Florida Educational Technology Conference 2011

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Here are resources we would like to share with you as we learn at the Florida Educational Technology Conference 2011.

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Digital Citizenship - Using Technology Appropriately
This website explores Digital Citizenship as concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Included in this website are resources and publications, and the nine elements of Digital Citizenship.
How to Get Teachers to Adopt Technology: What to Do and What Not to Do!primary_350.jpg
GREAT PRESENTATION!Rushton Hurley

tinyurl.com/RHatFETC2011

Technology should either 1- enhance learning or 2- save time

1. DON’T *Limit because YOU don’t know! DO: *Remind teachers of their knowledge (you just want to check their knowledge of the concept... if they want to do a video let them!) Tell them they can do a video or... a poster! :) They can do it alone or with a friend.

(lamp commercial- teachers are not the old lamp, but the light!)

2. *DON’T start with standards! *DO show something fun! ( GREAT site: tag galaxy ) Visually compelling to get their attention because they are usually not listening! :)

3. *DON’T sit everyone in the lab for training! *DO allow regular SHORT sharing time. (tables turned on their side and kids writing letters from the trenches during WW1).

4. *DON’T limit technology to labs. *DO show what’s possible with one or two computers in the classroom. Use a wiki to have kids post vidoes about the content and have students respond to a partner. (Nothing is worse than when a teacher reacts crazy when the technology doesn’t work)

5. *DON’T buy expensive software that teachers do not know how to use it! *DO learn what’s freely available. Share pieces of ourselves with this technology

6. *DON’T blanket the campus with expensive hardware. *DO use targeted spending to focus purchases!
Primary Technology: They can do it too! Pre-K - 2nd grade. Great Glogster!! https://primarytechnology.pbworks.com/w/page/32707518/Welcome
DIAL Up the Engagement! Excellent ways to use cell phones in the external image securedownload11.jpgclassroom. http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/search/label/Cell%20phones%20in%20Education
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cell_phone_aup.docx
cell_phone_permission_slip_letter.docx
cell_phone_survey.docx
cell_permision_sign_slip.docx

Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technolgy

http://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010

The Top 25 New Features in Office 2010

http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/the-top-25-new-office-2010-features-827

TIM 2.0: Florida's New Technology Integration Matrix

http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/tim/matrix

Next Generation of Learners

http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/04/24/students-as-free-agent-learners.aspx
http://www.tomorrow.org/

FETC 2011 VoiceThread:

https://sites.google.com/site/edtechlearning/voicethread-pumpupthevolume
Turn Up the Volume! You will learn how to successfully and easily incorporate Voice Thread into your lessons.

100+ Free Internet Resources for Real Teachers in Real Classrooms

https://sites.google.com/site/meetthegeeksii/
You will find content focusing on interactive websites that can be used for differentiated instruction, classroom management, learning centers, and teacher tools
Florida Inclusion Network
http://www.floridainclusionnetwork.com/page265.aspx
The Florida Inclusion Network provides learning opportunities, consulation, information and support to educators, families, and community memebers resulting in the inclusion of all students.
#edChat
http://edchat.pbworks.com/w/page/219908/FrontPage
View conversation from Twitter about various issues teacher face with technology education.
Edmodo**
http://www.edmodo.com
Sharing site