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 —
I have three blogs teachers/students can join for discussion. They are:
Grade 12: Law/Current Events. http://law30mont.edublogs.org
Grade 11: 20th Century History. http://history202008.edublogs.org
Grade seven: Various: http://ss2008.edublogs.org
Join the discussions by commenting on the issues posted. A great way to have your students discuss issues in a global forum. We'd love to hear from you!
Added by Dave on February 27, 2009 at 1:08pm —
I am looking for some advise on how to engage my grade one students in some form of new (non traditional) form of literacy. I am thinking about podcasting and blogging, but I have never tried either before. Any suggestions as to how I can keep it simple for both myself and my 7 year old students?
Added by Valerie F on February 4, 2009 at 8:07am —
I’m still undecided on which blogging platform I’m going to settle on. I like Blogger’s ease of use but got frustrated with the lack of tools that would allow me to turn it into a central location where I could gather all the web 2.0 resources I can use. I like WordPress but I don’t find it as easy to use as Blogger. I’ve messed around with a lot of different platforms, but it seems that they are all missing something.
I’m doing most of my blogging on the Athabasca University ELGG… Continue
Added by tomshepp on January 29, 2009 at 8:41am —
Based on my reading of the NSBA report, research by Grunwald and Associates LLC shows that social networking rivals television based on time spent on both activities and 96% of students surveyed have used online services such as chatting, social networking, blogging, messaging, etc. Social networking tools are used weekly by 71% of students. Education is a major source of discussion in this medium, with 60% of students using the tools to discuss education, and 50% using it specifically for… Continue
Added by Scott on January 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I know, I know: You'll be asked by better friends with better blogs, but I'm not above begging. :)
You really want to click the button that says "Oh! Virtual Learning!"
Added by Scott Merrick on December 3, 2008 at 2:20pm —
In reference to this post
1. i really love this guy's art.
2. i am really trying to get some feedback from people who write.
we are doing a pretty comprehensive set of action research projects all under the heading of:
what are the characteristics of online writing?
how do the characteristics of student writing change when they write online as… Continue
Added by Sean Nash on November 30, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Live blogging using coveritlive
-is user friendly
-enables real time interaction
-allows chat in a moderated environment. Producers have full rights to moderate or block if necessary any comments received.
-allows polls to be set up quickly for quick feedback and variety
-will allow insertion of mp3 files, images and videos
-has a text toolbar
-is free and can be embedded into a blog, wiki or ning
Added by Anne Mirtschin on November 17, 2008 at 3:30am —
This is a presentation that I produced for a recent online conference, outlining various ways in which educationalists and their classes can connect to the globe.
Added by Anne Mirtschin on October 9, 2008 at 4:00am —
I'm not very good at this blogging thing. I think you're supposed to do it more than once a month.
The tablet program is going well. I'm grateful for all those schools that did one-to-one programs before we did. We definitely learned from your successes as well as your pitfalls. Thanks!
I wish I could get the students to treat their tablets as well as the teachers do. I have to bite my tongue not to yell at them when I see them carrying the tablet by the… Continue
Added by Kevin Stachowski on October 7, 2008 at 8:06pm —
I have been having some interesting discussions in the last couple weeks about a challenging, but important, policy question for you: Should all student blogging (in a school environment) be moderated?
I invite you to think about this and post your comments here
. Thanks for the discussion.
[cross-posted from Mobile Musings]
A question… Continue
Added by Karen Fasimpaur on October 7, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Cross-posted from The Impetuous Geek
Everyone likes to find a terrific Web 2.0 tool or piece of free software that makes our digital lives easier. Often these little gems aren’t earth-shaking discoveries – they just make… Continue
Added by Alix E. Peshette on October 1, 2008 at 7:00pm —
To help me understand the complexity of our economic crisis, I decided to search for information from the past that might have contributed to the current set of events. The Celestial Economic Sphere, DataViz for the Finance Biz, Truthiness, Behavioral Finance & Greed
is the title of the post (long) that I wrote in response to the economic crisis.
As I dug up material for my post, it occurred to… Continue
Added by Lynn Marentette on September 27, 2008 at 12:23pm —
(cross posted from my blog
The three students in my Web 2.0 Computer Applications course
have been blogging since the beginning of September. Over the course of the last three weeks, they have learned about Blogger
Added by Elizabeth Davis on September 17, 2008 at 7:44pm —
The first part of this post is my answer to what are the......
Features of a good quality student blog
..Good structure and layout, with appealing design and theme
..Regularly uploaded and updated posts (should be at least once a week), showing intellectual quality.
..Evidence of proof reading for accuracy, reliability and completeness.
..Appropriate language, bearing in mind digital citizenship status
..Posts of varying lengths with interestingly… Continue
Added by Anne Mirtschin on August 31, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Blogging, blogging, blogging..
So, was my reply to a query on classroom2.0 recently about the best tool for online student publishing. The lively discussion has centred primarily around blogs, wikis and nings but I would like to justify in this post, the use of blogging as the number 1 tool.
A student blog is a far more personal interactive website than any of the others. It may be used for journal entries and for publishing school work across many subject areas. It… Continue
Added by Anne Mirtschin on August 24, 2008 at 2:29am —
There have been so many success stories for my students with blogging but yesterday's example is one never to be forgotten. One of my year 10 boys has a learning disorder - he is a nice student but completes little in traditional subject areas-never a behaviour problem just rarely completes anything. Over the last two years he has been in my information technology classes as multimedia, photography and digital storytelling suit his learning styles. On commencing a blog, he was proud to upload… Continue
Added by Anne Mirtschin on July 23, 2008 at 4:16am —
My poor little map, you started to break out in spots
Then I realised they that they were in fact good dots,
Somone was actually visiting me
So I started writing with glee!!
Giving you prime spot I put you right up at the top
But now that you are so red, you are at the bottom
However, even there you are never forgotten.
Once I had learned how to add widgets to my blog, I inserted a clustr map. The sheer delight… Continue
Added by Anne Mirtschin on July 21, 2008 at 6:30am —
I have merged my Education-themed weblogs. It was a marriage that seemed inevitable. In reality, I was testing the waters with Typepad and Wordpress (self hosted) and Wordpress won. The content on both blogs was similar and was centered around provoking thought about school/teaching practices at this particular point in the evolution of Education.
I will continue this work, though, with a greater intensity and focus as I am no longer "split" by the… Continue
Added by Andrew on May 21, 2008 at 7:45am —
I can't put the issue of technology and how we respond to it more simply than this. Teachers and schools are faced with a stark and simple choice - either we recognise and embrace how new technologies have utterly transformed how people access, share and create knowledge and help our students to use these technologies as effective learning tools, or we stick with the media and means of instruction that we are used to and comfortable with and consign ourselves to the dustbin of… Continue
Added by David Johncock on May 6, 2008 at 2:35am —