Valdez's Favorite Things
from TCEA 2014
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.
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 - www.tammyworcester.com
Checking In With Technology
Presented by Brian Ward - Cedar Hill ISD
Tech Tool: Google Forms
Uses: Activate Background Knowledge, Pre-Assessment, Post-Assessment
2. Text Discussions
Uses: Demonstrate understanding, connections, and relationships
Tech Tool: Variety based on Format
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