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Teaching 2.0: Using (FREE!) Online Tools to Boost Student Engagement

Arlington Diocese High School Professional Development | March 16, 2015
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John Meehan

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Prezi
Cloud-based for 24/7 access to all content
Why use it?
presentation software
Embed videos and interactive content
www.Prezi.com
QRStuff
Enrich print media with web content
Why use it?
quick response codes
www.QRStuff.com
Ideal for small group "jigsaw" activities
Encourage your students to download any of the free QR readers from the app store!
Kahoot
Turns any device into a "paddle" system
Why use it?
interactive gaming
www.GetKahoot.com
Ideal for team challenges, review games
www.Kahoot.it
teachers build their games:
then students play the game:
Take notes on any device with web access
Why use it?
cloud-based notes
www.Evernote.com
Add "clips" from anywhere to your notebook
download the app or visit:
Create an account and download the Evernote app to your device!
PowToon
Animate a boring "go-to" lesson
Why use it?
animated web videos
www.PowToon.com
Have students animate a video of their own
This video only took about 15 minutes to make, but it's been viewed
more than 300 times!
Quickly poll audience for real-time feedback
Why use it?
online polls
Great for anonymous share-outs
online polls can be embedded directly into PowerPoint slides
Remind
Send nightly homework reminders
Why use it?
web-based text messaging
www.Remind.com
Update students on schedule changes
Download the Remind app to send, manage, and schedule text messages right from your mobile device
Edmodo
Limitless online storage (free!)
Why use it?
learning management software
www.Edmodo.com
Accept HW submissions online
Download the Edmodo app to manage your classroom libraries directly from your mobile device
Google Apps
cloud-based storage and more
DRIVE
Vocaroo
Why use it?
online voice recorder
www.Vocaroo.com
Record student speeches and discussions
Give auditory feedback on student work
There is no registration required for Vocaroo. Just click and record!
Medium
Post text excerpts / readings online
Why use it?
interactive blogging
www.medium.com
Share your text annotations with students
YouTube
In-class partner activities / group projects
Why use it?
video hosting
"Checkpoints" for individual assignments
Rubistar
Generate rubrics in a fraction of the time
Why use it?
rubric creation tool
www.rubistar.4teachers.org
Class Dojo
Keep track of student behaviors online
Why use it?
behavior management
www.ClassDojo.com
Personalized avatars create ownership
Download the Class Dojo app to manage your virtual classrooms directly from your mobile device
Tackk
Why use it?
Replace paper clutter with interactive posters
Post an interactive board for feedback
Highly customizable interface!
Kindle Desktop
Project text excerpts for close reading
Why use it?
online eReader
www.Amazon.com/Kindle
Provide a "class set" of a particular text
Download the Kindle app extension directly to your desktop or PC!
Padlet
Perfect for small group "jigsaw" activities
Why use it?
online bulletin board
www.Padlet.com
Great for interactive study guides
Interactive blogging / bulletin boards
www.Tackk.com
There is no registration required for Rubistar! And the site is completely free.
Quickly devise new assessment scoring
CiteLighter
Highlight articles directly on the web
Why use it?
online highlighter
www.CiteLighter.com
download the extension by visiting:
Highlights automatically save as "note cards"
using (free!) online tools to boost student engagement
teaching 2.0
Mr. John Meehan
English Teacher
Bishop O'Connell HS

jmeehan@bishopoconnell.org
@MeehanDJO
Tellagami
Perfect for bite-sized video reminders
Why use it?
animated recordings
Fun and easy tool for student share-out
Symbaloo
Access your bookmarks from anywhere
Why use it?
cloud-based bookmarks
www.Symbaloo.com
Share bookmarks with colleagues / students
Skype
Take a virtual field trip
Why use it?
two-way video conferencing
www.Skype.com
Video conference with a "guest speaker"
Download the Skype app to turn your device into a two-way video camera for online sharing
Tagxedo
Copy & paste an entire text to Tagxedo
Why use it?
word cloud generator
www.Tagxedo.com
Generate a cloud in the shape of your choice
Create and share clouds in minutes!
Store multiple clouds for easy-to-distinguish unit visuals!
StudyBlue
Create flash cards and share with students
Why use it?
interactive flash cards
www.StudyBlue.com
Use the app to self-check, quiz and study
Twitter
Boost classroom participation
Why use it?
social media platform
www.Twitter.com
Make homework interactive with feedback
Download the
TWITTER
app from the app store.
TweetDeck
Project Tweets in real-time
Why use it?
Twitter Desktop app
www.TweetDeck.com
Sort followers into lists by class
Once registered for Twitter, access the site via TweetDeck to manage multiple lists at once
Twitonomy
Why use it?
Twitter analytics
www.TweetDeck.com
Trace trending topics, most popular tweets
Analyze each user's account for grading
Once registered for Twitter, use Twitonomy to delve into analytics and statistical breakdown for each follower
HootSuite
Why use it?
social media desktop
www.HootSuite.com
Save searches using relevant keywords
Manage multiple accounts in one place
Download the Hootsuite app to your device to manage all of your social media accounts in one place!
SocialBro
Why use it?
twitter analytic reporting
www.SocialBro.com
Track data of different users over time
Run weekly lists on Twitter user activity
generate regular reports to keep track of twitter follower activity
get insight on when, what, and how best to engage with your audience
TwitterFall
Project TwitterFall on overhead for discussion
Why use it?
twitter stream
www.TwitterFall.com
Watch relevant tweets arrive in real-time
once you've registered with Twitter, log in to TwitterFall to watch relevant tweets cascade in real-time
please take the 2-minute survey on:
www.tinyurl.com/March16PD
every YouTube account has a
"secret email address"
in the account settings that allows mobile uploads
rcc1kbj76dmr
@m.youtube.com
Make bulletin boards interactive!
www.tinyurl.com/MeehanSymbaloo
Get links to every tool mentioned in today's presentation by visiting:
http://padlet.com/jmeehan/pui5ee75977s
Each wall has its own unique URL:
interactive media
pins & sharing
classroom basics
social media
tech essentials
#March16pd
www.Tellagami.com
Visit the app store to download Tellagami and start creating animated videos in seconds!
Create an account and download the StudyBlue app to your device!
FORMS
BLOGS
DOCS
gather feedback or create a student interest survey
share lesson plans with department chair / colleagues
cloud-based storage is virtually limitless for all sorts of files
create teacher and / or student blogs to replace paper journals
FEEDBURNER
Use Feedburner turn your blog into a podcast!
Evernote
http://padlet.com/jmeehan/q0ph94k654wl
SESSION 1
SESSION 2
SESSION 1
SESSION 2
(or text your students the link using Remind!)
#March16PD
37607
MeehanDJO
www.PollEverywhere.com
Note:
Medium can be accessed using any device, but you'll need the Google Chrome web browser installed in order to post to the site.
PollEverywhere
Create a new Twitter account using your school email!
@MeehanDJO
punch up your Power Points!
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