Notes and links from the three sessions in Breckenridge, CO, October 2010

Technology Trends Teachers Need to Know:


iPOD and iPHONE APPS REVIEW SITES:

  • iEar.org: A site dedicated to grading mobile applications for the education community.
  • AppShopper: Commercial site dedicated to identifying and rating mobile apps of interest.
  • Appolicious: Dedicated to helping users find apps they love. Includes apps for iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Android phone system.
  • iPads for Education: Ning social network dedicated to finding ways to embrace iPad devices for the classroom.
  • iPod for Educators: Ning social network dedicated to finding ways to embrace iPod Touch devices for the classroom.
  • iPods and iPads in the Classroom

E-READING RESOURCES:
  • Project Gutenberg: Free ebooks for Kindle, iPad, Nook, Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook, and many other readers. Over 33,000 titles available.
  • Audio Owl: Site for downloading free audio books. A great option for struggling readers.


Professional Development for the 21st Century Educator:


TOOLS AND SERVICES I USE FOR MY PLN (Personal or Professional Learning Network):

GOOGLE READER IN PLAIN ENGLISH:



  • Ministry Technology Mentors: Graduate level courses in educational technology through Concordia University Wisconsin at a fraction of the normal cost. Also provides school training and leadership in educational technology integration.
    • Free Technology for Teachers
    • TED Talks: Engaging talks on technology, entertainment, and design. While most talks don't specifically address education issues, they are a great way to keep up with current trends and to learn more about what our future, and the world that our students will experience, might be like.

THE NETWORK IS THE LEARNING: WHY EVERY EDUCATOR NEEDS A PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORK:




Harnessing the Power of Wikis for Student Learning:


WIKIS IN PLAIN ENGLISH:



FREE SERVICES FOR WIKI CREATION:

GEOGRAPHY WIKIS:

HISTORY WIKIS:

LITERATURE WIKIS:

WRITING:

MISCELLANEOUS EDUCATION WIKIS:

PROFESSIONAL WIKIS:

ADDITIONAL WIKI INFORMATION: