Friday, June 08, 2007

InfoBytes - Four Terrific Tech Resources to Explore this Summer

Which new tech tools are having a significant impact on teaching and learning in many classrooms?

What are some cutting-edge web resources that reflect interactive and collaborative learning trends?

Infinite Thinking Machine

Sponsored by Google and written by educators, this is a top site for keeping informed about the newest tech trends. If you only have time for one tech blog each week, make it this one!

PB Wiki

“Make a free Wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich” on this user-friendly site which is perfect for beginning Wiki creators. For more on wikis, see the excellent YouTube video “Wikis in Plain English”.

Teacher Tube

View teacher-created instructional videos and upload your own videos on this educator version of YouTube created by teacher Jason Smith. Search for professional development videos or locate movies to help your students learn a particular skill.

Enter the world of social bookmarking and discover a huge collection of shared, searchable Web favorites. Find out what other teachers think are the best Websites and share yours. Save and organize your personal bookmarks and access them from any computer on the web.

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June 18

EDUC 744 911 Effective Classroom Management — Elementary

EDUC 744 912 Effective Classroom Management — Middle School-High School

EDUC 744 920 Teaching Writing with the 6-Traits — Elementary

EDUC 744 909 Teaching Writing with the 6-Traits — Middle School/High School

EDUC 744 925 Bullying in Schools

EDUC 744 951 Digital Classroom: Teaching Information Literacy with Primary Sources

EDUC 744 949 Instructional Role of Assessment

EDUC 744 937 Learning Applications for the iPod® and Handheld Computers

EDUC 744 928 Digital Photography Basics and Graphic Design for the Classroom

EDUC 760 E-Learning for Educators

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning

June 19 EDUC 744 940 School Library and Classroom Collaboration

June 21 EDUC 744-941 Mentoring Teachers

June 25 EDUC 744 930 Web Design

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