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Resources for Beginning Teachers - 2012

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on August 16, 2012 at 11:02:52 am

Here are some resources for our new staff that was shared during the technology session of our BT Orientation:


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Resources Shared:


Dixit - The storytelling card/board game that we played.  Great tool for encouraging student writing!  If you are interested in getting a copy of the game for your classroom, our local game shop, Cape Fear Games usually has it in stock, and they've been great about partnering with our schools this past year.


iPad/iPod Resources


If you need an app installed on your school's iPads/iPod Touches, work with your media specialist or whomever is the go-to person for those devices in your school.  If you are looking to get a paid app installed, most of our schools still have some funds (as of Aug., 2012) for our App Grant program.  Simply fill out this form:  http://pcs-tech.pbworks.com/w/page/47039102/App%20Grant%20Request


Apps We Discussed:


Strip Designer ($2.99) - Comic Design App.  Easy to use, applicable to any subject area.


NearPod (Free) - Allows you to simultaneously display images, slides, etc., to student devices integrating polls, quizzes, and even drawings.  Create content on their site, and launch via a code.  There are separate student and teacher apps.


Website Resources:


Edmodo - Get started in our district portal - http://pender.edmodo.com (email me for the school code)


Twitter - Are you connecting with other educators via Twitter?  If not, you are missing out!  Do a Twitter search for the ongoing discussions in #edchat and others.





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