These are some of the highlights from the ISTE conference:
* I live blogged all the sessions I attended at www.msrussell.com- some of the best ones are listed below
- 60 websites in 60 minutes - lots of good sites and some I hadn't seen before http://www.msrussell.com/2011/06/iste-60-websites-in-60-minutes.html
- Technology and Math http://www.msrussell.com/2011/06/iste-technology-and-math.html
- Webcasting History http://www.msrussell.com/2011/06/iste-webcasting-history.html
- Engaging Student Created Media Projects http://www.msrussell.com/2011/06/iste-engaging-student-created-media.html
- iPad Revolution: http://www.msrussell.com/2011/06/iste-http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifipad-revolution.html
- Scoffolding and Learning: http://www.msrussell.com/2011/06/iste-scaffolding-and-kearning.html
- Student Created Projects Using iPad: http://www.msrussell.com/2011/06/iste-student-created-projects-using.html
Sites I thought were interesting:
* Teachers Domain: www.teachersdomain.org
Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.
* Library of Congress: www.loc.gov
The Library's digitized collection. Check out the new music section.
* Whiteboard resources:
- learn about web resources for interactive activities on all topics or subjects
- discover tips and tricks to making original activities
- see how the interactive whiteboard can increase student engagement
- leave the learning station with techniques, strategies and ideas they can quickly put into practice
- learn how to create an inexpensive, interactive whiteboard with a few easily attainable components
* Intel for Teachers:
Free Tools and Resources from Intel® Education
Intel offers free, easily integrated tools and teaching resources to support collaborative student-centered learning. Our online thinking tools provide active learning places where students can engage in robust discussions, analyze complex information, pursue investigations, and solve problems. You’ll also find teaching resources such as exemplary lesson plans, assessment strategies, and technology-enriched project ideas for all K–12 subjects. Developed by educators, these free tools and resources support 21st century learning, with project-based approaches in the classroom.
* Shout - Explore Connect Act
Sponsored by Smithsonian Institute. Let's kids participate in global issues
Free tree banding kit for students:
* Google Treks http://googletreks.org/
Enabled by Web 2.0 tools, GoogleTreks™ allows teachers and students to synthesize information in one easy-to-use map that places text, pictures, audio files, video files, and much more in one central location.
* "They Snooze You Lose" Lynell Burmark http://educatebetter.org/resources.html
Lynell had some awesome ideas for making engaging presentations. Her book my be worth the money to purchase. She suggested a book that has a free DVD presentation of quotes that I think I will purchase. Would be a great ice breaker at the beginning of the year.
* iPad Educational Apps
List of apps used in education and their prices. The list is broken down into grade levels.
* Science and STEM integration:
The flipped classroom:
This site is devoted to teaching educators how to use vodcasting to flip your classroom. This is the brainchild of Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams who are pioneers in the field of using vodcasts in the classroom. They have devised a new method of teaching called Pre-Vodcasting and the Flipped Classroom. In this model, students watch vodcasts at home and class time is spent in engaging hands-on activities and directed problem solving. Both Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams are High School Science teachers in Woodland Park Colorado, at the base of Pikes Peak. Thus far, students using the Pre-Vodcasting model have been very successful in mastering Chemistry. We believe that all teachers can benefit from Vodcasting their lessons live, and that the Pre-Vodcasting and Flipped Classroom can revolutionize instruction in Math, Science, and Foreign Language.
* Free QR Code Readers for Cell Phones: