Tech Talk Roundtable 06-10 | Top Ten Techie Things We’re Thankful For

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It has been said that there is a time for everything.

a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak.

Well today it is a time for us to Give Thanks for our favorite EdTech Tools, Apps, and learning strategies.  We’re glad you are taking the time to be with us as we bring you our “Top 10 Techie Things We’re Thankful For”

Lessons Learned

Chris – Emotional states change the choices that we make when faced with an ethical choice. Do yourself a favor. Don’t make a choice when you’re emotionally charged.

Daniel –  Not having an initial plan for your video project will lead you to change your video project halfway will lead to chaos.

Dennis – Backup your iPhone (specifically photos) because…you never know.

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until over 200 years later! Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who actually wrote the classic song “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” convinced President Lincoln in 1863 to make Thanksgiving a national holiday, after writing letters for 17 years campaigning for this to happen.

 

According to a 2015 Harris Poll, Almost eight in 10 agree that the second helpings of stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pie beat out the big dinner itself.

 

More Thanksgiving Fun Facts

http://allparenting.com/my-life/articles/969379/20-thanksgiving-fun-facts-to-teach-kids

 

Notes & Links

  1. Thank you Microsoft for buying Flipgrid and making it free!
  2.   Thank you QuickTime Player for the wonderful tool for capturing learning.
  3.   Thank you Tim Berners-Lee. In the 1980s, research at CERN in Switzerland by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee resulted in the World Wide Web..
  4.   Thank you Augmented Reality for helping students experience amazing erosion simulations the help them clearly understand the concept of wind erosion over time.
  5.   Thank you Google for releasing Tour Creator and allowing Students to Create their own 360 tours. https://vr.google.com/tourcreator/
  6.  Thank you SeeSaw.
  7.  Thank you Ensemble Video Platform – (Our own private YouTube) sharing student created work so it can be accessed easily without a VPN.  Capturing events live. https://www.ensemblevideo.com/
  8.   QR Codes – because watching an elementary student type in a web site URL can be painful.
  9.   The Undo. (CTRL+Z)  If only life had an undo button as well.
  10.  Administrators who support their teachers and encourage creativity and innovation.

 

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