February 2012 Blog Posts (125)

Create a virtual world of educational ideas using Edistorm's Sticky Notes

Edistorm is an excellent site for creating and using educational virtual sticky notes. Students can collaborate with the teacher on project ideas.  They can vote on those ideas and make comments to eacher other.  Use Edistorm as a means of brainstorming ideas.

Added by Brian Weir on February 29, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Google Apps

Google Apps is versatile tool that can be used by individuals, professional organizations, and schools alike.  Two years ago I started working with Google Apps in the school that I was teaching at.  A year later, our charter school converted to a full-blown Google school.  Our technology teacher became a Google certified teacher and we never looked back.  Google Apps replaced our e-mail system without changing our e-mail addresses that made it seamless for our parents and families.  We were…


Added by Kalen Crane on February 29, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

Google Apps

During this unit I spent a significant amount of time using Google Apps, and I can easily say that I have learned quite a bit from the experience.  I did come to realize that there are many practical uses for my classroom that I can begin to implement immediately, as well as in my personal life if I so wished.  Any and all knowledge I can gain from learning about technology is valuable to me and this unit was especially useful.  The amount of freedom and self reliance I was able to…


Added by Jeremy Brandon on February 28, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Using Virtual Tours in Instruction

These virtual tours/field trips have been useful in a social studies class that I teach called Passport to the World.  Let me know if you find them useful or if you recommend others.  I especially like the Anne Frank House resource.






Nova, the highest rated science series on television and most watch documentary series on public television, has created virtual field trip for public viewing.  This is the most acclaimed TV…


Added by Ibrahim Ibby Rios on February 27, 2012 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Create Educational Interactive Timelines with TimeRime

Create interactive and informative educational timelinesin an extremely easy manner.  Students will love being given the option of creating a timeline.  Use Timerime for history, art, science, social studies or just about any subject in which they are required to understand the time frame at which events occurred.

Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Using Socrative to help students practice writing.

Socrative is an awesome tool used in Education to gain a better understanding of what our students have learned or are learning during a lesson by getting.  In this post about socrative we see how it can be used assess writing in the classroom.

Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Capstone Two Session Four

Hmm,  I don’t see as clear a prompt for this blog, it just seems to say to read the global project stuff, read the digital citizen ship stuff, explore the sites, and then keep this in mind while writing a blog post.

So, I’ll get to all of that, but, let me first give you—Katie some insight into what’s going on in my life.  That is----why am I trying to be not too concerned about missing a forum post, etc.  I’d been experiencing some health symptoms that mocked a …what is it?  A TIA or…


Added by Larry Blodgett on February 26, 2012 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Open Sourse Course Reflection

Open Source Course: Digital Citizenship for Everyone: Resources for Students, Teachers and Families

Personal reflection:

This course advertised itself as a course designed to teach the participants how to create digitally responsible users of the internet. It also supplied resources for teachers and parents for lesson on digital citizenship. Overall, they shared resources that are available through their organization, but you need to purchase those resources if…


Added by Lindsay Hacker on February 25, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Experiencing Free/Open Source Courses

The open course I found and chose to start was/is called “Digital History” through a partnership between the University of Houston and other supportive organizations.  It is a comprehensive course that covers the history of the United States beginning from the American Revolution to present day.  The amount of sources, resources, and perspectives offered are truly impressive.  The course is divided into ten separate and distinct sections and it allows the learner to choose what order…


Added by Jeremy Brandon on February 24, 2012 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Webinar: Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link

To ensure the best results for students, it's important to be deliberate and thoughtful in the way technology is incorporated into the curricula. Just layering tech on top fails to take advantage of the technology tools' full potential.

Join this complimentary webinar to hear how those 'in the trenches' are working together to find the best ways to integrate technology into teaching and learning.

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Added by Amy Schoenrock on February 24, 2012 at 1:06pm — 4 Comments

Experiencing Free/Open Source Courses

Experiencing Free/Open Source Courses

                When searching for free courses online, many of the ones that I found were just videos on YouTube. Courses were on a variety of topics from core subjects to hobbies. I could see just listening to these to gain knowledge in a certain subject area. Many universities Yale to local universities offer these courses.

                I decided to log in to the fake student account that was provided to me by the lady…


Added by Tanya Bramhall on February 24, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Using forums/blogs/wikis to facilitate learning: A summary

When you work with VLEs/LMSs you deal extensively with the text-based communication tools that exist in all systems.  The 3 biggies are the discussion/forum tool, the blog/journal tool and the wiki tool.  Explaining how each can be used to facilitate learning within learning activities is a key challenge for the Learning Technologist.  What's really important is that you articulate clearly the subtle differences between these tools and what their pedagogical affordances are. 



Added by Tom Preskett on February 24, 2012 at 6:14am — 2 Comments

Entrada # 3 de mi blog

La organización dentro de que ayudo es un programa estudiantil que se ubica dentro del colegio de Paul Laurence Dunbar en Lexington. Este programa, que se titulo TLC, tiene como objetiva ayudar a los estudiantes que no tienen éxito en el aula tradicional, así que los estudiantes son diversas en sus habilidades y sus deseos. Entiendo que este programa trata de servir a los estudiantes como un centro social o un apoyo…


Added by Jim Fenton on February 23, 2012 at 7:20pm — 3 Comments

Entrada 3

Hola amigos/as,

¿Qué puedo decirles sobre  mi nuevo trabajo? Solo he prestado mis servicios de voluntariado una vez, pero fue una experiencia muy interesante y divertida.  El día próximo en que trabajo es el veintiocho de este mes—hace mucho tiempo entre mis servicios.  Si no saben usted, estoy trabajando con la organización Samaritan’s Touch, un hospital aquí en la cuidad de Kentucky.  Este lugar no es un hospital normal, pero es una clínica para…


Added by Tyler Blane Harp on February 23, 2012 at 3:08pm — 2 Comments

Online teaching training

     While I was preparing the exam, I found there is a online Chinese teaching training by Mandarin Training Center, a subsidiary of National Taiwan Normal University. I took the courses. After 1 week intensive class and 5 months practice teaching 4 Thailand students, I found this is what I want. I decided to work on this…

Added by Sharon Zhang on February 23, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Entrada 3

¡Finalmente he empezado mi servicio y me gusta mucho! Es el perfecto servicio para mí y estoy muy agradecida que esta clase me dio la oportunidad para servir en el hospital. Aunque no he trabajado mucho en el hospital todavía, sé mucho del departamento de servicios lingüísticos. Hay treinta y cuatro intérpretes de español. También, hay intérpretes de otras lenguas que son contratistas. Estas personas pasan facturas al…


Added by Rachel Helen Alison on February 23, 2012 at 6:15am — 4 Comments

Entrada nº3: Las metas de tu servicio

Lucas y yo hemos estado trabajando en la traducción de Henry Clay Estate para nuestro aprendizaje de servicio hasta el momento. No ha habido mucha interacción con hispanohablantes, pero lo interesante es que también estamos tratando de coordinar una visita con la escuela Maxwell. Henry Clay Estate sólo se necesita ayuda con la traducción originalmente, pero nuestro objetivo es llegar a otras personas. Creo que Lucas estará de acuerdo en que eso es lo que estamos esperando. Hablamos de salir…


Added by Colin Walker Capps on February 22, 2012 at 11:50pm — 2 Comments

Blog 3: Más sobre Greenville Literacy Association

Cada lunes, yo enseño una clase de inglés como segunda lengua que dura una hora y media. En esta clase, enfocamos en la lectura. Los estudiantes son de los niveles tres y cuatro, es decir que su competencia es de un nivel intermedio. Como es una nueva clase, ya no han habido muchos estudiantes en la clase. Hasta ahora, no han habido más que tres en la clase a la vez. Sin embargo, como los estudiantes que asistan a la clase cambian de semana a semana, me he conocido personas de muchas…


Added by Sarah G Barton on February 22, 2012 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Entrada nº3: Las metas de tu servicio

     El objeto de la biblioteca es tener un lugar en la comunidad donde personas puede buscar ayuda con tarea, aprendiendo ingles, o interactuando con otra gente en la comunidad. Muchas personas (usualmente más viejo) solicita ayuda con sus impuestos o con otros documentos importantes. Es probable que es muy difícil entender esos documentos si ingles es tu segunda lengua. Y es bueno que esos tipos de servicios sean ofrecido por gratis.

     Algunas de las metas principales de la…


Added by Christopher Anthony Martorana on February 22, 2012 at 10:31pm — 3 Comments

Entrada 3

Estoy ofrecido mi servicio a las Girl Scouts. Las Girl Scouts quiere animar las chicas. Quiere que ellas logran todas sus objectivos. Si estas chicas logran sus objectivas, van a ayudar a otras chicas que están tratando de lograr sus objectivos. Una de las metas principales de las Girl Scouts es para crecer las cualidades de liderazgo en las chica. Hablamos y participamos en actividades que crecen estas cualidades. También las Girl Scouts quiere animar las chicas…


Added by Sarah Gauby on February 22, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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