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#5889671 Apr 01, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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Reply to this thread with:
  • Name
  • Subject you teach/role in education. (optional: location)
  • Finish this sentence: "I'm looking for a free tech tool that can ___________." (This influences the live events coming up!)
  • Finish this sentence: "If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be ___________.
  • On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: _____
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#5889692 Apr 01, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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  • Mark Suter
  • 5th-12th grade Computer Tech in Pandora, OH
  • be a web-based, large scale (15-30) group voice chat with no software download.
  • Orange Sherbert
  • 10 (9 if you factor in lack of programming skills)
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#5890968 Apr 01, 2012 at 06:16 PM · Edited over 2 years ago
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Penny Burger, Muscatine, IA
Social Studies: early American history.

"I'm looking for a free tech tool that can help me find more free tech tools."


"If I were an ice cream flavor,,,


On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology:
Depends on who I compare myself to - anywhere from a 4 to an 8.
Penny Burger
Social Studies
Central Middle School
Muscatine, Iowa
psburger@mcsdonline.org
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#5893497 Apr 02, 2012 at 07:04 AM
28 Posts
I am interested in new ways to teach nurses psychiatric nursing. Tech that will promote application of material they are learning. So far I am primarily using video in the quest and then application via response or for one I have them interact with ALICE character to evaluate if she is experiencing delirium. I recently heard about Betty Brain (did I get that right?) A character that the student can teach and then ask questions to see if she learned the material. I am not sure if it can be adapted to College level students. I asked for permission and have not heard from them yet.

I see myself as Cherry Ice Cream with nuts.

My tech level, hard to know, probably 5. I have no programming skills. I frequently find that a setback to what I want to do.
Calle
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#5895146 Apr 02, 2012 at 12:45 PM
11 Posts
Susan Wahling, Washington Township, NJ
ESL: Middle School and High School

I'm looking for a free tech tool that can help me connect students in a meaningful way

If I were an ice cream flavor I'd be green tea ice cream.

I would rate my ability to use technology as a 5 - no programming skills.
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#5895708 Apr 02, 2012 at 02:31 PM · Edited over 2 years ago
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Name: Kim Dinsmore
Subject I teach: Second grade teacher, Valley View Elementary, Bonners Ferry Idaho

I'm looking for a free tech tool that can make Common Core Standards fun

If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be Rocky Road

On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: 7

My favorite Differentiated Instruction Video

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/11254683/di-to-the-max
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#5896881 Apr 02, 2012 at 06:46 PM
42 Posts
Beth Clothier

District Librarian, Tech Integration Specialist, La Conner School District, La Conner, WA

I'm looking for a free tech tool that can help bridge the gap for teachers who still see technology as a personal productivity tool, and are reticent to take the leap into classroom integration of tech.

If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be vanilla bean - able to stand all alone, but also a good sidekick to all kinds of other, more spectacular desserts.

On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: 7.34. I have some ability to program, and I am familiar with lots of tech tools and skills, but there is SO much more to know.
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#5896908 Apr 02, 2012 at 06:50 PM · Edited over 2 years ago
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38 Posts

"I'm looking for a free tech tool that can help me find more free tech tools."

I think you'll like the tech tools tour #1 this Thursday at 6pm EST. Check the event calendar and I'll post the link in there by April 3rd.
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#5896940 Apr 02, 2012 at 07:00 PM
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@Calle - I registered for the Betty's Brain teachable Agents. I'd like to try that out and see if it has some potential for the classroom too.

@PoisonShirt - I should have put a disclaimer - My tech use rating was based on the technology I already use. I would say that my knowledge of the technology out there would be in the 6-7 range if I were to really understand how much is out there untapped. Scary and sometimes overwhelming.

@Kimmy - Hi Kimmy! Good to see you again. Common Core Standards CAN be very dry. I'll have to do some searching on that one...

@Samwise - When you say "...help me connect students" do you mean students from other school districts? If so, my personal experience has varied using sites that do just that...attempt to connect teachers to other teachers to collaborate. I haven't found a good one that naturally weeds out the wierdos and spambots from the good-intentioned. My most recent match-up came from asking someone else I met here in 3DGameLab if they knew anyone who wanted to do a student-to-student Google Docs collaboration. Maybe try that?
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#5897571 Apr 02, 2012 at 10:22 PM
47 Posts
Name : Ryan Hiller
Subject/Role : Technology Coordinator, also teach Dig Video, Dig Photo, Video game programming (Digipen), Tech Support students
Where : Washington
I'm looking for a free tech tool that can track computer issues (I have students doing tech support, thinking Bugzilla)
If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be Java.
On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: 8

Last one is interesting, what's the rubric? It's like in the hospital when they ask ,"What's your pain on a scale of 1-10", everyone will say 10 until you show them the rubric (puking at 8 or 9, unconscious at 10). I have a degree in Computer Science, coded web apps for a shipping company, web tools for the state supe of public instruction, and others, teach technology to students, staff, etc ... but I know so little, have been away from coding for years, etc, etc. I am comfortable with technology, and more than happy to try and try again ...


Brain-Hex Type: Seeker-Survivor.

Seeker-Survivors like finding strange and wonderful things or finding familiar things as well as pulse-pounding risks and escaping from hideous and scary threats.
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#5899561 Apr 03, 2012 at 09:07 AM
44 Posts
Name: Adam MacIntyre-Ross
Subject/Role: Visual Arts Teacher
Where: Wynantskill, New York
I am looking for a tech tool that will allow my students and I to post and comment on art work and possibly videos, preferably in a controlled space and one that is not blocked by our overzealous firewall.
If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be Mango Tango with mochi.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: 9
Teacher: Grades 8-12 Art
BrainHex = Socializer Sub-class = Socializer-Seeker
"Hard? Of course it's hard. If it was easy, you wouldn't be learning anything"
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#5900475 Apr 03, 2012 at 11:36 AM
39 Posts
Sara Kaviar
Humanities (7th/8th grade) Los Angeles
I'm looking for a free tech tool that can create games without having to learn programming, or with only minimal programming.
If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be my homemade chocolate hazelnut.
On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: (without programming - 7)
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#5901519 Apr 03, 2012 at 02:50 PM
3 Posts

Name: Kim Vickrey

I teach high school computer tech and serve as the Technology Director in Depew, Oklahoma.

I'm looking for a free tech tool that can that provides ease of use to those sagely teachers who are still trying to hang in there and meet the students where they are.

If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be Tin Roof Sundae.

On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology as an 8.
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#5902703 Apr 03, 2012 at 06:56 PM
8 Posts
Magi Shepley
Special Education/students with high functioning autism & self-contained history
Be used by multiple students at one time, for a variety of topics
Strawberry (and I'm told I'm very compatible with Chocolate Chip)
8.5
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#5903485 Apr 03, 2012 at 10:46 PM
24 Posts
Karen Hickenbottom
I teach a multiage (4th, 5th & 6th graders) Highly Capable class in Snohomish, WA.

I'm looking for a free tech tool that can ...? I'm not sure. There is so much good stuff out there. I'm just curious to see what new things might be worth looking in to.

If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be Cherry Garcia

On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology 7-8. Is there such a thing as a 10? Maybe that would be the person who can stay ahead of the technology curve
Mysticrobot
aka Karen Hickenbottom
Snohomish, WA
khickenbottom@comcast.net
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#5906213 Apr 04, 2012 at 10:54 AM
5 Posts
My name is Shaun Bass

I teach advanced Science courses in Grangeville, Idaho.

I am looking for a tech tool that will help me build a hybrid classroom environment. I think 3D game lab might be it.

If I were an ice cream flavor I would be rocky road.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my tech ability at a 7. I might be at a higher rating if I had more time to stay up to date with all of the new stuff that is out there.....

Bassmaster
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#5907875 Apr 04, 2012 at 03:59 PM
8 Posts
1) Name: Amy Evans

2) Subject you teach: 6th grade Science and L.A. in Washington State

3) I'm looking for a free tech tool that can help me create better games for my students to play/learn with.

4) If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be peppermint ice cream with chocolate sauce.

5) On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: 8 - because I use a lot of technology but it is all self taught so I do not know that correct lingo or may not know how to do something simple because I have not needed to do it before.
Thank you,
~ Evansly
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#5909005 Apr 04, 2012 at 07:51 PM
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Name - Joanna Marcotte
Subject you teach/role in education. 6th grade Social Studies, Middle School Curriculum Leader, MS IPod/IPad pilot facilitator
Finish this sentence: "I'm looking for a free tech tool that can add excitement to classroom instruction and engage learners.
Finish this sentence: "If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be Coffee, Coffee, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz
On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: 6
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#5909081 Apr 04, 2012 at 08:10 PM
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My name is Angela R. Brown.

I teach all the high school sciences at my school (except biology, at the moment) as well as FACS (home ec.) class.
I teach at a small rural school in Oklahoma that graduates about 25-30 per year.

"I'm looking for a free tech tool that can store all my "faves" from my computer. I've tried a couple of different ones, but did not really like them. They were too hard to use.."

"If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be Orange Sherbert. Simple, sweet, with a little bit of tart, and refreshing!"

On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: Probably a 6 or 7. Two years ago I would have rated myself a 4 0r 5....I crashed 3 computers in one year! I really believed I had extra electricity or some such thing that caused computers to malfunction. I hated my free laptop, and had no desire to learn a new operating system so that I could use it (Mac). I knew how to make newsletters, word process, do very simple spreadsheets and research online. Now I use computers in my classroom daily, with dozens of tech tools, and I am on my computer usually for 1-2 hours per day just doing research, reading the news, and setting up new Moodle assignments for my students!
Teacher of all HS sciences: Chemistry, Anatomy, Physical Science, Environmental science, and HOME EC. (FACS). Plus anything else deemed necessary that year...

Mother of 6, avid reader and researcher, craft addict, and an emerging WoW addict.

[color=#cc0000]Your BrainHex Class is Seeker.
Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Seeker-Mastermind.
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#5909346 Apr 04, 2012 at 09:48 PM · Edited 2 years ago
19 Posts
I was not a big fan of the first 2 games, interactive fiction and graphic adventure. I was frustrated because I did not understand the format of the game, and could not complete any real quests.

I played a similar game in HS called Oregon Trail. I believe it was a very basic Graphical, (black and white) but mostly it was Interactive fiction. I do remember liking it very much at the time.
Teacher of all HS sciences: Chemistry, Anatomy, Physical Science, Environmental science, and HOME EC. (FACS). Plus anything else deemed necessary that year...

Mother of 6, avid reader and researcher, craft addict, and an emerging WoW addict.

[color=#cc0000]Your BrainHex Class is Seeker.
Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Seeker-Mastermind.
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