Technology Tuesday - October 18, 2011

posted Oct 16, 2011, 3:31 PM by Jason Suter   [ updated Oct 16, 2011, 4:31 PM ]
After the article in The Evening Sun, John Pytel from a startup called SoapBox contacted Dr. Moyer and suggested we try their new service. According to Mr. Pytel:

“SoapBox is designed to improve student engagement, and break down the barriers of the classroom by leveraging mobile technology. I try to reach out to tech friendly schools when I hear about them because we believe SoapBox can provide a lot of value in classrooms with a BYOT policy.”

I would like to demo Soapbox this week at Tech Tuesday. I used it in my freshman biology courses on Friday and found some aspects of it valuable. We will also be looking at two other websites that can help you leverage the power of personally owned devices (POD’s) in your classroom. Think free classroom response system!

Keep in mind every time students are using their own devices, we increase the number of computers we have available at the school for students who do not own one. If you are doing projects where computers will be needed please encourage your students to use their own. I hope to continue exploring ways you can incorporate POD’s in the classroom in future Tech Tuesday sessions.

If anyone would like to borrow and look through Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning, let me know and I will loan you my copy. Lisa Nielson and Willyn Webb have put together and interesting book with sample lessons and materials from a wide range of educators.

Principal Embraces the Power of Twitter - A great article about Eric Sheninger.
50+ Effective Mobile Learning Tips and Resources - by Shelly Sanchez Terrell