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Lori Ann Gibson commented on Lynda Hall's blog post Create Graffiti Style Text Images
"Oh, the kids are gonna love it!  Thanks for the info!"
Jan 31, 2013
Lynda Hall posted a blog post

Create Graffiti Style Text Images

At a recent EdCamp I attended, a student-led session highlighted the idea that the best way to engage learners was for educators to interact with students at their level.  Many ideas and strategies on how to achieve this were exchanged, but the one idea that struck me was that the on-line tools we so proudly use for our classroom activities may not be as engaging as we…See More
Jan 27, 2013
Lynda Hall posted a blog post

The PDF Tool Kit

The PDF (Portable Document Format) file format is extremely The useful for educators as documents can be viewed across all computing platforms.  This is particularly helpful as the on-line access for parents and students will vary from computer to mobile operating systems.    There was a time when PDF files could not be manipulated unless an Adobe software product was…See More
Oct 26, 2012
Lynda Hall and Courtney Gray are now friends
Oct 26, 2012
Lynda Hall posted a blog post

Twitter - An Educator's Dream PLN

In recent weeks there have been numerous commentaries championing the benefits of Twitter for educators. I would like to take the opportunity to personally echo those sentiments based on my own experiences. It has been two years now since I opened a Twitter…See More
Oct 20, 2012
Lynda Hall posted a blog post

Screencasting Made Easy With CamStudio

Being able to create a screencast has become so much more important since the flipped classroom concept has taken education by storm in recent years. The basic premise behind the flipped classroom is for students to learn new information via screencast at home while completing assignments at school where teacher assistance is readily available. To make the flipped classroom…See More
Sep 21, 2012
Lynda Hall posted a blog post

Flubaroo: A Google Drive Online Marking System

 Flubaroo in conjunction with Google Drive makes marking easier!At this time of year, teachers are usually buried under piles of final exams that need to be graded quickly for the preparation of year end report cards.  Would it not be nice if in a couple of mouse clicks, all the multiple choice and/or fill-in-the-blank sections of the exam were marked for you?  Flubaroo does that and…See More
Sep 10, 2012
Lynda Hall posted a blog post

QR Codes: A Wealth of Information Stored in a Little Square

"The De-tech-tive 4 Schools" QR code QR codes (Quick Response) are two-dimensional bar codes whose distinct pattern have been encoded with specific information such as advertisements, websites, business cards, etc.  In fact in Japan, QR codes are even used to buy groceries!  Due to the increasing popularity of mobile devices,  QR codes are becoming more and more invaluable in that…See More
Aug 31, 2012
Lynda Hall posted a blog post

Creative Commons, Copyright & You

Understanding copyright laws can be very difficult especially for students.  In a nutshell, creators of such content as images, videos, literary works and music automatically own the copyright to their creations and as a result, have the right to manage and sell the product as they wish.  In other words, in order to make use of someone else's work, one must be granted permission…See More
Aug 23, 2012
Lisa Mims and Lynda Hall are now friends
Aug 17, 2012
Lynda Hall posted a blog post

What are Twitter Hashtags?

Twitter hashtags can be very confusing especially for people who are new to Twitter. In a nutshell, a hashtag is any string of characters excluding spaces that follow a number sign (e.g. #cool or #whataretheytalkingabout).  Additional questions about Twitter hashtags include:Who creates them? Anyone can create a hashtag.What is the purpose of hashtags?  To categorize key words or…See More
Aug 16, 2012
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Aug 11, 2012
Lynda Hall posted a blog post

Wiffiti - the Interactive Message Board

Wiffiti is an interactive real-time message board Wiffiti is a dynamic and interactive message board that displays real-time messages from various social media sources.  Wiffiti is an excellent tool for teachers who want the ability to get immediate feedback from students. As educators know, checking for student…See More
Aug 11, 2012
Lynda Hall posted a status
"Cool, I am a featured member of "The Educator's PLN"! If you haven't yet, you should join. http://edupln.com #edchat #edtech"
Aug 7, 2012
Lynda Hall commented on Lynda Hall's blog post Wordle - Creating Word Clouds
"Thank you for the comment! I have heard of Tagxedo but have not used it yet. I will take a closer look. Thanks for the tip! :)"
Aug 7, 2012
Lisa Mims commented on Lynda Hall's blog post Wordle - Creating Word Clouds
"Great ideas!Tagxedo is another word cloud tool that I use in the classroom."
Aug 6, 2012

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Create Graffiti Style Text Images

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At a recent EdCamp I attended, a student-led session highlighted the idea that the best way to…
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The PDF Tool Kit

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The PDF (Portable Document Format) file format is extremely The useful for educators as…
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Twitter - An Educator's Dream PLN

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In recent weeks there have been numerous commentaries championing the benefits of…
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Screencasting Made Easy With CamStudio

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Being able to create a screencast has become so much more important since the flipped classroom…
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Technology runs almost every area of our lives in various forms. We embrace technology not only at home, at work but even in schools. Incorporating new technologies into the classroom is the latest trend in this digital age. Thus, many educators have evolved their practice and now using new teaching style to promote good…See More
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The AEE Circle (Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle) is a professional learning community (PLC) and sharing network of 340 educators, teachers, supporters and Aboriginal elders and leaders who gather to share resources, curriculum and teaching strategies that will help Canadian teachers integrate current cultural, environmental and historical contributions of our First Nations, Inuit and Métis Canadians into school curriculum. This Educator's PLN group is for educators and support…See More
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Keys to Change Leadership

Leading change to help school practitioners embrace not only technology in teaching but in assessment, grading, and outcomes can be a challenge. Systemic, meaningful change from an environment of rote learning to the collaborative nature in a 1:1 environment can be met with resistance. With his experience as an implementation change agent, Dr. Dillon served as coach, mentor and guide for school leaders and School Improvement Teams embarking on this change.As the picture of how to best support…See More
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I thought I'd eventually be out of a job.

I ask a student to attach a file to an email and I get a blank stare.I tell the class to open a new tab so they have two websites open at the same time and I have to show them how to do that a few times.I assume that since they are growing up with technology they naturally know how to use it, but I am shown on a daily basis that this is not the case. They know how to get to their game website and play till their eyeballs fall out, but when I ask them to find a file they created yesterday, they…See More
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"“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela"
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