Awesome tools and resources to support teaching and learning with technology!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 31

Leafsnap iphone and iPad/ free app

Uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species form photos.

Stock Market Game

In The Stock Market Game™ (SMG), student teams in grades 4-12 receive a virtual $100,000 to invest in stocks and mutual funds using a real-world Internet simulation. SMG can be taught as an enrichment activity, a project-based activity, or teams of teachers can incorporate different
aspects of SMG into their own curriculum as an interdisciplinary project.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday, August 30

·        16 high performing schools sharing strategies that work
·        Schools Making Impressive Improvement sharing what turned their schools around
·        Experts in the field sharing the latest research: “The Verdict Is In...IQ:  It Can Be Changed”
·        KASC sharing tools and strategies for Constructed Response
·        Educators sharing “Top Tools for Technology”

KySTE 2012 (March 7-9, The Galt House, Louisville), the conference of the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education, invites you to present. Share your methods, plans and successes. Approved presenters attend the conference for free!

Kentucky’s teachers, students, parents and communities now have access to free, state-specific academic content available through Kentucky on iTunes U.

Resources include:
·         Kentucky Core Academic Standards
·         UK College of Education
·         KET’s News Quiz, Scale City, Everyday Science, Education Matters and Kentucky Life
·         Highly Effective Teaching & Learning
·         Balanced Assessment from the Leadership Networks
·         STLP | Student Technology Leadership Program

·       Arts:  Grades 4-5
Warm and Cool Colors: Exploring Color Lesson Plan

·       Science: Grades 3-4
Examining Mammals

·       Social Studies: Grades 5
The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Students explore how to budget money (column addition)

Free educational videos with 17,000 available organized in 3000 subject related categories.

Lesson plans to make reaching students and using technology easier

Math videos by topic (grades 6-12)

Resources and tools for student-centered teaching strategies that nurture literacy and critical thinking skills for all grades/content

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Marco Tempest: The Magic of Truth and Lies (and iPods)

The Kentucky Writing Project
2011 Conference on Literacy
P-12, all contents
8:00 – 2:15, Saturday, September 10
Eastern Kentucky University
6 hours PD credit provided
Cost: $75 before September 2
Getting Beyond the Fluff
Using the Common Core Standards to meet the unique needs of primary learners
A conference especially for teachers of K-3
8:30 – 2:30, Saturday, August 27
Education Building
University of Louisville
Cost: $75 p/p for teams of 3 or more (includes box lunch if register before 8/24)

The Story of the 4Cs 
Assist students, parents, and teachers to understand and embrace the 4Cs – communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity through use of FREE video and posters.


KySTE 2012 – Call for Presenters
This year’s conference theme: “Connect, Collaborate, Change”
March 7-9, 2012 – Louisville (Galt House)
Approved presenters receive FREE registration

SlashGeo – In+ersec+ion for Spatial People
Hundreds of FREE Geospatial PDF books from the National Academies Press.
Great resources for use with GPS, GIS, Google Maps, and more!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011

  •  Teach Web 2.0
    A compilation of Web 2.0 (web-based collaborative resources) for all content and grades

  •  Atomic Learning
    resource for ALL PK-12 students, teachers, and parents of Scott County students. Includes professional development, technology integration, software training and support via video tutorials to meet your specific learning need available 24/7.

  • Apps for the iPad
    Arranged by topic: i.e., English Language Arts, Math, Science, etc

  • Awesome Mobile Apps:
o   Moon Globe App: Turn the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a precision instrument for viewing Earth’s Moon. Satellite imagery and topographic laser altimeter data are combined to render the Moon with realistic lighting in real-time 3-D.

o   Project NoahHelp scientists with data collection. Post a new spotting, upload photos, tag plants and animals with location data, join missions and earn patches. The app also contains a field guide to help students identify the wildlife they find. The app is available free for both iPhone and Android.

** My Favorite… The Week in Rap
A free weekly summary of current events in a hip-hop music video for teens/students.
History lessons are also rapped. Songs and videos are written by Flocobulary artists.
Ask me how your students can create raps like these!