Mini-Geekfest April 9, 2012
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URL for logging into our Mini-geekfest live sessions on Blackboard Collaborate

http://hnyctt.me/Mini-geekfestLogin OR http://tinyurl.com/AzTEA-PD (both take you to the same place)


Blackboard Collaborate recording link for tonight's show if you'd like to watch it again or share it with friends

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2012-04-09.1738.D.AC392E6A5156797E29CE85683F65F4.vcr&sid=vclass

Shortened URL for Blackboard Collaborate Recording: http://hnyctt.me/mini-geekfestrecording-4-9-12

Chat log from recording:


Links and tools shared during the session will be added to this wiki (see below) and the Livebinder.

LiveBinder link for tonight's resources: http://livebinders.com/edit?id=51493 (Click on tab for April 2012)


Survey link for tonight's webinar: Whether you participate live or view the recording you may complete the survey and request a 1-hour professional development certificate. http://hnyctt.me/mini-geekfestsurvey-4-9-12

Next show: Monday, May 21st, 2012, 6:00pmPDT/9:00pmEDT

NOTE: This is a change from the 2nd Monday of the month due to unavoidable conflicts.




Kim's Resources and Links for April 9, 2012


They Don't Teach You This In School
http://theydontteachyouthisinschool.com/


  • No registration to view
  • To be part of the DISQUS will need an account
  • Started in 2009...not much content...hopefully will grow

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Alphabetimals
http://alphabetimals.com/


  • No login required
  • Easy to use
  • Alphabetimal letters
  • Big "cute" factor (though you aren't suppose to say that when looking for good resources to use in education...)
  • Free print-at-home
    • flash cards
    • coloring pages
    • wall poster
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Jog the Webhttp://www.jogtheweb.com/


  • Create a slide show of websites
  • Register for an account
  • Jogs are easy to build, able to add comments
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Mentormob
www.mentormob.com


  • Create and share playlist
  • Filter out the useless stuff
  • Easy to navigate

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SideVibe
https://www.sidevibe.com/home


  • Online activities or discussions
  • Free
  • Web page says no need for student emails, but, tutorial says one is needed
  • Takes time to learn, but time well spent
    • Easy to follow tutorials
  • Recommended by Melodie Brewer from Dysart - that is enough endorsement for me!
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Ten Marks
http://www.tenmarks.com/


  • Free
  • Online Math practice and instruction
  • Aligned with Common Core Standards
  • Again, recommended by Melodie Brewer and that is good enough for me!
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Peggy's Resources and Links for April 9, 2012

Adam Bellow's "More Cool Tools for Teachers" ISTE webinar

http://edutecher.symbaloo.com/

Just a couple of Adam's awesome recommendations (but you can explore all of them on his Symbaloo created for the webinar)
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MentiMeter

(alternative to Poll Everywhere-can accommodate up to 200 people voting)
http://mentimeter.com/
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Fur.ly

http://fur.ly (create a new URL that combines multiple URLs with one customized link)
Example: http://fur.ly/0/LetiaCooper
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Karen Mensing-AzTEA Teacher of the Year 2012
A fantastic 2nd grade AZ teacher to follow who is modeling great uses of technology in her classroom and with her blog for parents!
Planet Mensing (Sonoran Sky Elementary School)http://planetmensing.blogspot.com/
Browse around her blog and read this blog post that she wrote after she received her award and you'll know what she received it!
http://planetmensing.blogspot.com/2012/03/honored-and-humbled.html

Exciting event at Sonoran Sky "First Ever Technology Night", March 8 where Karen was surprised with her award. Listen to her kids tell about it!
http://youtu.be/ugLfrkGeyW0
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GorillaScan (allows you to modify your QR codes without re-printing them and replacing the printed copies)http://www.gorillascan.com/gorillascan-how-it-works.html
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Educational Websites for Elementary Parents (Mrs. Southard)

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=70690
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Screencasting/Flipped Classroom MoodleMeet (co-hosted by Peggy George and Lorna Costantini)

http://moodlemeets.learnnowbc.ca/course/view.php?id=18
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Recent Livebinder Webinar (recording now available-this is the direct link to Blackboard Collaborate)

http://hnyctt.me/Livebinders-KSP-MikeFisher--28-12

Livebinder for this presentation (includes webinar recording link) http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=354939

Another fantastic binder Mike has created for the Common Core is here:
12 Common Core Considerations
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=272446
He has even written an iBook if you have an iPad that's called Cure for the Common Core and is available now for $1.99.
http://www.digigogy.com
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The Power of a PLN (Personal Learning Network) First TICAL webinar, then Tightwad Teacher Podcast
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TICAL Livebinder: http://www.livebinders.com/edit/index/353035
Tightwad Teacher Podcast via Google Hangout:http://elementopie.com/tightwad-teacher-episodes

Don't Miss this Incredible Day of FREE PD!


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To preview presentations already submitted: (30 min. length)

http://www.SocialLearningSummit.com.

http://www.classroom20.com/forum/categories/2012-social-learning-summit-accepted/listForCategory



Links shared by our fantastic participants/supporters in the chat:


Mike Fisher: His Pinterest site: http://pinterest.com/mikefisher821/
Mike Fisher's blog: http://www.digigogy.com
Kim Caise: QR Voice http://qrvoice.net
Kim Caise: History Pin http://www.historypin.com/
Len Horn: TitanPad http://titanpad.com/
Greg Limperis: Technology Integration in Education Ning http://www.technologyintegrationineducation.com

Greg Limperis: Technology Integration in Education http://www.techinedu.com

The Knowledge Sharing Place Livebinder Webinar, Mike Fisher, Presenter
Recording Link:
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2012-03-28.1655.M.ACE02B5F35AA7E7975F015AAC6F794.vcr&sid=2008350


Karen Mensing shared: Gwyneth Jones blog post "Google+ Hangout with QR Codes" http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2012/01/google-hangout-with-qr-codes.html
Peggy George shared: Karen Mensing's blog post about her AZ Teacher of the Year award from AzTEA
http://planetmensing.blogspot.com/2012/03/honored-and-humbled.html
Karen Mensing's Class Blog: http://planetmensing.blogspot.com
Karen Mensing: YouTube for Schools "YouTube Finds a Way Off Schools Banned List" http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/10/education/youtube-finds-a-way-off-schools-banned-list.html
Karen Mensing: Karen's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/karenmensing
Carolyn Stanley: Storybird example demonstrating alliteration http://storybird.com/books/alliteration-always-activates-associations/
Kim Thomas: Classroom 2.0 LIVE weekly webinars for educators http://live.classroom20.com
Len Horn: Go View Screencasting tool http://www.goview.com
Peggy George: Article about GoView Free Screencasting Tool from Citrix http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/goview_free_screencasting_tool_from_citrix.php