Integration of Technology in the Classroom | e-Learning Today TV

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Episode 8 – May 7, 2010

(Episode Length: 20 minutes, 41 seconds)


  • Welcome to e-Learning Today TV

Pick me up

  • Crew Team
    • high school crew team with deaf member
    • use sign language and signals to communicate
    • incorporating special needs student as part of a team

Current E-vents

  • Win a Projector for Your School or Classroom | “Our edTech is Busted! Contest” by
    • DEADLINE: Monday May 17, 12 PM CST
    •  1. Sign up for free as a member of TeachHUB community, sponsored by the K-12 Alliance – online resource center/network for educators.
    • 2. Email your entry to Be sure to include the following in your email:  a picture of your school’s most “busted” tech tools w your name, school and contact info
    • a written explanation of why you deserve to win in 25 words or less
    • PRIZE: An ultra portable Optoma DV10 MovieTime DLP projector with a built-in DVD player, sound system, and HDTV compatibility. No setup or cables necessary.


  • Dr. Seuss Story Maker
    • choose from famous Dr. Seuss characters and scenes
    • add music to the story
    • great for whiteboard instruction and sharing
  • Stage’d

    • 3-d comic maker
    • Tons of characters, scenes, props, etc
    • Type in dialogue
    • Great for projects, storytelling, sharing

Hashtag Talk

  • These Were the Days of Our Ning
    • No longer free, no grandfathering in
    • Ning Mini – $2.95/month $19.95/year, limited options
    • Full branding control – $19.95/month $199.95/year
    • + the option for vid and music uploading and API access – $49.95/month, $499.95/year
    • “Major sponsor” – Free for K-12 educators, who are educators?
    • Lack of trust
    • Advertisements
    • Open Source Software
    • Are there any viable alternatives?

Watch and Learn

  • Twitterview
    • third grade class demonstrating use of social networking
    • used Twitter to interview BrainPop characters
    • learning and information from Twitter

Teach This

  • Top 5 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom
    • 6 million monthly visitors, 3rd largest social networking site in the www, 1/2 users are working adults, great tool for PLN.
    • But how can we make twitter more accessible to students and harness its power as a learning tool?


    • Free math resources
    • K, Elementary, Middle, High School Math
    • Online and pdf tutorials
    • Scorecard to keep track of answers
  • WhizKidsGames
    • Games and activities aimed at autistic children
    • Independent living skills and concepts
    • Interactive and colorful games

Blogger of the Week

  • How to Increase Tech Integration in the Classroom  | Cheska Lorena from Teaching Miss Cheska
    • “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” -Charles Darwin
    • Miss Cheska is a certified High School biology teacher, masters student at the College of Saint Rose in upstate NY, and self proclaimed “quirky, but lovable ed tech geek
    • Her post – 7 ways to Increase Teacher Technology Integration in the Classroom
      • Great for administrators and coaches – when planning tech integration professional development.
      • Makes tech integration look easy by advocating for small, measurable goal setting and providing non-intrusive action steps for teachers.
      • Create a clear vision of what an ideal classroom with integrated technology looks like.
      • Build an on-campus professional learning network.
      • Build an online professional learning network.
      • Invest in yourself.
      • Expand your learning network to the classroom.
      • Publish, publicize, and advertise your students’ technology-related work.
      • Develop a reflective practice with your integration of technology in the classroom.

So, What do You Know?

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