May 5, 2013

Weekly Resources to Kick Off May
During this first week of May, we continued to wrap up our Teaching for the 21st Century (T21) workshops and prepare for Summer. We have new articles and resources this week, as well as big plans coming for Teacher Appreciation Week.

New Articles

Five Ways For Teachers To Get Quality PD This Summer Summer vacation is certainly an important time for educators to recharge their batteries and catch a brief respite from the grind of the school year. Patrick describes 5 meaningful PD opportunities to extend learning and build momentum before heading into a new school year. No Email, No Login, No Problem: Elementary iPad Workflow Part 1 A major challenge of working with iPad is actually working with iPad - especially with younger students who do not have email accounts or the ability to create cloud storage solutions. In this post, Beth outlines three approaches to solving iPad workflow with younger students.

New Resources

How to Add Free Sound Effects to iMovie on the iPad This SnapGuide walks through using iDownloads and FreeSound to get sound effects into iMovie projects. Ubersense Designed for coaches, this FREE app records video and provides a host of analysis and editing tools. Key features include screen drawing, side-by-side comparisons, easy sharing, and connection to a network of other coaches. ANDRIOD4ED This site from a Google Certified Educator, Erica Hartman, provides tips, resources, and recommendations for K-4 Nexus Tablet use. Magisto A perfect tool for a BYOD classroom, Magisto is a web-based and app-based (both iOS and Android) video editor. 10 Apps in 10 Minutes #chromebookedu Google Certified Teacher, Kyle Pace, pulled together 10 Chrome apps to introduce to his faculty in the first 10 minutes of a workshop. Unlike other collaborative writing tools, Draft.In allows you to maintain control over the original document. Collaborators can be invited to edit. The final result is a color-coded draft. This could be a great tool for teaching editing.