The EdTech Cafeteria

Now serving the Malone Central School District!

Check out the menu below. Feel free to ask about specials.

I am committed to helping all of our teachers see the potential for technology to transform their classes and enhance student learning. To that end, it is my goal to facilitate the integration of technology and ensure you that you leave the table feeling satisfied and comfortable.

24/7 Buffet

Be sure to check out the Malone Teacher Resources site for tips, news, how-to-videos, and more. Don't see what you want, let me know and I'll set it up.

A la Carte

Substitutions are welcome.

Ingredients

This list is by no means exhaustive, but is meant to give you an idea of some of the resources I can help you with. Don't see what you're looking for? Get in touch with me.


Google

  • Drive: Docs , Sheets, Slides, and Forms for individual & collaborative work; add ons to extend the capabilities (ex. use Flubaroo to create self-grading assessments)
  • Maps: create custom, interactive maps
  • Calendar: individual and collaborative, using calendars to communicate with students & parents
  • Photos: house and share your photos, create video projects
  • Mail: link your @malonecsd.org & @maloneschools.org accounts
  • Sites: create individual or collaborative websites yourself, or as a student project
  • Classroom: distribute, collect, and grade assignments; post information for your students; carry on class discussions
  • Google+: using it for professional networking and as resource on just about any imaginable topic
  • Hangouts: connect to others via voice and/or video
  • Chrome: maximize your Google experience by using their browser; add extensions to Chrome to give it new abilities
  • Groups: create a digital space for departments to meet and share resources, PLC's, etc.
  • YouTube: using existing videos; recording, uploading, and editing your own; playlists; channels

District Software

  • Castle Learning - online/hard copy test generator and state test prep for all (tested) subjects
  • Core Connect - a curated list of thousands of Common Core aligned lessons and resources
  • Digital Nation - ready-made and customizable Smart Notebook lessons on nearly every subject/topic.
  • Discovery Education - a vast library of high-quality streaming videos, many with supporting teacher materials; teachers can optionally create student accounts and assign videos outside of class
  • MobyMax - K-8 Common Core aligned curricula in ELA, Math, and Science; students take placement tests and then are automatically assigned activities targeting weak spots in the standards
  • Smart Notebook - the interactive software that is built to work with SmartBoards
  • Starfall - interactive activities for Math and Reading, Pre-K through 2nd grade; many of the activities work very well on a SmartBoard

Online Tools (sample)

  • Biteable - use their animated slide templates and music to create polished videos
  • EdPuzzle - make YouTube videos more interactive by turning them into lessons with questions/writing prompts
  • Formative - another free tool for using a variety of devices to get a read on your students
  • Kahoot! - turn review or test prep into a class game
  • Newsela - provides multiple versions of current event articles at different reading levels
  • Plickers - a great combination of high and low tech for doing formative assessment in the classroom; the only one who needs a device is the teacher
  • Quizlet - another free tool for online flashcards, review tests, and study games
  • Remind - a service that lets students, and parents if you choose, to sign up to your class and receive text message reminders of things like assignments; teachers and students never see each other's phone numbers
  • SAS Curriculum Pathways - thousands of Common Core aligned resources and lessons for the core subjects; definitely worth checking out
  • Socrative - pose a question and let students use any internet-enabled device to provide live feedback
  • TED-Ed - the site has a number of pre-made lessons involving TED videos; it also provides a tool that lets you use any video of your choosing to make your own lesson
  • Vibby - take any existing YouTube video and highlight portions of it to be watched and add questions or discussion prompts

Contact Me

Get in touch with me to let me know how I can assist you and your students in integrating technology in your teaching and their learning. You let me know what works best for your schedule, and we'll get it set up.