Tag Archives: Technology

Tips for using Youtube #edchat


Check out Richard Byrne’s breakdown of Youtube’s features like search, playlists and channels, creating videos, privacy settings, and organization strategies.

“Youtube: It’s Not Just Cats and Khan Academy” – Richard Byrne

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Free Tech for Teachers: Read Write Think Timelines


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From the website:

  • Looking to build skills or create new habits? Help children or teens make and manage a focused schedule of activities for a week.
  • After reading a book or story, review the events by helping children put them in order. Encourage them to record their reactions to enhance the review.
  • Before a big event such as a family gathering or vacation, help children or teens plan what steps need to be taken to get ready. Ask them to keep track of the steps as they are accomplished.

 

I’m sending this link to teachers who are participating in the RJHS “Year of the Top 30” project. Depending on the essential question they choose, teachers could use the timeline tool to present the top 10 works of American literature, the top 10 scientific theories that every American should know, the top 10 World History events that everyone needs to know, etc. This is an easy tool to create a visual representation of the class list.

Digital Tools for Learning Across the Curriculum


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Here are two links to livebinders that present a variety of Web 2.0 tools for digital instruction and information literacy.

The first is a presentation I gave to Fordham Preparatory School in Bronx, NY this afternoon.  If you’re new to incorporating instructional technology into the classroom, this is the one to start with.  I’ve included a few assignments from my class to illustrate how easy it is to plug in a variety of content.

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=792925

This second livebinder is a well-curated compilation by an educator in North Carolina.

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=607824

 

 

 

Top 50 School Library Blogs


Interested in the field? Already in it and looking for a new source of ideas and information? These are some truly excellent blogs by prestigious school librarians, compiled by teachercertificationdegrees.com.

Top 50 School Library Blogs