Session 10: Fraser Speirs

Podcast Recording

https://soundcloud.com/nancy-caramanico/fraser-speirs-techspiration

 

In this cast, we interview Fraser Speirs of the Cedars School of Excellence and the Out of School podcast. We discuss what is still exciting about schools going 1:1 and what might be next for education and technology.

Session #3 - Google Docs/Drive

Show Notes

Google Drive/Docs

  • Features- Online, Autosave, Anywhere access

  • Advantages of: file sharing, Google environment, ease of use, constant improvement, cloud based

  • Concerns with: privacy, ad sales, no help desk. Support is easy as many users.

    1. Alternatives - Mac based- iCloud , Outlook , Other?

    2. Difference between Dropbox and Drive

  • Google using, email, using calendar, google drive create and share files. Download files as office, e.g. working on our podcast via Drive, meeting prep & handouts, etc.

  • Simplicity - just about what everyone needs for a word processor, etc.

  • iOS and Android apps

How to Use in Schools:

  • Google Forms
  • MIddle States, Planning of Projects
  • Faculty Meetings
  • Class Activities

ShowNotes

Google Drive Features - Autosave, 30 gigs of storage http://www.google.com/drive/features.htm

Google+ Communities

Catholicedchat on Google+ - First Saturday of each month Hangout also https://plus.google.com/events/cjps2k7g8chf99i78jrg92sgig0?utm_source=chrome_ntp_icon&utm_medium=chrome_app&utm_campaign=chrome

Google Safety http://www.google.com/goodtoknow/

Session #2 - A Website of Your Own

Shownotes

Individual Websites for teachers, individuals

 

Mobile websites optimize view for mobile devices

Digital Footprint online sample -

http://christienken.com/   -  Seton Hall Professor

https://platformuniversity.com  - Platform University

Analytics

Assessing traffic to site, Assessing site needs - Google Analytics, Surveys

Websites including Blogs - Blogs are great for journaling, adding personality and authority


Getting started - Making your own site, sites for teachers

Domains - Choosing A Domain Name

  • Domain Name Defined - URL http://www.thefreedictionary.com/URL
  • Purchase via Bluehost, Hover, Godaddy, etc…
  • Choose a name
  • Can be redirected to replace your free site name edublogs, etc

Examples - Teachers

Teacher Examples - Vicky Davis, BarbinNebraska, Barb Grade 3 Wiki, Mr. Meyer , Matt Gomez, Kleinspiration, Shannon Miller, PernillesRipp, Paul Solarz

Examples and Supporting Info

Platform Michael Hyatt - Platform University

 

 

Session #1 - Talking Tech in the Real World

http://soundcloud.com/nancy-caramanico/

catholic-ed-chat-episode-1

Show Notes

Tech New YorkConference - October 18th Links

http://techlearning.com/techforum/newyork13/program

Technology in Education News Examples

Apple

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/18/4852280/apple-ipad-5-event-what-to-expect

Technology in Education News - Keeping on top of trends

Horizon Report http://www.nmc.org/publications/2013-horizon-report-k12

Favorite New Apps

www.trello.com Project Management/Tasks

Mighty Texts http://mightytext.net/

Quickly text from computer, phone, mobile.

Mike - @thedailysaint

 

Nancy - @ncara on twitter - www.nancycaramanico.com Ed Blog http://ncara.edublogs.org

 

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