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I need a Website Quick:
This session covers Adobe Fireworks CS4v in designing a webpage. http://technology.esc2.net/tcea/fireworks
During the break, I spoke with a lady from Waco ISD who attended a neat Web 2.0 session beforehand; she gave me this site:
http://edtech2020.com/ (Session Resources)
We made a page in a very complicated program (Adobe Fireworks)...but we used http://morguefile.com/ to get some free photos.
Putting the Fun back in Learning with 21st Century Tools:
Using www.thinkfinity.org you can provide a classroom rich in 21st century skills. Interactives shown were the lemonade stand, Power Up, Primary Krypto, Comic Creator, ARTSEDGE (Perfect Pitch), EConEdlink, and the rest of the content providers.
Tinkerball at http://inventionatplay.org/ was a really neat interactive .
Apps for IPhone/IPod
Notes from Exhibits:
Check out http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp under Student Activities for some cool stuff
Adding Pizzazz with Web 2.0: (also note the copyright link for teaching copyright and fair use)
I also came across http://digitalgoonies.com/ and http://webapplications.wikispaces.com/ for more Web 2.0 goodies
Here is a neat page for images http://www.loonapix.com/
Info on Voicethreads http://voicethreadmultimedia.wikispaces.com/Resources
Fun using http://www.random.org/ for a door prize activity using the coin flipper - fun!
I overheard this site in the hall: http://scott.esc2.net/ look under Resources.
Mobile Technology for DI http://mobiletech.wikispaces.com/60minsession
Getting Creative with Digital Images:
Using Office to teach ELA http://blogs.parisisd.net/dmartin
Create your own room and Twitter hashtag http://todaysmeet.com/ (great for backchanneling)
To create a neat panoramic image, http://photosynth.net/ - it places the pictures where they belong. I also like Kaleidocycle...
More cool web 2.0 http://www.rush2knowledge.com/rush2knowledge/Welcome.html
IFlip for Videos:
Found these while waiting...distance learning pdf and http://timeglider.com/ and http://tagul.com/ ( cool tool for Word Clouds)
Google Tools with Tammy
Print, Cut and Fold
Check out the Copyright resources under Links. Templates are in my Google docs.
http://www.authorstream.com/ for fun stuff to do with PowerPoint.
Don't let Technology be Your Titanic
Take pictures of people at the door - when their picture comes up, they win a prize.
Use pictures when you tell a story.
Use the SMARTBoard as a way of taking attendance during professional development. For examples, have teachers drag their apple to the tree as they come in.
You can use the timer for time management.
Use GPS for prof dev - have an Amazing Race, a campus scavenger hunt, etc. Use it when you have a new campus open to learn the building, to get to know other depts.
Use Clickers to ask "What percent of our students were at risk in 08-09?" The categories can be TAKS, AEIS, Demographics, Getting to know you.
Google Earth lessons:
Educational and Useless Websites
http://classroomnext.blogspot.com/ Google APPs for Education
iTouch i Learn....
http://sites.google.com/site/misdtechconnect/tcea (look in Google Docs for powerpoints and hand-outs)
http://www.edupic.net/ Educational Graphic Resources