Marsha Ratzel
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Richard Hinderliter left a comment for Marsha Ratzel
"It's not everyday you get a chance to stand on the sideline and coach your son in high school."
Sep 7, 2011
Marsha Ratzel replied to Kaylee Truesdell's discussion Best presentation program
"I think Colleen is right about Prezi.  It seems to be all the rage but it is plagued with the same problems as PPT.  Until we all start teaching more about design and how to create meaningful presentations....no presentation tool will be…"
Sep 5, 2011
Marsha Ratzel replied to Lori Verhunce's discussion Glaciers and Ice Ages in the group Middle School Science
"There is a fantastic Mastodon Matrix project offered thru the Museum of the Earth where you can actually get them to send you dirt from a dig site where they discovered a mastodon at the bottom of a New York state pond.  There's a whole…"
Sep 5, 2011
Marsha Ratzel replied to Suzie Boss's discussion Observing 9/11 in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"I'm very torn about what to do.  I don't want to re-traumatize my students over the whole thing but it's such a big moment in our country's history....my students would have been 2 years old when it happened.  They…"
Sep 5, 2011
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Marsha Ratzel replied to Jason Bostic's discussion iPod touches
"I don't because I was looking at Storyrobe.  What's the difference?  and I ahven't bought a gift card yet.  But I'm going to do that soon.  I was thinking more that they'd edit photos and then do…"
Apr 24, 2011
Marsha Ratzel replied to Jason Bostic's discussion iPod touches
"I'm going to try using them as an alternative computer...trying to find apps that will do something similar to the regular computers.  Right now I'm working on finding a good cartooning app because I want to take rock cycle pictures…"
Apr 24, 2011
Marsha Ratzel replied to Janice Conger's discussion Is it worth the 60 dollars in the group Voicethread
"I always buy it...and it only gets worth it more and more each year. The product improves and is easier to use and more flexible than the last year I used it. It's the best 60 I spend. I just see a VT as a very different kind of thing. VT, to…"
Nov 5, 2010
Marsha Ratzel replied to Faith Shabat's discussion 2nd/3rd Graders Explore Continents - Differences and Similarities
"Thanks for suggesting this project. Although my students are in 6th grade, I still think we could be good parnters in this project. Look forward to working with you."
Aug 8, 2010
Marsha Ratzel replied to Suzie Boss's discussion Favorite Tools for PBL? in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"I'm new to this PBL style and, although I've had pieces of PBL throughout, I've never done most of the year from this perspective. This year I've re-done my 6th grade science curriculum under the question "What causes the…"
Jul 26, 2010
Marsha Ratzel replied to Mark Carls's discussion Welcome- Introduce Yourself in the group Voicethread
"My name is Marsha Ratzel; I teach 6th grade math, science and now social studies. I've used VT before and I want to get better at facilitating conversations between my students."
Jul 13, 2010
Marsha Ratzel replied to Katie Durkin's discussion Overwhelmed by possibilities..Where do I start?
"I wonder if Voicethreads wouldn't be a better way to start. Your students are so young and doing a voice recording might be more accessible to them. You can do almost the same thing....you could write a prompt, you could have them share a story…"
Jun 28, 2010
Marsha Ratzel replied to Christina Kemp's discussion Note taking and summarizing--suggestions please
"The electronic version comes on a CD with one of her books. I don't think it's online because she sells it. I checked the website listed below and it has many of the same things...the difference really seems to be formatting. Zike's…"
Jun 28, 2010
Marsha Ratzel replied to Christina Kemp's discussion Note taking and summarizing--suggestions please
"This is something that I work on every summer in order to try and find more and more improvements to my instructional strategies. I work with middle school age students. To me taking notes and summarizing are two different skills. Taking notes is…"
Jun 28, 2010

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I'm trying to discern whether I should use delicious or pageflakes or diigo. I get that delicious doesn't allow you to share anything but the annotation and the URL. It seems as if pageflakes allows you to do that and adds more options (podcasts, RSS feeds). Diigo almost has another purpose...to save teh URL along… Continue

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At 9:38pm on September 7, 2011, Richard Hinderliter said…
It's not everyday you get a chance to stand on the sideline and coach your son in high school.
At 9:28am on July 13, 2010, Mark Carls said…
Hello Nick and thanks for joining our Voicethread group. I hope you find some good resources in here for your students. Nice picture, good luck with VT and facilitating with your class. If I can help in any way, please let me know.
Mark
At 10:00am on July 21, 2009, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Marsha,

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.

 
 
 

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