Peggy Soong Yaplee
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Seattle Public Schools/Emerson Elementary School
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I am interested in how teachers are using Internet 2.O tools and plan to write my dissertation around the use of these tools by training teachers at the elementary school that I have been assigned to as a tech specialist. What is interesting to me is how one goes about training teachers on the use of these tools and how it applies to literacy skills in all areas.

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Creditable 2.0 sites

Posted on July 27, 2007 at 5:57pm 1 Comment

I recently asked a professor how to cite a wiki, podcast and blogs and she sent back a scathing retort that I should not even entertain the idea of using any of these resources as valid sources for any of my papers that I was writing. It thought this was very interesting and rather, how should I say some what prejudicial towards tools that are being used on the Internet.…

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Barriers in Technology Integration in the Classroom

Posted on July 14, 2007 at 2:10pm 2 Comments

As I am organizing my thoughts around my future dissertation, I find myself facinated by the fact that computers have been around for at least 25 years and there is still an issue with technology integration into the classroom. For the past 20 years I have been teaching at the middle school and high school level. Although I started out as an elementary teacher, at the time all the openings were at the middle school and high school level in science and technology. Not many openings at the… Continue

Inservice training for Internet 2.0 training

Posted on June 21, 2007 at 5:52pm 2 Comments

Well, I am working on a plan to introduce Internet 2.0 training to my new staff I will be going to this next fall and there are a lot of transitions that I need to make, moving from high school to elementary students. However, the skill set of some of the students in the Urban High School had skills of many of the elementary students I have worked with before.

My goal is to create an inservice center around what teacher's in the school are already doing. Especially in the area of…

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At 11:30am on April 24, 2009, Jack said…
Hey Peggy

Our Brainyflix video contest just ended, and I wanted to thank you for helping us get the word out. We got 800 submissions from across the country!

That said, MIT was really happy with the results and will let us run another contest, so we're going for it! But this time, we're gonna have kids create Brainypics flashcards - which are images and sentences paired up with a one of our SAT/ACT words. The contest ends May 22nd, and there'll be iTunes and a cash prize like last time. To boot, we'll double the payout if the kids can hit a certain goal. More details at brainyflix.com/main/contest_rules.

Do you mind passing my message along to your HS colleagues again?

Thanks,
Jack
At 8:53pm on February 2, 2009, Jack said…
You know, a few teachers have mentioned that! We're going to see how this SAT/ACT vocab thing goes first then maybe expand in that direction
At 1:13pm on January 31, 2009, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Peggy,

With your interest in Web 2.0 tools, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service.
At 10:37am on January 31, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Peggy. I was wondering if you have any high school contacts who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
At 11:40am on May 10, 2008, Jan Smith said…
Hi Peggy,

Great to meet you! I did a similar job (providing prep blocks to teachers while working with their k-3 students) in the late 90's. My favourite part was crawling around under the computers with the kids tracing the wires to see what the network was.

About Pivot--it is a really easy free app--a form of stop animation using movable stick figures. Once kids get the hang of it, they can import backgrounds that their stick figures can interact with--jump over, fly from, etc. Here's a cool trick with older kids--save the file as a .gif, import to Windows Movie Maker, add a voice over...what fun!
We did it as a French superheroes project--think we'll create a voicethread so others can respond to the work.
I am enjoying all the learning in school and through the master's program. Best wishes to you in your course work!

Jan
At 10:28pm on September 23, 2007, Alison Cleary said…
There has been a lot of new literature written recently regarding blogging as a classroom tool - these have been useful - Will Richardson etc. I also subscribe to futurelab uk and keep an eye on educause.

In the classroom I have found using the blogs as a reading/viewing response journal has had positive effects - in particular dialogue between myself and the student bloggers has been more detailed and they have become more engaged in responding to my responses than those who are using a paper log.
At 9:58pm on September 22, 2007, Alison Cleary said…
I am also writing my thesis on integrating Web 2.0 applications into classroom practice. I have been working with a group of Yr 12 (16-17 yr olds) in my English class in NZ. I am mainly using blogs and skrbl boards.
At 4:02pm on July 1, 2007, Connie Weber said…
thank you for all your comments and questions! It's great to have you here on CR2.0. Hopefully, you'll be finding a lot of good stuff to help you with your important project.
Elementary kids are really fun, by the way. I think you'll like the move!
At 6:35am on June 22, 2007, Hans Feldmeier said…
Hi Peggy, thanks for becoming my friend! Good to have you online!
Cheers from Bavaria/Germany
Hans
 
 
 

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