Technology Integration Defined

Excelsior ISD January 18, 2016

Today's Resources can be found at:

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or scan the QR code below:

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Today's objective: Tools

Why does it matter?

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and then there's this.....

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Before we get started....

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Connecting Students (and Parents) to Websites

1.1; 1.4; 2.3; 4.3; 4.4

All teachers must develop efficient methods for students to access resources online. They need to be ONE click away whenever possible.

Remind

www.remind.com


Benefits:


  • FREE
  • Group text without being IN a group text.
  • Private--no one knows your phone numbers
  • Schedule Texts (birthdays, parent reminders, holiday greetings)
  • Add attachments
  • Add voice memos
  • Insert Links
  • Text as few as 3 people. Great for reminders (pun intended) for smaller groups.
  • FREE


Instructions for Spanish letter and App.



Apps for your phone:

Click here for the Remind App for iPhone.

Click here for the Remind App for Android.

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QR Codes:

Create a QR code for any URL. If a person has a device with a QR read app installed, they can scan the QR and get to the information.


QR Reader/Scanner:

i-nigma is my preferred QR reader. Click here for the Apple version.Click here for the Android version.


QR Creators:

You have to have a plan for efficiently creating QR codes. There are two quick ways:

Click here for information on how to create QRs.


Click here for information on helping parents understand QRs.

Padlet

www.padlet.com


Benefits:


  • FREE(minum)
  • Online bulletin board
  • Can be moderated
  • Post links, images, videos, or upload files.
  • Anyone can post to them.


There is a Chrome Extension as well. Click here to add it to Chrome.


For more ideas for the classroom, click here.

Collecting Content

1.1; 2.2; 4.2; 4.3

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How do you get better at what you do? How do you connect? How do you discover content relevant to your current assignment? Once you find content, what do you do with it? How do you "save" it? How do you find it once it is saved?




It is now a choice for an educator to remain in isolation and ignore the opportunity to connect, learn and become better teachers for their students.~ANDREW T. GARCIA

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Calibration Tools

1.2; 2.4; 2.5; 3.1

Plickers

This alternative is a good option for 1 iPad classrooms.


Plickers is a rapid-response classroom polling tool that uses paper cards rather than mobile devices for student responses.

To conduct a poll, a teacher creates a question and projects it on-screen. Students hold up their custom response cards (each card is different), turning the cards in different orientations to indicate their answers (one side up for A, another side up for B, and so on). The teacher holds up a device (like an iPad or Android) and Plickers does two thing: 1. recognizes the students by name and 2. scans students’ responses, which are recorded. Responses can be automatically projected on a screen in the classroom, and teachers can track each student's responses over time.


Click here for more information from Plickers.


Plickers can be used by the teacher from an Android or iPhone/iPad. Apps are available from the website.

Kahoot!

Kahoot is a website that allows you to create and deliver quizzes to any type of device. As a teacher, you can insert images into the questions as well as videos. You also control the pace of the quiz and set time limits per questions. Students earn points based on accuracy and the speed at which they respond. Results can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet. Kahoot is usually a "crowd pleaser." Click here for a short video.


Tip:

  • Once students get the gist of Kahoot, put the responsibility of creating the questions and answer choices on them. For secondary students, they could email you the information that would allow you to copy and paste to create the quiz.
  • Look in the "public" section of Kahoot to find 1.3+MILLION of quizzes already made. Just search for your topic of review. You can duplicate the quiz and then edit to customize the content.

Teacher site: www.getkahoot.com

Student site: www.kahoot.it

Creating Content

1.3; 1.4; 2.2; 2.4; 3.3

Stupeflix

Stupeflix is a web application to make awesome videos in a few clicks.
Select a video style, pick photos, videos, music, add text, and you're done.

You can import photos, videos from your computer or from the web. You can use photos from your Facebook, Dropbox, Picasa or Flickr accounts. You can even use your webcam to record.
Add a soundtrack by uploading a song or choosing one from our library. You can also add a voice-over file or use our computer voices that will read your text.
Then tell your story with text slides and captions on top of photos and videos.


Stupeflix as an iPhone/iPad sister named Replay.

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