March 2009 Blog Posts (259)

Web 2.0

Just starting

Added by Steedster Steed on March 31, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Web 2.0

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 — No Comments

Reflecting on how students today are using technology both inside socially and academically.

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.

Added by Mary Grimes on March 31, 2009 at 3:45pm — 3 Comments

Web 2.0

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

Added by Kristin McCloud on March 31, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments

What's so good about Web 2.0?

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 — No Comments

Let Kids Teach Kids


This techniques works best in high and middle school. The idea is that the instructors

introduces and teachers specific concepts and the allows his or her student to teach the same

concept to students in a much lower grade.

For example, a Biology teacher, after teaching concepts about the heart in animals can create a

Biology show where he allows his Biology students to teach the same concepts… Continue

Added by William Lambert on March 31, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments


Finding SchoolWires (website content management system) very easy to learn. The controls are clear, the documentation is great, and thier help desk phone is first rate.

Anyone considering using SchoolWires should take a close look. You will like what you'll find.

Added by John Patota on March 31, 2009 at 12:43pm — No Comments

ohh you know web 2.0

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

Added by Julia Counts on March 31, 2009 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

The Week in Rap: Classroom News is Cool Now

Flocabulary Launches ‘The Week in Rap’ A Week's Worth of News, Rapped – Teen-Friendly News Delivery Helps Spark Classroom Discussion About Current Events –

like,'s about time! ...i suspect inspired by E! News - The Daily 10's Hollywood Rap-Up where each week, rapper Infinite-1 condenses all of the top stories into an extremely funky rap…


Added by gwyneth jones on March 31, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Why Not Ask the Students?

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

Added by Shelly Blake-Plock on March 31, 2009 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Lots Of Interactive Online Resources

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

Added by L. Suzanne Shanks on March 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

GreenbushGrid (on Opensim) Starts Piloting CSI World Next Week

We start pilot testing the GreenbushGrid (powered by Opensim) CSI World Next Week with 4th, 6th, and 7th graders.

More on GreenbushGrid here:… Continue

Added by Rich White on March 29, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Music Education Must Evolve

Music Education is traditionally thought of in terms of General Music, Band and Chorus. But, except in a few schools, the vast majority of students are not enrolled in Band and Chorus.

So, how should we teach music to everyone else? Should reading music be a priority? Notating music? Are these, perhaps, roadblocks to music creation, involvement and enjoyment?

The REALITY is that, even among people who earn a living as musicians, only a full 10% can actually read music. A… Continue

Added by Andrew on March 28, 2009 at 1:58pm — 3 Comments

To restore or retrieve deleted files

Hi all,

Does anyone know how to retrieve deleted files, beside go to recycle bin? I heard that even if we clean recycle bin, we can still retrieve our deleted files.

Best regards

Added by Surina on March 28, 2009 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

IL Gifted Ed Digest March 30-April 5

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children Gifted Ed Digest for the Week of March 30 - April 5 is available at

(If this link does not work for you, please copy it and paste it in the address

line of your browser)

Your GUEST User Name is GIFTED (all caps) and no password is required.


The purpose of the IAGC Gifted Ed Digest is to provide gifted educators and

their students… Continue

Added by IAGCGifted on March 28, 2009 at 8:28am — No Comments

End of Term

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

Added by Maree Leopold on March 28, 2009 at 2:01am — No Comments

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Added by Jennifer on March 27, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

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Added by Megan Rae Suiter on March 27, 2009 at 11:33am — No Comments

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