Sunday, February 12, 2012

Spent some time exploring today for some great resources.

Things I found today

So many resources and so little time. Our students deserve that we choose some tools to engage them and run with it. Try it. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trello


While searching for things on twitter tonight I found this site called Trello (https://trello.com/). It is a to do list program. The interesting thing is you can share and collaborate on things on a to do list.

And just and FYI it does work on the ipad or a desktop.

You can have more than one list, like I could have a classroom list, non-work list and a work order list. The advantage of the work order list would be to share it with others. Then people could see what I am working on and know I did not loose their request.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Socrative

http://www.socrative.com/ Socrative is a web based tool that can be used, with desktops, laptops, mobile devices or iPads. I have tried to provide tools this week that could be used by all classrooms. This is like using clickers but with a computer or mobile device. The teacher can set up the quiz ahead of time or  ask questions on the fly. There is a site for teachers and a site for students. I will add the teacher site under teacher links and the student link on student on the school website. (http://pvmiddle.usd259.org/)

If you get a chance participate in the SimpleK-12 webinars tomorrow. 


Cool Resources help for Socrative - https://sites.google.com/site/kratzwilkesfinalproject/home/socrative

Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ed tech Leaders


http://www.slideshare.net/lisa.thumann/fetc-25-edtech-leaders-to-follow Presentation by Lisa Thuman. This presentation gives you a place to start when thinking about following edtech leaders on twitter. Also gives you their blog or website. Happy surfing.


ICT Magic

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ Useful website The amount of resources on this site is incredible. I have requested for a couple of his links to be unblocked. The ICT and Web Tools are amazing. Take some time to explore his site.

I follow him on Twitter always giving great educational resources. 

I did not see him at the FETC conference but love his stuff and wanted to share. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

are U tweeting


If you are not on twitter this may be an educational tool you will find helpful. Several of the session at the conference had to do with social media and students, but here I am talking about using social media for you to learn and collaborate with other professionals.

My twitter name is @BrendaHauff, not very creative but you should be able to find me. The hashtags that I have been searching are #edchat, #mlearning, #edtech, #ellchat, #educon, #edapp, #app, #ipad, #apple, #ipadEdu

# is called a hashtag - this is how you find tweets from people with similar interests.

One of the sessions I attended on social media was by Shannon Miller a librarian from  Van Meter, Iowa. On of her websites is, http://shannonmmiller.com/ edmodo join code: FS7734

Twitter tutorial... By Darling Librarian (website)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl/5091498668/in/set-72157625298744518 twitter at a glance by

http://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl/5217790680/in/set-72157625298744518 twitter at a glance 2


Enjoy and Happy tweeting.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WOW, FETC has been great. Learning so many things, wish there was more time in a day. Our team has create a blog for all of us to post on. Check it out at. http://www.fetc2012.blogspot.com/

The exhibit hall was amazing, and i barely scratch the surface, so far my varieties are ....


  • airwatch - management software
  • CK12.org - textbook resource, that you can manipulate and change, and use in multiple formats like ePub or PDF
  • edmodo
I also attended a wonderful session on 3-D creation tools, he showed basically 3 softwares, google sketch-up which was not new to me, but the next two I had not seen before. He also has some great resources on his edmodo page (WTP032). Stereo Movie Maker and Anaglyph Maker

Use a pair of 3-D glasses to check out the photo below.