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Checkered FlagNext Generation Technology

Use tools that reflect innovative thinking. Keep your eye on FreshBrain.

Old Way - Use paper and pencil and share with myself.

New Way - Use new tools and share with everyone.

Explore Tools

Hot Choice - Scratch

Learn more at online Scratch workshop.

Learn more at Divergent Convergence.

  1. Immersive Content - icue, FreshBrain, MouseCircus
  2. Creative Tools - Scratch, Myths and Legends Creator
  3. Music Tools - JamStudio (write and share music) and Noteflight (music notation)
  4. Mapping Tools - Google Earth - mapping, photographs
  5. Publishing Tools - Lulu
  6. Widgets and other Fun Stuff - Wordle

Design Projects

  1. Create
  2. Collaborate
  3. Interact
  4. Syndicate
  5. Reflect

Avoid Wrecks

  1. Check filters
  2. Check bandwidth
  3. Have a backup plan
  4. Ask yourself: How will this tool facilitate teaching or learning?
  5. Ask yourself: How will this tool motivate learners?

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Visit some Scratch featured projects.
Let's go back and think about the opportunities for young people.
Pick three ideas from the workshop you'd like to develop.

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