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# Avon Tech Resource For Educators

Technology Tips for Educators in the Avon Local School District

## Saturday, May 28, 2011

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## Monday, January 3, 2011

### Mr. Byrne's Super Book of Web Tools for Educators!

I would like to take this opportunity to once again sing my praises for Richard Byrne's one-of-a-kind technology blog Free Technology for Teachers. A few weeks back, Mr. Byrne shared The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators, a project where he collaborated with some of the most well-known and knowledgeable educational technology gurus from across North America. If you'd like to learn more about ed. tech. but just aren't sure where to start - read this publication now! Begin building your PLN (professional learning network), and enrich your curriculum with a wide variety of educational tools available for free. This technology guide includes lots of great information for those who want to know more about what type of technologies are available and how to incorporate them in a learning environment. Enjoy!

## Thursday, November 11, 2010

### Class Discussion...100% Participation!

I may be on to something here...

I have just ventured into some uncharted ed-tech territory, and I think it went fairly well considering it was my first run. My sophomores are reading George Orwell's Animal Farm, and we're about halfway through the book. I wanted to reward them for working so hard on the first half of the book, so I figured I would show about 25 minutes of TNT's film adaptation just to give them more insight to the story.

Then I thought, "What good is watching a movie if there's no discussion or follow-up to create opportunities for deeper understanding?" This is where the technology came into play. I used Today's Meet, a web application that is very similar to Twitter. Students are given a web link that directs them to a virtual chatroom where they create a screen name and are able to submit comment of 140 characters (letters, numbers, spaces). I originally heard about Today's Meet in Richard Byrne's blog Free Technology for Teachers. You can take a look and read his post on Today's Meet and other backchanneling tools.

I printed off the 15 page transcript of my 1st period class discussion, and I look forward to re-reading our discussion to take a closer look at who was actually doing some real thinking.

I will be posting our discussions at a later time for you to take a look at. In the meantime, I strongly encourage you to visit Today's Meet and think about ways you can incorporate this tool into your own curriculum.

I have just ventured into some uncharted ed-tech territory, and I think it went fairly well considering it was my first run. My sophomores are reading George Orwell's Animal Farm, and we're about halfway through the book. I wanted to reward them for working so hard on the first half of the book, so I figured I would show about 25 minutes of TNT's film adaptation just to give them more insight to the story.

Then I thought, "What good is watching a movie if there's no discussion or follow-up to create opportunities for deeper understanding?" This is where the technology came into play. I used Today's Meet, a web application that is very similar to Twitter. Students are given a web link that directs them to a virtual chatroom where they create a screen name and are able to submit comment of 140 characters (letters, numbers, spaces). I originally heard about Today's Meet in Richard Byrne's blog Free Technology for Teachers. You can take a look and read his post on Today's Meet and other backchanneling tools.

I printed off the 15 page transcript of my 1st period class discussion, and I look forward to re-reading our discussion to take a closer look at who was actually doing some real thinking.

I will be posting our discussions at a later time for you to take a look at. In the meantime, I strongly encourage you to visit Today's Meet and think about ways you can incorporate this tool into your own curriculum.

## Wednesday, October 13, 2010

### Need Math Help?

While checking my Google Reader subscriptions, I came across an excellent math resource on Kevin Cummins' excellent blog Edgalaxy. He featured the site Algebrahelp.com. This site includes lessons, worksheets, and exercises for students, teachers, and maybe even parents who need to brush up on some their math skills so they can help out with their kid's after-dinner homework. After about 5 minutes of browsing around Algebrahelp.com, I was able to figure out how to determine GCF (greatest common factor). This was something I distinctly remember struggling with as a math student back in my own grade school days.

Maybe Algebrahelp.com can help you out? Check out the site here.

Maybe Algebrahelp.com can help you out? Check out the site here.

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