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Technology in the Classroom
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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.
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
Use them with expectations
Apps For Any Class
Can be used for
Homework Assignments/Turning in Work
App for Ipad, Android, or Web Access
Visual Bookmarking System
One log in for all shortcuts your students will need!
App and Web Accessible
Can be downloaded when completed
Integrate video, text, images
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
Apps for Writing
Book Creator ($5.99)
Bookbuilder.cast.org (Digital Publishing
BitStrips (30 Days Free)
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)
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)
Write on PDF
Online or Ipad ($5.99)
Ginger-Your Personal Grammar Assistant
FREE online or Ipad
Word Prediction Software
If buy XL version, can personalize
Berlitz-My English Coach
Pictures with vocabulary labels
Study Vocabulary anywhere with digital flash cards
Online flash cards
Has games/quizes using given definitions
Requires a subscription to create new games/cards
Make and share vocab cards
SAT and ACT Words
Learn Another Language for Free
(from Read Write Think)
FREE Online App
Dolch Word App (FREE) for Ipad
Has first 200 Dolch Words
Students trace the word to learn it
Also has spoken words for Auditory students
Pairs well with Fairview Curriculm
AbiTalk Sentence Builder (FREE)
Other Vocabulary Sites
General Math Tools
PI83 Graphing Calculator ($.99)-Turns Ipad into TI-83
Free Graphing Calculator (FREE)
Angle Meter HD Lite
StudyJams! (FREE) Scholastic Videos and Articles
Virtual Manipulatives (FREE)
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)
HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 (FREE)
HMH Fuse: Geometry (FREE)
Geometry: Volume of Solids Lite (FREE)
Math and Science Apps
3D Brain (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
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.
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.
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
Slash (Putting in Spaces)
Maze (Cloze Activity)
Word Mark (Open Typing with online grading)
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...
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
Hate typing in that long website? Make it TINY!
Scan one page for multiple media links
Audio of the Reading
FREE with small ad at bottom
Socrative App (In class response system)
Edmodo Discussion Boards
Rubstar (online rubric creator)
Scoretron (online grader)
Streamline Media has quizzes
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
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)
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!
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)
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
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.
FREE online Guided Readers for Pre-K-1
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
Check out reading rockets for more ideas on apps to assist with reading!