Techie Teacher

Part of Gadsden Media Matters

This issue of Media Matters is devoted to technology that teachers, students, parents, and community members can use for educational purposes.

Google World Wonders

Visitors are treated to pictures, presentations, and Google Street views of cities and National treasures around the world without ever leaving the classroom.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/culturalinstitute/worldwonders/

Infographics Made Easy

Use a pre-made presentation or create your own from scratch to easily share information attractively with others.

http://www.easel.ly

Create Newspaper articles

Create your own newspaper articles to print.

http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp

PDF creator

Easily create a printer friendly PDF of any webpage. Great for making a website a close reading assignment or a printable research source.


http://www.printfriendly.com

SafeShare.org

www.SafeShare.TV is the Safest Way to Watch and Share YouTube videos.


It takes out all of the ads and lets you just play a video without all of the distractions. Here is an example I did a while back about sharks: http://safeshare.tv/w/QzqrqWqlBj

Teaching Books.net

Enter the book title you want to use and you may be given websites, lesson plans, and other resources that you can use to make the read aloud a more engaging lesson.


http://www.teachingbooks.net/

Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg

Award-winning one-hour LIVE broadcasts streamed online at 1 pm on the below dates:

The Amazing Trade Shop Science Race- December 11th

Colonial Idol- January 15th

When Freedom Came February 12th

Working Children- March 12th

Research Rescue Squad- April 16th


You will also have access to live discussions with experts and historians, lessons, broadcast interactivity and web-activities in an online media library.


Register today for your live stream: http://www.history.org/history/teaching/eft/

Read and Write by Text Help

Get a free trial of Text Help: Read and Write. This is an easy to use reading and assessment tool for teachers to use with emerging or struggling readers.


Get your free trial here: www.texthelp.com.trial

Facts4Me

Facts4Me is an elementary research site that costs $50 per school per year. We would get 12 months from the date of subscription. We have a free trial until November 30, 2014. There are 88 topics with more than 1700 reports. Let me know how you like it.


Find it at: www.facts4me.com. The username is tech and the password is 2014.

Contact Mrs. Swygert with questions and comments