Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hardin County Technology Academy




Using Technology to Develop Higher Order Thinking Skills

New Bloom’s Taxonomy vs. Old Bloom’s Taxonomy

Visual Bloom’s Taxonomy

Google Tools Bloom’s Taxomony

Apps for Bloom’s Taxonomy

Interactive Visual Bloom’s Taxonomy

More on Google Tools

Tom Barrett’s Blog

Google Custom Search

Google Squared

Google for Educators

Teacher Assists

Zamzar – Download that Video!

Save that YouTube Video

Shorten those URLs:

Free Technology for Teachers

Watch-Know – Free Educational Videos for K – 12 Students

Kerry Turner – Ed Tech Blog

Dr. Monte Tatom’s Blog – for ALL things Technology!

21 Things for the 21st Century Teacher

eLearners Ultimate List of Free Web-based Education Resources

PBS Resources

Teacher Assists (specific for TN)


New Ways to Teach

The Flipped Classroom

Web 1.0, 2.0, & 3.0, Oh My!

Web 2.0 Tools and Use in the Classroom

Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom

Web 3.0, The Movie

The Wheel of Learning

Publish Your Own Paper (Tweets)

A Visual Way to Organize Information

Five Ways Classrooms Can Use VideoConferencing

CybraryMan’s Questioning Techniques and Strategies

VoiceThread – Group Conversations and Discussions

Glogster – 21st Century Multimedia Tools for Educators


Videos, Tutorials, Demonstrations, & Simulations


Schoolhouse Rocks!


Wolfram Demonstrations

Visuals & Animations


Wordle – Beautiful Word Clouds

How Do I Use Wordle in My Classroom?


Using Animation Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom

Additional Animators/Creators

Study Assists

Language Arts


Digital Story Telling

Citation Creators

Social Studies





Fine Arts

Physical Education

Early Elementary

Friday, June 17, 2011

Slight Correction from Martin Institute Presentation

So I can’t believe I forgot to mention Geogebra in my sessions at the Martin Institute Summer Conference!  I had inadvertently hyperlinked the address incorrectly, so as I was working my way through my list, the site did not show up.

If you have never checked out Geogebra, I encourage you to do so.  First of all, it is OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE!  That is very impressive to me.  Secondly, it can be a great tool for you to use in your classroom. 

Here is how Geogebra describes itself:

“GeoGebra is free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that joins geometry, algebra, tables, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.”

I have now corrected the link in the original Martin Institute post.  Go check out Geogebra!

Backchanneling Transcript from Sessions 7 & 8 @ Martin Institute

After attending Session 1 by Gail Braddock at the Martin Institute’s Summer Conference, I became very excited about the use of backchanneling in my own undergrad classes that I will be teaching in the fall.  I asked the audiences in both of my sessions on Thursday afternoon to indulge me in a couple of trial runs; they were very gracious to do so.  I promised them the transcripts of the sessions so that we could all share in the collaboration.  We used http://www.todaysmeet.com/.  Here are the transcripts:

From Session 7

Please join me in contributing to the useful websites.
JenniferC at 14:58 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

This is a free video site http://www.watchknowlearn.org
Jane at 18:39 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Hello Jennifer.
Sharen C. at 18:39 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

http://citationmachine.net/ is alternative citation maker
Debby at 18:44 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Good article on inquiry lessons from teachinghistory.org: http://teachinghistory.org/teaching-materials/teaching-guides/24123
Debby at 18:52 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Try Animoto for presentations, too. Free accounts offer limited productions.
Debby at 18:58 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

StudyStack also has bunches of ways of practicing with info. Games, contests, etc. Kids love it!
Debby at 19:00 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Great resource from Wolfram alpha - http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/
Lynn at 19:43 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

You also might want to check out: http://domo.goanimate.com/
Lynn at 20:03 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

From Session 8:

Please join me in contributing to the useful websites.
JenniferC at 14:58 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Participation, please.
JenniferC at 19:20 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

My school has a high ESL population, so I can see the usefulness of Wolfram Alpha.
SZorn at 19:35 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

I can use these with my college-aged daughter taking college algebra.
lynn at 19:41 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Cindy at 19:43 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Cindy at 19:44 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

I am looking forward to checking out nutshell math
Sandi at 19:45 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Cindy at 19:46 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Cindy at 19:51 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Khan Academy is another site with tutorials. GREAT! http://www.khanacademy.org/
Cindy at 19:53 PM, 16 Jun 2011 via web

Thanks to all for participating with me!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Martin Institute Presentation -- Useful Websites


Language Arts


Social Studies

Fine Arts
Physical Education

Animations/Alternative Assessments


Study Helps

Teacher Assists

Teacher Assists (TN specific)

Some of My Favorites