Free educational account (allows unlimited number of slideshows that are not restricted in length; can sign up students to do the same)
Make a video without a video camera. Choose the photos, videos and text, add music and wait a few minutes while your video is finalized. This is a great "we're so past powerpoint" way to have students present their work.
I Don't Have Time...
Check out this great source of free resources and lesson plans using technology!
Richard Byrne is amazing!
The George Lucas Foundation source for "What Works in Education"
Heather Braum, Librarian
Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS)
Social Media in Education
Use Twitter to connect with educations in your subject area.
What is a hashtag? http://support.twitter.com/entries/49309-what-are-hashtags-symbols
www.search.twitter.com Search any hashtag for tweet groups
What is edchat? http://animoto.com/play/SFg0Mhyukyckyi1mAuM8QQ
www.cybraryman.com The internet catalog for students, teachers, administrators and parents. Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience.
Google Reader is a tool for gathering, reading, and sharing all of the interesting blogs and websites you read on the web.
Connecting From a Distance
Connect & Collaborate: video Chat in the Classroom
Check out the presentation for all the details: what sources, what equipment...
Connect online with educatiors, classrooms, experts...using a camera!
SMNW library has an account and a camera
Skype in the Classroom http://education.skype.com/
Use google docs for group projects
Watch the short instruction videos.
- upload files
- create new files
- use google templates
- share files
- collaborate with a group, including the teacher
- invite members, see who has access
Accessing H: Drive from home
Access your H-Drive from home
1. go to SMNW Homepage
(www.smsd.org; click Schools and select SMNW)
2. click on Web Back Pack (left sidebar)
3. scroll to top, click on Students in left sidebar
4. log on (use your school information)
5. click on H-Drive in sidebar to access work saved at school
IMPORTANT: when working from a non-SMSD computer, be sure to save your work AND then upload the file to the H-drive in order for the most updated version to be saved on your H-drive at school.