On November 10, I attended Edcamp Baltimore and had a great time! I came back with a host of new resources to check out and strategies to share with other teachers at my school.
Below are links to online resources that I wanted to check out, as well as my notes of all the sessions I attended. To access other resources shared during Edcamp Baltimore, check out the Edcamp Baltimore website and Storify. To learn more about Edcamps, visit http://edcampfoundation.org/vision/.
Links and Resources:
Tools for Flipping the classroom/Blended Learning
- Screencast-0-Matic (Pro account used by Bryn Mawr teacher)
- Camtasia (used by Bullis)
- Schoology (ideal for math educators because you can add formulas
- Wested reading apprenticeship program – strategies for using reading strategies in a flipped classroom
- Using Apple TV to mirror on the projector
- Math Programs similar to Khan Academy
- Bozeman Biology videos
- Gilder Lehrman Institute of American Historylectures
- Vi Hart – Math videos
- Wacom bamboo tablet (used by Bryn Mawr teacher to create flipped math videos)
- Bamboo paper (iPad notetaking app)
- Hapara Teacher Dashboard – System for monitoring student google app accounts
Tools for Collaborative Learning
- Twitter discussion: #satchat
- Mystery Skype
- Backchanneling – Using social media to develop two-way communication between presenters and presentees
- Google in Education: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship
- Teachers Pay Teachers – Online marketplace for teachers to buy, sell and share original teaching resources
Social Media sites for teachers
- Tioki – Teachers connect with other teachers based on mutual interests.
- Teachercast – A place for teachers to help other teachers
- Portfoliyo – free program to communicate with parents through text messaging
- Kickboard – a social media site to develop classroom culture, academics, and build strong relationships with students and parents.
Smackdown – Teachers shared their favorite Web 2.0 tools
- Mural.ly – Creative collaboration to map content in one space, collaborate in groups, and show your ideas
- Wunderlist – a free task manager accessible on multiple platforms
- Themeefy – grab links, photo and videos to allow students to tell a story
- No Red Ink – Practice grammar and writing skills
- Conceptboard – Instant whiteboards for teams and projects
- Ten Marks – Interactive math website focusing on practice, instruction, assessment, and intervention
Twitter in the Classroom & Infographics
- Hootsuite – Social media management dashboard
- Twiducate – Social networking for schools. Free for teachers.
- Visual.ly – Create or search for visual infographics
- Easel.ly – Create and share visual ideas online
- Infogr.am – Create interactive infographics