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20 cool tools for teachers that take 3 mins to learn

A presentation of 20 cool web tools that all teachers should know about. They can all be introduced to teachers in 3 minutes or less. Teachers may not use them everyday but they may help when a tough topic appears or it is a struggle to engage certain stu

Mr P Hynes

on 21 June 2011

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Do your students learn with technology as they live with technology?
Is the gap getting bigger? What are you doing about it? 20 cool tools for teachers that take 3 minutes to learn “Kids lead high tech lives outside school and decidedly low tech lives inside school. This new ‘divide’ is making the activities inside school appear to have less real world relevance to kids.”
- Illinois Institute of Design think tank on Schools in the Digital Age (2007) Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
Presentation at bit.ly/hoSZ6a The issue... Help me! Glogster Wordmaps Voicethread Online comment walls
Such as Wallwisher or LINO www.ssatrust.org.uk/newtechnologies
Signup for eNewsletter via
newtechs@ssatrust.org.uk Student digital leaders
- Inclusion - over 20 roles identified
- Supports teachers with embedding technology
- Develops student leadership, communication, etc. ICT Register - a free database of school expertise SSAT Student Digital Leaders network
Supports schools setting up a group
Supports students in developing roles
Offers accreditation for students
Sharing practice events http://voicethread.com/?#q.b12295.i79991 http://libwithattitude.glogster.com/frankenstein http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/FSpledges http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/2736814/Macbeth http://www.ict-register.net Microsoft PhotoStory Free download - creates video montages to music Webquests Free online treasure hunts for any topic - just do a web search for your topic and the word 'webquest' Photosharing Flickr or Picasa allow you to share and annotate photos Podcasting with Audacity Free simple audio recording software to produce podcasts QR codes The code image is setup as a shortcut to a webpage, video, audio file or document
Any number of free QR code generators such as bit.ly or Kaywa
Free QR readers for most phones and any computer Screencapture videos Free software such as Jing allows you to capture video of whatever is happening on your screen Online quizzes Create free online, self-marking quizzes using Hot Potatoes or your school VLE/learning platform Blogs A blog is an online journal that other people can comment on
Try setting up an 'edublog' or use your VLE Google Earth Link your topic to physical places
An example would be 'Lit trips' which follow the path of a journey in a book but include educational activities along the way John Davitt's Learning Event Generator Neat online tool for getting activity inspiration
You can edit the activities and topics to suit your own needs Skype Free chat, voice and video calls to anywhere in the World
Lots of education ideas Wikis A website anyone can edit without specialist skills
Great for collaborative working
Try wikispaces.com or your school VLE Prezi Great free online presentation tool
Create the presentation like a mind-map rather than in a linear fashion
Can collaborate with others by inviting people to edit
Can be used offline Facebook Great free and intuitive website for sharing news
Some schools have their own Facebook page to share news with staff, students and parents Twitter The quickest way to share news and ideas Try Wordle or Tagxedo Jorvik Viking Centre, York
'Skype-a-Viking' https://www.ssatrust.org.uk/achievement/future/Pages/Studentdigitalleaders.aspx Poll Everywhere Free, simple polls from mobile phones
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