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Tech4Folks on FB includes the best of the time-sensitive posts I share (think Apps free for a day), as well as a good number of always available, useful educational links and resources primarily geared for secondary and post-secondary level. Tech4Folks. 53 likes. Tech4Folks showcases and reviews web and mobile app tools designed for K12 instruction, as well as providing professional development opportunities for K12 educators.
I post everything on Twitter. Free daily iOS Apps, great resources, inspiring and infuriating educational resources. Follow me! Follow me! The latest Tweets from Eric Folks (@Tech4Folks). Husband, father, life-long learner currently serving as Assis. Director of Instructional Technology for Secondary at Round Rock ISD. Round Rock, TX
On my G+ page, I share only the best of the time sensitive posts but I also share many great educational resources too! Sign in - Google Accounts
Pinterest is a pain to post to, but it sure has aesthetics going for it! On Pinterest, I'll be building all time-insensitive resources. No free apps of the day...instead, just great educational resources you can utilize at any time. Follow me! Follow me! Instructional Tech Coordinator, IT for K12 zealot
Tech4Folks showcases and reviews web & mobile app tools designed for K12 instruction, as well as providing professional development opportunities for K12 educators, though the primary focus on the site is secondary and post-secondary instruction. Though not limited to the areas you see here, these images and descriptions do provide some indication of what we focus on here...explore & enjoy! Suggestions for improvement are always welcome!
School World provides our teachers with their Teacher Sites. On Tech4Folks, you'll find tips, tricks and HOW TOs on how to make your site an engaging and powerful extension of your classroom! School World Teacher Sites Resources for Lampasas ISD Teachers
iPads are the multiplier instructional tool of choice these days, and on Tech4Folks you'll find lots of great tips, tricks and HOW TOs related to iPad use in general, powerful educational Apps, daily free apps, and useful advice for navigating the Apple ecosystem in all its many forms: App Store, iTunes, iOS, iTunes Match, iCloud, i, i, i.... you get the picture!
Edmodo provides a great communication and collaboration tool for educators, and a lean learning management system to boot. Teachers can share posts, links, polls, quizzes, media and more directly and safely with their students through Edmodo, and on Tech4Folks, you'll find lots of resources for making your Edmodo teacher self more than you ever thought possible! This page contains links, resources, and training material for Lampasas ISD teachers using Edmodo for safe, social media-style communication with students.
Data, data, data! With the demands of state testing, no one can refute the importnace and influence of assessments and the data that they produce for informing instruction. Eduphoria makes working with all this data manageable, and on Tech4Folks you'll find lots useful HOW TOs that will make your Eduphoria experience euphoric! Somebody had to point out the obvious & ironic play on words, right! Eduphoria offers a whole suite of products we take advantage of: Eduphoria AWARE is a system that teachers use for accessing student scores on previous standardized tests, like the TAKS and STAAR,...
For most teachers at Lampasas ISD, SMART Boards have become a staple part of their instruction in the classroom. Yet many teachers aren't yet taking advantage of the learning that can take place outside of the classroom using the SMART Notebook software. On Tech4Folks, you'll find lots of resources, tips, and HOW TOs for taking your SMART instruction to a whole new level. If you're a beginner, this is a good place to start too! SMART Interactive Whiteboards are in almost every classroom in the district. These interactive boards are similar to FLIP video cameras & iPads in that they foster a student-centered classroom,...
Google Apps provides a powerful suite of services for communication and collaboration, both in and out of class, between teachers and/or students. Tech4Folks focuses extensively on three of the available services found within GApps: Gmail, Google Docs/Drive, & Google+ (which is in the works).                           Why Google Apps for Edu? GApps was built from the ground up for cloud-based productivity, communication, and sharing.  An old-school approach to office...

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