Presenter: Lynn Hummel

Educational Tools:

  • Twitter
  • Stupeflix Studio---video creation software. There is a cost for this program, but it is highly recommended for video creation.
  • Middlespot.com--a way to organize, or bring in information that you wish to share and organize
  • Educational Blogs----One example: Epiphany in Baltimore, this gentleman teaches in inner city Baltimore. He blogs about his life and his educational experiences
  • Kindle
  • Podcast--Video iPod
  • Focus on Education--get Direct TV @ directtv.com/school--get free Direct TV at your school
  • ISTE--International Society for Technology in Education---upcoming conference this summer is in Denver, CO. If you joint this organization, you get linked with other professional educators who are integrating technology through discussion boards, etc.
  • EBAY--consider using this as a sale interaction for students to model an entrepreneur. Students get to run a real-life business.
  • Picture Phones--use these as picture projects---have students complete a scavenger hunt, ex. "leaf scavenger hunt" where students have to research leaves and then document the images of leaves they find
  • Newspaper---The Royal Gazette, and other online newspapers
  • Smart Boards
  • Clickers--interactive response system to Smart Boards
  • Google Docs
  • Wii--work it into a music project using RockBand, set up a fitness class with Wii Fitness
  • Skype
  • TeacherTube---video content to show in class
  • Philadelphia Zoo Website--offers online resources for teachers, as well as a teacher pass to go to the Philadelphia Zoo for free all summer
  • Google Latitudes--runs on a Blackberry or SmartPhone--you can see where your friends are...works from your GPS in your phone
  • Google Voice---a second phone number for free! A way to record and document phone calls. You can record and archive lessons or lectures that you can then play back to your class. You can also convert the voicemail to text message for free.
  • Digital Cameras
  • Power Library
  • SchoolReach--a way to communicate with the school community. You can record a message and send it to teachers or the district community (like our electronic Snow Chain now). Think about how you could do a weekly message to students or parents. There is a cost for this system.
  • Education for yourself....Look into Instructional Technology Programs, like the one offered at Bloomsburg (Lynn is a graduate of Bloomsburg's program)
  • Adobe Captivate--a great way to teach people by creating a presentation that students can view, like a digital simulation
  • Adobe Photoshop--photo design
  • Hulu--hulu.com--a fun website that has many features--free streaming into the classroom, like the presentation on the history of the Presidents
  • Time.com---amazing resource of history, including photos, and videos
  • Adobe Connect--use for Webinars and Training--online collaboration and web meetings
  • Virtual 3D Learning
  • Zoomerang--online surveys
  • Copying to PDF--using a copier to scan documents rather than printing
  • Digital Video Camera--student can record themselves reading a book, and then calculate the words/minute
  • TomTom--think about how you can use GPS in the classroom--mapping skills
  • PowerPoint
  • Amateur Radio--a way to communicate with people around the world. Very "techy-ish"--learning curve with this tool
  • There's an app for that.....---find out what apps are useful for learning
  • Segway--Ex. Lynn was at a CTC--Police Class. Students were responsible for the school security...they used the segway to ride around in the parking lot
  • SAS--Standards Aligned Systems--offered by PDE, brings in the UbD Framework. Check out the new PDE website
  • Online Classes
  • UbD Exhange--a great website, a fee associated with the site. Thousands of UbD Lesson Plans
  • Glenton Davis--an up and coming recording artist. Started Soul Pop University--launching on March 31, 2010. Wants to work with students to make connections between the music industry and school, in terms of the various career paths that are available.
  • Graphing Calculators
  • Messenger Programs
  • Gmail and iGoogle--customize your Google Page
  • Google Buzz---still a work in progress, there have been some reported privacy issues
  • PortableApps.com--you can load your whole computer on your thumb drive
  • Google SkyMap---a great tool for an astronomy lesson