Tips from the Tech Guy

May 13, 2013

A Cool Teaching Idea

Here's a cool way to engage students in the classroom, plus some cool resources that stand on their own and will also tie into this idea.


20% Projects are 100% Awesome


Here are some great resources for those 20% projects - DIY.org

Here's a Symbaloo example for Makerspaces, which includes diy.org and a lot more.

Get Certified . . .

Here are some great opportunities for professional development from sophia.org.

Get Flipped Classroom Certified

Get iPad Prepared Certified

iPad Apps to Check Out from Apps in Class

Flipped Classrooms

There was a lot of information on flipped classrooms in the last issue, and we have a little bit more this time around. I highly recommend watching the webinar if you are remotely interested in flipping classrooms.


Keep Calm . . . and Be a Ninja

Flipped Classroom Webinar Video


Google Forms Templates for the Classroom

Do you use Google apps/Google drive? Do you want to use Google forms? Here are some templates to help you use Google Forms in the classroom.


https://sites.google.com/site/kernkelley/forms

iHelpU Online

Check out iHelpUOnline - it's got resources for using the tech in your classroom. It focuses on Macs and iPads, but also touches on other things. Look around the site, then head to the Contact Us page and let us know what you think. You can also leave tutorial suggestions :-)

Tech Tips for the Classroom

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the technology in your classroom? Unprepared? Untrained? We feel your pain. Tech Tips for the Classroom is a new series at iHelpUOnline that is designed to help you out. Warning - the first article will make some people really mad, but please stick with it and I think you'll find some things to help you out!

Quotable Quote

"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."

--William Butler Yeats