Do you want to make your life as a teacher easier? Are you wanting to integrate technology into your lessons, but don’t know where to start? Come to this two-day class and fill your technology toolbox. You’ll be amazed how many free online tools are out there for you to use. In this face-paced class, we plan to take a look at numerous online tools you can use in your role as an educator. Come learn how to access resources such as lesson plans, rubric makers, web page creators, online quizzes, Internet bookmarking storage, etc., all for free online! Why spend time recreating the wheel when someone else has already done it for you? During this class, explore the wealth of online resources for educators and come away with tips and techniques to make your life easier. Learn how online file management and social bookmarking sites will save you time. Discover how the ALTEC Star Tools, like RubiStar, QuizStar and TrackStar can make lesson planning and assessments easier. Then dive deeper into the Thinkfinity tools; ReadWriteThink, Illuminations, Wonderopolis and others. Finally, we will explore the many uses of free online tools like Stixy, Glogster, and VoiceThread to collaborate and display student work. Learn about the wealth of online resources for teachers and walk away with tips and techniques to make your life easier. The tools shared can be used in your classroom or professional development activities. Fasten your seatbelts for two-days of learning free, timesaving, educational resources.

In this face-paced class, we plan to take a look at numerous online tools you can use in your role as an educator. The tools shared can be used in your classroom or professional development activities. We will explore the many uses of such tools like Stixy, Glogster, and VoiceThread to collaborate and display student work. Online communities of learning like Think Quest, Curriki, and the National Archives will be explored. We will also take a more in-depth look at specific search engines like Google & Wolfram Alpha.
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In this class we will focus on two large communities of learning that are filled with tons of lesson plans, rubrics, creators, and time savers that you can use today! You’ll be amazed at how many free online tools are out there ready for you to use. Learn how online file management and social bookmarking sites will save you time. Discover how the ALTEC Star Tools, like RubiStar, QuizStar and TrackStar can make lesson planning and assessments easier. Then we will dive deeper into the old and new Thinkfinity tools; ReadWriteThink, Illuminations, Wonderopolis and others. Come explore the wealth of online resources for teachers and walk away with tips and techniques to make your life easier.

Blogs, wikis, online chat rooms, discussion boards, and class management systems--find out what these are all about and how you can take advantage of them as learning tools.  Learn the essentials of how to create online educational communities to meet your students' needs.