Get Your Tech On: Tech Resources

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Get Your Tech On!

PBS LearningMedia wants to give you the tools you need to navigate and succeed in the digital age of learning. To get you started, we’ve compiled our favorite technology-themed resources designed to enhance your lesson plans and spark discussion in the classroom. Topics include: 21st century learning, careers in technology, adaptive technologies, and using video games to enhance learning.

  • 21st Century Learning

    Hear about models and approaches to 21st century learning skills from experts in the education field.
    Grades: All
  • 21st Century Schools: Learning in the Digital Age

    From FRONTLINE Digital Nation, this video explores discuss the hype and the hopes for improving education through technology.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Flipped Classrooms For Real Learning: Definitions, Resources and Tools

    Educators keep hearing about the benefits of flipping their classrooms, but what does that really mean? PBS LearningMedia invites you to join Jon Bergmann and Mike Gorman as they introduce you to the flipped learning model.

    Grades: 13+
  • Let’s Get Social! How To Effectively Incorporate Social Media Into Your Classroom

    Join PBS LearningMedia and Edmodo to learn how to integrate social media into your classroom while exploring best practices, real-life examples of success, and helpful tools to get you connected!

    Grades: 13+
  • Plug In! How to Integrate Tablets, Smart Phones, Devices, and More

    Join K-12 tech expert Leslie Fisher as she explores how to successfully integrate mobile technology into the classroom. Leslie will explore top applications, practical tips, and solutions for overcoming barriers along the way.

    Grades: 13+
  • How to Make an Animated GIF

    Learn how to make an animated GIF with this video from KQED.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • How to Make an Infographic with Easel.ly

    Learn how to create an infographic using easel.ly with this video from KQED.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • How to Make Dynamic Video Experiences with Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker

    Popcorn Maker is a free online tool for creating enhanced web-based video experiences. It allows for simple edits, remixes and mashups of online videos, and to enhance them with images, text, popups, links and info from Wikipedia and Google Maps.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • How to Save Streaming Videos for Offline Use Using Dirpy Studio

    This video demonstrates how to use Dirpy Studio, a free web-based tool that allows you to save online streaming videos as offline files.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Collaborative Website Building with Tumblr

    Tumblr is a hugely popular, highly social blogging platform with an emphasis on images.  It can be a powerful tool for collaborative website building.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Get Your Tech On: PBS LearningMedia 101

    Find out how real-world teachers are using PBS LearningMedia to inspire their teaching, enhance learning, and empower students – and take home a “how-to” guide for easy reference whenever you need it.

    Grades: 13+
  • How to Make a Popplet, a Collaborative Mind Mapping Tool

    Learn how to visual demonstrate your ideas or projects using Popplet with this video from KQED. 

    Grades: 6-13+
  • How to Make an Interactive Timeline with Timetoast

    Use this short video from KQED to create an interactive timeline using Timetoast.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • How to Make a Prezi

    Prezi is an online tool for creating presentations that breaks free of the standard linear slideshow style of presentation. Learn how to make a Prezi with this video from KQED.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • How to Build a Wall Using Padlet

    Learn how to build a wall using the visual authoring tool, Padlet with this KQED video.  Padlet it gives you a blank ‘wall’ where you can assemble all kinds of visual media.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • How to Make a Quick Video with MixBit

    In this KQED video learn how to make and share short videos with MixBit, an app and platform.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Using Google Forms and Spreadsheets

    In this KQED video tutorial learn about Google forms and spreadsheets, Google Drive tools for collecting, organizing and visualizing data.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • iFarm

    Support your STEM and Social Studies curriculum with this video that profiles a California pistachio farmer who developed an iPad app to improve irrigation.

    Grades: 7-13+
  • Make Short Social Video Loops With Vine

    In this video tutorial learn how to make Vines. The approach is to keep video short and simple, limiting video clips to 7 second loops that fit nicely into social media contexts.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Remix Websites With Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles

    X-Ray Goggles is a tool that lets you remix live web pages right in your browser. This means you can start out with any website on the Internet and go right into its code to creating your own distinct version.

    Grades: 6-13+

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