iPad Challenge: Year in Review

For those of you who missed the presentation yesterday, here are the slides!

Have a great summer and don’t forget to reflect on your personal tech goals for next year!

My Tech Goals for 2015-2016

While I was following up on our Staff personal tech goals last week, I realized that I completely forgot to make my own for this last year. Well, I think it might be time to put my money where my mouth is and actually make my own goals for this coming year.

Please take the time during the summer to think about what you would like to accomplish in terms of integrating technology in your classroom next year! They don’t need to be huge goals – in fact the smaller, more specific, the better! Don’t bite off more than you can chew!

So here I go, trying to take my own advice.

  1. RETHINKING IPADYOUPAD: I am feeling uninspired with this blog. I would like to post more original content, but that takes time. I think next year I will limit my posts to once a week but take the time to explore either an app or a concept in more depth.
  2. MORE FOLLOW-UP WITH PD: I am great at implementing ideas and strategies but I feel like I stumble with my follow through. I would like to have a simple PD plan that involves individual tech goals and where I will check-in after a certain period to see how it is going. These check-in times will be integrated into our Tech PD curriculum.
  3. DEVELOP OUR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP DIALOGUES WITH THE STUDENTS: This year saw some very rich discussion with the students in terms of privacy and cyber-violence, as well as the more basic aspects of mindful use of technology. I want to continue this work, but more importantly the conversation around all the issues society must think about in terms of living much of their life online:
    1. Privacy (from personal settings to corporate appropriation of one’s data)
    2. Misogyny online
    3. Mindful use and ergonomic aspects
    4. Explore the use of educational game creation to explore these topics
    5. Social Justice online

These topics will be either integrated into relevant topics already in the curriculum, or be stand alone sessions or be led by guest speakers/facilitators. They should happen at least once a term.

That’s all I can think of right now. I am sure as the summer wears on I will think of more!

Some of The Best Gradebook Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Has any of our staff tried any of these? The only that I can see that is an app is Gradebook which is $19.99. The others seemed to be online platform…

I would be curious to know if an online grade book would be useful for you and if you have tested a few out!

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Undo Send- An Excellent Gmail Feature for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

We’ve all at some point been a little trigger happy with our emails. For me, it is less about sending angry emails (though the temptation is great sometimes) but more about accidentally hitting the send button halfway through my email.

Knowing that I can now have maximum 30 seconds instead of the previous five will help me look less technologically clumsy!

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3 Great Resources for Free Historical Art Works to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are a few art repositories to keep in mind when in need of some great historical images in the public domain. These would be great for history, English, French,and Art projects.

Bookmark them for next year!

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