Tips & Trends for Using the Cloud in Your Teaching

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

1.1. Cybersmart Toolbar

1.1.1. Video about the Toolbar


1.2. Common Sense Media


1.3. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

1.4. Web 2.0 Collections

1.4.1. GOnline Collections

1.4.2. Printable Collections

1.4.3. Web 2.0 Collection with a focus on teaching

1.5. Content-Related Collections

1.5.1. LoTi Resources

1.5.2. US Dept. of Ed.

1.5.3. Research Skills

1.5.4. Merlot

1.6. Educause: 7 Things You Should Know Series


2. Be confident in your purpose and plan

2.1. Have a clearly articulated Purpose



2.2. Use Evidence- Based Practice

2.2.1. Technology in Schools: What the Research Says


2.2.3. Doing What Works

2.2.4. Marzano Research Laboratory

2.2.5. Innovative Teaching and Learning Research

2.3. Know what you are assessing

2.3.1. See Sesson 2 Handout

2.4. Know how you will assess it.

2.4.1. Rubric Makers Online rubric makers Rubistar - Rubrics 4 Teachers - Rubrics and Rubric Makers

2.4.2. Task-Specific Assessment Project Based Learning Checklists

2.5. Technology Integration Planning

2.5.1. New node

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

3.1. Start with a single application

3.1.1. Wikis

3.1.2. Blogs Gaggle is an e-mail and blogging service in which the teacher has control over the monitoring Blogging with Elementary Kids Posting without strings or accounts

3.1.3. Videos Video Creation Video Selection New node

3.1.4. Games

3.1.5. Online Collaboration Voicethread Thinkquest Grouply TypeWithMe Enter the Group Voxopop Talkwheel

3.1.6. Information searches Zotero Google Wonder Wheel

3.1.7. Microblogging Example

3.1.8. Survey tools Poll Everywhere

3.1.9. Podcasts How-to Booklet

3.1.10. Social Bookmarking

3.1.11. Presentation tools Prezi Glogster Reflection on using Glogster Jing

3.1.12. Social Networking Examples High School Teacher using Ning social network in marine biology: High School Teacher using Ning social network in marine biology: Tools Support for & knowledge about SN in teaching

3.1.13. iPads/iPhones

3.1.14. Webquests New n

3.1.15. Global Collaborative Projects iEARN ThinkQuest ePALS Kidlink Examples

3.1.16. Mindtools ttp://

3.1.17. Trackstars

3.1.18. Digital Storytelling

3.1.19. Vodcasting

3.1.20. Other Audioboo to record and upload audio

3.2. Find a good starter collection of resources and work within it

3.2.1. Top 25 Websites for Teaching & Learning

3.2.2. Landmark Websites for Teaching & Learning

3.2.3. College of Education Resources

3.2.4. When in doubt, try Google Google Maps Scribble Maps General Google Google Docs and Spreadsheets

3.2.5. Smart Board Resources

4. New node

5. Collections by type





6. Know where we're heading....

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


6.2. Horizon Report

6.2.1. Video

6.2.2. PDF Download

6.2.3. Wiki

7. Learn to Love Standards

7.1. NETS for Students

7.1.1. Creativity and Innovation

7.1.2. Communication and Collaboration

7.1.3. Research and Information Fluency

7.1.4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

7.1.5. Digital Citizenship

7.1.6. Technology Operations and Concepts

7.2. NETS for Teachers

7.2.1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity

7.2.2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments ISTE NETS Curriculum Planning Tools

7.2.3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning

7.2.4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Safety Cybersmart Netsmartz ikeepsafe Webwise Kids Anti-Bullying Cyberbullying kit Acceptable Use Copyright & Fair Use

7.2.5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership ISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT®) for classroom observation)

7.3. Common Core State Standards

7.3.1. Language Arts


7.4. DESE ICT Standards

7.4.1. Grades K-8

7.4.2. Grade 9-12

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

8.1. Professional Development

8.1.1. Online Webinars/Training Attend Live Conferences Online K-12 Online Conference April 28-free virtual seminar View Archived Sessions METC Conference K-12 Online Conference Global Education Conference


8.1.3. One of the Best collections of quick ideas for using Web 2.0 tools:

8.2. Create a Personal Learning Network

8.2.1. Building your network microblogging 10 Steps for Educators New to Twitter blogs The BEST Education blogs by Edublog Smartboard Blogs GREAT Example: Tom Barrett Great ELL Blog to Follow: social bookmarking social groups and networks Facebook Ning Sophia Grouply The Horizon Project podcasts wikis ISTE Special Interest Groups ISTE NETS Implementation Wiki Technology Keys Wiki Blogging Wiki

8.2.2. More General Overviews

8.2.3. Managing your network Feed Readers Bloglines Google Reader Netvibes Page Flakes Customized Homepages iGoogle

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

9.1. The Flipped Classroom





9.1.5. A social network for teachers w/Flipped Classrooms

9.1.6. Videos to use

9.2. Open Educational Resources

9.2.1. Videos:

9.3. Project-Based Learning

9.3.1. A 4th Grade Teacher's collection:

9.3.2. The Buck Institute PBL Hotspot

9.3.3. Clunky, but comprehensive collection of PBL resources:

9.4. Bloom's Taxonomy


9.4.2. The Revised Taxonomy 2000

9.4.3. Digital Taxonomy PDF of Blooms Digital Taxonomy

9.5. New Learning Theory? Connectivism



10. Use technology to make using technology easier

10.1. Get Organized with Social Bookmarking

10.1.1. Examples Use in Teaching

10.1.2. Tools for it Diigo Delicious

10.1.3. Managing your bookmarking Joining groups Tagging Taxonomy By Content By Student Activity By Standards By Teacher Purpose Other? Tools for Tagging

10.2. Don't Re-invent the wheel

10.2.1. Open Educational Resources

10.2.2. Creative Commons

10.2.3. Printable Resource Collections

10.3. Top 20 Sites No Teachers Should start the Year Without


10.4. Productivity Resources


10.4.2. Reverse image detector

10.4.3. Check out reviews of Web 2.0 Apps

10.4.4. Video Management

10.4.5. Website Management

10.5. Manage Resources/Student Access

10.5.1. Internet Buttons

10.5.2. Homepage builders Comparing Homepages NiceNet, Internet Classroom Assistant 1st Grade Class Example New node

10.5.3. Pathfinders;jsessionid=49DE2C01BD8CFE090634F24C552035F4 LiveBinders

10.5.4. File Sharing Dropbox Using forms with dropbox

10.6. Plagiarism Detector