So when we got on the different web 2.0 activity pages the three I liked the most were probably the monsters, then the one that Tammy and Kassi did, kidthing and then finally the Tikatok. Those three were my favorite because they looked to be the most fun, and i am all about fun things! All three of them were very interactive and educational.… Continue
Added by Erin Freese on March 31, 2009 at 6:22pm —
This past Friday, when everyone was waiting for the "winter blizzard" and school to be cancelled, I noticed that my students were using their ipods to check the weather!! So I just started having them give us updates on the weather. During encor I have noticed that students play games on their phones & ipods, listen to music, and check e-mails.
I have enjoyed learning about Web 2.0 and the wide variety of things that are out there. I wish a lot of the applications for kids were around when I was growing up. This assignment gave me an opportunity to see what Web 2.0 apps I could use in my classroom.
For starters, one of my favorites is Tikatok
With this, kids can write their own stories and publish them on the internet for people to buy. This would be a great project for kids of any… Continue
Last Tuesday, we learned about Web 2.0 Technology. It has greatly helped all of us to be able to enjoy the Internet and also be able to connect with other users- even if you have never met them before! In class, Mr. Eveland showed us an old game, Oregon Trail, and then played it on the Internet. Using an educational yet fun fames in which students can learn and have fun at the same… Continue
Added by Mai Chan on March 31, 2009 at 2:44pm —
This week we looked at web 2.0 technologies. We were able to look at specific ones and figure out how they would be useful in the classroom. My group specifically looked at Active Allowance. This website is a great way to teach children how to budget their money and really learn the value of a dollar. It also allows the children to see progress charts of how they are doing and really make it easy… Continue
There's been a lot of talk recently about 21st Century Skills. But most of this talk has been between folks who stand to make a lot of money off the use of tech on the one side and folks who are suspicious of -- if not fundamentally opposed to -- tech on the other. Like most discussions in education, the voice missing in the debate is that of the students themselves.
So, I asked students in one of my paperless high school Latin classes to tell me how things were going for them. I… Continue
I've been home on medical leave for about 10 days now and just couldn't stay away from work/educational technology any longer. My substitute needed some inspiration for this week, so I spent some time finding a great deal of online, interactive educational sites for him and then grouped them according to middle school grade level curricula at our district. Some would require more lesson planning and/or supervision than others and many are well-suited for interactive white board use. Some are… Continue
The Illinois Association for Gifted Children Gifted Ed Digest for the Week of March 30 - April 5 is available at www.k12tlc.net/gt/03302009.htm
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Added by IAGCGifted on March 28, 2009 at 8:28am —
Well Term 1 is coming to an end. Only one week to go and what a busy term it has been. As always there have been many issues with the computers around the school. It always seems to happen after we reimage them all in the school holidays.
The Grade 5/6 students are really making effective use of their laptops. It has been great to see them using the laptop on their desks instead of at the back bench is their rooms. It has really allowed the flexibility. It has also been great to see that… Continue