Free Technology for Teachers Blog

If you don't RSS you are missing out! I have a Feedly account and using RSS I am able to scan many blogs and websites for content that might be helpful. Since there are many great resources out there I thought I would start sharing some of the ones that I am subscibed to.

The first blog I want to share is entitled Free Technology for Teachers.

The blog is written by Richard Byrne, a former high school social studies teacher who is now a presenter and blogger. The Free Technology blog has many resources that you can use for free (or close to free) in the classroom.

Some recent postings include how to send emails from a Google Spreadsheet, education games like Moonbase Alpha, a very cool skeleton site (http://www.eskeletons.org) and a lot more.

Take a few minutes to read, subscribe to the feed and learn about some great opportunities to put technology in the classroom. 




I have had a couple of opportunities this week to use Polleverywhere. I was introduced to it by a colleague (thanks Levi) and he has used it in the classroom as well as presentations.

On Monday we used it during our state staff meeting. Our director presented and used Polleverywhere to gain interactive feedback about our Core Competencies. On Thursday it was used with the TechCAP program for the same purpose with different presenters.

It was great using the word cloud feautre and watching people react to the words changing in the cloud. Watching the polls it was remarked that you felt like you were watching a horse race!

There are endless used for Polleverywhere. You should check it out and use the free version to see if you like it. I can't wait to use it in more presentations and get students and adults engaged. 



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