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Resources from TTI

Pam Palmer and I had the chance to attend the Teacher Training Institute (Put on by the Blue Ridge PBS and Blue Ridge East Technology Consortium) in March. One of the requirements for attendance is that we share what we learned. We’ll be glad to talk to you one-on-one (and have already shared some info individually), but thought it might be nice if we posted some of the info for future references. Pam helped me write this post…

Digital Storytelling:

One of my favorite sessions was done by Meg Collins, an ITRT from Roanoke County. I probably should write an entry JUST on digital storytelling…it’s such a great way to get kids thinking and writing and using 21st Century Learning Skills. Here are some quick links to give you an idea of what it’s all about:

Advanced Smart Board:

Check out all the great Smart Board Resources on Elizabeth Cox’s Smart Board Portaportal!

United Streaming:

Did you know that the teacher section of United Streaming has a bunch of really cool resources? You can build quizzes, writing prompts, and assignments, search by themes, find lesson plans and more. It’s a great resource!


We had the chance to sit in on some demo lessons by Master Teachers…you can find a bunch of ready-to-go lessons on the NTTI site.

Miscellaneous Notes:

  • Copyright–Tom Landon, from Blue Ridge PBS, has a portaportal with great resources about copyright. You can read detailed information about copyright here.
  • Internet Safety–Joe Showker, an ITRT in Rockingham County, has a portaportal with Internet Safety Resources.


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