Here's the links and resources for our Google Goodies training today:
Hi Clint, I was wondering if you could give me the name of some iPod apps that you can use as a clicker or keyboard. I found quite a few, but was wondering if some were better than others before I splurge and buy them. Thanks!!
There’s a couple of things that you could look at…
A great (and growing) site with resources and ideas for how to use iPads in your classroom in many ways – as an instructor station, as a student work station, and as a group collaboration tool.
Also, a great article on Wireless iPad Projection here: http://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/Wireless+iPad+Projection
Today, we’ll explore all of the amazing resources available to you and your students, from school AND at home, through Pioneer Library from UEN. We’ll keep the information here very brief.
- Blogger.com – For longer entries. Preview stories, discuss new offerings, publicize upcoming events, etc. Quickly create a new site and start writing!
- Twitter – Twitter is a micro-blog – great for short updates, sharing links to incredible web resources, or as a 'shout-out' to recognize the great things you see everyday. Here's an example from E-Valley.
- Shelfari – a virtual bookshelf. See example below, or check out my personal Shelfari page
- See how Belknap Elementary is having students share the books they love
- Create a Blogger site to highlight your students or your??recommendations
- Create a Twitter account for sharing quick bits of information like upcoming events, new books that have been added to the library. Also, search Twitter for other topics or users with your similar interests.
- Create a Shelfari account, and add some books from Amazon or a selection of your top??recommendations??or what you are reading now
- Now, add in the Shelfari and Twitter widgets to your new site to make it all work together!
- Lastly, let your school web master know about your new site so that they can highlight it and link to it from your school site.
Advanced sign-in security for your Google account – Official Gmail Blog
Great advanced authentication tool for when users log in from a new or different computer to GUARANTEE that they are who they say they are by texting a code to the users cell phone – keeping your Google Mail account that much more secure.
Turn this option on for your domain in the ‘Advanced Tools’ tab under Authentication.
- Create groups. You can create groups for entire classes or for study groups with smaller subsets of students that allow for easy sharing of information and communication, without students even having to friend each other.
- Schedule events. From beginning of semester mixers to after-finals celebrations, easily schedule events for the entire class using Facebook.
- Send messages. From unexpected absences to rescheduling exams, it???s easy to send messages through Facebook.
- Share multimedia. With the ability to post videos, photos, and more, you can share multimedia content easily with the entire class.
- Post class notes. Post notes after each class period for students to have access for review or in case they were absent.
Although this list is aimed at college students and professors, there are MANY great ideas here to utilize Facebook for more than just keeping up with friends.
View all 100 tips here.
I guess I need to start looking for more educational templates for Google Docs – the last I looked the selection was quite paltry. This site seems to guide you to a wealth of great templates that can be used in your classroom paper-free! See the full article here.