DKG Keeping Up with Technology

NOVICE SKILLSET

Gee-Mail? I still prefer snail mail! gmailHow to set up a gmail acccount…

Website: Just get me there, I can figure it out myself… https://accounts.google.com/SignUp (I copied a link that you can click directly to the page)

or I need step by step instructions… Show me how:

(I used an embed code to show the actual picture of the site you will visit.)

Many folks ask, how I can put a flyer directly onto my blog or website. Here’s a short screencast that shows how:

USE A GOOGLE FORM FOR DATA COLLECTION PURPOSES:

data collectionSHARED SPREADSHEET DATA FROM GOOGLE FORM (RESPONSES): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj_cfqy9copldGdZazItMS1Uc08tYTBoRmFUN3E4Mnc&usp=sharing

EXPERT SKILLSET

I’ve got this technology stuff down pat… Show me how to use this in my classroom so I can engage and impress my students:

HOMEWORK & REDUNDANT TEACHING OF COMMON SKILLS, TUTORING (using a camera):

CREATING A TEACHING TOOL (SCREENCAST) USING PHOTOS, POWERPOINT IN YOUR OWN VOICE:

OK, let’s do this… technical know how: http://curriculum.stlaurence.org/technology/flipped-classroom#TOC-Technical-Know-How

THE PAPERLESS CLASSROOM USING GOOGLE DRIVE

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s8yQv5yzlUh9AY8_h9dCnoUPxQAWzw9D7iduGHTZq_4/edit?usp=sharing


USING QR CODES in a BYOD school (internet accessibility required): QR super dude

NEW WAYS TO ADVERTISE & SHARE INFORMATION:

SMORE VIRTUAL FLYERS: smore

https://www.smore.com/r2u3v

https://www.smore.com/8kjj5-success-leadership-conferences?ref=board


 

MAKING CASH WITH YOUR TECHNOLOGY SKILLS: TPT

This is my store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Differentways2teach/Page:1

This is my top selling item: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Westing-Game-Clues-Detective-Activity-683113 (I invested 2-3 hours two years ago and I have earned over $200 on this one item. It’s not a million dollars, but this investment of my time has paid for itself and will continue to earn money.)

HOW TO: Always use your original work only and never sell something when you are on the clock at your full-time gig.

RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH–Find your niche and fill it! Use your years of experience to market everything your brain holds on to…

  • Love books?! Come up with creative visual ways to present story boards. There is a niche for newly published books.
  • Can you draw? Provide multiple ways to visually support to non-fiction materials.  You can sell your artwork with nothing else to support teachers who cannot draw. Do you have a great activity to support books you use on a regular basis? Create a start to finish game or extension activity to help those teachers looking for creative supplements.
  • Do you love math? Create visual support, such as physical or pictoral models to supplement everyday skills.

Provide a FREE SAMPLE of your work: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hurricane-Isaac-Tracking-Application-Exercise-357975

Create a catchy original image for your item: westing house image

I created this image in PPT, then saved it as a PDF file. There are also images out there available for purchase.

Create your document: ALWAYS SAVE AS A PDF WITH YOUR WATERMARK!

Create a key: (OPTIONAL) ALWAYS ATTACH AS A SEPARATE PAGE

Create a free preview: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz_cfqy9coplRmh6NHBvVEp0b2s/view?usp=sharing

(I used a combination of sources including PPT, photographs, and an ipad app called Diptic. )diptic

Set your price according to your investment. Do your research! Provide a variety of free materials over time.

Retired? Commit to creating just one to two items per week. Still in the classroom? Work on your TPT account while on summer vacation and holiday break!

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