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January 2012 Ed Tech News

posted Feb 14, 2012, 7:57 AM by kmmcmonagle@dcsdk12.org   [ updated Feb 14, 2012, 7:58 AM ]

Educational Technology Bits & Bytes

Atomic Learning- short videos “How do I … ? within a plethora of software applications and includes integration ideas.  DCSD  IT and Purchasing departments have partnered to work with Atomic Learning for improved subscription pricing for schools interested in  one year subscription purchases August 2012-June 2013.   Details about Atomic Learning.

TikaTok Story Creation, embed the FREE final book onto a website, share with parents, family, students for feedback, connections etc. Teachers create an account and add students to create moderated logins.

EXPLORE! Learning with Technology...
Play the quick & short online game of  TEC. It’s a smaller version of BINGO.
How does learning change with the use of technology?
Great learning environment articles, videos and reflections for deeper understanding about the possibilities.
Real World Learning @ Geography:
21st Century Challenges, Adapting to an Urban Future Public sector strike rallies held across UK, 1 Dec 2011 Tent City University @OccupyLondon 2011
GRANTS - School Funding Center a one-stop shop for education grant support
50 Awesome ways to use skype in education!
Tips for classroom use of Skype - Ed Tech Teacher blog
If you plan to use Skype in the classroom explain to your students what Skype is and how it works. If you plan to have students set up their own accounts, then talk to them about privacy and security. If students are under the age of 18 it's probably a wise idea that they not reveal their full name, nor complete a Skype personal profile.
Learn more at Skype in the Classroom.
DCSD Google Apps for Students
(Administrator’s Resources)
Take a Brief Survey by January 10, 2011 Results shared with DCSD Google Advisory Team and at Technology PLC: Let us know how using Google Apps with students is going!  Google Apps support writing instruction.
Hardware Purchases?
Check out the purchasing department’s Google site.

Software purchases. IT is working with purchasing to assist schools with bulk pricing on some applications/online subscriptions.
Atomic Learning improved annual pricing.
Check out IT District Webpage for info and resources
Digital Educators 2010-2012 Cohort
Educational Technology Academy

Please provide feedback if you try a resource or have news to share.
November 2011 Skype in Education, Skype an expert, DCSD Edmodo, Badges in Ed.
October 2011 Ed Tech NewsDLMC Tech Equipment check-out, Mimio Info, Gamifying Education, Robotics Camp
September 2011 Ed Tech NewsUpdates & Login info for Discovery Streaming, Edmodo, Enchanted Learning, Infinite Campus, tech grant info