Durham's Digital Dialogue

by Cassie Harmon
21st Century Teacher Learning Cadre Member

Some News from LISD technology:

SchoolWeb (now called Moodle 2.6)  is back!   For those of you who previously had a SchoolWeb Site, it can easily be migrated over to the new Moodle 2.6 version.   It is said to be much more stable, reliable, and user friendly than the previous version. Click here for more information.

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Education Student Research Engine -

Instagrok - an intelligent research engine for students and teachers

Interactive iPad app

Classkick - Classkick is an iPad app that allows a teacher to see students working on a teacher's Classkick-made assignment.  Teachers  may see every students' work progressing simultaneously in real-time. Students can privately raise hands, teachers may give individualized
student feedback, and more.  I will be giving a brief demo of this at our next staff meeting, but if you'd like to see it sooner, please let me know.  

Video Lesson Creation Website

EDPuzzle is a new website that lets you take  almost any video off the web, edit it down to the portions you want, insert your voice and questions along a timeline that matches the video, and allowing you to customize it for your specific student needs. You can create a virtual classroom where you monitor individual student progress and work. With EDPuzzle you can search for educational videos from Khan Academy, National Geographic, Vimeo, TeacherTube, Learn Zillion and more.  Terms of Use: Students under thirteen must use this service through a teacher created classroom (its FREE and easy), and only after their parents have given written consent.  
LISD Parent Permission Letter for Digital Tools
EDPuzzleTutorial by EdPuzzle
EDPuzzle Video Tutorials on YouTube
@EDpuzzle on Twitter

Websites for Teachers

Edudemic - Education Technology Tips for Students and Teachers
Edutopia- George Lucas Educational Foundation Website
Common Sense for Education (Graphite) - "We rate, educate, and advocate for kids, families, and schools."

Informational Articles for Tweens Website

Smithsonian's TweenTribune - free information articles, lesson plans, and interactive classroom set-up geared for Tweens.

My apologies for information overload when we aren't even back yet!  I will share this Tackk bulletin in the Google drive under "21st Century Apps/Resources."