Resources from Michigan District presentations -- 2010


RESOURCES ADDED POST-CONFERENCE:

  • Lincoln's Pocket -- Primary source package and professional development guide from the Library of Congress.
  • from Shepherd of the Hills, Centennial, CO -- This curriculum is approximately 3 years old and needs updating, but does provide a basic skills framework for working with both students and teachers and is easily adaptable.
  • Presentation files from August 3rd and 4th: Audio and video files have been removed to cut down on the file size. In addition, these files have been converted to PowerPoint to reduce the file size. The slides may look different but contain the same basic information.





















GENERAL RESOURCES -- 21ST CENTURY LEARNING:



ANALYZING SOURCES/DIGITAL LITERACY HOAX RESOURCES:


ASSESSMENT RESOURCES:



AUDIO RESOURCES:

  • Audacity: Free open source software for audio capture and editing. May be used for the creation of podcasts and other audio files.
  • VoiceThread: A service which allows you to build class conversations around images, documents, and videos.


BLOG EXAMPLES AND TOOLS:


COLLABORATION RESOURCES:

  • Wikispaces: Free service for creating education wikis. Versatile tool!
  • PBWorks: Another popular free tool for creating education wikis

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RESOURCES:

  • Scratch: Free, object-based programming software for students. May be used to create digital stories, simulations, and problem solving activities.
  • Alice: Free, object-based programming software for older students (middle school and senior high).
  • Google SketchUp: Free creation tool for 3D models.
  • Game Maker: Free game and simulation creator.

LIFE-LONG LEARNING TOOLS:

  • Pageflakes: A free service where one can create individualized news and information pages by building content "flakes" on the page.
  • Google Alerts: Create a keyword alert and then let Google send you an email when new sites or links appear with the word or phrase. A great tool for keeping up-to-date with specific research data and projects.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES:

  • Ministry Technology Mentors: Online graduate courses through Concordia University Wisconsin designed to re-tool teachers for the digital age in which we live.


TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS:


VIDEO RESOURCES FROM THE PRESENTATIONS:



VIDEO RESOURCES (OTHER):



WIKI EXAMPLES: