Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Digital Tools in the 21st Century English Classroom - Myrtle Beach


1) Introduction and welcome (5 minutes)

2) Complete Google Form Survey and share results (5 minutes) 


3) Brief introductions to social media and tech tools (10 minutes)
   a. Intro on Google Docs
   b. Blogging and networking
   c. Blogging with students
   d. Twitter as professional development
   e. Twitter for posting homework
   f. Dropbox 101

   g. Photo Story 3 - Vocabulary Video examples 
   h. Screencast-O-Matic teacher-created tutorial videos

4) In pairs or small groups, explore the links, resources, and tool(s) of your choice (30 minutes)

5) Post a blog comment to this page explaining one thing you learned or discovered during this activity. Were you able to generate any insights in terms of how you could apply one or more of these tools to your classroom? Did you find a website, blog, or different technology tool that we should know about? The content of your comments is up to you. (5 minutes)

6) Final questions, thoughts, or epiphanies (5 minutes)

Thanks for attending! I hope this was meaningful and beneficial. Feel free to contact me with questions or comments: bgvocab (at) gmail (dot) com.

Below are links relevant to today's workshop:

II. Using Google Documents in the Classroom
        a. Sharing a document
        b. Google Presentation as an alternative to PowerPoint.
        c. Student Example of Google Presentation Saved as PDF
    Google Docs Tutorial:   
    YouTube Video on using Google Docs:

V. Twitter

VI. Feedly for Firefox - Share and keep track of websites & blogs

IX. Screencast-O-Matic
     a. My screencast videos

X. Animoto - The End of Slideshows
        a. Example

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