My School--Clayton Ridge Community School District has a lazer focus for our Professional Development of increasing reading scores. We have an early out every Wednesday at 2:20 and we work in our Professional Learning Communities on how to increase reading proficiency until 4:00.
My Professional Learning Community is Teacher Driven Professional Learning!~~Awesome! Teachers decide what we need to learn and invite experts…
Are you ready for List Two of Tech Terms All Teachers Should Know? Well, ready or not here it is! Quiz is forthcoming!
My next post will feature one more tech tool that supports vocabulary instruction. I have used wordstash.com again to create List Two to maintain consistency with the way the lists look and can be accessed, but this other tech…
Each time I reach geometry standards in the math curriculum, I find myself trying to make geometry problems more meaningful and interesting. With Google Sketch-up, meaningful instruction has a new solution, providing relevance and more…
I have never considered myself to be a techie, but after my school brought Will Richardson in to present, I discovered that I was using technology a lot more than my co-workers. I currently have a facebook page, twitter account, and I am a member of personal learning networks. I have been using the internet to make connections in my own hobby for years. I am a cichlidoit, a tropical fish enthusiast for those who do not have this addiction. I am a moderator on monsterfishkeepers.com and a…
I recently posted on using Glogs in the classroom. My post includes a downloadable rubric and checklist for evaluation. Check it out and let me know how it goes for you - especially if you have not used this web 2.0 technology before. If you are using glogs already, I would love any lesson ideas that have been successful for you.
Every year at the beginning of the Lenten season my religion department is asked to do a Lenten craft or activity to get the teens to enter into the spirit of the season. Most of the classes do the same identical craft every…Continue
Added by Carmen on March 13, 2011 at 4:33pm —
Using web 2.0 in the class might come as second nature to some folks, but it's still new to many more. I put together a guide to some of the more popular web 2.0 sites out there, give a short description, the link, and some practical ways teachers can use them in their class. Download and share with a friend!
Starters Guide to Web 2.0 in the Classroom…Continue
Added by Brian Thomas on February 9, 2011 at 12:41pm —
Last week's Blogger of the Week, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, took some time out of teaching and blogging to reflect on her love of learning and
technology tools in an interview. To learn more about Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's blog Technology Bits, Bytes, and Nibbles: News, Tips, Tricks & Resources…Continue
Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 12, 2010 at 10:59am —
Dear members of my PLN if you know other tools please add here like comments . I like very much to use all . My favorite is http://about.me/web20education A custom profile and a personal analytics dashboard…
I had an interesting meeting yesterday, the back story is that I have just started my PhD with focus on social web 2.0 for in education - the senior professors at my university are running a project where they have have developed a web site or a networking service for students - it is suppose to work similar to Ning.
In my mind they are going about this from a very interesting angle - they basically want to control students behavior and monitor their content creation. Am example;… Continue
“…the proposed research will not focus on the concepts of e-learning since I consider a fundamental difference between the learning practices and methods within web 2.0 social networks and the instructional nature of e-learning methods. The concept of e-learning will however be discussed and partly analyzed to emphasize the unique nature or learning within web 2.0 social networking…
I am struggling with focus... regarding my PhD research-plan. I now got four research questions all of whom I like to keep. By the we, the subject of my research is the use of web 2.0 social network environments for learning and teaching - the changing role of students and teachers (hi, thats a catchy research question !!!).
I am going to post a statement here that I feel strongly about, I have given it a lot of thought so if anyone reads this and… Continue
As the year comes to an end, I find myself, like many, reflecting on what worked and didn't work last semester. As I looked back through our projects, I was amazed at the progress made by our children. I want to share some of the ways we used technology to enhance the learning process. Even though some activities were not successful and we ran into the usual frustrations associated with technology, there were many exciting moments. Check out the full post at… Continue
Added by Ashley Allain on December 27, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I've always hated pulling up YouTube videos due to the comments, related videos, and other junk that are crawling all over the pages for individual videos. Well I have just found the cure from (@cliotech aka Jennifer Dorman on Twitter).
The cure is QUIET TUBE. All you need to do is drag the Quiet Tube button into your bookmark toolbar and when you find a video on YouTube or other related site you just need to click the Quiet Tube button and the video plays alone in a separate window...no… Continue
Added by Kurt Schollin on December 10, 2009 at 11:39pm —
I think it is good netiquette to wait at least 15 minutes to reply to an email. What do you think? Is that too long? Maybe 5 minutes for professional email within your department and 15 minutes for email that are outside your department or company? 30 minutes for educational email?See More
When newly graduated high school students or students who have been away from school for a while come to college, I have found that they are not “college-ready” to read, take notes, and study. As a college professor, I started to teach not only through the written word in an online course but through animated videos that I created script for with interactive graded exercises that students could work with 24/7. I continued this approach in my face to face classes. It allowed both learning…See More