Valdez's Favorite Things

from TCEA 2014

Electronic Handouts

Not as user friendly as in the past (you have to have the hard-copy schedule to connect session numbers to handouts), but still a treasure trove of information.

Click here to access.

Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers

Filled with technology tips and shortcuts to help save the busy teacher or library media specialist time. Links to her conference presentations are included under the "Handouts" section -

Tammy's URL Shortener and QR Code Generator

Tammy's StickyNote Creator

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Checking In With Technology

1. Acrostics

Tech Tool: Google Forms

Uses: Activate Background Knowledge, Pre-Assessment, Post-Assessment


2. Text Discussions

Tech Tool: iFake Text (Web) and Google Story Builder (Web)

Uses: Demonstrate understanding, connections, and relationships


Tech Tool: Variety based on Format

Uses: Coding

4. A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Tech Tool: ScrapPad ($App), PicCollage (App), Mematic (App)

Uses: Vocabulary and Word Walls

5. Blog Away

Tech Tool: Kidblog (Web), Edmodo (Web), Google Blog (Web), netSchool, Schoolwires

Uses: Parking Lot for Questions/Comments, Would You Rather? - quick check for understanding

6. Graphic Storytelling

Tech Tool: Story Me (App), Make Beliefs Comix (Web & App), Comic Maker HD (App)

Uses: Limit to 3 or 4 panels. Explain a topic.

7. Peer Tutoring

Tech Tool: Educreations (App), Doceri (Web & App), ShowMe (App), Screenchomp (App)

Uses: Have students explain an idea or problem (become the teacher). Make sure students script prior to avoid record, dump, record, dump process.

8. Big Push News

Tech Tool: iMovie ($App), Animoto (Web & App)

Uses: Develop a news story based on a concept or topic. Use for review prior to testing.

Make Your Mark

Presented by: Jennifer Brabston and Adrienne Raible - Pasadena Memorial High School, Pasadena ISD

Session: #140171

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