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Tips & Trends for Using the Cloud in Your Teaching

Collections by type

http://mashable.com/2007/06/27/video-toolbox/

http://mashable.com/2007/06/19/blogging-toolbox/

http://mashable.com/2007/07/04/podcasting-toolbox/

http://www.mindmeister.com/12213323/best-online-collaboration-tools-2010-robin-good-s-collaborative-map

Maintain a set of GO-TO resources for when your starter list is no longer sufficient

Cybersmart Toolbar

Video about the Toolbar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By1FBGUzdSk

http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/whatsnew/

Common Sense Media

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Web 2.0 Collections

GOnline Collections, http://www.go2web20.net/, http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/

Printable Collections, http://www.srebonlineteachers.org/Cool_Tools_For_Teaching_Online.pdf

Web 2.0 Collection with a focus on teaching, http://wiki.classroom20.com/, http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/

Content-Related Collections

LoTi Resources, http://www.lqhome.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/lotilounge.woa

US Dept. of Ed., http://free.ed.gov/

Research Skills, http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/research/

Merlot, http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

Educause: 7 Things You Should Know Series

http://www.educause.edu/Resources/Browse/ELI%207%20Things%20You%20Should%20Know/33438

Know where we're heading....

Karen Cantor from U.S. Dept. of Ed. Answers Questions

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/karen-cator-doe-video-answers-questions-national-education-technology-plan

Horizon Report

Video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHUufQm_gdA

PDF Download, http://www.educause.edu/Resources/2011HorizonReport/223122

Wiki, http://horizon.wiki.nmc.org/

Learn to Love Standards

NETS for Students

Creativity and Innovation

Communication and Collaboration

Research and Information Fluency

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Digital Citizenship

Technology Operations and Concepts

NETS for Teachers

Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity

Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments, ISTE NETS Curriculum Planning Tools http://istelearning.org/groups/the-commons/documents/

Model Digital-Age Work and Learning

Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility, Safety, Cybersmart, http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/, Netsmartz, http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents, ikeepsafe, http://ikeepsafe.org/, Webwise Kids, http://www.webwisekids.org/, Anti-Bullying, Cyberbullying kit, http://Cyberbullying-Prevention-and-Response-Kit.pdf, Acceptable Use, http://www.cosn.org/Initiatives/Web2/AUPGuide/tabid/8139/D, Copyright & Fair Use, http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/copyright1.html, http://creatinglifelonglearners.com/?tag=k12online09

Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership, ISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT®) for classroom observation) http://icot.iste.org/icot/

Common Core State Standards

Language Arts

http://www.convergemag.com/policy/Technology-Permeates-Common-Core-Standards.html

DESE ICT Standards

Grades K-8, http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/curriculum/GLE/documents/il_gle_20_k8_April2010.doc

Grade 9-12, http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/curriculum/GLE/documents/il_cle_April2010.doc

Keep Learning-but do it for free and on your own terms!

Professional Development

Online Webinars/Training, Attend Live Conferences Online, K-12 Online Conference, http://k12onlineconference.org/, April 28-free virtual seminar, http://fetc.org/Events/Virtual-Conference/Home.aspx, New node, View Archived Sessions, METC Conference, http://metcconference.org/moodle2011/mod/resource/view.php?id=142, K-12 Online Conference, http://k12onlineconference.org/, Global Education Conference, http://globaleducation.ning.com/page/2011-conference

http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/k12//index.htm

One of the Best collections of quick ideas for using Web 2.0 tools:, http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/

Create a Personal Learning Network http://www.slideshare.net/believekids/7-easy-steps-for-creating-your-own-pln http://edtechvision.org/?p=790

Building your network http://sites.google.com/site/buildingapln/, microblogging, 10 Steps for Educators New to Twitter http://justintarte.blogspot.com/2011/01/10-steps-for-educators-new-to-twitter.html, http://suewaters.wikispaces.com/twitter, blogs, http://edtechvision.org/?p=802, http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/12/how-to-create-your-circle-of-wise-how.html, The BEST Education blogs by Edublog, http://edublogawards.com/, Smartboard Blogs, http://www.teacherslovesmartboards.com/, http://smartboardgoodies.com/, GREAT Example: Tom Barrett, http://edte.ch/blog/, Great ELL Blog to Follow:, http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/about/my-best-of-series/, social bookmarking, social groups and networks http://edtechvision.org/?p=796, Facebook, Ning, Educator's PLN Ning, http://edupln.ning.com/, Classroom 2.0, http://www.classroom20.com/, Interactive Whiteboard Ning, http://iwbrevolution.ning.com/, Sophia, Grouply, http://www.grouply.com/, The Horizon Project, http://navigator.nmc.org/, podcasts, http://globalizeyourpln.wikispaces.com/Podcasts, wikis, ISTE Special Interest Groups, http://www.iste.wikispaces.net/, ISTE NETS Implementation Wiki, http://nets-implementation.iste.wikispaces.net/, Technology Keys Wiki, http://technologykeys.wikispaces.com/, Blogging Wiki, http://supportblogging.com/

More General Overviews, http://globalizeyourpln.wikispaces.com/Start+Pages, http://www.slideshare.net/believekids/7-easy-steps-for-creating-your-own-pln

Managing your network, Feed Readers, Bloglines, Google Reader, http://globalizeyourpln.wikispaces.com/Google+Reader, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSPZ2Uu_X3Y, Netvibes, Page Flakes, Customized Homepages, iGoogle, http://globalizeyourpln.wikispaces.com/Start+Pages

Be confident in your purpose and plan

Have a clearly articulated Purpose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvUnaEfWwvc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl-TqASqmeE

Use Evidence- Based Practice

Technology in Schools: What the Research Says, http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/docs/education/tech_schools_09_research.pdf

http://www.projectred.org/

Doing What Works, http://dww.ed.gov/

Marzano Research Laboratory, http://www.marzanoresearch.com/site/

Innovative Teaching and Learning Research, http://www.elb2011.org/docs/ITL%20Research%20Executive%20Summary.pdf

Know what you are assessing

See Sesson 2 Handout

Know how you will assess it.

Rubric Makers, Online rubric makers Rubistar - http://rubistar.4teachers.org/, Rubrics 4 Teachers - http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/archive.php, Rubrics and Rubric Makers http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/

Task-Specific Assessment, Project Based Learning Checklists http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/index.shtml

Technology Integration Planning

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CDQQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwps.prenhall.com%2Fwps%2Fmedia%2Fobjects%2F2448%2F2507611%2FPowerPoints%2FPP02.PPT&rct=j&q=technology%20integration%20planning%2C%20roblyer&ei=zgSJTZT5GYbG0QGP7dn5DQ&usg=AFQjCNGpcVmSn7k8GA7okJKhf_VxSoU6wQ&sig2=vM-Ua_oNLvtq6wwvEOQO2w&cad=rja, New node

Don’t take on the world... pick and choose based upon your comfort level and context.

Start with a single application

Wikis, http://www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/50-ways-to-use-wikis-for-a-more-collaborative-and-interactive-classroom/, http://wiki.classroom20.com/Wikis

Blogs, http://internet4teachers.ning.com/, http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337, http://wiki.classroom20.com/Blogging, Gaggle is an e-mail and blogging service in which the teacher has control over the monitoring, http://www.gaggle.net/, Blogging with Elementary Kids, http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/blogging-unit.pdf, http://kidblog.org/home.php, Posting without strings or accounts, http://freedomshare.eu/

Videos, Video Creation, http://jennylu.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/google-search-stories-for-classroom-use/, http://animoto.com/education, Video Selection, http://www.watchknow.org/, http://www.teachertube.com/, http://www.edutube.org/, New node

Games, http://www.emergingedtech.com/2009/09/10-free-educational-game-sites/, http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/, http://www.abcya.com/

Online Collaboration, Voicethread, http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical/2007/11/using-voicethre.html, http://voicethread.com/, Thinkquest, http://www.thinkquest.org/en/, Grouply, http://www.grouply.com/, TypeWithMe, http://typewith.me/, Enter the Group, http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=3621, Voxopop, http://www.voxopop.com/, http://www.voxopop.com/topic/e24c3f35-c748-4ecd-b90a-5efdc7048fd1, Talkwheel, http://www.talkwheel.com/login.html

Information searches, Zotero, http://www.zotero.org/, Google Wonder Wheel, http://notestar.4teachers.org/, http://www.qwiki.com/

Microblogging, http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/teaching_learning/5_ways_use_twitter_classroom, Example, https://sites.google.com/site/reubenhoffman/sociology

Survey tools, Poll Everywhere, http://www.polleverywhere.com/

Podcasts, How-to Booklet, http://learninginhand.com/storage/podcasting_images/Podcasting_Booklet.pdf, http://learninginhand.com/podcasting

Social Bookmarking, http://l.wbx.me/l/?p=1&instId=2272ad04-0f34-4163-aa0e-cd34b8273594&token=4aeac8cd69901a09d00efe9ef0c1eb6f4c886f430000012ebafe7730&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffeedproxy.google.com%2F~r%2FCoolCatTeacherBlog%2F~3%2FRgaPCC33uUs%2Fteaching-students-about-tagging.html, http://www.delicious.com/, http://www.diigo.com/

Presentation tools, Prezi, http://prezi.com/, Glogster, Reflection on using Glogster, http://jpprezz.blogspot.com/2011/03/reflection-my-first-glogster-project.html, http://www.glogster.com/, http://www.deviantart.com/, Jing, http://blog.simplek12.com/education/how-to-use-jing-in-your-classroom/

Social Networking, Examples, High School Teacher using Ning social network in marine biology: http://stjoeh2o.ning.com/, High School Teacher using Ning social network in marine biology: http://stjoeh2o.ning.com/, http://venturebeat.com/2011/02/15/everloop-i-safe/, Tools, http://www.everloop.com/, http://www.ning.com/, Support for & knowledge about SN in teaching, http://www.digizen.org/

iPads/iPhones, http://ipadeducators.ning.com/, http://www.iphone4kids.net/, http://momswithapps.com/

Webquests, New nhttp://webquest.org/index.phpode, http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/webquest/webquest.html

Global Collaborative Projects, iEARN http://www.iearn.org/circles/, ThinkQuest http://www.thinkquest.org/en/, ePALS http://www.epals.com/, Kidlink http://www.kidlink.org/index.php, Examples http://voicethread.com/#q.b1723288.i9068923

Mindtools, www.mindmeister.com, https://bubbl.us/, ttp://www.intel.com/education/tools/index.htm

Trackstars, http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp

Digital Storytelling, http://www.larkin.net.au/blog/2011/01/30/digital-storytelling/, http://www.iste.org/connect/iste-connects/blog-detail/09-06-07/Digital_Storytelling_My_Top_10_Lessons_Learned.aspx, http://www.zooburst.com/, http://www.myebook.com/

Vodcasting, http://math247.pbworks.com/w/page/20517538/K-7%20Mathcasts%20500%20Project, http://educationalvodcasting.com, http://www.techsmith.com/community/education/inspired/Screencast_Intro/, http://www.techsmith.com/community/education/default.asp

Other, Audioboo to record and upload audio, http://audioboo.fm/

Find a good starter collection of resources and work within it

Top 25 Websites for Teaching & Learning, http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsitestop25.cfm

Landmark Websites for Teaching & Learning, http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsiteslandmark.cfm

College of Education Resources, http://ethemes.missouri.edu/, http://newsy.missouri.edu/, http://kidtools.missouri.edu/

When in doubt, try Google, Google Maps, Scribble Maps, http://www.scribblemaps.com/, General Google, http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/03/free-33-page-guide-google-for-teachers.html, http://www.google.com/educators/index.htmlde, Google Docs and Spreadsheets, http://www.google.com/google-d-s/intl/en/tour1.html

Smart Board Resources, http://www1.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/resources/SBsites.htm, http://www.squidoo.com/SMARTBoardSites, http://www.teacherslovesmartboards.com/, http://www.theteachersguide.com/SmartBoards.htm, http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit/26111, http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/

Think outside the box…how does technology change the game?

The Flipped Classroom

http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/03/02/lecture-capture-brings-k12-classes-online.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXSBcM0RhB0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H4RkudFzlc

http://learning4mastery.com

A social network for teachers w/Flipped Classrooms, http://vodcasting.ning.com/

Videos to use, http://www.khanacademy.org/, http://tenmarks.com/tmother/teacher-index

Open Educational Resources

Videos: http://www.watchknow.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=99

Project-Based Learning

A 4th Grade Teacher's collection: https://docs.google.com/View?docid=dct4qdwr_154cfrmj5r8

The Buck Institute PBL Hotspot http://www.bie.org/

Clunky, but comprehensive collection of PBL resources: http://coe.ksu.edu/pbl/index.htm

Bloom's Taxonomy

http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy

The Revised Taxonomy 2000, http://www.waynecountyschools.org/147210622111220523/lib/147210622111220523/Revised_Blooms_Info.pdf, http://www.uwsp.edu/education/lwilson/curric/newtaxonomy.htm

Digital Taxonomy, http://edupln.ning.com/video/blooms-digital-taxonomy-prezi, PDF of Blooms Digital Taxonomy http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/bloom%27s+Digital+taxonomy+v3.01.pdf

New Learning Theory? Connectivism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotA

http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/523/1103

Use technology to make using technology easier

Get Organized with Social Bookmarking

Examples, Use in Teaching, http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com/Tagging, http://k12wiki.wikispaces.com/Tagging+to+help+Teachers

Tools for it, Diigo, Delicious

Managing your bookmarking, Joining groups, Tagging Taxonomy, By Content, By Student Activity, By Standards, By Teacher Purpose, Other?, Tools for Tagging, http://mashable.com/2007/07/13/tagging-tools/

Don't Re-invent the wheel

Open Educational Resources, http://www.oercommons.org/, http://oerconsortium.org/

Creative Commons, http://creativecommons.org/, http://mashable.com/2007/10/27/creative-commons/, http://blogs.sitepoint.com/30-creative-commons-sources/

Printable Resource Collections, http://www.teachervision.fen.com/internet/printable/54676.html?detoured=1, http://www.teachervision.fen.com/educational-technology/resource/6007.html?detoured=1

Top 20 Sites No Teachers Should start the Year Without

http://mrssmoke.onsugar.com/Top-20-Websites-Teacher-Should-Start-2010-2011-Year-Without-9213932

Productivity Resources

http://www.emergingedtech.com/free-productivity-resources-for-teachers/

Reverse image detector, http://www.tineye.com/about

Check out reviews of Web 2.0 Apps, http://www.appappeal.com/

Video Management, http://quietube.com/, http://www.tubechop.com/, http://snipsnip.it/, http://viewpure.com/

Website Management, https://www.readability.com/bookmarklets

Manage Resources/Student Access

Internet Buttons http://www.internetbuttons.org/

Homepage builders, http://teacher.scholastic.com/homepagebuilder/index.htm, http://www.educatorpages.com/Home.aspx, http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/05/8-ways-to-build-websites-not-blogs-for.html, Comparing Homepages, http://mashable.com/2007/06/29/personalized-homepages/, NiceNet, Internet Classroom Assistant http://www.nicenet.org/, 1st Grade Class Example, http://staff.prairiesouth.ca/sites/kcassidy/, New node

Pathfinders, http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/;jsessionid=49DE2C01BD8CFE090634F24C552035F4, LiveBinders, http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=26111

File Sharing, Dropbox, http://www.technologybitsbytesnibbles.info/archives/2454, Using forms with dropbox, http://www.jotform.com/dropbox/

Plagiarism Detector

http://www.paperrater.com/

New node