#masscue reflections...a bit late!

I attended the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (#MassCue) Conference in October at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  Besides being able to simultaneously watch outstanding workshops and progress my own learning, I also was able to watch the Patriots practice from the luxury box in which I was sitting...pretty awesome!  (But: no pictures allowed!)

I collected lots of links, attended several workshops, and gathered resources from presenters and colleagues alike.  Below you'll find a plethora of disorganized links, essentially in chronological order of when I learned of them at MassCue.

http://blog.newsarama.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/meanwhile.gifBack at school, my goal: deeply explore one resource per day, considering ways to incorporate into the classroom.  I've also decided that in lieu of a traditional grade level meeting, we'll have a knock-down, drag-out, down-and-dirty Exploration Party of the links, giving staff members some time to work with their "content buddies" to discover, explore and create, bringing more instruction, differentiation, and scaffolding to the classroom.  These grade level meetings will require:

  1. Teachers must sit next to content buddies.
  2. Start by exploring several websites individually, noting instructional implications/ideas/interest for your specific class(es).
  3. Share out best ideas with content buddies.
  4. Create a 3-2-1:
3 websites you are personally interested in "mucking around with" by the next grade level meeting in two weeks.

2 ideas you and your content buddies can incorporate into your classes by the next grade level meeting...do this together (many hands make for light work!).

1 idea you can try from today's work, by the end of this week.

  • http://www.polleverywhere.com
  • http://tadalist.com
  • http://www.wallwisher.com
  • http://www.smartmoves.com
  • http://www.vimeo.com
  • http://www.skitch.com
  • http://www.spellingcity.com
  • http://www.storybird.com
  • http://www.tickatock.com
  • http://www.storyjumper.com
  • http://animoto.com/education
  • http://tweentribune.com
  • http://teentribune.com
  • http://www.openoffice.org/
  • http://www.voicethread.com
  • http://edu.glogster.com
  • http://www.flocabulary.com
  • http://myavatareditor.com
  • http://www.voki.com/
  • http://www.fodey.com
  • http://www.comiclife.com
  • http://www.xtranormal.com
  • http://web.archive.org/collections/web.html
  • http://www.ted.com
  • http://arted20.ning.com
  • http://ali.apple.com/cbl/
  • http://www.weebly.com/
  • http://voicethread.com
  • http://www.nicenet.org
  • http://mysterytheaterpodcasts.blogspot.com/
  • http://keepvid.com/
  • http://school.goanimate.com/
  • http://wordle.net
  • http://www.titanpad.com
  • http://www.spaaze.com/
  • http://en.linoit.com/
  • http://www.pindax.com/
  • http://crocodoc.com/
  • http://www.twiddla.com/
  • http://mywebspiration.com/
  • http://www.stykz.com/
  • http://www.xtranormal.com/

Comments

Steve - It is never too late to reflect! Thanks for sharing all of these resources!
mssanderson_ITS said…
Gillette is a great venue- that's for sure! I've really enjoyed the conferences there.

This is a very comprehensive list of some of the best of Web 2.0 today. I would add edublogs.org to the list. A lot of these sites would integrate/embed nicely.

Hope your staff enjoys trying them out and finding ones that meet their needs. :)

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