Our second session of Tech Tidbits revolved around Haiku Deck, Twitter hashtags, Twitter chats, and Weebly uses. Take a look at some tools we discussed…
How you use it: Haiku Deck is another option for creating presentations online. The program is web-based and user friendly. Their mission is to help people make simple, fun, and beautiful presentations. It’s been kid-tested in my room and they approve! Below is an example three of my students created.
Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app
How you use it: TweetDeck is a web-based application you can use to monitor your Twitter feed and Twitter chats easily (and kind of aggressively). If you wish to jump in on a Twitter chat like @ReallyGoodStuff’s (yes! The magazine!) weekly #TeachChat convo, TweekDeck is a great option to view the entire conversation happening in the Twitter world.
How you use them: Hashtags and Twitter go hand in hand. A hashtag collects and filters similar tweets. As The Complete Guide explains, “Picture it like a magnet that attracts all messages categorized by that topical word or phrase.” While tweeting from the Upper Elementary account, I’ve used our Osage tagline #AllInAllOsage as a hashtag. If you were to click on these tag, it would attract all the tweets with that tag. If you want to add a hashtag to your post, type the pound sign # followed by your phrase.
Weebly (a free website platform!)
How you use it: Merrie shared how she’s transformed her classroom webpage through Weebly.
In addition to this….
Merrie and Mel shared how they have students write book reviews for their SOTO 4th Graders Read blog through Weebly. Check it out here!
Feeling inspired! Hope you are too.
Until we meet again!