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1st grade teacher from Virginia Beach

Technology Tools

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I am eager to integrate technology into my instruction as I begin my teaching career. This post introduced me to many online tools that I cannot wait to try with my students. I love the idea of using Answer Garden or Question Press to conduct pre-assessments or interest surveys. These tools provide an efficient way to determine your students' knowledge and interests at the beginning of the year or before starting a new unit.

I also like the idea of using Twiducate to build a community of learners through social networking. Wordle is a good brainstorming tool, and Prezi seems like an exciting site for creating engaging presentations.

I am working to create my own Weebly site for my professional portfolio. Weebly is another great tool that could be incorporated in the classroom for building electronic portfolios of student work.

Thank you for giving me ideas that I can incorporate in my classroom!

Thanks for the ideas. When I

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Thanks for the ideas. When I was told I would be teaching computers computers to grades K-6, and wasn't going to be given curriculum, software, etc., i was overwhelmed. I am in my third year now, and have slowly pieced together my own curriculum and units for the kids, but am always looking for new things to teach. These are great ideas, and I cannot wait to expore them further.

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Math activities

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Sharon,

Have you checked out the resources at Promethean Planet?

http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-us/resources/subjects/math/

Mary Beth

Mathematics, 1st - 3rd grade

I really appreciate all of

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I really appreciate all of the resources everyone has shared and I am excited to try a few with my students. My school is currently using Everyday Math. We recently installed Promethean boards in most of our classrooms. We have flip charts and journal pages scanned for our use for 1st and 3rd grade. I am trying to find similar resources for 2nd grade. Where do you recommend finding these items?

attanolearn.com having more than 6500 + videos.

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Create your free attano account now and view videos mapped to your curriculum!

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Thank you for telling us about thinkwave. I can't wait to try it...it must be easier than what we have now.

Another key technology: gradebooks online!

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Online gradebooks are nothing new, but few are done well. My favorite is a web-based online gradebook recently released (for free) by Thinkwave (www.thinkwave.com). I've found it very powerfull in connecting students parents and teachers around assignments and grades, and using them as a means to improve learning rather than the end result! Thanks for the blog and great ideas!

Interesting about the Prezi

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Interesting about the Prezi terms of service. As we begin to integrate more tech into the classroom, of course the privacy of our students is what's most important.

teacher and blogger @ http://www.teachingin21.blogspot.com/

This year everyone in my

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This year everyone in my class has a set of iPods and we have used many different tools/apps. The top favorite ones include: Notes, Word Fu,
Bookworm, Google Earth, and Pop Geo. I look forward to trying some of the ones listed above also. Thanks

Teacher and Ed-Tech Blogger at BrokenAirplane.com

Wonderful list of ideas!

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Technology should become more a part of our classrooms because it provides us the ability to do things faster than we could have before and often for free.

Here are some useful resources for the year from my blog at BrokenAirplane.com:
How to Make Video Tutorials
Google Apps Level the Playing Field
Staying Connected to Your Parents
Free and Open Source Software Recommendations

Looking forward to seeing all of the other suggestions!

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Mary Beth Hertz K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

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