July 12, 2013
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.
We 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.
We still have space in our last few Boston Workshops.
- July 15-16: 21st Century Leadership Seminar with Justin Reich, Tom Daccord, and Patrick Larkin
- July 22-24: Building an Interactive or BYOD Classroom with Multiple Devices with Greg Kulowiec and Carl Hooker
- July 25-26: Creating Digital Course Content for iPads with Greg Kulowiec
- July 25-26: All Things Google with Samantha Morra
- July 29-30: Teaching Elementary Grades with Technology with Suzy Brooks
- July 30 – August 1: Teaching History with Technology with Greg Kulowiec
This Week’s Articles from the ETT Team
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.
In this Edutopia article, Beth Holland describes three ways to approach iPads in order to address the question: where do I begin?
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.
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.