"At the school I work at, there is a college close by. I teamed up with a professor there who teaches future teachers in the area of reading. We developed an activity where my students, 3rd graders, did an oral reading podcast and their college…"
My students loved using dimdim for our book club discussions. We met at 7p.m. on certain weeknights, and it was completely voluntary. Most of the class participated, and they begged for more. I did find it helpful to let them…"
"Thanks for the info! I will check out the sites you gave me and go from there! Let me know if there are any other suggestions or "apps" we could use. I am very into using my own iTouch so I know it could be useful in the classroom! Thanks…"
"I have finished reading The Daily Five and The Cafe as our district is offering a class this week on using and implementing "The Daily Five". I also read Angela Maiers book on Habitudes a few weeks ago. My next quick professional read will…"
"I teach 3rd grade. Angela Maiers said "dimdim" has great potential so yes, I am anxious to try it out. I haven't used elluminate yet though. What success and usage have you had with using elluminate in your classroom? I'm up to…"
"Wow! This is wonderful! What apps have you found that your elementary teachers prefer to use or find most beneficial? I would like to convince my district and apply for grants to get iTouch for in the classrooms. They need a little convincing."
Has any one had any experience with the program "dimdim"? It is an online way to hold discussions, possibily book clubs? I have been reading about it and have heard great things but was wondering if anyone had any experience with it? Just curious
"Hi everyone! I am fairly new to Classroom 2.0 and exploring all the time. I teach 3rd grade in NE Iowa but have also taught grades 4-6th as well as Title 1 Reading. Excited about all the technology resources available and constantly looking for more…"
"Hi Elisa! This project was set up with a professor at Luther College who teaches a methods class to future educators. What we did was match each one of my 3rd grade students up with one of her students - she had two sections so some doubled up. My…"
"I am a 3rd grade teacher in a small town in NE Iowa and love every minute of it! I received both my degress from the University of Northern Iowa, with the latest being a Masters Degree in Elementary Reading/English Language Arts. Go Panthers! I have…"
I am currently a 3rd grade teacher with Masters Degree in Reading/English Language Arts from University of Northern Iowa (go Panthers!). Passion for reading/literacy in classroom. Mother of 2 (surviving beginning teenage years), stepmom of 1, and wife of avid golfer.
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Hi Kim, my name is Leon Avrech, San Jose, CA Retired middle school teacher, vp,
principal and mentor teacher. Just wanted to let you know I recently had a book published, "Think You Can Teach? A Survival Guide For New Middle School Teachers". It is an enormous help for new and soon to be teachers. Applicable for all grades. Availableamazon.com, xlibris.com, borders.com Starts from first day on campus to end of year evaluation. Thank you
With your interest in Education Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording you might find of interest.
We use a version of Wordpress that my school set up for us for our blogs. I have also dabbled with 21 classes, but I haven't gotten very far with that yet. Ha! Wordpress is great because it has a podpress feature that feeds any podcasts your students create directly to iTunes.
Thanks for your comment! We'd love to collaborate with you this year. Blogging has been great for my students. One of our first blogging projects is to look at other students' blogs, so the children can learn how to write valuable comments. Then, we begin by having them write reflections on books they have read. Once they catch the blogging bug, they can't wait to write! For our evening book clubs, I used dimdim.com. It is a free conferencing site, and you can show slideshows, take your kids to websites, and use an interactive white board feature. The children communicate using the chat feature, so they learn to express themselves better through writing concise comments. I look forward to chatting with you more about collaborating this year!