Taylor ISD DuckLink #8

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Are You Integrating? Part II

The second strand for Technology Applications is Communication and Collaboration. The student collaborates and communicates both locally and globally to reinforce and promote learning. The student is expected to:



  1. Participate in personal learning networks to collaborate with peers, experts, or others using digital tools such as blogs, wikis, audio/video communications, or other emergiing technologies. Resources: SchoolFusion, Gaggle, Skype, Twitter, Diigo.
  2. Communicate effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. Resources: Wallwisher, Pirate Pad, iPad Podcasts, iBrainstorm
  3. Read and discuss examples of technical writing. Resources: Definition of Technical Writing, Snapguide, eHow


See previous post here. http://smore.com/dkr6


See this site to learn more about your particular grade level TEKS for Technology Applications.


Top 5 Reasons Why Educators Should Use Twitter

  1. Participate in real-time online Professional Development.
  2. Share resources with other educators.
  3. Communicate with parents and students.
  4. Get updates from other educational organizations.
  5. Stay up-to-date on the most important topics of interest.
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Learn How to Share a Calendar in Outlook Web App

Outlook Web App- Sharing a Calendar.mp4

JP's Apps Gone Free!

Here are some apps that recently became free! Be sure to check them out for your students and see if they align with your next lesson. (These apps may not remain free so get them today.)