ATA Beginning Teachers' Conference

Resources for DIY Professional Learning -Teaching Essentials from 2Learn.ca

Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 2014

Highlights of the Session

“The Connected Educator is about the need for teachers in the Digital Age to exploit the transformative potential of emerging technologies on behalf of their students and their own professional growth.” [www.21stcenturycollaborative.com] We will look at how to effectively use technology for creation of knowledge by students and for your own professional learning. Join us as we share several resources, strategies and tools to help you be a connected educator. Support resources for these topics are listed below in the grey box.

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Feedly - Chrome Web App -  Feedly is an RSS news reader for Android phones and tablets. The content of your RSS feeds, news sites and blogs are transformed into pocket-sized cards which load quickly and are easy to browse. Instead of having to hunt down for news, feedly... site annotation for Feedly - Chrome Web App

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/feedly/hipbfijinpcgfogaopmgehiegacbhmob?hl=en


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Feedly - Android app -  Feedly is an RSS news reader for Android phones and tablets. The content of your RSS feeds, news sites and blogs are transformed into pocket-sized cards which load quickly and are easy to browse. Instead of having to hunt down for news, feedly... site annotation for Feedly - Android app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devhd.feedly&hl=en


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Feedly -  This is an online news aggregator, providing a single place to read and share content. Personalize your feed by identifying the information that matters to you.  site annotation for Feedly

https://feedly.com/index.html#welcome


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Flipboard - Windows app -  "It's a single place to discover, collect and share the news you care about. Add your favorite social networks, publications and blogs to stay connected to the topics and people closest to you." site annotation for Flipboard - Windows app

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/flipboard/e62e393a-acc9-40d9-a34a-13a41f2eeef0


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Flipboard - iOS app -  "It's a single place to discover, collect and share the news you care about. Add your favorite social networks, publications and blogs to stay connected to the topics and people closest to you." site annotation for Flipboard - iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/flipboard-your-social-news/id358801284?mt=8


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Flipboard - Android app -  "It's a single place to discover, collect and share the news you care about. Add your favorite social networks, publications and blogs to stay connected to the topics and people closest to you." site annotation for Flipboard - Android app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app&hl=en


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SafeShare.TV - Safe share not only removes all extra content around the video being shown/shared but also removes the intro commercials that you sometimes see at the beginning of the video. site annotation for SafeShare.TV

http://safeshare.tv/


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Twitter Hashtags for Educators - This wiki created by Ontario educator David Spencer includes Twitter hashtags for educators, an infographic and additional links for learning about Twitter as a tool for professional learning. site annotation for Twitter Hashtags for Educators

http://education.davidspencer.ca/wiki/Twitter_Hashtags_for_Educators


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The Unofficial Index to Educational Hashtags - This is a document with an alphabetical list of educational hashtags. site annotation for The Unofficial Index to Educational Hashtags

http://goo.gl/4CVDW


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Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning - How can you use Twitter, webinars and Hangouts to take ownership of your own professional learning and presence? site annotation for Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/diy-pd-own-your-learning-monica-burns


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Edublogs -  Create a blog for a collaborative learning environment with your students or as a communication tool for your school. Check out "10 Ways to use your Edublog to Teach". site annotation for Edublogs

http://edublogs.org


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MediaSmarts: Teacher Resources - MediaSmarts, a Canadian media literacy organization, has a collection of resources for teachers, including lesson plans, media and an online newsletter. site annotation for MediaSmarts: Teacher Resources

http://mediasmarts.ca/teacher-resources


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Common Sense Media - "Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology." (site description) site annotation for Common Sense Media

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/