USING TECHNOLOGY TO INCORPORATE LITERACY
EDU.GLOGSTER
What is Glogster EDU and why should we use it?
For teachers, Glogster EDU is a creative and innovative digital outlet that captures learner’s excitement for online creations. It keeps learners engaged in content and makes learning and teaching more fun. It promotes literacy in the classroom through reading, writing, and listening.
For learners, it is a stretch beyond the "poster board." It appeals to the "digital natives" who find technology fun and easy to use. Glogster EDU is a powerful and imaginative learning experience which fosters independent creative self expression while exploring content.


EDMODO.COM
What is Edmodo and why should we use it?
Edmodo is an interactive tool that is used like facebook to ahdere to the 21st century learners. It provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. It helps educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.

EDMODO EXAMPLES
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH
Join this edmodo group as a student by using this code: sz60f7. The teacher, Michael Posey, incorporates the student guidelines and code of conduct, utilizes a poll, uploads a power point, makes assignments in which students submit work through Edmodo, and more!

BUBBL.US
This is a mind-mapping and brainstorming free online tool.
Bubbl.us Tutorial Video
This tutorial video provides all the basics for Mind-mapping and Brainstorming with Bubbl.us.

INTEGRATING THE iPad
Ed Tech teacher: 21st Century Skills
In order to help educators integrate iPads effectively, EdTechTeacher.org has compiled a list of apps. The list is driven by specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments.


HELPFUL WEBSITES
Comparing 20th and 21st Century Educational Paradigms
Understanding Digital Natives
Free Resources & Lessons Plans for Teaching With Technology