Meg H's Blog (22)

Why Choose Wikis over Google

The Marketplace

For the last number of years educator's have been turning to wiki platforms to create collaborative spaces. The ease of use, access, and availability of wikis have made them a favourite option for teacher's hoping to create an online space to share with their students. But Google has quickly become an increasingly popular choice for use among educators, especially for district-wide implementation - a corporate,… Continue

Added by Meg H on March 21, 2010 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

Fotobabble - You can now do something "instructive" with class trip photos...and much more

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

Fotobabble is a new web application which allows users to add audio to photos quickly and painlessly. Sign-up is free and all you need is a microphone on your computer, the rest is basic - you simply upload a photo, record a narrative, and Fotobabble attaches an audio caption.

Fotobabble does not appear to allow… Continue

Added by Meg H on March 7, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments

Debating Cursive Writing

I wrote the assignment on the board, white chalk on black slate. When the kid in the back row asked me to read it aloud, I was worried that he might need glasses. So I asked him. His answer floored me: “I can see fine; I just can’t read cursive.” A Lost Art by J Amos. Education Week
Recently, the Toronto Star’s Education section… Continue

Added by Meg H on December 30, 2009 at 9:05pm — No Comments

The days of the netbook are over...

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

Well, at least according to Stuart Miles, founder and editor of technology blog Pocket Lint, as quoted today in a BBC technology article. The article discusses the success of Netbooks as the very possible "undoing" of them as a sustainable, cheaper, popular option for portable computing...especially… Continue

Added by Meg H on December 28, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Kids 9 - 16 and Writing. A UK Report on the Role of Technology

Young people and writing: Attitudes, behaviour and the role of technology, by the National Literacy Trust, looks at young people's views about writing in the UK, with a focus on exploring "what type of writing they engage in, how good at writing they think they are, what they think… Continue

Added by Meg H on December 7, 2009 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Gaming and Education - Rethinking the Rules

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

We decided to explore these articles because of a recent announcement by our board to investigate and pursue the opening of all-boys schools (see article). Our board sees this as a means of dealing with the falling grades and general behavioural issues of boys in our schools. We're sure that this solution will work for… Continue

Added by Meg H on November 1, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

FastPencil - Collaborate, Write, and e-Publish

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

About two weeks ago I posted an article on Sony's eBook Platform for Self-Publishing and wondered aloud as to how we can tie this type of tool into creative writing activities. Well, along comes FastPencil, an application which combines workflow, writing, and… Continue

Added by Meg H on October 19, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Survey of K-12 Educators on Social Networking

Reposted from Meg's Notebook, a social networking site for educators, has just published the preliminary findings (never quite sure what that means) of a survey of K-12 Educators on social networking and online collaboration tools. The online… Continue

Added by Meg H on October 6, 2009 at 8:04pm — No Comments

"Pimp that Project" Presentation Resources for Students (and Teachers)

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

There are now a slew of web applications which students and teachers can take advantage of to create online slideshows, videos, and webinars, and to share them publicly or privately. These tools can provide a platform for delivering the perfect compliment to projects and presentations, and for creating a sharing, online community of similar interests and content. We've listed a few of the web-based video /… Continue

Added by Meg H on September 13, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The Bookless School Library

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

"When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books..." Cushing Academy (…

Added by Meg H on September 5, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Writing, Students, and the New Literacy

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

There are endless articles clamouring about how active participation in social media and social networking sites by students is eroding their writing skills, and how literacy - or a borderline illiteracy - is emerging as a societal concern. The Stanford Study of Writing offers some data and conclusions which outline a very different picture.

The… Continue

Added by Meg H on September 2, 2009 at 3:40pm — No Comments

School Policy and Student Expectations - Diverging Realities

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

A review of a couple of research papers which cover the role of Web 2.0 in education from very different perspectives: one looks at school administration and policies, the other at student / youth… Continue

Added by Meg H on August 26, 2009 at 9:44pm — 1 Comment - A Collaborative Tool for Professional Networks

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

The cloud / desktop relationship and the desired "seamless" bridging of content between the two is still a bumpy one, that is why any foray into cloud computing and online collaboration by a professional community requires a communications understanding and agreement by all participants for the selected collaborative tool to work. Many of us will use… Continue

Added by Meg H on August 17, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Free Collaborative Platforms for Teachers Part 5 - Glide Engage and OS Microblogging and Online Collaboration

Reposted from Meg's Notebook | Exploring the Digital Classroom

Glide Engage is an ambitious service which attempts to capture and serve two of today's most popular online 'application' activities: microblogging and online… Continue

Added by Meg H on August 8, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

DIY Videos for Class Projects & Events

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

A number of educators are starting to use video technology to capture everything from class drama projects, to school activities and outings, or to make available supplementary notes or how-to instructions for assignments and projects. These video-taped items are typically made available to students via classroom computer(s) or the library's computers, however, many teachers are now taking advantage of… Continue

Added by Meg H on July 25, 2009 at 12:33am — No Comments

Some Delicious Links, July 21, 2009

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

Consortium of School Networking (CoSN)

Founded in 1992, the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) is the premier professional association for school district technology leaders. If you check… Continue

Added by Meg H on July 21, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Free Collaborative Platforms for Teachers Part 4 - the Wikis

Reposted from Meg's Notebook.

Wikis have become the tool of choice for many teachers, it provides an easy way to create web pages and to link them up, and allows one to do all this using a wysiwyg editor. And with the number of free wiki products available on the web, many of which now integrate social or widget elements to entice users and… Continue

Added by Meg H on July 17, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Some Delicious Tools and Resources

Reposted from Meg's Notebook, and Meg's Delicious

Open Atrium

New Drupal-based… Continue

Added by Meg H on July 16, 2009 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Free Collaborative Platforms for Teachers Part 3 - ZOHO Personal Collaboration and Productivity Apps

Reposted from Meg's Notebook.

Zoho is an Indian web office applications development firm that is taking on the big guns, Google and Microsoft, and actually giving them a run for their money. Zoho's range of products is an immense, fulsome collection of personal collaboration and productivity apps, consisting of ten products, and an at cost business apps service comprised of nine products. It's a very… Continue

Added by Meg H on July 9, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Free Collaborative Platforms for Teachers: Part 2 - Office Live Workspace

Reposted from Meg's Notebook

I've tried out Microsoft's Office Live Workspace, a component of the Office Live platform which includes the ability to create a professional web presence, have an online storage and sharing space, and real-time online collaboration. Office Live Workspace is Microsoft's response to… Continue

Added by Meg H on July 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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