Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sites Along The Way: You Don't Want To Miss These 08/09/2011 (p.m.)

  • "The fastest way to create stylish real-time experiences for events using mobile devices

    Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. It can help you to raise money by letting people pledge via text messaging. And because it works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter, its simplicity and flexibility are earning rave reviews.
    How do people use it?
    Creative uses to spark your thinking"

    tags: poll survey web2.0 polling technology cellphone mobile sms

  • "You may have heard already that dig­i­tal lit­er­acy and increased tech­ni­cal capac­ity are crit­i­cal com­po­nents of the K-12 edu­ca­tion. I hap­pen to agree. The prob­lem is that pub­lic edu­ca­tion hasn’t had suf­fi­cient means to put enough com­put­ing devices in the hands of stu­dents. Com­put­ers have been expen­sive and if you have had a com­puter lab that you could visit with your class once a week then you had more than most. Now with the evo­lu­tion of mobile plat­forms, net­books, tablets, and “Bring Your Own Tech­nol­ogy” pro­grams (like this one explained my @micwalker) there is a warm feel­ing in the edu­ca­tion com­mu­nity that mean­ing­ful 1 to 1 access in the class­room is pos­si­ble every­where. Teach­ers are excited, stu­dents are stoked, and tech­nol­ogy direc­tors are pet­ri­fied. The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less includ­ing live streams from our class­rooms, social media at the hands of every learner, and every stu­dent becom­ing the smartest kid in school because she can search Google on her iPad. I am ener­gized that the promise of edu­ca­tional tech­nol­ogy — a world of con­nected learn­ing, col­lab­o­ra­tion, and cre­ative design to engage and impact stu­dent achieve­ment — may finally be mature enough to imple­ment in all classrooms."

    tags: 1:1 management 1to1 classroom edtech technology ClassroomManagement strategies

  • "e BYOT Summit was held on the campus of Kennesaw State University on April 26th.

    * Buster Evans, Superintendent of Forsyth County Schools - Watch his presentation here.
    * Download a copy of his presentation here.

    * Attorney Phil Hartley - Watch his presentation here
    * Download a copy of his presentation here.

    * Forsyth County Educators Share their perspective - Watch their presentation here
    * Download a copy of their presentation here

    And here is a video featuring Forsyth County Students in the BYOT program.

    Forsyth County BYOT Page - http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/BYOT

    * Courses
    * Registration
    * Labs
    * Resources
    * GACE Exam
    * ETC Staff
    * Contact the ETC"

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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