Tech Tidbits #10

From your friendly elementary tech integrator!

#gafesummit finds

A GAFE (Google Apps for Education) summit was held at IU13 in late April and a lot of great resources were shared. Here are some for your perusal!

There have been some updates made to Google Classroom - PLEASE PLEASE consider using this as a resource next year! Please contact me to learn more and check out the introductory resources I posted here!

From Tanya Avrith:

Rethinking the Chromebook as a Creation Device (great resources for anyone who loves the Chrome browser)

Critical Thinking and the Web: Search Strategies in a Google Infused World

Friends Don't Let Friends Use Word Art: Creation Literacies - do you ask your students to develop digital presentations? If so, are you and your students up to speed with creation literacies?

You Can Book Me - works directly with your Google Calendar, visitors can directly book appointments

From Tracy Arner:

Apps, Extensions, and Add-ons Oh My! - learn more about how Chrome apps, extensions, and Google Drive add-ons can make your experience more productive and functional

From Kim Meldrum:

Google, The Great Differentiator - learn how tools in Google Apps can help you differentiate products and projects for your students

More to explore!

GAFE for Beginners - sketched out by Sylvia Duckworth, adapted from Kelly Smith's presentation

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web - a must read. Our kids need educators and parents to guide them through their digital learning experiences in meaningful ways!

Farm to Table - a lesson illustrating ways in which technology can be integrated into a lesson, via Matt Monjan of Discovery Education
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Copyright-Friendly Sources

Where do I find them?

Earlier this year I created this Symbaloo mix called Blogging Resources (found on the main teacher Symbaloo) to help you find copyright-friendly images, audio, video, and more, for use in your class projects and blog posts.

In addition, here are some other resources you can use to find copyright-FREE (no citing, no attribution required) photos:

Eight Free Photo Sites that Require No Attribution via John Spencer