Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tech Tuesday for 2/14

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Here are some sweet choices for you on Tech Tuesday.

Last year, I organized an unconference at Wayne State University and it was a huge hit! I'm happy to say that Edcamp Detroit will be back at Wayne State on Saturday May 5th. You can checkout our website at EdCampDetroit.org or click here to be taken directly to registration.

We have worked very hard to get even more sponsors and predict that space will fill up fast, so be sure to lock down your spot as soon as possible. Like last year, this conference will be free for all who attend and we will be looking to live stream many of the sessions for those who cannot make it in person but want to watch at home. I have been to 3 different EdCamps and I have to say it has been one of the best learning experiences I have been part of. There were many GPPSS teachers there sharing and learning with teachers from all over the state. I hope to see them and many new faces at EdCamp Detroit 2012!

Here is a video of my friend Kristen Swanson who explains how EdCamps started in Philly and spread across the country. If you have any questions, send us an email at edcampdetroit@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @EdcampDetroit


On the right side of the page you will see that I have replaced the @MrProvenzano Twitter feed with a new @GPPSTechGuide Twitter Feed. This feed will be dedicated to sharing resources that come across my twitter feed. I encourage you to join Twitter and follow the new account so you can see some great sites I find. Now, everyday could be Tech Tuesday. It's a dream come true for many of you. :-)

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

Kathy is an amazing resource when it comes to all things tech and education. I wanted to share this link with you. This link will take you to her thoughts on iPads in the classroom. I've seen different teachers and administrators use iPads in the district and I thought you might find this link valuable.

Jeopardy Labs

Here is a site that is wonderful if you are looking to create a Jeopardy game in your classroom for reviews. It's free, doesn't require a registration and it does not involve PowerPoint. Take some time to check it out to see how you might use it in your class.

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