Tame the Chaos

March 5, 2010



teach students to see tech as tool, and toy, they all come in knowing tech as toy

Tech Integration (USE) Flow steps

  1. curriculum
  2. does tech to it well, which tech
  3. what tech skills do students need
  4. Organize learning environment
  5. set expectations – process and product
  6. define outcomes – process and product

put most powerful tech in the smallest hands, they need the multimedia, simple interface, headphones

baby wipe headphone cords when you sit down –

use headphone jack, not usb, then just get a cheap splitter.



simplybox – make a page of links using screen shots – http://simplybox.com/public/?id=34950

screenhunter from wisdom for screenshots http://wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm

print screenshots for directions – laminate and circle choices, steps of where to click, etc.

vocaroo to record audio

always pair students on tech – similar students

http://minutesplease.com/ enter url and time, you get to be on the site for that much time

Steps to starting with social bookmarking

  1. Think through posting and commenting. Three big decisions are:
    1. Will you use a private group or public?
    2. Who will view the group lists?
    3. Who will post sites?
  2. Prepare and deliver lessons as appropriate on online safety, personal information, ethics and netiquette. Diigo is social, it allows you to find “friends” based on what they have bookmarked on these sites. There is a potential for abuse here.
  3. Set up teacher account on delicious.com
    1. Fill out the personal info or leave blank
  4. Post link to your classroom website or otherwise distribute
  5. Set up tool bar bookmark button on the computers you commonly use

Social Bookmarking is a website that allows an individual to maintain an organized list of bookmarks and view the bookmarks of others that share an interest.

What to do with Social Bookmarking

  • Build an organized list of websites that you can easily share with other
  • Multiple contributors generate a list of useful sites
  • Discover lists of websites other people decided to bookmark
  • Comment on the sites