We had a great week at EdTechTeacher. Our team of instructors led workshops in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Dubai! The iPad Summit in San Diego is now SOLD OUT, but there are a few spots left in the iPads in the Elementary Classroom Pre-Conference Workshop. Summer Workshop registrations are also starting to roll in. Remember that we will have workshops in 6 cities across the country this year.
This week, we have some new articles from the team, our 1st webinar recording of the winter series, as well as some new resources from around the web. Enjoy!
Creativity & Learning with iPads
Beth Holland and Shawn McCusker kicked off our Winter Webinar Series by hosting Paul Hamilton (@PaulHamilton8) and Richard Wells (@iPadWells). Unfortunately, there was some time zone confusion, so Richard was only able to say hello briefly. However, they had a fantastic conversation!
This week, Greg Kulowiec will be hosting Joe Dale (@JoeDale) from the UK to discuss iPads, Language Learning, the MFL Twitterati, and Sharing Good Practice. Registration is Open (and FREE)!
New Articles from the Team
From starting on paper to re-framing the prompt, Holly Clark offers some excellent suggestions to help teachers get their students blogging.
For the past six months, Justin Reich has been focused on studying the first year of open online courses created by HarvardX and MITx. On January 21st at 6pm EST, he will presenting this research which you can also watch live.
Resources from the Web
Nice handout for getting to know Aurasma. Created by Dakotah Cooper (@dakotahcooper)
Book Writer – eBook, PDF creator
This may be a solid competitor of Book Creator. Looks very similar. Create multimedia rich eBooks.
How I see the SAMR Model
Great post full of examples of climbing the SAMR ladder.
Using Aurasma to trigger Peer Assessment with LNF
Brilliant use of Aurasma for students to provide feedback to each other via video.
Kidspiration Maps Lite
Kidspiration is a great mind-mapping tool for early elementary students. There is both a free and paid-for version.
Code Monster from Crunchzilla
Interesting web tool for introducing some basic coding concepts.
Not sure how to describe this tool. Use Notegraphy to style any text that appears on any social media. It seems to create a mini microblog that shoots out to multiple channels at one time.
A new social bookmarking tool that seems to be a hybrid of Diigo and PearlTrees.
projeqt – dynamic presentations for a real-time world
With Projeqt, it’s possible to create multi-media rich presentations that pull from your social media feeds – and on ANY device.
PixiClip, now in beta, is a streamlined screencasting and whiteboarding tool that runs in a browser. Add audio, drawing, and images to recordings and then share or embed.
Pivot Animator is a free Windows download to create animated stick figures. This could be great for digital storytelling.
Booksy: Learn to Read Platform for K-2
Reading app designed for younger students to support their reading. Comes with teacher tools.
8 Incredible online museums for kids to explore
Annotated list of online museums perfect for student projects.