KDP Webinar: Don’t Just Use Technology, Integrate It!

I wanted to thank all of you that had attended the webinar last evening.  There were a few questions that I wasn’t able to answer in the moment, so I wanted to take a moment to share the resources that I had talked about.

  1. The shortened URL that I shared at the beginning of the presentation was set to private.  I have corrected that and you will now have access to all of the tools I showed yesterday during the Webinar https://www.diigo.com/list/ssweeney602/Integrate-Technology
  2. Included in the list above is a link to the Technology Integration Framework that I developed this presentation about, but I used different examples in the webinar.  Take a look at this document to learn more about great tech integration ideas and practice your skills for analyzing the use of technology in the classroom.  http://tech4urcontent.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/TechIntFrame.pdf
  3. I realized later that when there was a question about the Green Eggs and Ham App that the question was not about who made that app, but instead the app that I was using to show the App through my computer.  This is a program that you install on your computer for $15.  It is called Reflector App.  If you would like to learn more about great ways that the Reflector App can help you out in your classroom, take a look at this blog post that has video tutorials about how we use it at my school.  http://tech4urcontent.org/reflecting-on-how-you-use-apps/
  4. Expanding Your Technology Knowledge – I promised that I would share the links to some of my favorite online ed tech journals.  Here are the ones that I follow https://www.diigo.com/list/ssweeney602/educational-journals
  5. The above link will take you to my diigo page.  Diigo is a social bookmarking tool.  My username is ssweeney602.  Feel free to follow me.  I make most of my bookmarks public, so you will see anytime I bookmark a new tool.  Don’t just take my word for it though.  Sometimes I bookmark things to come back to later, so it might not be a fabulous tool.  Also, what works great for me might not be what your students need.
  6. Use Award lists to find great resources – Award Winning tools & Award Winning Blogs & Edublog Awards. Share this best of list with your IT Director Best of Code Awards
  7. Common Sense Media will help guide you through the privacy and give you lessons at all levels for developing students Digital Citizenship.  Don’t worry you don’t have to have access to a lot of technology to teach these lessons.
  8. When you find a tool, review it for quality aside from asking the questions that we talked about last night.  Try these rubrics for apps – ASFM App Rubric Evaluation Rubric for Educational Apps
  9. Science and Math Teachers, looking for a way to connect with different classrooms?  Try participating in one of these global projects by CIESE
  10. Looking for that cold hard cash for buying the tools kids need?  List of Grants

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