March 22, 2013

Weekly Resources to Kick Off Spring!
Though it has continued to snow in New England this week, the calendar says that Spring is here! If that's the case, then it can only mean one thing at EdTechTeacher - we are furiously preparing for our 2013 Summer Workshops. That said, we have broadened the scope of our research in light of our new offerings. From this point forward, in addition to iPad resources, you'll find information about BYOD, Google, Common Core, and more!

iPad Resources

How Does iPad Workflow Fluency Look in Kindergarten
Great post from Silvia Tolisano - aka Langwitches - on workflow realities with kindergarteners.
PageSend interactive whiteboard
PageSend is another free screecasting tool; however, it also allows students to collaboratively screencast from multiple devices.
Mobile Learning in Medfield
Medfield, MA Public Schools Mobile Learning Blog that features great examples of student work.
Fraser Speirs - Blog - Beyond Consumption vs Creation
Moving past Consumption vs. Creation to Task Complexity vs. Duration
Free Technology for Teachers: Studies of iPad Use in Education
Good collection of iPad studies from Richard Byrne. --- We will be offering a variety of iPad workshops this summer in Atlanta, Chicago, and Boston.

Google/ Chrome Book/ Android Resources

How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts | Edutopia
Great article and tutorial from Edutopia about using Google Hangouts.
Google Keep
Google's new note taking tool. It is somewhat like Evernote, has an Android app, and can be accessed via the web.
Free Technology for Teachers: Read & Write - An Accessibility App for Google Docs
Amazing accessibility features for Google Docs with Chrome extension.
Oweb Voice Input
This Chrome Extension allows you to speak directly into any search form, or Google form. Could be great for differentiation. --- July 25-26, we will be offering an All Things Google  workshop in Cambridge, MA near Boston.

BYOD Resources

#1to1techat Blog
Archives and announcements for the #1to1techat community.
With this web service, plug in a URL and it creates a screenshot that can be annotated. The annotated version is then shared with a link.
Digital Literacy in Elementary Schools - Eileen Truitt's Page
Interesting paper about the impact of mobile devices on elementary curriculum. --- Join us July 22-24 in Cambridge, MA near Boston for Building an Interactive or BYOD Classroom with Multiple Devices: iPads, Interactive White Boards, Laptops, & more.