TMS+TRTC Workshop 3.

Searching for digital resources can use up a lot of precious time. It’s difficult to nail down a list of go-to tools that holds up for long before something stops working or gets replaced by something better. It's important to stay flexible, expect change, and get some guidelines in place for seeking out tools with an eye for how they are going to fit YOUR learning community and YOUR educational needs.

TODAY's GROUP TASK: "Today's Meet"

Tonight we will use the following "Room" on TodaysMeet.com to keep a backchannel of shared notes while you're exploring tools: https://todaysmeet.com/TCTools.  Use this room to share how tools you're discovering connect to ideas on the media literacy planning framework (mind map).

TIPS ON THE SEARCH FOR NEW RESOURCES

CURATE

Figure out a way to quickly save, share and collaborate on your list. Join or start a “Professional Learning Network” (PLN) with staff in and beyond your school.  (see Tool Leads below)

FIND TRUSTED SOURCES

Seek out educator-approved curated lists. Find ones that give you ideas for how to use the tools in educational contexts. (see Collections... below)

LEARN TO BE YOUR OWN SUPPORT

Look for “help”, “support”, "knowledge base" or "forums" links within the site. Search the web for “Tool Name + Support” (example: support.google.com/Mac App Support) OR search for your specific problem and you may find discussions on it or how-to videos walking you through issues.

TOOL LEADS

Beyond these starter lists I've tried to gather some sites that fit your project ideas.

COLLECTIONS TO EXPLORE - START HERE

BOOKMARKING/CURATING APPS

MATH APPS & ACTIVITIES

iPADS & CLOUD APPS

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY & SPECIAL EDUCATION

INTERACTIVE WHITE BOARDS (SMARTBOARDS)

For next time (April 3)

  • Try out what youv'e found above in your school building with their exisitng tools -- could you pull off a project or activity?  What would you need?
  • If you can get feedback from students about a tool or idea -- get it!  Talk to them, show them things, and try to get them to give you feedback 
  • Keep adding notes in a media literacy planner, or on Today's Meet
  • Check out the latest videos and articles added to the TR @ TC Resources & Reading Links in Diigo.  
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