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Bringing students physically together to work collaboratively has become more difficult in light of the ever- increasing demands placed on their time. Electronic tools enable teachers to overcome this obstacle and allow students to work together in ways that are more efficient than if they came together in one physical space. In this workshop, the presenters will discuss how they have used the cloud-based technologies such as Google Apps, Evernote, Dropbox, YouTube, iTunes, Tumblr, and Facebook to engage students inside the classroom and out, and allow them to access the class material, assignments, educational videos, simulations, and PowerPoint files to enhance their learning experiences at a K-12 day school.


Google Sites


Jamie Nestor, Dean of Student Life & Latin Teacher

http://polyprep.wikispaces.com/Google+Sites


Coaching a debate team at a day school presents certain challenges. The first is that 6:00 p.m. is the witching hour, so the window of time during which we can practice together in a physical space is limited. The Team uses technology to overcome some of these limitations. I have a mnemonic device that I teach the kids to help them remember how we are organized technologically. Here's how it goes: In the wake of the recent presidential election, Every Elephant in DC Gets Angry. This stands for Evernote Evidence, Dropbox Cases, and Google Administrative.









Evernote, Dropbox, and Google Spreadsheets

Brent Adams, Debate Coach & English Teacher




Coaching a debate team at a day school presents certain challenges. The first is that 6:00 p.m. is the witching hour, so the window of time during which we can practice together in a physical space is limited. The Team uses technology to overcome some of these limitations. I have a mnemonic device that I teach the kids to help them remember how we are organized technologically. Here's how it goes: In the wake of the recent presidential election, Every Elephant in DC Gets Angry. This stands for Evernote Evidence, Dropbox Cases, and Google Administrative.



Evernote

http://polyprep.wikispaces.com/Evernote


Dropbox

http://polyprep.wikispaces.com/DropBox

Google Spreadsheets

http://polyprep.wikispaces.com/Google+Spreadsheets







Tumblr in the Classroom

Dr. Peter Rice, Science Teacher








Facebook in Education


Meredeth Quick, Co-Director of Squash, Girls' Varsity Squash Head Coach & Middle School English Teacher


http://polyprep.wikispaces.com/Facebook

Poly Squash Team Facebook Page