February 24-28

The following few links are all related to Google apps.  They include using various tools in the classroom to video tutorials on how to use them:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/tips-on-how-to-use-google-draw-in-your.html

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/adding-voice-comments-to-google-docs.html

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/5-great-google-drive-video-tutorials.html

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/12-ways-to-leverage-power-of-google.html

This page highlights 3 tools for helping students with the writing process:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/three-new-educational-web-tools-to.html

The next pages are related to video in the classroom:

http://elearninginfographics.com/the-impact-of-video-in-education-infographic/

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/8-good-web-tools-to-create-video.html

These next two sites offer copyright-free  images and web tools for photo editing that do not require software downloads.  This is especially important if you can’t install software or have limited HDD space:

http://www.noupe.com/design/im-free-curated-collections-of-free-commercial-use-photos-no-designer-can-do-without-81338.html

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/6-web-tools-to-edit-pictures-without.html

This page is about using Nearpod in the classroom.  The context here is elementary but it transfers quite easily to high school.  This tool works best in a BYOD setting:

http://corkboardconnections.blogspot.ca/2014/02/nearpod.html

This next page offers a free ebook about the uses of gamification in the classroom:

http://elearningindustry.com/free-ebook-how-gamification-reshapes-learning

For the art teachers, this page demonstrates how Pinterest can be a resource:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/20-great-pinterest-boards-for-art.html

The next few links support teacher development around a variety of topics including e-learning to digital portfolios:

http://elearninginfographics.com/11-things-coaches-can-give-teachers-feedback-on-infographic/

http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/samr-as-a-framework-for-moving-towards-education-3-0/

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/universal-design-for-learning-guidelines.html

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/flipped-classroom-visually-explained.html

http://www.edudemic.com/50-books-teachers/

More digital story telling using the iPad:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/digital-storytelling-with-ipad.html

I hope these can help you on your journey to becoming a techy teacher!

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