In 2011-2012, I was a member of the Thom Technology Catalyst Team. Our main focus was to integrate technology into instructional practice and to find ways to engage and motivate students, thus increasing student achievement.
The TTCT wiki site can be found here.
I hope, as I work with different staff members and students in a wide variety of schools, that I will be able to share some of the great ideas that we explored through this committee.
Wordle / Word Cloud applications
QR Codes & use in the classroom
Suggested sites to create QR code activities:
http://delivr.com (allows you to track the usage of the code)
General technology use
Social Media for Educators
Pinterest for educators
Here is a link to an article about pinterest for educators, if you are interested.
Also – there are a couple of educators to follow on pinterest –
Tina Wahlert – http://pinterest.com/twahlert/?d
Jenni Yinling – http://pinterest.com/yingling/?d
Projects & Classroom assignments
I just wanted to share a project from a student. I wasn’t sure if it would work – but she did a great job! Her task was to create a pinterest account and select images that represented the play we are studying. The instructions included an explanation on the need to document the original source of the image. So – she did it well for the most part but still has a couple ‘google images’ that she needs to cite.
Here is the link – have a look! http://pinterest.com/kweiraode/au-revoir-les-enfants-par-louis-malle/