I am so looking forward to the weekend so I can play around with some of the tools I have discovered this week. Most recently xtranormal.com and the ability to make an animated video in minutes. It's clunky and a little bumpy but I never lost any work. The students reacted well to the presentations and tomorrow the students will give it a test drive.
Not doing too poorly in developing the habits needed to keep blogging at leat once per week. Finished reading Will Richardson's book,… Continue
Added by Artie O'Connor on October 15, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Blog Action Day
is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be one of the largest-ever social change events on the web.
Added by Eric Snyder on October 15, 2009 at 7:00am —
I am looking for a class to have a book club with. We would have weekly readings. Each student would weekly write a comment and respond to a comment. We are a second grade class and would like to work together with a class close to our age. We also need to be able to communicate in English only sorry.
Please Let Us Know!
We are also looking at a paper airplane project in the Spring.
Added by Ian Snyder on September 28, 2009 at 3:44pm —
I've had the students create their blogs on the schools intranet worpressMU
installation. So far I've got 25 of 60 blogs set up. Their were/are some minor problems, but I will get them all a blog eventually.
I had student reactions ranging from this is very cool ... all the way to you can't make us do this. It is math class and some of them are excited about reading and blogging and some not so much.
My blog about the book I'm reading:… Continue
Added by Geoff St. Pierre on September 26, 2009 at 4:24pm —
Over the summer I installed worpressMU on the jasperstreet
server. It was a success, and as a result I installed it on the school intranet server and will be offering blogs to any interested teachers, clubs, or whatever. If you want a blog you can have one too.
I am excited at the prospect. I am going to have my students blog about the books they read from the mini library in my class each student will have their own blog, which they… Continue
Added by Geoff St. Pierre on September 7, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I have a chance to win $500 for the cause of my choice (you could, too. Just click my blog
for the link). I have so many, I want your input. What do you think I should talk about? Here are the details. Read them and then post a comment. Thanks, friends!
tnk_educationSummer Fun: What Happens When You Mix an Intern, $500, and a Non-Profit for Education?
The story: One of our… Continue
Added by Jacqui Murray on July 23, 2009 at 11:24am —
If you are reading this then you know how to read! This is a project I built in conjunction with my Librarian and an English Teacher.
I have been "forcing" my mathematics students to read, you know like books and stuff. My librarian has inspired me; I just:
* go to the schools library web page
* log in
* search for books
* add the ones I like to my personal list
* and check out 20 books at a time for one month
* the books… Continue
Added by Geoff St. Pierre on May 21, 2009 at 6:53pm —
Social media is all the buzz... but what is the right mix to meet your targets?
Be it education, consumer, community or commerce, we have all found our way to what is becoming more and more mainstream. Educators are utilizing social networks like Ning
to setup school profiles and student projects to communities (… Continue
Added by John Costilla on April 23, 2009 at 7:00am —
Every year, students receive a daily planner before the start of school. Depending on the grade level, some teachers will spend a day showing students how to effectively plan their week. For most, this is a practical tool that has worked for many years. However, it is also a tool that many students lose. What if it was… Continue
Added by Andrew Marcinek on April 15, 2009 at 10:28am —
Perhaps you, like me, have read and considered the power behind Wikis, Blogging, as well as wondered what's all the HYPE about Web 2.0. Or, maybe you have considered all of the many suggestions about what the best tech tools are or wondered if the World is really going Web 2.0. It seems that many discussions on Classroom 2.0 have been lively and provide great ideas on how we, as teachers, can use web 2.0 tools with our students. I had a handle on these topics and have enjoyed my attempts to… Continue
Added by Glen Westbroek on April 10, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I am testing the waters on a business model; get in now for free. If you need an install to test:
Added by Geoff St. Pierre on April 7, 2009 at 8:00pm —
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 —
When science meets literacy...
Back in September I wrote a post
about an interesting little web service… Continue
Added by Sean Nash on March 23, 2009 at 10:51am —
Added by Lynn Marentette on March 22, 2009 at 1:27pm —
I wanted to share with everyone a new feature that was added to GM Education
for teachers looking to incorporate lessons on technology, sustainability and the environment : http://www.gm.com/experience/education/blog/
We will be looking for future blog writers on the site, so if you are a green educator and… Continue
Added by Eden on March 10, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Check out Remix America's latest blog post HERE.
Morgan Freeman is pretty adamant about his feelings on Black History Month... how do your students feel about it? Have a class discussion about hte importance (or unimportance!) of Black History Month. Assign your students to Talk Back
to the video -- or… Continue
Added by Erika Johansson on February 13, 2009 at 10:43am —
I'm in the process of creating an interactive time-line, and as I revisited my links and bookmarks, I came across a link to a video of Jonathan Harris discussing his ideas regarding digital storytelling, overlapping threads, and multiple perspectives.
I posted a couple of video presentations along with links to his interactive projects that are on the web on my Interactive… Continue
Added by Lynn Marentette on January 24, 2009 at 2:55pm —
I'm working on a presentation I'm giving at the eMINTS Winter Conference about Web 2.0 Tools. My focus is not what they are, but how to use them to encourage higher order thinking skills, engagement, reflection, and questioning. I finally finished up the agenda today, so now I've started working on putting the plan together. In the process, I decided to update my classroom wiki and found the plugins on pbwiki. Very cool!
I finally feel comfortable about my presentation, but have a long way… Continue
Added by Klista Lawyer-Reynolds on January 18, 2009 at 2:24pm —
I want to provide educators with a link to my blog: http://speechlanguagepathologysharing.blogspot.com/
. I created the blog to share speech-language materials that I personally designed. Even if a educator is not in speech or special education, I believe that my blog can be appreciated by those in regular education. Regular educators might still be able to use my materials with their students, or they can just see how I use… Continue
Added by Eric Sailers on January 11, 2009 at 10:33am —
December 21st, 2008
First blog entry.
Belief statements “up front”:
1. I think learning is the greatest adventure on the planet! Should be some tv reality shows that explore it and celebrate it.
2. I have tremendous respect for teachers and teaching. I don’t know any group that works harder for more people. ANY comment I may make that sounds contradictory to that is a result of frustration with an old system of “school” that gets in the way of great people being… Continue
Added by Tom Welch on December 21, 2008 at 2:30pm —