AATE Meeting Resources

September 29, 2009, Woodward Academy

Networking/Icebreaker - http://prezi.com/3qsvt9giaefu/

Highlights from Google Teacher Academy

Nneka Robinson


Great Sites

Shelley Paul
  • Quietube - http://quietube.com/
    "Magically" remove everything except the video from any YouTube page. Share the URL on a web page or via email.
  • Today's Meet - http://todaysmeet.com/
    Create an instant "backchannel" or chat room to capture real-time discussions and feedback. Share the URL with users. (Ex: Beta Baby)
  • TuxPi - http://www.tuxpi.com/
    Cool photo effects, including postage stamp, wanted poster and polaroid effect. (Thanks, Nneka).
  • Spell with Flickr - http://metaatem.net/words/
    Create "ransom note"-style words using Creative Commons-licensed photos from the Flickr One Letter pool.
  • LIFE Photo Archive - http://images.google.com/hosted/life
    "Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google."
  • Many Eyes - http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/
    "Many Eyes is a bet on the power of human visual intelligence to find patterns." Upload a data set (or use and existing one) to create one of 18 types of interactive visualizations. Browse the gallery to explore existing visualizations. Wordle was developed as part of this powerful IBM-hosted project.

SMS Vendors

http://www.schoolannouncement.com/
http://www.simplifiedalerts.com/
http://www.highgroundsolutions.com/schoolcast.html

Breakout Sessions


What's New with Google Docs? - Nneka Robinson
Nneka will share the "latest and greatest" features of Google Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations, with a special emphasis on Google Gadgets (flashcards, templates, word study, equations, etc...). Both new experienced users will learn something useful!

Shoestring Technology Solutions - Andy Morris, Woodward IT Dept
Andy will present affordable and free alternatives for key processes and systems in schools, including FOG imaging, Unreal streaming media server, SSL Explorer remote desktop, Open-Audit inventory management, Scalix and Zimbra mail server/groupware, and virtualization options, such as VMware ESXi free server, Freenas/Openfiler ISCSI Targets and Virtualbox. Resources listed here.

Web 2.0 Integration at Woodward
Upper School WA teachers will highlight online projects

"Thanks, I Needed That!" Web 2.0 Tools for Getting Things Done
Shelley will review a collection of free, helpful web-based tools for tasks such as data collection and organization, file conversion, PDF printing, photo editing, online file storage and sharing, collaborative list making, URL shortening, research and more. Resources listed here.