June 2008 Blog Posts (69)

Information Fluency At Necc 2008

21st century information fluency

Necc 2008

Join Carl Heine and Dennis O'Connor in San Antonio for NECC 2008.


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Added by Dennis O'Connor on June 13, 2008 at 2:47pm — No Comments

VisuWords is a free online graphical dictionary that is an excellent resource for language development and language support. You can type any word into the searchbox or click on Random to view random…

VisuWords is a free online graphical dictionary that is an excellent resource for language development and language support. You can type any word into the searchbox or click on Random to view random words defined. The site then searches for related words and then produces a user-friendly diagram. Each node in the diagram is clickable to view a definition of that word or double click on the node to expand the search for that particular term. In the example… Continue

Added by Kylie Stewart on June 13, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mobilizing the talent of student and workplace volunteers

I encourage you to visit the Tutor/Mentor Blog and view a flash presentation created by two student interns from Korea who are working in my Chicago non profit this month. The presentation shows some of the participants in the Tutor/Mentor Leadership Conference, held on May 29 and 30. It also has a… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on June 12, 2008 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

Sorry to run you around

Until I get better organized on this Classroom 2.0 site, please visit my original blog on Project Based Learning and Technology.

Added by Rick Glass on June 12, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

Hot Springs Technology Institute NEXT WEEK!

We are very busy getting ready for next week's Hot Springs Technology Institute - better known to Arkansans as HSTI (pronounced Histeeee!) This is the state conference for K-12 education technology held at Hot Springs High School, Hot Springs, Arkansas. 1500 attendees will participate in two days of workshops and two days of regular conference sessions. This year's keynote speakers include Dr. David Thornburg, Dr. Tom Burnett, Michael DiSpezio, and Debbie Silver. Technology Leader of the Year… Continue

Added by Becky Hart on June 11, 2008 at 8:40am — No Comments

Digital Portfolios

This semester I have been granted extended leave to implement digital portfolios in our school. I have some assistance from Croyden Secondary College in Melbourne, Australia. This gave me the bases on a web site to start from but I have enhanced it. We are encouraging the students to report using the Victorian Essential Learning Standards http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/ but have included a section on career development.

Added by Ian Clare on June 10, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Tech Byte: Technology Vision and Change

I was honored to present at the Technology and Teaching Conference last week in Bismarck (notes in previous post). I also had the opportunity to attend several great sessions by leaders in the field. I will be sharing some of the information I gleaned with you. Much of the material in today's Byte is derived from a session by Chris O'Neal who works at the University of Virginia. I'd like to publicly thank him for the insights and resources he presented. (More about Chris.)



Let's be… Continue

Added by L. Suzanne Shanks on June 8, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

21st Century Learning

Conducting a 21st Century Learning Workshop in Parramatta, NSW, Australia.
We are experimenting with:
iGoogle
Ning
FaceBook
and many other Web 2 Tools.

Added by Pete DAILHOU on June 7, 2008 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

Favorite Drawing Sites

CLICK HERE (http://www.jacksonpollock.org/) to draw in the fashion of Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas, original design by Stamen



Visit and download Pencil (http://www.les-stooges.org/pascal/pencil/) to create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.



Make your own… Continue

Added by Ellen on June 7, 2008 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Like to Talk to Tomatoes?

My children love the Veggie Tales' characters and stories while I appreciate the good messages delivered by the very creative people at Big Idea Productions. The link below will take you to a site to see personalized Veggie Tales music CDs and books (available in English or Spanish!).





Click here to visit Veggie Tales Personalized… Continue

Added by Ellen on June 7, 2008 at 12:55pm — No Comments

RESOURCES: High School Level

Crime? Music Business? Start Here. Go Places.

This site just keeps getting better and better. Any student even remotely interested in business and absolutely interested in accounting and/or finance must Start Here. Go Places.

NUM3ERS for Mathematics (and Science too!)
See all of the available activities for past episodes of this show.

Added by Ellen on June 7, 2008 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Glogster a graphic new tool for make blogs and scrapbooks

I used Glogster with my students to improove their communications skills. Funny experience and great way to construct their identities.

Best wishes
Rodrigo Vieira Ribeiro

Added by Rodrigo Vieira Ribeiro on June 7, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Teaching Books


My first impression of this new site on Teaching Books http://www.teachingbooks.net/ is that in addition to being aptly named, it's a worthwhile resource for tying literature to learning.

Added by Ellen on June 7, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Child Safety on the Web



KidzCD http://www.kidzcd.com/ is a safe web browser is for children and teenagers. Ages 0-6, 7-12 and 13+



Zac Browser http://www.zacbrowser.com is a web browser designed especially for children on the Autism Spectrum.



Of course, these are newly available via the Teacher Toolbar… Continue

Added by Ellen on June 7, 2008 at 11:01am — No Comments

Technological Advancement bridging curriculums

Recently, my Technology students with the use of Claymation, teamed up with the English and Language Arts students and animated Romeo and Juliet. It was a tremendous success. In all, there were over a dozen scenes with different facets of how the students interpreted the classic drama. Once the ELA students develop their scenes, with the use of construction paper and clay, the Technology students took pictures with the use of digital camaras. Once the… Continue

Added by lisa c weber on June 7, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Open Office

I have not used Open Office a lot in the past, but have recently begun doing so. In using it on Windows, I am finding it to be very buggy. Is that others experience or is it just me?

Added by Karen Fasimpaur on June 6, 2008 at 5:21pm — 2 Comments

Greetings from Classroom 2.0 Blog

So this is how it might work, I can blog here and have this appear in my Blogger Blog feed.
If i've dome tihs right you should seeeing this is my blogger page!!!
Fun experiments...G

Added by Gavin McLean on June 5, 2008 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

News from The International NanoScience Community



- 1...2...3 Start! Now we start our partnerpage in German deutsch.nanopaprika.eu



- We change our philosophy and open from today all the pages of our network. Now you can add your "My page" link to your webpage, blog.... Now everybody can know who is who in nanoscience



- 720 members on The International NanoScience Community…



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Added by Andras Paszternak on June 5, 2008 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Presentation Notes: Think.com - Bismarck TNT Conference

The show linked here does not include narration but you will find the notes below my contact information.



The address of the wiki with all the notes and the slideshow is http://thinkoef.wikispaces.com



Contact:



Suzanne Shanks, MA

Classroom Teacher,

Technology Integration Coach

PO BOX 8256

Colorado Springs, Colorado



On Think.com: Ms.… Continue

Added by L. Suzanne Shanks on June 4, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Summer 2008

Well, I'm finally back in the groove of classroom 2.0. I'm working with the South Central Kansas Writing Project yet again this year and adapting to changes. We have decided to consolidate our technology applications and will be using a ning network instead of a separate site for wikis, blogs and photos. This way I will become more familiar with the technology and be more of a proponent of its use in the classroom.



I am also working for a short time for our Extended School Year… Continue

Added by Teralyn Cohn on June 4, 2008 at 9:40am — No Comments

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