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Free Web 2.0 Video Service for Educators



Animoto provides a free Web 2.0 video service for educators.



Videos can be made from images and music can be added as a sound track.



Student videos can be as short as 30 seconds or longer.



Students can make videos of their class projects and embed them in a class Wiki, blog, or in a multimedia presentation.



The flexibility and ease of this service adds a new dimension for teachers and their… Continue

Added by David Wetzel on September 25, 2008 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Wikipedia and Its Use in Education



Wikipedia is being used by all levels of students in education. Many people wonder how this free online information service affects the subject knowledge of students.



This also raises questions about the accuracy of the information in Wikipedia, since the database of information has been placed online by the general public and not from a source such as Encyclopedia Britannica.



The reality is that Wikipedia has been accessed heavily by Internet users. Out of… Continue

Added by David Wetzel on September 16, 2008 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Protein Synthesis: Translation through a Visual Arts Lens

Added by David Wetzel on September 14, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Using Web Based Technology to Breathe Life into Science Lessons with Visual Arts

I found that most of my students had a difficult time looking at a picture or diagram of a science concept in a textbook and understanding what the image is depicting. This is especially important in science, because many science concepts are learned as cycles or circles.



Pictures in science textbooks do not address multiple learning styles of students; they are designed primarily for visual/spatial learners.



I found it was easier to address more learning styles… Continue

Added by David Wetzel on September 10, 2008 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Using Web-Based Resouces in Science Investigations





I found during my teaching middle school science and working with inservice teachers, students typically had better science fair projects when they used web-based real world data bases or collaborated with students around the country.



Using Online Resources



Students used online resources to support presentations PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheet(s) for data, and word processing for sharing findings of their science fair… Continue

Added by David Wetzel on September 9, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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