Cyber Monday March 19 2012
So every Monday I meet with my elementary teachers and I share 5-10 resources with them that I have found or we talk about possible ideas they want to implement. I figured I would do a quick blog post recording these so they can go back and see what we went over in case they miss it.
The first thing we talked about was dealing with information overload. I explained the benefits of RSS and showed how to subscribe to feeds via Google Reader.
Tutorial/Wiki About RSS: http://web2tutorial.wikispaces.com/RSS
Video Overview of RSS: RSS in plain english
Speech & Vocab
Howjsay is a free web app that pronounces words that you type in to the site this is great for students as well as staff. I have used this tool to copy big words from emails that I dont know how to pronounce. This app is also available for Android and iPhone.
App Review Blog
Teachers with Apps was founded by Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, and Anne Rachel, an artist and Early Childhood educator. They have created a great resource for educators by educators.
YouTube is a great resource for teachers and students. As we transition to more video based exercises and the flipped model these are 2 resources that can be used in the classroom.
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My name is TJ Houston.
I am the Director of Technology at Huron City Schools. I love integrating technology into the classroom and helping teachers find the way on the information super highway. Things I love: My family, My awesome Girlfriend, Technology, Education, and Photography.
I run PD sessions twice a week and run community training the first Saturday of the month. I love teaching people new things.