I happened across the Twitter 25 Word Story writing experiment and challenge a few days ago and thought this would be a great idea to share with my 6th grade gifted class. The goal is to tell a story in exactly 25 words. To introduce them to the concept, I shared Kevin Hodgson’s Prezi titled “Sixty 25-Word Stories”. I really didn’t do much more than that and hoped that some of them would take interest.…
I am participating in a contest sponsored by Ooka Island Inc. and an online community, called WeAreTeachers. I submitted a teaching idea answering the question: How do you use technology to bridge learning…
I am trying to create a class wiki for my ESL
students. The main topic would revolve around learning English. Anyone
know of any good wikis that I can direct my students to for ideas. Also
does anyone know of any experts who would be interested in editing and
commenting on student work?
I am also interested in connecting with other ESL/ELD teachers. Anyone intrested in collaborating on a project?
The course 'Designing activities for the 2.0 Language Classroom' is offered by the Faculties of Education of Heidelberg and Utrecht Universities of Applied Sciences in conjunction with the Utrecht University SummerSchool.
2008 Participants in front of Faculty of Education in Utrecht
With applications by practitioners from a great variety of EU countries (n = 8) and beyond (n=2) this edition again promises to…
This week was a very busy week. We worked on our Midterm Projects. I decided to find out what Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro could offer in the classroom. It is a very interesting program and has so much to offer both learners and instructors. I became so involved in trying it out that I wanted to know how it really works. I invited some of my classmates to help me try it out. One of them took me up on the offer and I presented my midterm project on the site. It was a great learning experience. The… Continue
for csc(2n+1) ; the "2n + 1" is considered the argument. The argument I am referring to in the title is the age old battle between what should you know and what should you be able to get, look up, or derive when needed.
The battle rages on. Here is my update to the JS Maths Wiki that was inspired by one such argument (very civil) that I participated in at a holiday party for the staff at our school. Here is… Continue
I have updated the JS Maths Wiki with some student contributions. Inequalities with examples and audio explanations. Listen while you try your homework.
My students and I have had our wave accounts for about a week now. We are, as expected, impressed. We are trying/toying with the idea of building a wave gadget in our Java class, but can not get GWT to work on Ubuntu?…
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
With the emergence of social media technology in the classroom, teachers are finding innovative ways to promote student learning. As educators become more sophisticated in terms of utilizing Internet and mobile-based technologies to share information, they are taking advantage of new and exciting opportunities to improve their teaching practice. One particular area of interest to me is the way in which this sort of… Continue
Added by Shawn Roner on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am —
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
First, l want to invite you (okay, urge you, really) to visit and contribute to discussions about the American. Westward Expansion from 1780 to 1860. Here's a screenshot:
Now, the context. I'm hoping to engage my students in creating something with an authentic audience, while simultaneously teaching them a thing or two about US History & Language Arts. Oh yeah, did I mention my studnets are school-dependent 8th & 9th graders who may have a lot to say and… Continue
Added by Chuck on March 18, 2009 at 6:30pm —