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|In this Tech & Learning article, Michael Simkins shares an emerging technology called a fabber. This enables you to print three-dimensionally. Michael shares an overview of the fabber and possible application in classrooms and schools.|
|Are you looking for a great resource for technology planning specific to adult education? Look no further. This website developed by Sacramento County Office of Education in conjunction with the University of Michigan provides tools that assess administrator and teacher skills for technology integration and distance teaching.|
|You will find the site very helpful to help teachers and students who are starting video production. A series of short videos can be used individually or in the small group session to assist with a wide range of technology issues related to video production. The source does not specify specific brands but addresses specific issues related to film making. The site provides helpful suggestions for all elements and levels of filmmakers.|
|ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.Easily award feedback points for behavior in class in real-time, with just one click of your smartphone or laptop. This actually improves behavior. ClassDojo provides instant notifications for your students. All fully customizable for your classroom. ClassDojo gives you behavior-tracking analytics and reports that can be shared with parents and administrators, all with just one click. No data entry needed, ever.|
|Communication with severe autistic children is difficult and frustrating. This Microsoft Grant funded program is developing an Open-source software for smartphones and PDAs that will facilitate on-the-go communication with autistic children. The target group are the very young or severe autistic children who need either a first learning device or who will never go beyond using image-based communication. The software on the PDA will allow the child to choose and combine images to form a message. Pictorial communication is often used with these children for communication. There is no more need to carry cardboard or paper images and pictures around. The images can be downloaded and managed from software you install on your computer and will then be available on the PDA. Using the software, the teacher or parent can choose which images to use on the PDA and how they should be combined. They will also be able to see how often the child uses the PDA and which message where formed (or other activities performed) over time.|
|Communityzero provides any group of people a safe, private place to share and interact. Essentially, you can setup a private website for collaboration. It is ideal for workgroups or even for the basis of communication for a school staff or committee. All of the bells and whistles are included: discussion threads, shared documents, shared images, and a calendar to mention a few. Most importantly, you can customize the look and feel of the site for your specific school or needs. This is a fee-based service.|
|In this condensed presentation from the TICAL Conference, see the process used to identify and fulfill teacher technology needs in the Fayetteville ARRA project. From the initial steps of inventory and needs identification through the procurement procedures to deployment and training, hear how FPS and the Special Education team was able to upgrade seventy classrooms in fourteen buildings throughout the district. Over a million dollars of technology was successfully placed in a little over one year’s time.|
|Use bookmarks to save favorite sites in your web browser? Diigo allows round-the-clock access to your bookmarks from any Internet-connected computer. In addition, users are able to share bookmarks with individuals and groups, highlight parts of web pages, and add sticky notes for personal or group use.|
|Create engaging Common Core aligned formative assessments with interactive technology-enhanced Items and thousands of high-quality questions for free! Over 28 Question-types to choose. Share your assessments with teachers and students. Great formative assessments.|
|Want a really cool drag and drop web-authoring tool? How about online lessons already created for you? Interested in tools for distance learning? Check out eTEACH for many possibilities ranging from post-secondary lectures used for course enhancement or create your own lecture series. You can create a presentation with a dynamic table of contents that titles the major portions of the lecture and allows jumping to any portion, buttons that allow the lecture to be advanced or rewound 10 or 30 seconds, and fast forward and reverse buttons; all in an Internet Explorer window. eTEACH has a royalty-free license for non-profit educational institutions. It's an interesting tool to explore if you or one of your teachers is particularly interested in moving lectures and presentations to a web-playable format.|