I attended a great technology seminar today with Meg Ormiston. If you get a chance to attend a conference with her- go! I have been to two of them now and learned lots of new info both times. If you can't get to a seminar with her, then check out her book:
I'm going to share a few quick things with you right now.
1. Reflection app
This is not free, but it is going to be well worth the money I spent on it. With this app you can mirror your iPad or iPhone to your computer screen (or SMARTboard, etc) so that all students will be able to see it. It is also possible to record with it. You actually put the app on your computer instead of the iPad (weird, huh?). Then, it magically (I'm sure it really does make sense, but I choose to believe it's magic) displays your iPad on your computer screen- I can't wait to use it with my SMARTBoard. The kids will love it! You seriously have to check this out if you have an iPad in your classroom.
3. Today's Meet
This is a fun (and useful) way for students to communicate with you and each other. Very much like Twitter in that you can only use 140 characters at a time. (Great way to practice summarizing!) Click here to join my page and chat. Leave a comment on how you think you could use this in your classroom! :)
We covered so much more than just these 3 things, but these three are things that I had never heard of before today. I love learned new things and Meg is such an energetic and fun presenter. Have you learned any cool technology tools lately? Please share!
I almost forgot to update you- I survived my three 5K's in October and I have two scheduled for November. I have decided that I don't really love running, but I love to run races. I guess my competitive side is stronger than I thought. I would much rather run a 5K race than to run by myself. Good thing I have plenty of them to keep me busy!
I got a new pair of earbuds today (thanks, Ab!) and I'm in love!!!! I have never been able to run without my earbuds constantly falling out. I now have an answer- yurbuds! They. Are. Awesome. Seriously.
If you have a hard time with earbuds, you should definitely check them out.