July 26, 2013

Weekly Update – Resources, Articles, & Online Learning
It's hard to believe that next week is our LAST week of Summer Workshops. Since mid-June, our team of instructors have run over 20 workshops in 3 cities to more than 600 participants from around the world. This week, we have articles and resources from the team as well as an exciting new learning opportunity.

5 Powerful But Little-Known Ways To Use Your Apple iPad

We’ve partnered with Edudemic to create a FREE online course  - 5 Powerful But Little-Known Ways To Use Your Apple iPad. In addition to being packed with notes and video tutorials, each lesson includes a set of challenges to test out new skills. Topics include:
  • Creating ePubs From Web-Based Content
  • Creating & Annotating PDFs
  • How To Record Audio Using Your iPad
  • Leveraging The Power Of Screencasting
  • Curating Teacher & Student Content

Articles from the EdTechTeacher Team

Five Amazing Ways to Collaborate With Another Class From Mystery Skypers to YouTube Interactions, Holly Clark provides an amazing list of ways for teachers to collaborate with other classes. The Strategy for Digital Citizenship - Children in a Digital World Don Orth outlines a three phased approach to addressing Digital Citizenship in this NAIS magazine article. Five Key Considerations for Meaningful Differentiation with Technology Tracy Sockalosky, lead instructor from our  Leveraging Technology to Differentiate Instruction workshop, describes five key considerations that she finds essential for classroom teachers to create meaningful differentiation in the classroom. Someday/Monday: Creating with iPads Justin Reich and Beth Holland teamed up to write this post as the third installment of their series at KQED Mind/Shift. They argue that iPad should be mobile, flexible multimedia creation devices used to craft performances of understanding. Top 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Read Top 10 Blog Post Lists Carl Hooker offers some tongue-and-cheek advice to bloggers.

Resources from the Web