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New tools for teachers that take 3 mins to learn

A presentation of new web and downloaded free 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 en

David Willmot

on 25 April 2012

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Transcript of New tools for teachers that take 3 mins to learn

Do our students learn with technology as they live with technology?
Is the gap getting bigger? What are we doing about it? New 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) Thanks to Specialist Schools and Academies Trust for allowing me
to copy and adapt their Presentation.
www.ssatrust.org.uk/newtechnologies The issues... 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 Fronter 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 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 Visuwords http://visuwords.com/ Incredibox mind-mapping using bubbl.us https://bubbl.us/ Shared IWB with Twiddla http://www.twiddla.com/Replay.aspx?sessionID=176083 Graphical dictionary showing links between words Sketchup 3D Modelling that can be used in a wide variety of ways Inkscape Versatile illustration tool Explore Virtual Castles, or
cities, or anywhere! Different Subjects can take a very different approach
So can individual teachers
Different departments have different needs for different tools http://youtu.be/k9b0qiKAyQI Teacher training @ Blackfen School for Girls Aim - To examine new technological tools and use
them to extend student's learning. http://bit.ly/lbBVsb
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