Alix E. Peshette's Blog (28)

No One is Reading Online Content!

by Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from the Impetuous Geek



No one is reading online content! Yes, that's right, according to a…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on July 27, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Free Cool Tools and Tutorials for E-Learning Content



By Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from the Impetuous Geek



We have probably all been subjected to online course content that is of the "copy-text-to-web-page" variety. It's deadly dull…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on May 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Power-Up Your Personal Professional Development

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Cross-posted from the Impetuous Geek



As educators we have all attended training on some topic de jour. Sometimes the professional development is powerful, insightful and inspiring. We leave energized, only to lose that enthusiasm as career and daily life reclaim us. All traces of the event soon pass,… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on May 18, 2010 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Differentiated Curriculum – Breaking the Code

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Cross-posted from the Impetuous Geek…



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Added by Alix E. Peshette on March 9, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Cleaning up YouTube Videos for K12 Audiences

by Alix E. Peshette

Reposted from the Impetuous Geek



Say YouTube to most educators and IT folks and they will probably wince. Many school distrists block YouTube or only let teachers acess the site. However, amid the offensive flotsam and…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on February 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Cool Web 2.0 Tool - Sumo Paint

Image editors are rampant in the Web 2.0 world. While most of them are free, so many seem geared to really basic editing: crop, resize, and get-rid-of-red-eye. So, it's a thrill to run across a full-featured, robust online program that is simple enough for young students and sophisticated enough for graphics geeks. My benchmark for a superior graphics program is whether it supports layers. Layers are the key to subtle and complex graphic design imagery.… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on January 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Create a Great Virtual Field Trip!

After a very long absence, during which I moved on to a new and challenging position in education; I'm back with a new blog site - the Impetuous Geek on Edublogs! - Alix Peshette



Over winter break, I've been researching virtual field trips in preparation for teaching an online course on the topic. Searching for examples of virtual field trips is a trip in itself through the evolution of this genre of… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on December 30, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Create a Student-Friendly Google Search Engine

By Alix E. Peshette



Cross-posted from The Impetuous Geek



The web is an expansive collection of the good, the bad and the ugly. Wouldn’t it be great if our students could search online in a safe environment? What if teachers could focus student searches towards specific resources? Sounds complicated and full of java scripts and html?



Welcome to the happy collision of…
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Added by Alix E. Peshette on December 5, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Cool Tools for School



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…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on October 1, 2008 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Multimedia and Music: Remix, Reuse

Cross-posted from The Impetuous Geek



By Alix E. Peshette



Technology has expanded many of the traditional ideas of how students can show evidence of learning. So, it’s no surprise that many students elect to create multimedia presentations. Images, video, narration and sound tracks are combined to produce an engaging product. Naturally enough, students often share… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on September 7, 2008 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Being There –Panoramic Virtual Field Trips

By Alix Pehette



Cross-posted from The Impetuous Geek



Live, real-time field trips involve all the senses. We walk, stand and turn around to view our surroundings. We move closer to inspect an object or look to see a distant view. The experience is immersive and that’s what makes it memorable.



The opportunities for field trips are often limited by funding, transportation issues and administrative… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on August 21, 2008 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush



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

Added by Alix E. Peshette on July 27, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Power of Digital Storytelling

By Alix E. Peshette



Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush



I’ve been absent from blogging lately as I’ve been consumed with writing an Enhancing Education through Technology grant. The proposal is to use digital storytelling with 4th–6th grade Special Education students and teachers as an English Language Arts strategy for achievement.



This latest grant has come down from the California Department of Education… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on April 13, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Savvy Teacher’s Digital Toolbox: iGoogle Homepage

By Alix E. Peshette



Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush



Many teachers search the web for online resources, images, dictionaries, translation help, news of the day, interactive activities and blogs of interest. Those sites are often bookmarked and usually forgotten in the hodge-podge of the web browser Favorites list.



A lot of teachers spend the day with the web browser homepage showing on the computer monitor. Some… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on March 17, 2008 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

The Savvy Teacher’s Digital Tool Kit:<br/> Screen Capture Programs

By Alix E. Peshette



Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush



Many educators create their own instructional materials. The reasons can range from a textbook that is above the reading level of English Language Learners and Special Education students to instructional materials that are so out of date that they are irrelevant. In California, the textbook adoption cycle is every seven years per subject area. A lot can change in seven… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on February 19, 2008 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

The Savvy Teacher’s Digital Toolbox:<br/>Downloading YouTube

By Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush

There is nothing like getting ready to present at an upcoming conference to bring on a frenzy of online research, re-examination and synthesis of information. What tools and strategies might be included in a digital toolbox for both PC and Mac…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on January 30, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Delicious Dysfunctional Tagging

By Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush

Anyone new to tagging bookmarks with Delicious seems to go through a predictable phase – dysfunctional tagging. Once I discovered Delicious and the concept of tagging, I must confess I went overboard. It wasn’t until a colleague kindly pointed out that my tags were out of…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on January 6, 2008 at 4:55pm — No Comments

The Savvy Teacher's Digital Toolbox: Bookmarking with Delicious

By Alix E. Peshette


Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush



Many educators spend a lot of time following up on…
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Added by Alix E. Peshette on December 15, 2007 at 4:10pm — 1 Comment

The Savvy Teacher’s Digital Tool Kit: Join a Global Community

By Alix E. Peshette



Cross-posted from EdTEch Gold Rush



In this digital age, the staggering amount of electronic print and media has provided a gold…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on December 10, 2007 at 7:00am — No Comments

What gets in the way of using more technology in your classroom?

By Alix E. Peshette



Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush



It started as a simple question to the 466 K-12 teachers in my district. I needed this data for an upcoming technology…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on November 6, 2007 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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