Three years ago, I wrote my first post about Twitter. If you are looking for a way to keep parents informed in bite-sized portions, Twitter may be a good solution for you as it can integrate nicely into a parent’s handheld lifestyle. Likewise, Twitter can help students make connections in their learning. Once again, I [...]
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Five Card Story: Willpower a #etmooc story created by mssanderson_ITS flickr photo by ncaramanico flickr photo by Henriksent flickr photo by cogdogblog flickr photo by mrsdkrebs flickr photo by cogdogblog Mmmmmmm… yum. Can’t I just have one? Or twenty? I’ll need to wear out my sneakers to work that off. “Blahhh…Go ahead, we eat anything [...]
I have been thinking a lot about student blogging recently. And by thinking, I really mean reading what others are saying about it. Here are some blog posts that I hope will inspire you to continue or even start blogging with your students: Pernille Ripp‘s Ideas for Integrating a Student Blog in Your Curriculum & [...]
A few months ago, I wrote about Goodreads. (Check out the post here.) A fifth grade teacher was trying out this site with her students on a voluntary basis. Recently, she surveyed the students who opted to use this site instead of the traditional, paper reading log. Here are the results: 78% of the students [...]
Will Richardson’s article “Publishers, Participants All” in the February 2011 Educational Leadership really struck me this week. We all tell our students and children not to talk to strangers. Safety is paramount whether we’re on the street or online. However, if we really want to get students embedded in a global community of sharing, we [...]
Looking to increase students’ vocabularies? Or make learning about parts of speech more engaging? PicLits is a web site that lives up to its slogan: ‘Inspired Picture Writing’. You choose a photograph from the site’s gallery. Based on the picture selected, the site supplies a word bank of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs and a category called [...]
TweenTribune is an online newspaper that is written exclusively for “tweens”, 8-14 years old. The goal is to get kids hooked on reading and seeking out news on a daily basis. To promote this behavior, TweenTribune updates daily with stories that are kid-friendly from reliable sources (such as AP and CNN). Two other appealing features [...]
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Jan. 2010 – June 2010 This blog served as a technology professional development portal. It was a chance for us to explore what was (and still is) out there. As we know, a lot of the latest tools and resources only take a few minutes to preview and learn. Making the time is often the trickiest feat. Therefore, I proposed Tech Tuesday. Every Tuesday something new was waiting for you to check out on this blog. On select Tuesdays, there even were face-to-face session in the Abbot lab @ 7:45 A.M. In under 30 minutes, I demonstrated the new tool, and participants got some time to play. It was requested that participants gave the tool a little more thought or another “go”, and then follow-up with a comment on this blog, reviewing the tool for a grade level or subject. The ultimate goal or end product was that one tool or resource would be implemented fully into teaching practices to benefit student learning. We also had a great resource blog for people to consult in the end!
October 2010 – ?: I am going to continue to update the Tech Tuesday blog on at least a monthly basis. There’s still so much to learn and share. So always check in on Tuesdays to see what’s going on, or better yet, subscribe!