stay the whole day. Got bleary-eyed last year, waiting for our Australia folk to present. Awesome educators! Suggest you have snacks ready since you won't want to move from your mobile device even at the beach. Register now for August 8th and join the Edmodocon community in Edmodo. @Edmodo
Explore this project management tool on Ipad and PC. Free for education. "Pivotal Tracker is an award-winning, simple, effective, agile project management tool that allows your team to collaborate around a shared backlog of stories in real time."
Catch has definitely got my attention. A notetaking service with text, web clips, voice, photos, streams, free cloud synch. Mobile for Iphone/Ipad and Android, PC with browser extensions. Certainly this app is a great catch.
Text messaging, tweeting, and Instagraming are popular communication modes for students and parents. Remind101 is a great way to text your school community without their phone numbers. Sign-up, create a class, invite subscribers, verify, then use this tool all year long. Scheduling a text is a great option for busy educators. Welcome everyone back with an empowering message, link to calendar, share your Twitter name, and so much more.
Why administrators need to be at NCTIES 2012. Leadership, Vision, Technology Integration, Network, Common Core Implementation. Take a team. Explore productivity tools with the "21st Century Principal."
Popplet is everything I'd want in a tool; mobile & PC, visual-mapping, sharing, collaboration. Use it to collect ideas, explore concepts, individually and in teams. Guess I can send my PDF to Evernote, Kindle, or Dropbox.