Resources from EdCamp Baltimore 2012

15 Nov

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

Tools for Collaborative Learning

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

Blogging Resources

  • Clustrmaps – Know who is accessing your blog from across the world with this visual.
  • Quadblogging – read and comment on other blogs – share with other classrooms
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