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    PETE&C, February 2013
    Infographics
    Content Curation
    Google SLAM
    PBEA, November 2012
    App a Day
    OJR In-Service
    Infographics
    OJR In-Service, November, 2012
    Grade 5 Performance Task
    Grade 6 Performance Task
    OJR In-Service, August 2012
    Historical Fiction Performance Task
    Grade Six Performance Task
    OJR In-Service, May 2012
    Digital Media Performance Task

    PETE&C, February 2012
    An App a Day: Using iPads in the Classroom
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Sunday, February 12

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    PETE&C, February 2012
    An App a Day: Using iPads in the Classroom

    ISTE 2011, Philadelphia, PA.
    Aligning Technology Use for Achievement
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Wednesday, May 25

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    Workshops and Conferences
    PETE&C 2009,ISTE 2011, Philadelphia, PA.
    Aligning Technology Use for Achievement
    PAECT Google Workshop for Educators
    Google Workshop for Educators
    PETE&C,
    February 2010
    ISTE 2010, Washington D.C.
    2011
    Integrating GeoSpatial Technology into Core Curriculum

    Google Workshop
    ...
    Version July 7,14,216,13,20 & August 4, 11
    Get Going with Google
    3, 10
    Google Workshop for Educators

    ISTE 2010, Denver, Colorado
    Using Geospatial Technologies to Learn Core Curriculum
    PETE&C 2009,PETE&C, February 2010
    Scratch It! Sketch It! Create It!
    Sparking Student Learning in STEM Subjects
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    Workshops and Conferences
    PETE&C 2009, February 2010
    ISTE 2010, Washington D.C.
    Google Workshop for Educators: Online Version July 7,14,21 & August 4, 11
    Get Going with Google

    ISTE 2010, Denver, Colorado
    Using Geospatial Technologies to Learn Core Curriculum
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Friday, November 12

  1. page Collaboration Tools edited Here are 15 free online collaboration tools and apps to try today: — Keep and Share – Keep and S…
    Here are 15 free online collaboration tools and apps to try today:

    Keep and Share – Keep and Share is a group file sharing system. Accounts are password-controlled and secure enough to store sensitive information.
    Wridea – Wridea makes it easy to collaborate and share ideas with colleagues, team members, and fellow learners. This brainstorming tool organizes and categorizes ideas onto different pages, provides unlimited storage, and allows users to comment on topics and ideas.
    Writeboard – Whiteboard is free collaborative writing software. It can be used to write, edit, track changes, and rollback to previous versions.
    Twiddla – Twiddla works very well for online meetings or co-browsing. Groups can use it to mark-up and comment on web pages, images, and other content.
    Spicebird – This open source platform is an all-in-one suite of communication tools for people who want to collaborate online. Features include email, instant messaging, and an online calendar.
    Stixy – Stixy works like an online bulletin board or whiteboard. It offers a work space where you can place content and collaborate with other people on the web.
    ReviewBasics – This free online service is great for people who are collaborating and editing different types of content. ReviewBasics allows users to share, annotate, and markup everything from images and videos to documents.
    EditGrid – EditGrid is a web-based application that works a lot like Microsoft Excel. Special features include sharing, collaborating, and publishing capabilities.
    ooVoo – ooVoo offers a free 2-way video chat service and a 6-way text chat. The site can also be used to record and send short video messages.
    Palbee – Palbee is a free video conferencing tool with multiple capabilities. Users can conduct video meetings with other people or record a video presentation for later viewing.
    GroupTweet – GroupTweet is designed for Twitter users who want to be able to communicate and collaborate privately.
    Edmodo – Edmodo is rather like a private Twitter. Students and teachers can use this free (and private) microblogging platform to communicate online. Edmodo also provides file sharing and file storage.
    SimplyBox – SimplyBox allows users to capture specific images, text, and video and then organize their finding into an easy-to-share box. Conversations and comments can then be placed around the box and shared once more.
    Mikogo – This free desktop sharing software can be used for online meetings, web conferences, presentations, remote support, and other collaborative efforts. Mikogo is incredibly simple to use and download.
    Vyew – Vyew is a relatively new collaboration platform that can be used for webinars, online conferences, and real-time learning and instruction. No installation is required and all activity can be tracked and logged.

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  2. page Top 20 Websites edited A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFu…
    A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFunky with some being simpler than others, but all having unique features. Explore all the tools and choose the best option for your skill level.
    Creaza and Jaycut are answers to the Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam problem. Both of these sites have online video editing tools where Flip videos can be uploaded for easy manipulation. Creaza also has a wonderful alternative for GarageBand and a rather incredible comic creator.
    Delicious or Diigo are online bookmarking networks teachers need. Inevitably a wonderful link is shared with us that we think, “Oh, I know I’ll use that later” and then we forget what it was. Using one of these resources lets teachers save bookmarks in a webspace and allows networking.
    Doodle is a groovy scheduling tool teachers can use when setting up a collaborative work meeting or building social committee event. One user creates the Doodle and shares the link with others. Everyone can share time availability and determine the prime meeting date.
    Dropbox is one of my absolute favorite tools shared with me by Intel Teach buddies Glen Westbrook and Jill Summers. Dropbox is a 2 GB e-vault tool that allows teachers to drop files in an online folder and sync it with multiple computers. For example, I might create a file on my MacBook at school, move it into my Dropbox folder and then open it up on my Dell at home. No jump drives to lose or accidentally wash and no email files that are too large to send. Plus, as an added bonus, I can create collaborative folders in Dropbox to share with partner teachers. Love it!
    Edmodo – Definitely my #1 favorite tool on the web for creating a social network within a classroom or amongst all the teachers in a building. It’s simply easier to have files, links, and discussions held in one location. I am going to encourage our principal to set up a group in Edmodo for all building communications which can reduce the number of papers in teacher inboxes significantly.
    Free Tech 4 Teachers and Larry Ferlazzo tie for this slot as these are amazing resource blogs for any teacher. You know the commercial, “There’s an App for That!” These fellas are the ones who can share those apps. Bookmark them, add them to your Google Reader, and visit often for excellent resources all year long.
    Glogster.EDU is one of those tools that opens dozens of lesson ideas to foster creativity and higher order thinking skills. No more will we have poster boards dropping off the walls in the hallways or students covered in Crayola markers down their arms. With Glogster teachers and students can create interactive posters for research, websites, presentations, reflection, and more.
    Google Language Translator does a fairly decent job of language translation. Although we all know languages do not automatically translate due to grammar structure, idioms, etc. this tool does basic translation well if needed.
    Google Tools for Educators. Here teachers can receive training on how to use the Google Suite of Docs, Reader, Picasa, and more plus find out what new and innovative things Google is adding. It’s a never-ending world of innovation for us this year.
    LiveBinders is one tool that certainly is gaining teacher popularity this summer. For those moments when teachers need to share a set of links, create a webquest, Internet scavenger hunt, or content related sites with parents, this tool is the perfect ticket.
    MyWebspiration and Dabbleboard (thanks McTeach) are brainstorming collaboration tools perfect for unit plan design, party planning, or big school event planning such as Field Day or as a great high school chemistry teacher I know who plans Mole Day each year.
    Photos8 and Pics4Learning are two public domain image sites that are simply wonderful for student use. I’ve raved on these before, but teachers definitely need to bookmark them for student projects.
    Prezi – Yes, I do enjoy Microsoft Office and Google Documents, but I really dig Prezi for student presentations. The concept of how it creates the “real” visual aid and allows for video embedding took my students to a different level during the speech unit this year. The tool does take a bit to figure it out, but with the excellent tutorial videos and a couple of clicks, the students are off and running.
    Social networks such as Twitter, Plurk, DEN, Thinkfinity, and Intel communities are listed because every teacher needs a PLN - a place to connect with other teachers of similar subject and content areas. This is especially critical for those teachers in small schools where there may only be one or two teachers in a department. Believe me, when I was the sole member of the “English Department” for a year, my staff meetings went great, but it was difficult not having a support group. Now teachers can simply jump in, join in pedagogical conversations, share resources, and grow.
    Troovi is simply a brilliant little gem for teachers collecting photos from multiple student digital cameras. Simply grab the URL directly above the logo and share it with the whole class. Students simply upload the images from their cameras to that URL (no login required) and within seconds everyone has an online album to share. No more having to bring the digital cameras up to the teacher’s desk one at a time. Yay!
    Voicethread –From digital storytelling, reflection, photo essays, and more, this tool has been one of my students’ favorites. Also be sure to check out Voicethread for Educators Ning for ideas on using the tool.
    Wordsmyth and Lexipedia are the dictionary and thesaurus tools I recommend. Where Wordsmyth offers a beginner’s picture dictionary along with a full dictionary, Lexipedia makes using a thesaurus fun.
    Zamzar and MediaConverter for file conversions and Youtube downloads. Yes, there are always moments in the year where students turn in Microsoft Works or Word Perfect files that simply do not open nicely on a school computer. Zamzar will convert those files on top of downloading YouTube videos.

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Monday, August 9

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    More videos about Google Apps: Education Edition on YouTube (including recorded webinars).
    CribSheets/Starting Points:
    Google Apps EDU Overview
    Admin Basics
    Postini Services
    Agenda/Outline
    Introduction:
    My Experience
    Why 207 Uses Apps Edu
    Chicago Area Users Group
    My Google Apps Bookmarks
    Leading Questions: (Not A Substitute for Real Legal or Ethical Advice - but questions that are sure to come up)
    User Agreement
    Privacy and Security
    CIPA, FERPA, and COPPA
    Mark Wagner (See also: Little Known Facts about CIPA, COPPA, and FERPA.)
    Miguel Guhlin
    http://principals.wikispaces.com/legal
    Sample Recommendation Report on Moving to Google Apps - University of Arizona
    Exit Strategy
    Control Panel:
    Getting Signed Up
    Apps Status Dashboard
    Control Panel Features
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    Postini:
    Features available
    Message Security
    Email content policies to limit inbound and outbound email messages
    Email attachment policies to quarantine or block specific file types such as mp3 or media files
    Email footers for all outbound messages
    Encryption using standard TLS protocols
    Additional layer of spam and virus protection
    User account synchronization with Google Apps Education Edition
    Message Discovery (Additional Fee)
    Archiving for up to 10 years
    Set retention periods to comply with corporate policies
    Provide cross-archive search capabilities for administrators
    Implement litigation holds to preserve messages
    Recover and export messages for further review
    Getting Started
    Discussion:
    Which Apps Questions do you get and/or fear the most?
    Which features should you turn on for your organization
    Which apps are allowed outside of the domain?
    Are staff settings different from students?
    What kind of security/archiving policies and settings do you want/need

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  2. page Google Apps Education Edition edited Google Apps Education Edition The Crib Sheet Google Apps: Education Edition The Tool Google Ap…
    Google Apps Education Edition
    The Crib Sheet
    Google Apps: Education Edition
    The Tool
    Google Apps: Education Edition
    Google Apps: Education Community
    Overview
    Sessions on Google Apps at the GTA for Admins in San Antonio:
    Google Apps: Education Edition (Kern Kelley)
    Apps Administration (Including Dashboard and Postini) (Hank Thiele)
    Kern Kelley's Sessions on Google Apps at the GTA in DC:
    Session 1 (Introduction)
    Session 2 (For Adminstrators)
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    Big "A" Apps and little "a" apps. (Apps for your domain and consumer apps.)
    Google Apps and Google Apps: Education Edition
    Benefits and Potential Concerns
    Getting Started
    More From Google For Educators
    Successful Deployments for Educational Institutions
    Now with Google Message Security for free!
    See also: Security Whitepaper
    Integrate Google Apps with Moodle!
    Integrate Google Apps with Active Directory!
    Note: Google Apps can also integrate with Wikispaces.
    For hard(er) core Google Apps deployment questions, start here:
    http://deployment.googleapps.com/
    Demonstration (Time Permitting)
    Additional Resources
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    More videos about Google Apps: Education Edition on YouTube (including recorded webinars).

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  3. page Google Calendar edited Google Calendar The Calendar segment will focus on organizing campus activities such as use of at…
    Google Calendar
    The Calendar segment will focus on organizing campus activities such as use of athletic fields and teacher sign-ups for libraries and computer labs... not to mention creation of an up-to-date central repository of all staff meetings and other school events, including ASB and PTA calendars (and how to share these with the staff and/or community).
    The Tool
    Google Calendar
    Demonstration
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    Create a Calendar
    Share a Calendar
    Subscribe to a Calendar
    Calendar Settings
    Notification
    Settings (for All Calendars)
    Mobile Setup (Optional)
    Tips
    Examples
    Embed Google Calendars
    Embed Multiple Google Calendars
    Embed Multiple Google Calendars in Google Sites
    Sync with Other Calendars
    Sync Google Calendar with Outlook
    Sync Google Calendar with iCal
    Activity: Collaboratively create a "master" school calendar.
    Note: I recommend keeping your original calendar as a personal (or professional) individual calendar.
    Each team member will create a new school-related calendar such as:
    Staff Meetings
    School Events
    Athletic Fields
    The Library
    Computer Labs
    ASB
    PTA
    Others in the group will subscribe to the various calendars to create their own "Master Calendar."
    Experiment with different permissions on calendars... so others can create events (or not).
    One person from each team will share their "Master Calendar" with the large group.
    Note: After the activity, feel free to unsubscribe from the calendars created today, so that they don't clutter up your "real" calendar.
    Bonus Functions
    Bonus: Embed multiple calendars in one page!
    Bonus: Schedule multiple resources in one calendar (only in Apps: Education Edition).
    Additional Resources
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    See the entire "How To Use Google Calendar" playlist on YouTube (for Google Apps users).
    See also the Google Calendar videos in this Google Tutorials playlist.
    Advanced: Create a Bulletin from Your Calendar <== NEW SECTION (Updated 2009-10-06)
    1. Set up an automatic email reminder for your calendar (under "Calendar Settings" and Notification).
    2. Set up a TwitterMail address, and send the email notifications there. This will post the first 140 characters of the email to your twitter account.
    Note #1: You'll first need a twitter account for this to work, and it would be best to set up a separate account specifically for this purpose.
    Note #2: The notification emails will be sent to your Google account.. so you'll need to set up a rule (in Gmail or your email client) to automatically forward the messages from that Calendar to your TwitterMail address.
    3. Copy the URL of the RSS feed on your twitter account (this is usually a link at the bottom of the right hand column on your twitter page). Now, add the RSS feed to a gadget on your website. You will now have an automatically updating bulletin on your webpage - generated by events on your Google Calendar!
    See an example in action here: http://www.lghs.k12.ca.us/Bulletin/
    Thanks to Danny Silva for sharing this trick during the workshop!

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