Teaching with Tech 12.16.11

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Teaching with Tech 12.16.11

Teaching with TechnologyDecember 16, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I came across an awesome resource on an ed tech blog by Kyle Pace. You may have seen the Google commercial where a dad emails his daughter about her life story. If you haven't seen it, you can watch it below. Warning: It's a tear jerker! There is a free resource through Google and YouTube that allows you to create your own Google Search Story. You can view an educational example below of a Google Search Story I created about the Occupy Wall Street movement. To create a Google Search Story, click here. Fill in the easy-to-use template by typing in your search words and phrases and choosing which type of search you'd like to do (web, images, maps, etc.). There are endless educational possibilities for creating Google Search Stories. Students can create a story for a main character in a book, a current or historical event, a mathematical process, a science investigation, etc. Here's what the template for the Occupy Wall Street video looked like:

If you teach with current events, click here to check out a free current events site for educators. Do Now is a weekly activity for middle and high school students to engage and respond to current issues. A new activity is posted each Friday. Each week's post includes a discussion question, media to view to learn more about the current event, and an activity to extend learning. Check back with the site each Friday or follow @kqeddonow on Twitter to receive weekly updates. The monthly current event schedule is: 1st Friday: Government & Politics, 2nd Friday: Science, 3rd Friday: Civics, 4th Friday: Arts.

Billy Cannon's students are using iMovie to create news videos about the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan. Our iPad pilot teachers are blogging about their iPad integration. Click here to read the blog!

Jayme LintonInstructional Technology FacilitatorStaff Development CoordinatorNewton-Conover City Schoolsjayme_linton@nccs.k12.nc.us@jaymelinton

Click here to watch a Google Search Story!

Click here to watch my Occupy Wall Street Google Search Story.


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