October 11, 2013

Weekly Resources – Connected Educator Month Continues

We had a great week here at EdTechTeacher. Our team led workshops on both coasts! We also had our second Connected Educator Month webinar, with more to come in the next few weeks. The big news, though, is that Early Bird Registration for iPad Summit Boston closes on October 13th at 8:00pm EST. It appears as though we will have another sold out event, so please register soon!

Connected Educator Month Series

Thanks to Greg Kulowiec, Shawn McCusker, Carl Hooker, and Don Orth for a great conversation on Tuesday.

Registration is open for the rest of the webinar series.

  • October 15th, 7:00pm EST: Digital Citizenship in the Connected Classroom hosted by Holly Clark
  • October 22nd, 7:00pm EST: The 1:1 Connected Classroom hosted by Carl Hooker
  • October 29th, 7:00pm EST: Connected Administrators hosted by Tom Daccord

Articles from the ETT Team

AirDrop & iPads – One Touch Collaboration

Greg Kulowiec explores the potential for this new feature of iOS7 on Free Technology for Teachers.

Note-Taking with iPads

In this Edutopia article, Beth Holland describes how iPads can be used to support the note-taking process.

Help Students With Comprehension Through Collaborative Reading

Holly Clark describes the importance of digital reading to support literacy and comprehension.

Flipping the New York Times

Justin Reich offers additional context to his comments that appeared in a New York Times article this past week.

3 Quick Tips for Building Digital Citizenship

Model online behavior, discuss online etiquette, and include social media in your classes –  three great suggestions from Jen Carey.

How To Redefine Your Classroom By Connecting Students

“Start small and choose only one but find at least one way to connect your students this year.” writes Holly Clark in this new article.

Why Your 1:1 Deployment Will Fail

Carl Hooker describes the “implementation killers” to 1:1 prorams.

Resources from the Web

This free app seems to be a cross between Keynote, Haiku Deck, and Polleverywhere. Some interesting features including templates and polling capabilities.

With a free account, teachers can take video content from online sources and create activities for students directly in the content.

Geeking The Keynote Tweet App
Use this code on your Mac and it tweets out each slide of a keynote automatically. Could be mad cool for the iPad Summit.

▶ The Tellagami Project Official Movie – YouTube
Collaborative Tellagami project about edtech in the classroom.

Content Literacy – LiveBinder
Livebinder of literacy sites and tools from Rhonda Phillips.

Artventures in Middleschooling
Middle school art blog with examples.

Digital Literacy Dover: The RAT, SAMr, Transformative Technology, & Occam’s Razor
RAT & SAMR frameworks

Question Types and Puppet Pals – Debbie Smith, Educational Technology
Example of using Puppet pals to demonstrate learning, with 2 student examples