Monday, June 21, 2010

Tool 8 I have been told that moon phases is a hard concept fot the kiddos to get. Here is a quick hip hop song that might help.
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


I big thanks to Mrs. Gallagher, she showed me the website where you can get different backgrounds. Thats where I got my flip flops!!!

They're perfect!!!

Took a break!

Ok ok I haven't been here in a while. I had a prof develop at the beginning of the week and I spent the rest working on my mini grat app. Keep your fingers crossed I get it. The project will be super cool if it happens!!! Okay now I need to focus... next tool please...

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

Tool 6 Wild about wikis

I can see using wikis as both a home school communication and as a classroom tool. I already joined PBworks and started setting up a clasroom page. Daily assignments and projects can be posted as well as important dates that families need to be aware of. I am working on a classroom projest that will require the students to write, create and upload a weekly log. The wiki can be the place they go to share ideas of what they want to see on that weeks video.

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

Tool 5 Too Hot need a break

It's too hot around here and I was playing with the new template designs. tha's why my blog has rain onit now.

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

tool 4

I think that google docs will save tons of time for all of those little "lets meet real quick "times. Face it we all know it's never real quick. This way we can get everyones opinions or ideas and have all that extra time for "planning!"

It could also be a way of sharing student work with their families.

3rd day on the beach.. The sun was high

The use of these video and imaging tools will really enhance my science lessons. I can see students using these in daily centers and for research projects. I think an animoto video would be a great way of showing parents what is going on in their childs classroom.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sunset @ 'Another World'

I found this on Flicker.. Isn't this where you want to be?

Monday, June 7, 2010

2nd day in the sun... Not burnt yet.

I am excited about joining this community and bringing it to my students lives. The few exposures to technology my students get are through the classroom and I want to make it as rewarding, interactive and fun as I can for them and their parents

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!

First day in the sun

Well here it is. My first shot at this.. If the rest of the course is this fun I'm going to love it! I want to make 100s of avatars. I can't wait to use tool 2.