Friday, 17 January 2014

January 17, 2014 – A Grand ‘Slam’ for Technology

Hello Everyone!

This week I have chosen to feature a fun website which offers brief videos and tutorials introducing educational apps, websites, tools and programs to use with your students. Hosted by Tanya Avrith and Holly Clark, Eduslam ( interviews educators from around the world and explains not only how to use the tools, but how to integrate them into your classroom.  With exciting topics such as ‘Digital Portfolios in the Primary Classroom’, ‘The Power of Blogging’ and ‘Explain Everything and Evernote as a Solution to Shared iPads’, EduSlam has something for everyone and more videos are being added every week. 

By clicking on the website you will find the ‘slams’ sorted into categories such as iPad, Elementary level and Social Media.  Simply choose an interesting tool which you would like to find out more about, and within the brief 5 minute video you will learn everything you need to know about the tool: where to find it, to how to use it in the classroom and ways to link to the curriculum.  In addition, all of the educators who are interviewed (including the hosts) share their twitter handles so you can begin to follow them on Twitter.  What a great way to build your online PLN! is a great way to find out about new and upcoming technology tools and apps without feeling self-conscious about your ‘tech-ability’.  You can watch the videos again and again until you feel comfortable using the tool with your students.

Past Tech Tidbits posts can be found on the blog at and if you have an idea for a future blog topic, please feel free to pass it along to me.


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