Huffman Tech Integration Day

February 20, 2015

Hello, Huffman teachers! I will be at your campus on Friday, February 20, 2015, to help you integrate some technology into an upcoming lesson. Please decide with your team which upcoming lesson could might benefit from a little "techifying." Then review the technology choices below and decide which tool you would like to know more about. Finally, let me know your choices on the Google form at the end of this Tackk.
You will get customized training that you can use right away: how to integrate the technology tool of your choice into the lesson of your choice!

1. Popplet/Padlet

Popplet and Padlet are two of the easiest (and yet most effective) tools you can use in your classroom. Instantly create a variety of mind maps with Popplet (similar to Kidspiration). Padlet allows you to have an interactive electronic sticky note board - great for Reader's Response, vocabulary development, and more.

2. Videoconferencing/
Mystery Skype

Bring the world (or just a classroom across the city) into your room with videoconferencing!  Learn about some cool sites (like museums or zoos) that you can "visit" online. Use Safari Live to set up a videoconference.  Learn to use Mystery "Skype," an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms via videoconference. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.


Create, and help your students create, professional looking infographics. Your students are likely to understand and interpret charts and graphs more easily after they have created their own.

4. Thinglink

Use Thinglink to create interactive images and videos. Make your images
come alive by adding "hotspots" that pop up with video, text, images, or music.
An example of a student-created Thinglink,
identifying figurative language in a poem, can be found here.

5. Tellagami/Chatterpix
(iPad/phone apps)

Use Tellagami or Chatterpix to have your students demonstrate their knowledge or explain a concept. Chatterpix is strictly for iOS devices; there are apps for Tellagami in the iTunes app store AND in the Google Play store. Great for showing off at Open House!

Google Form Here!

Click the form below to let me know what YOUR tech training will look like!
I need your responses by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13.