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Thanks for checking out my technology booth session, Tech In Ten. Below you will find some of the tools we discussed and ideas for implementation. Feel free to contact me!


Wordle or Tagxedo

- Have a set of pre-made Wordles in a folder on your desktop to use when you have a few minutes.

- Guess the Fairytale

- What section of the newspaper did this come from?

- Fiction or Non-Fiction?

- Look for trends in student writing




- Read Across America or Read Around the World Day

- Skype an Author

- Field Trip Earth

- Do book talks with a partner class

- Interview an expert

- Have someone read aloud to your students

- Chat with your government representatives

- Compare project results

- Video "pen pals"



- Create a Facebook style page for historical or fictional characters

- Carefully evaluate their friends, interests, likes and dislikes, background, status updates, etc. 



- Read about what other classes are doing around the world

- Practice carefully, thoughtfully and safely constructing comments as a model for engaging others in conversation


Free Rice

- Choose a subject area and difficulty level for ready-made trivia with global and social awareness


Podcasting (more like use of audio recorders like Audacity)

- Daily summary of what we learned in class

- Post homework assignments to website

- Create "books on tape" for other classes

- Keep up with fluency checks throughout the year


Wallwisher or Corkboard

- Prepare wall "sticky notes" ahead of time from a story or video, have students sort/classify/sequence when finished on IWB

- Have students leave a comment for consideration and review together

- Class Suggestion Wall (plus/delta)

- Put vocabulary words on a sticky note and see if students can create sentences with them (a la magnetic poetry)



- Create a class bookshelf where students can add books they have read

- Must write a review/summary of the book

- Agree on a set of tags to use (like genre, interest, etc.) to teach tagging

- Track books that you have been reading

- Look for other books that are similar

- Share as a widget on class wiki or blog






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