Thursday, July 5, 2012

ISTE Take Aways & Resources

ISTE always has a variety of opportunities - for learning, sharing, networking, interacting, reflecting and more!  I always come back with more than I can do anything with but here are some of the things I discovered along the way that you might be interested in taking a look at.

Google In Education - offers 30 minute sessions at their booth - http://www.google.com/edu/events/iste2012/

Chromebooks with Hapara Teacher Dashboard  - www.hapara.com/chrome

Brainpop is an outstanding product that helps engage both young and older learners with curriculum topics and goals.  Don't tell me it is expensive - it is valuable. Of all the "subscriptions" I have experienced in education - this is one that not only directly impacts students - it gets used often by students, teachers, special education/support staff and even parents!  You can also get the app in the App Store for iPod, iPhone, and iPad as well as in the Chrome Web Store.     www.brainpop.com

iPad Cases -

  • Gumdropcases.com  - Nice protective cases for young hands!  (I like this one)
  • Tridentcase.com - Heavy duty protection but a little clunky to work with.  
  • MedgeStore.com - Supershell iPad case - most requested by our K4 teachers. 


iPad Apps -

  • www.nearpod.com  Synchronized use of ipads in the classroom to create engaging multimedia & interactive lessons!  
  • www.brainparade.com - Improve the learning experience for children with autism and otheer developmental challenges.   Powerful, portable, flexible, simple, intuitive, and KIDS LOVE IT!  
  • www.dexteria.net - Family of developmental skill building Apps.  LetterReflex (overcome letter reversals), Dexteria (improve fine motor skills) and P.O.V. (develop spacial reasoning skills.)  
Global Access to Knowledge of Life on Earth- Encyclopedia of Life - www.eol.org

Ebooks -
PD for Common Core & More! - www.pbsteacherline.org
  • Improve your instruction skill sand master new content!
  • Flexible, affordable, convenient
  • High quality, relevant and diverse course content
  • Aligned to local and national standards
  • Opportunity to earn Graduate Credit or CEU's.
Online Learning
Ok, now I have emptied the bag of fragmented materials that I brought home.  I do have a comprehensive list of iPad Apps for High School Special Ed.. I will share in my next post!






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