This Week's Ed Tech Info - September 16

This edition - Google Timer, iPad Storage management, free Moodle course, organizing with LiveBinders, using interactive whiteboards, MACUL speaker proposals...
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Need a Timer for your Classroom?  Just Google it!

(Thank you to Nicodin Bogdan for sharing this!)

If you need a timer in your classroom, you can simply "Timer for 1 minute" in your Google Search bar, and you have an instant timer!  Go ahead, try it out...

Here's a little video of it: http://www.screencast.com/t/uTqVb43a


How to See What Apps are Using All the Space...

From Educator Ben Rimes -

"Another simple iPad video for Monday. In case your iPad or other iOS device is getting full, you can check in your Settings>Usage to see which apps are the worst offenders."

http://youtu.be/7J0YI1WLH6s


Teaching with Moodle - Free Learning Opportunity

Are you new to Moodle and want to learn more about how to use it?   Do you need to brush up on your Moodle skills & knowledge? You can now take part in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that is being offered internationally.  This high-quality course is being taught by two world-renown Moodle experts, and walks you through the basics of Moodle - learn about it in the community course, then try it & apply it in a sample course that is set up personally for you.

This is a learn at your own pace course available in the the month of September.

There are TWO new installments available in the Connected Educator Series of videos - check out two more ways Michigan teachers are using technology effectively in their classrooms:

Connected Educator Showcase #14 - Getting Organized, Digitally
As more and more of our content and classroom resources go digital, how do we keep it organized for our students?  See how David Prindle from Byron Center High School and REMC 8 sets up and uses LiveBinders to arrange multiple types of digital media for his students easily access.
 
Connected Educator Showcase #15 - Reviewing Content the SMART Way
How do we keep interactive SMART Boards from becoming really expensive chalkboards?  We let our students use them!  See how art teacher and SMART Exemplary Educator, Amy Gaughan, from Miami Elementary and REMC 18 S Macomb uses her SMART Board to let her students be actively engaged in their learning.

Interested in going to the MACUL Conference at a reduced rate? Do you have some awesome tools you use in your classroom?  Is there a project your students do that you want to brag about? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you should submit an application to present at the 2014 MACUL Conference!

MACUL Speaker Proposals are currently being accepted for the 2014 MACUL Conference.  Proposals are due October 1.

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