Below are the links we'll be using in the October 27, 2012 workshop. Each should open in a new window so you won't have to keep finding this page again.

Today's Meet
  • Question: What do you like best about teaching gifted kids?

WordSift
  • Click on one of the samples below the box.
  • Play with the buttons to see how the words are analyzed and highlighted
  • Note "workspace" doesn't work on the iPad

Wikispaces

Mindmeister (iPad users - Mindmeister App)

Lino (iPad users - Lino App)
  • Create a sticky note board on the tech tools we've used so far

Storytelling

Screencast-O-Matic.com

Poll Everywhere
  • Register for an educator account.
  • Create a poll based on something you're currently teaching.

Socrative
  • Get a partner
  • Try different question types
  • Develop a quiz to try with your partner
  • Teacher site: t.socrative.com
  • Student site: m.socrative.com

Content Resources
Check out one of the resources that is closest to what you teach/support

Blogs to Follow

Twitter
  • #gtchat- global conversation about gifted education, 6 pm CST (US) Fridays
  • Check out the handout for suggested folks to follow and articles on Twitter.

Productivity Tools
  • Dropbox
    • Cloud product
    • Creates folder on each device and on web to save "stuff" (files, pictures, presentations, video, etc.)
    • Updates whenever wifi is available
    • Allows you to access the folders from any device or the web
    • Free for first 2.25 GB of storage (can get up to 16GB through referrals)
    • You can make folders public or share folders - you have complete control over sharing
    • [Disclosure - if you use the link above to signup for your own free account, we both get 500MB additional space free]
  • Evernote
    • Cloud product
    • Notetaking application that can be loaded and access from multiple devices
    • Take text notes, audio notes, clib web sites, photos, etc.
    • Saves notes in various "notebooks" you set up
    • Free
    • You can share pieces and parts for collaboration
    • Searchable
    • Several additional products are available with the same idea
      • Evernote Peek creates flashcard type activities on iPad
  • Splashtop
    • Allows you to remote into any computer that you set up on the account (with wifi access)
    • Whiteboard app turns an iPad into an interactive whiteboard
    • Whiteboard app is about $20

For the independent study folks: