July 12, 2013

Weekly Resources to Continue Your Summer Learning

It’s hard to believe that we are already into July. This week, we have some news as well as resources and articles for your summer learning.

Welcome Holly!

Holly ClarkWe are pleased to announce that Holly Clark (@HollyEdTechDiva) has joined the EdTechTeacher team as an instructor and presenter. She will be our full-time representative in Southern California. Both a Google Certified Teacher as well as a National Board Certified Teacher, Holly has taught for over 16 years in San Francisco, Chicago, and San Diego. Since 2003, she has focused on technology integration and 1:1 environments, specifically iPads and using Google Apps for Education. She holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University.

Summer Workshops

We still have space in our last few Boston Workshops.

This Week’s Articles from the ETT Team

How I Transformed iPad Workflow In My School

With all of the iPads flooding into schools these days, many other classroom systems have come under scrutiny. Don Orth talks about how he is implementing eBackpack in his school to meet many of their content dissemination and curation needs.

iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

In this Edutopia article, Beth Holland describes three ways to approach iPads in order to address the question: where do I begin?

Readlists X Subtext

With a combination of Readlists and Subtext, Greg Kulowiec describes the potential for curating and compiling web based content that students can then read collaboratively.

Resources from the Web

Twoodle – Adding a Twitter Feed to your Moodle Page Tutorial
This could be a great plugin for folks using Moodle as an LMS. Often easier to update info via Twitter, especially from mobile devices, than directly into Moodle.

Copying a YouTube Video to another YouTube account
This is a great trick, especially for Google Apps for Education Schools. It is possible to copy a YouTube video between accounts for editing purposes.

Evernote Clearly – YouTube
Video tutorial on using the Clearly Chrome Extension to annotate web pages and save to Evernote.

Synergyse Blog: Top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education
A list of 10 Google Scripts, plus tutorials, to support educators.

123D Creature
Sculpt, paint, and create 3D creatures with this free iPad app. Completed projects can be exported as either a 3D model or an image.

Video Slimmer App
Shrink video files filmed on iPad so that they become easier to share. It is also possible to compress video and then insert it into Evernote from this app.