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 -

Chromebooks with Hapara Teacher Dashboard  -

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.

iPad Cases -

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

iPad Apps -

  •  Synchronized use of ipads in the classroom to create engaging multimedia & interactive lessons!  
  • - Improve the learning experience for children with autism and otheer developmental challenges.   Powerful, portable, flexible, simple, intuitive, and KIDS LOVE IT!  
  • - 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 -

Ebooks -
PD for Common Core & More! -
  • 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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