Tuesday's Tech Tips

10/2015

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Campus Tour 2015

Have you ever wondered how to do something with technology, but didn't have anyone around to ask? Ever want to include some fun, cool activities in your lessons, but you're not sure where to start?


I will be coming to your campus this fall to spend time with you. Mac questions, iPad questions, even PC questions (don't tell Leon!)... anything and everything in my brain is fair game.


Want to try blogging at 4th grade? We can do it!

Want to use Symbaloo on the iPad to create centers for Daily 5? We can do it!

Got a cool class project that might be fun to publish? We can do it!


Desmos, ThingLink, video editing, audio book reports, iBooks Author, creating comic books, multimedia storytelling, sound cloud, augmented reality, virtual field trips... If you can dream it, we can do it!


Initial dates are listed below. Additional dates will be announced soon.

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Want Your Kids to Master Those Mathematics Process Standards?

Want Your KIds to Master Those Mathematics Process Standards? Try having them create their own Khan Academy type videos. Emphasize the use of academic vocabulary and working in collaborative groups. Challenge them to find different ways to work the same problems. Scaffold by giving different problems to different groups. Record using iPads or your MacBook. Upload to a class YouTube channel. For help getting started, come see me during the Campus Tour!
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Daily 5 with the iPad

iPads + using Guided Access setting is a great way to create interactive centers for the Daily 5. Click here to learn about Daily 5 apps to use with Word Work.
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Projecting Your MacBook or iPad Part 2: Working with AirPlay

AirPlay is Apple's technology that lets you project your MacBook or iPad wirelessly over the wifi network. This article brings you up to speed on AirPlay. Part 3 will explore different devices and programs you can use for AirPlay.
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Smore is free and easy to use. They can sign up with their SISD Google email account. Collect the Smores via a Google form or Google Classroom. Students can promote their Smore on social media and compete for the most hits! To get started, click around on Smore.com or see me during the Campus Tour.
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Best Plagiarism Detection Tools for Educators

There are a variety of resources from free to paid on this list. Find the one that best fits your needs. One idea to consider is having the students run the report on their own writing and turn in a screenshot of the results as part of the assignment. Click here to find out which tools are on the list.
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Pure Evil image from Kathleen. "What's Your Story? Pure Evil." N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2015.

Thinking Cap Clip Art from "Thinking Cap Clipart | Clipart Panda - Free Clipart Images." Thinking Cap Clipart | Clipart Panda - Free Clipart Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2015.

Word Work Image from "Louise Morgan." : IPad Integration That Works! N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2015.