Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I am excited about using Skype to set up communication for my students with scientist in the Antarctic. I think that as they students realize exactly where they are they will be amazed!
Last year I used my Activeboard everyday, all day, with these techological additions I will be able to give my students a true global digital experience that they can participate in.
There were really no "wow" moments for me as I worked through these tools but I have enjoyed "lurking" through fellow teachers blogs to see what they are working on and what they plan on using their technology for. I especially like my voki and what he says... if you haven't heard you should press play.
I intend to have several lessons on the different aspects of citizenship and have both the students and their parent agree to and sign to some Digital citizenship rules before they are allowed to use the technology. That way everyone knows they have a responsibility to keep themselves, their work and the equipment safe.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Now Skype I am really excited about. I have a connection to a person that is actually working at a science station in the Antarctic. She is interested in connecting with students in America. I would love to work this into some experience for my students.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
On a science kick today. This is a good video on energy sources in an ecosystem.
As you can see I went through blinkx for both resources.
By imbedding these into maybe a flipchart a lesson can be inhanced by your students seeing some examples in a different voice and from a different source. Some learners can connect with the visual experience more than the listening.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I really enjoyed the Photo Story process. The only problem I had was taking the time to get my phptps from a different computer onto the one I am working on.
In the classroom students will be able to document and share progression of projects or just daily life and the can collaborate to create and edit text and content for their story.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
While I was looking at some different wikis I found one where the teacher was out sick and she used her wiki to check on her students. It was really sweet.
Then there was another that was a great resource for lots of online tools.
New Tools Workshop
Check it out!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Anyway I joind Diigo and Delicious untol I get a feel for one or the other. I think I will like the sticky note feature on Diigo.
Here are some pages I found
great grading ruberics for all of this technology stuff our students will have next year.
nice links and lessons!!
Now on to tool 6
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
It could also be a way of sharing student work with their families.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
When commenting on social media site I tend to be one of those short answer type of people. I can see how leaving something more thoughtful or incisive wouls be much more beneficial to the PLN.
Tales of a Fifth Grade Teacher
Fabulous 4th Grade Teacher
Live Laugh & Learn
Jello's 11 Tools
Writing with Mr. Fernandez
Are the blogs I would like to keep an eye on for now I am sure the list will grow!