ISTE hands-on workshop is called "60 in 60: 60 Web Tools in 60 minutes". I went to a workshop by this guy last year at ISTE... His idea is to share a bunch of tools for you to go explore after a basic introcution. It's a great compilation of ideas and resources from Philadelphia's Brandon Lutz. This link is to a summary of all his suggested tools... complete with links!
60 web Tools in 60 Minutes ISTE Workshop Cheat Sheet
The classroom of the future is on our doorstep. We’re getting slapped in the face with technology, flipped classroom models, and all kinds of innovative ideas.
So what is the current state of the 21st century classroom? How many teachers have computers in their classroom? What are the 3 biggest reasons to use technology in your classroom? A new infographic from Open Colleges spells it out.
StoryJumper: publish your own children's book. StoryJumper is a site which allows the user to create and publish storybooks. The user can decide if the book is available to the public or private. Teachers are able to create classroom accounts.
Piktochart App, Creating Engaging Presentations...infograhic creation tool... These are great tools for Presenting info graphically ...imagine the learning potential for students to create and share their own infograhics!
Web annotation tools are among the most important elements the 21st century digital kit educators need to have. These are free services that allow you to interact with web content by adding notes, commenting , highlighting, bookmarking and sharing. This site includes a list of 13 Web Annotation tools for teachers / students containing some of the best web annotation tools for teachers to use when navigating the net. Using these tools, teachers will be able to easily capture and draw on a webpage to point out specific elements to share with others.
"While the tools of today are great, there are even more great technological teaching tools and practices on the horizon, many of which are just starting to be adopted in the classroom or are just making it out of the developmental stages. These tools offer new and often very promising ways to connect with students and improve the quality of education offered in schools."
Social Studioes Teachers - This online collection is a joint presentation of the Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Divisions of the Library of Congress and includes more than 200 photographs from the Prints and Photographs Division that are now made available to the public for the first time.
Board800 allows users to collaborate via online whiteboards. This is currently a free service that allows the user to generate a code to begin a whiteboard session. The code can be shared with the participants whether they be in the room or across the continent. (middle, high)
Use the site to create shapes, draw freeform, and insert text or pictures. You can even work with multiple boards at once.
Near podia an incredible presentation tool that allows you to send your presentation...including graphics...text...images.... Video...survey questions...animations...questions for students to respond...etc. all of this can be sent from the teacher to student iPads, iPods, or iPhones... The teacher controls what the kids see on their screens and sees their responses. Near pod is coming out with an Android and windows student viewer. Much potential here.
Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test. This site suggest 33 skills that teachers in the 21st Century should learn to have. Interesting food for thought!
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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