This week’s Tech Talk is: Flipped Education
One of the latest trends in education is Flipped Education. There are two main components associated with the flipped classroom approach. First, students watch lectures and other forms of classroom content outside of school at their own pace. Then, students come to school and work to actively apply what they have learned with assistance from the teacher. This video may also help to give you a more visual understanding of what a flipped classroom looks like.
Here are a few more resources that may help you understand the flipped classroom:
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This week’s Tech Talk is: Stich.it
Stich.it is an awesome free website that allows you to "stich" websites together into a slideshow-like experience. This creates a faster, easier way for you and your students to surf the web! For example, you might have five web pages that you’d like to share with your students. In the past, you’d have to send them five individual links. With Stich.it, you only have to send them a single Stich.it link that includes all five Web pages. This would be a great site to use if you are doing research projects! Instead of allowing your students to just "surf the net" to try and find reliable websites, try putting together of a number of websites with Stich.it so they have somewhere to start.
Watch Stich.it Explained or view a Stich.it example for a better idea of how the site works. When you are ready to create your own, just head to Stich.it home page and paste in the links that you want to "stich." Click the Stich.it button below and you will be provided with a neat URL to share with whomever you want! It’s that simple!
Did you mark your calendars yet? The 16th Annual Summer Instructional Technology Academy (SITA) is July 30-August 2nd at Bay Port HS. Trust me…you won’t want to miss it!!!
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This week’s Tech Talk is: SuperTeacherWorksheets & Facts4Me
Our school recently purchased a subscription to SuperTeacherWorksheets. “This site features thousands of printable PDF files. Our collections include math worksheets, spelling lists, reading comprehension passages, educational board games, graphic organizers, handwriting practice pages, educational card games, flashcards, and manipulative teaching materials.” Please contact me for the log-in information if you need it.
We also recently subscribed to the Facts4Me website. Facts4Me is an online reference tool, written by teachers, for primary students. This would be another great place to start if you are doing research projects. The one limitation is that our subscription is only available from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Please contact me for the log-in information if you need it.
Last week’s Tech Talk was: iThings
Here are some Apps that were shared last week -
Line ‘em Up (Number Lines)
Mad Math Lite
Language Arts -
Sparklefish (My New Favorite! Just like Mad Libs)
My Story – Book Maker
Story Buddy 2 (ON SALE NOW!)
Sock Puppet – Voice recording
Internet Safety –
Professor Garfield Cyberbullying – iPad Only
Professor Garfield Online Safety – iPad Only
Professor Garfield Forms of Media – iPad Only
Puffin Free (Can run flash)
Dr. Seuss Band
Mike Slowinski and I attended and presented at the WEMTA Conference last week! I attended an impromptu App session and wanted to share the list of great apps that we app came up with!
Have a great extended weekend!