Everybody seems to have a QR code for their conferences nowadays, so I decided to get one for TEACH Academy.Â If you’ve not used one before, it’s kind of easy.Â First you need to downlaod a barcode scanner app for your phone.Â I use this free one that I found in the Android Market.Â Â Â Â Â You just click on the app and then use your phone’s camera to scan the QR code.Â Then the link or text message that you need will come up.Â Want to give it a try?Â Scan the QR code below:
I am forever getting great stuff from folks in my PLN.Â Two websites that I was introduced to recently are interesting:Â This first one – Kidblog looks promising and will need to be sanctioned by OITMS before anyone uses it.Â The premise is the same as classblogmeister – simple safe blogging for students. Instructional blogging – like writing prompts, journal entries and literature circles.Â The interface of the Kidblog platform is clean, slick and updated.Â I haven’t played with it at all to see if it has the same features as the blogmeister.Â We’ll have to see…
The other site isÂ Carrotsticks.com – it’s a math game.Â It’s very cute and just for practice in basic math facts.Â The only part that is free is the addition part, but I played and had fun.Â “competed with two other kids” and even had a progress report and achievement certificate sent to “my parents” email address.Â I think there may be some real use for this in a classroom setting.
The VDOE and the Profesor Garfield Foundation have teamed up to give us a new Internet Safety resource.Â the Infinite Learning Lab site has Internet Safety information for parents, teachers and students.Â check it out!
I’ve never tried Animoto before.Â Heard lots of good things, but just couldn’t get around to it.Â I just suggested a teacher try it, so I thought it might be a good idea to follow my own advice…tell me what you think.
I found out about this new search tool while reading the CRSTEÂ newsletterÂ .Â I searched for Educational Technology Â and was amazed at the articles, videos, blog posts, pictures, clipart etc.Â all returned in a visual format.Â Definitely a cool resource that I will bookmark.