Join the tech side of life!!
Zachry Tech News
Happy New Year to All!
Curious about this awesome web 2.0 tool, don't hesitate to ask for a training or lesson demonstration.
Below are some samples from Padlet's gallery.
On this wall, user include information, their idea or opinion about the word of the day- fascinate.
This wall has users posting what they feel is better, Mac or PC.
This user has a wall that includes optical illusions from various places.
The registration links are already set up, if you are interested click on register for the direct link to Eduphoria. Don't miss out or get left behind.
12+ hours are required for the school year.
Also, I will be giving a 3 hour training on January 20, 2013 to each campus based on visible thinking.
Integrating Technology Ideas
Any more questions you may have, email me and I will set up a training or model for you.
Lots of lessons to share including games, flip charts, and more. Check it out at Promethean Planet.
Did you know...
Did you know that your .pdf files can be uploaded to ActivInspire to write notes and increase student participation.
Not liking what you see and want to do your own thing... Well, you can also create your own lesson or flip chart using ActivInspire.
Did you know...
Social Studies Links
iCivics, started by the former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor includes games, lessons, and other resources all about government. A really noteworthy web app!
DocTeach enables the users to use the nation's archives to create digital organizers for sequencing, maps, or interpreting data. A great way to spice up the not so exciting days of the past.
TikiToki is a web app (web 2.0 tool) that allows users to create beautiful timelines. Want your students to do a biography- why not let them try TikiToki to express the life in a beautiful timeline instead of a PowerPoint. There are limitations to the free version, however.
Copyright or Fair Use... Which is which?
- Copyright law is a federal law that regulates how a person's creative material is protected under law. This means people have the right to control how their material is distributed. Under copyright law, there is the Fair Use guidelines which is appropriate for teachers.
- Fair Use guidelines mean that you, as a teacher, can make copies of certain materials, if and only if, it will be used for educational purposes.
- Creative Commons, is an organization that is trying to expand the creative licenses and rights someone has to use, distribute, or remix another's work.
Follow these links for some handy posters and signs.
Education is Key
App of the Week
Download and start using in your classrooms!
Do not wait for the very end of the year. I offer around 5 trainings each month. And usually 1 or 2 specialty trainings by request. Take a look at my calendar to plan ahead. Trainings are during planning time, Tuesdays and/or Fridays.
The link to register stays open for the SW that it is offered. You must register and then follow-up with the survey and clicking on request credit.