Welcome to the fifth post… and last post of this series. I hope you have enjoyed these tools that I have picked from thousands . I tried to give you some new… along with some that have been around that you might not have known about. As the new school year gets closer I have some great posts coming your way! Please ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech)
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Part 4: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit (https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/)
- Create or download interactive presentations.
- Share content and assess in real time.
- Multi-platform, mobile devices
- Library of Content (free and inexpensive)
Share My Lesson
- Teachers create and share best resources.
- Resource bank for CCSS.
- Exchange ideas, ask for advice in Community
- Webinar series for PD credits.
- Assess the whole class
- Multiple forms of feedback including drawing (remember Infuse Learning)
- Instant feedback
- Free for students and teachers
- Real Time Intervention
My Script Live
- Write equations by hand and have it translate to text
- Music and notes handwritten and translated
- Works with touch screen or not
- View math equation’s graphical representation using Desmos or WolframAlpha.
- So much more
Eye Witness to History
- Presents history “through the perspective of those who actually lived it.”
- Ancient world through 20th century
- Film clips, audio, articles, interactives, images
- Chronological index and topical tabs
- Open platform to encourage discussion of web content
- Annotate web pages via highlighting or notes.
- Can set to “Only Me,” otherwise they are public and comments will be received.
- Coming soon?? Hypothes.is for EDU
- Share and curate learning playlists from web content.
- Create your own to share.
- Follow on Twitter and read blog for more ideas.
Scholastic Study Jams
- Simple interactive tutorials for elementary Math/Science concepts.
- Presented by Scholastic.
- Select the Kids tab for additional games and activities.
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm (opens in new tab)
Facing History and Ourselves
- Critical thinking about history to better understand impact of choices
- Resources: Projects, Lessons, Strategies, Library
- Holocaust, Darfur, US Civil Rights, Bullying, more
- “Choosing to Participate” – importance of participating from community to world
- Have some fun understanding across generations
- English to SMS
- SMS to English
- Learn to speak with your tween or teen
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Michael Gorman oversees one-to-one laptop programs and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a consultant for Discovery Education, ISTE, My Big Campus, and November Learning and is on the National Faculty for The Buck Institute for Education. His awards include district Teacher of the Year, Indiana STEM Educator of the Year and Microsoft’s 365 Global Education Hero. Read more at 21centuryedtech.wordpress.com.