Description:

Web-based tools and apps continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be time consuming to determine which resources are worth exploring. In this session, participants will be introduced to several free web tools and apps that can impact how they teach and how their students learn. The end of a new year is a great time to think back and reflect about what really worked and what didn't. This session will help with your spring cleaning; we will weed out the old and replace it with the new!

Goals and Learning Objectives:

Goal:

Discover free web tools and apps that will help improve student learning in all content areas while also preparing students to contribute and function in today’s information technology society.


Learning Objective:

1: Improve student learning by using technology in the classroom.

2: Improve participants knowledge and skills about free web tools and apps that can be effectively integrated into instruction.

3: Improve decision-making, productivity, and efficiency at all levels through the use of technology.

4: Improve equitable access to appropriate technologies among all stakeholders.


Essential Questions:

  • How is technology affecting the learning process in the 21st century classroom?
  • How is technology affecting the 21st century workforce?
  • How can technology be effectively used in the classroom?
  • What principles should guide your approach for integrating technology into instruction?
  • What do you do, if you are not convinced you can integrate technology into your instruction?


I CAN Statements:

  • I CAN use digital tools to design, develop, and present/publish a project that demonstrates my content knowledge and skills.” (Examples: documents, slide shows, videos, portfolios, websites, digital learning games, animations, digital storybooks, etc.)
  • “I CAN select from a variety of Web 2.0 tools and apps to use for educational and real-world tasks and justify the selection based on their efficiency and effectiveness.”


.................................................................Attendance Reporting.......................................................................

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Let's Take Attendance

Download a free QR Reader, and scan the QR Code above. Answer the questions and click Submit.

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Our Results:

Let's go to our Google Spreadsheet and see who is attending this session!

..........................................................................Real Time Polling....................................................................

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AnswerGarden

Scan the QR Code above, and answer the question.

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Let's Check Out Your Answers!

With AnswerGarden, you get real-time feedback to discuss with students.

....................................................................Lights, Camera, Action.............................................................

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Let's Periscope

Use the Periscope app to keep others informed of important events, provide tutoring assistance, make announcements, etc.

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How-to Periscope Tutorial

Click here for instructions on how to start using Periscope.

........................................................................Interactive Lessons..............................................................

Nearpod

Click here for an example lesson using Nearpod.

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Nearpod

Scan the QR Code above to go to a Nearpod lesson.

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Pin Number to Join the Nearpod Lesson,

....................................................................Real-Time Assessment............................................................

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Real-Time Web Tool/App: GoFormative

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GoFormative Log-in

Scan the QR Code above, and log in to start assessment

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Quick Code

......................................................................Interactive Videos.....................................................................

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Zaption

Let's see how it works!

.....................................................................Game-Based Learning.............................................................

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getKahoot!

Let's take a break and play a game. Scan the QR Code to the right to go to the log in page.

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Kahoot.it

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Kahoot Game Pin Number

Once you scan the QR Code to the left, insert the game pin number. After inserting the game pin, you will be prompted to provide a player name, and we are ready to play!

...........................................................................Backchannel............................................................................

Padlet

Click twice on the wall, and answer the question in the top left corner.

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Scan the QR Code above to get to the Padlet wall.

......................................................................Contact Information..................................................................

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Visit The Website

The techteaching2 website can be found here.


Darlene Smith and Linda Weeks

techteaching2@gmail.com

423-258-2758

@techteaching2 on Twitter



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One Last Scan

Scan the QR Code above to go directly to the techteaching2 website.

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