Mike will be presenting at the Chromebook Institute Conference in late October. The event is in Canton Ohio and features an amazing line up of speakers. The majority of speakers are teachers and technology directors that are speaking from personal success with Google Apps for Education and the use of Chromebooks. Please consider registering for this event and sending a team of teachers from your district. Click the links below for more information.
Full Blog Post on the Event
I found the blog post below via Twitter, best PD ever! Alice does a great job of creating a "why should I use that?!" white paper. Whether you are an administrator faced with a dozen different LMS apps, or a teacher looking to expand your use of Google to eliminate paper from your life, this is a great read.
I was looking for a way to present top student work for parents and new students to view so they could get an understanding of how my class works. Not long ago, only the teacher and student saw students work. If you where lucky, parents also saw it and it ended up on the kitchen refrigerator for "the world to see". I saw a post about using Thinglink.com to do just that. Mike and I have always talked about the change in handing in vs. publishing your work.
By publishing student work on the web, it really is for the world to see. I hope this interactive image is a way I can present outstanding work to a wider audience in the classroom and presentations. Let me know your thoughts.
Garth Holman, of teachersfortomorrow.net" shares some of the digital tools that students use to visualize history. Garth and Mike have been reflecting on technology and philosophy in education for the past seven years. Garth talks about several apps, specifically dipity.
The boys of The State of Tech are back with Episode 31 "Formative Assessment and Polls". If you have never watch, or participated in a podcast with Sean, Eric, Eric and TJ make it a priority. These guys are in education and speak from experience.
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This podcast (from their site):
" In this episode we talk about free formative assessments and polls for your organization. Sean, Eric and TJ demo their favorite web based assessment tools.