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Technology in the Classroom

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Alicia DeBusk

on 30 November 2013

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Technology in the Classroom
Technology is a TOOL for success not a magic wand!
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

Bill Gates
How will this device help you become a better teacher or student?
Ideas and Suggestions from the SC EdTech and CAID Conferences
Use technology when...
No whole group activity is occurring
You can do so and not distract others
You follow the Acceptable Use Policy of your classroom/school

Use your device to...
Read a book
Write a story
Practice your Spelling Words
Watch educational videos from the teacher
Play a math game
Different kinds of expectations for students
Ignore Them
Embrace Them

Use them with expectations
Apps For Any Class
Can be used for
Discussion Groups
Homework Assignments/Turning in Work
Parent/Teacher/Student Communication
App for Ipad, Android, or Web Access
Visual Bookmarking System
One log in for all shortcuts your students will need!
App and Web Accessible
Non-linear presentations
Can be downloaded when completed
Integrate video, text, images
Augmented Reality
QR Codes can link to ANY online information (website, spoken text, etc)
LAYAR App. Have student scan the page-provides MULTIPLE links for one page
Set-up online, used by smart phones
Online Storage

Apps for Writing
Book Creators
Book Creator ($5.99)
Bookbuilder.cast.org (Digital Publishing

Graphic Novels
ComicBook ($1.99)
BitStrips (30 Days Free)
EverNote App
Notes on the cloud in digital notebooks
Can draw, add photos, or answer questions
Teachers can grade work and return it without printouts (less lost work!)
Ipad or Web based app (Initially Free)
Collaborative Documents
Perfect for Writers Workshop (Peer or Teacher Review)
Zoho Docs, Google Docs, PBWorks, or EverNote
Wordle-Making Beautiful Word Clouds (Unit start/end, student writings, etc)
Good Notes
Freehand notes
Write on PDF
Online or Ipad ($5.99)
Sentence Builder
Assistive Technology
Ginger-Your Personal Grammar Assistant
FREE online or Ipad

Word Prediction Software
Etype LetmeType
Word Book
Ipad ($1.99)
If buy XL version, can personalize
Berlitz-My English Coach
Pictures with vocabulary labels
Ipad ($2.99)
Flash Cards
Study Vocabulary anywhere with digital flash cards
Online flash cards
Has games/quizes using given definitions
Requires a subscription to create new games/cards
Study Stack
Make and share vocab cards
SAT and ACT Words

Learn Another Language for Free
Young children
Trading Cards
(from Read Write Think)
FREE Online App
Dolch Words
Dolch Word App (FREE) for Ipad
Has first 200 Dolch Words
Students trace the word to learn it
Also has spoken words for Auditory students
Pairs well with Fairview Curriculm
Isentence ($5.99)

AbiTalk Sentence Builder (FREE)
Other Vocabulary Sites
Augmented Reality
General Math Tools
PI83 Graphing Calculator ($.99)-Turns Ipad into TI-83
Free Graphing Calculator (FREE)
Angle Meter HD Lite
StudyJams! (FREE) Scholastic Videos and Articles
Virtual Manipulatives (FREE)

Math Basics
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division practice
ABMath ($.99-1.99) -has Roman Numerals too!
Math Workout (FREE-$1.99)
FreeFall Money, given amounts and money values ($1.99)
Pizza Fractions 1 (FREE)
Basic Equations
NineGaps ($.99)
Advanced Math
HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 (FREE)

HMH Fuse: Geometry (FREE)
Geometry: Volume of Solids Lite (FREE)
Math and Science Apps
Icell (FREE)
3D Brain (FREE)
Molecules (FREE)
Tons of other apps--see http://www.danking.net/iPad/math.science/mathscience.html

SkyMap (FREE) for Astrology anywhere!
Science360 (FREE) videos from the National Science Foundation
StudyJams! (FREE) Scholastic Videos and Articles
Autodesk Digital STEAM Measurement (FREE) Measurement practice
General Science
History Line--Put the historical events in order (FREE)
US History Timeline (Free) – Shows a list of important events from US history. Each event includes a hot-link to the appropriate entry of Wikipedia.
American Revolution Interactive Timeline for Ipad--just what it says!
American Presidents Review App ($3.99)-The "Unofficial" scrapbook of the Oval Office, Cute and interactive

FREE SS Resources
Atlas for iPad Free - Information and maps on over 250 world entities.
Constitution for iPad and Declaration iPad- Reference copy of important government documents for your iPad. Includes text, notes, and images of original documents.

Test Prep
Pass the Past - Educational Review Game (VA Standards)

Prentice Hall Brief Review of Global History & Geography - Review with flashcards, quick reviews, quizzes. 80 questions free, then in-app purchase.

Current Events
News-O-Matic is an interactive, paid subscription-based newspaper. 5 articles per day.
Voxy-ESOL current events with comprehension quizes (FREE 7 Day Trial)
OIC.com-ASL Current Event Videos

CNN, MSNBC, etc have news apps as well

Interactive Tours using photos (FREE) Has open source content--preview before use.
Social Studies Apps
Interactive Links
Three Tests
Slash (Putting in Spaces)
Maze (Cloze Activity)
Word Mark (Open Typing with online grading)
Avenue DHH
FREE English Assessment Software FOR DEAF CHILDREN!
Created by the University of Minnesota-School of Education
Currently being tested for validity, so they are giving it away for free!
A new way to get to the internet...
QR Codes
Barcode to link to ANY internet resource
Many FREE QR creator and scanning Apps
Have students scan a QR code to go to a website, test, video, etc
Shortened URL
Hate typing in that long website? Make it TINY!

layAR App
Scan one page for multiple media links
Audio of the Reading
FREE with small ad at bottom
Assessment Ideas
Socrative App (In class response system)
Google Forms
Survey Monkey
Edmodo Discussion Boards
Rubstar (online rubric creator)
Scoretron (online grader)
Streamline Media has quizzes
Mixed Subject
www.sheppardsoftware.com - Science, SS, ELA
www.PurposeGames.com - Add any image to create a game, or use already existing
http://mrnussbaum.com/gamescode/ - All Subjects
www.softschool.com - All Subjects
Young Children
www.starfall.com (Reading Website)
www.funbrain.com (Math and Logic)
wwww.sumdog.com (Math & ELA-Initially Free)
www.spellingcity.com (You can add your Spelling Words)
www.cool-math.com (Math/Logic)

Social studies/Science
http://www.britishmuseum.com (Ancient World)
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/ (Ben's Guide to the US Government)
http://www.csun.edu/science/ref/games/ (Science Game listing)

Download & Create Games
Check Promethean Planet for lots of game templates
Mr. Potato Head
Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Wheel of Fortune
Also, checkout Contentgenerator.net for flash games you can download and create your own games!
Fling the Teacher
Teacher Invaders (Flash game)
Do you know of any others? Please share them!
Teacher Helps
Splashtop-makes your PC show up on Ipad ($12)
Reflector-makes your Ipad show on your PC ($4)
Absolute Board-a whiteboard on your ipad (FREE)
Teacher Helps
Why recreate the wheel?
Pete's PowerPoints http://www.pppst.com/
Teachers Pay Teachers Teacherspayteacher.com
Mr Donn's Social Studies Site http://www.mrdonn.org/
Mr. Naussbaum http://mrnussbaum.com/
Promethean Planet http://prometheanplanet.com
The clutter Free Elementary Classroom http://clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.org
TarHeel Reader.org
FREE Easy to Read and Accessible Books
Can find a book or write a book.
Can import pictures from FLICKR
Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.
Guided Readers
FREE online Guided Readers for Pre-K-1

Reading A-Z
Free 7 Day Trial, then subscription Fee.
Can use online, print, quiz, etc for A-Z leveled Books
Has a great App!
Free Digital Literature!
Up to 5 titles for 2 weeks each, either in-browser or as a PDF or ePub.
The book can only be checked out to ONE person at a time within the system.

CCProse and CC Prose Kids--Youtube channel with audio and printed text videos

Bookshare--Audiobooks for the Disabled. Have to register and prove need for this site to work
Reading Rockets
Check out reading rockets for more ideas on apps to assist with reading!

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