I have updated the Maths text to include a section on completing the square; some rearranging has occurred. And I added some nice graphs; some of the graphs need to be replaced with "more professional" looking graphs.
Does anybody know of a program for Linux or Mac where I can put multiple graphs, label points, put custom labels on the x and y-axis, and export as *.png files?
The wiki's went better today. Started the class out with a group brainstorm:
what do we know about handwriting analysis?
Why is it important in forensics?
Who are the people that do handwriting analysis?
Can we find some case studies where handwriting analysis helped to solve crimes?
We then delegated who wanted to post to the wiki about which topic. As they posted I checked each page and gave feedback about each student's wiki post (check spelling, put this… Continue
Added by Micki Fries on February 16, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Just wanted to invite ya'll to a little wiki I put together on the fly for an hour long meetup with concerned parents of my wonderful K12 school. There are a few resources, mostly gleaned from my PLN on twitter (and from personal experience with them) that you are welcome to use, to share and even to add to--the wiki's currently wide open.
I've had heard and read about wiki pages since a while and finally I decided to start one in my moodle classroom.
The topic is morphology and morphemes. I introduced the topic and presented the theorical content, then asked my students to write examples and comments inside the text. Well... I'm very excited to see how students respond to this invitation…Continue
PBwiki has announced that they are offering educators & librarians who sign up as part of the 2008 PBwiki Program for Educators a free premium wiki (regular price: $250/year). This program is also open to home school parents as well.
You can learn more about all the ways you can use a wiki in your classroom to enhance and support student learning over on the PBWiki Education page, or the PBwiki…Continue
Added by Derek Baird on September 9, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Clearly music videos, Mtv, VH1 and the likes revolutionized the music industry and the shift to music listening/watching. For movie watching, the same applied - laser disks, VHS tapes caused shifts in technology to CDs, DVDs, Video-on-demand to DVR and video downloads, flash movies and of course, who could forget - YouTube. And the list goes on... Now iPods, iPhones, Twitter,… Continue
It’s been ages since I’ve posted a new blog entry and I feel pretty guilty about that. The machinations of the California school district budget woes have a way of holding everyone in thrall. It’s a crazy system that hands out mass lay-off and re-assignment notices in March and then blithely re-hires staff months later with the promise of going through the entire process again next year. Just one of… Continue
Cross post from my other blog :Scratch@MIT Conference
We just returned from presenting at the Scratch@MIT conference at MIT in Boson. If you are not familiar with Scratch, it is a new programming tool developed at MIT. Students imagine, create, and share games, animations and more. This past year we used the software in my fifth grade elementary technology classes. Also, students formed a club to continue to learn more ways to program using Scratch. I did not realize how important… Continue
Added by JoNelle on July 27, 2008 at 3:24pm —
While at NECC and EduBlogger Con, I must say that I was completely overwhelmed by what is going out there in the ed tech space. There are so many leaders in our schools and classrooms who are doing amazing things. Web 2.0 tools are simply tools, but what I learned and observed by the many folks at EduBlogger was something that seemed to be revolutionary. We are truly seeing examples of our classrooms and teaching practices change as a result of teachers embracing new instructional strategies,… Continue
I was just reading someone's blog on wanting to know misconceptions on wikis and blogs. I have had many people confused about the two tools. A lady named Sylvia really summed it up well. "A wiki is a means to collaboratively get to an end product, something a teacher can look at, assess, and grade. It's easier to adapt your current curriculum to use a wiki, since curriculum is also product focused. (Of course, a wiki offers all sorts of… Continue
I am having these huge desires to implement too many new web 2.0 tools and have no classroom of my own. It makes me miss being the classroom teacher. Here is what I am envisioning for the school 08-09.
Ning - My school is going to NING! That is so exciting! Our small group meetings, book clubs, grade level meetings are going into the group area of the NING. I am very interested in what the teachers area going to think about… Continue