Monday, August 9, 2010
As far as transforming my thinking about the learning that will take place in my classroom...well I am now less fearful of the unknown (technology...)all that is out there to teach with and from. I know I have much more to learn, but I am anxious to do so because it will assisst me in meeting the varied needs of my students and help to prepare them for tomorrow's world.
Unexpected surprises...to me just the thought that I was able to take this course, learn so much, share and reflect all from home and at the pace and time that I chose has absolutely drawn a "wow" from me . It goes to show how advanced technology has become and how much learning we must continue to do.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Skype is a great tool! We use it to stay in touch with our family outside of Texas and the US.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I created a very simple Photostory video using some pictures from a vacation we took a while back. I found it easy to use and I believe it is an entertaining way to allow students to demonstrate and share material they are learning. I remember a presentation by a couple of coworkers who shared Photostory in a staff develompment session. One of the projects created by a student was following the lifecycle of an insect. It was fabulous. I know that students will enjoy using this tool, and what I like best about it is it's lack of difficulty.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Hope everyone is having a great summer. We are off to our vacation destination this week, so this blog will resume upon our return. ; )
They are both sites with a variety of ideas for teachers.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The tips on commenting remindend me of when we hold conferences with our students about writing, projects etc...We can't just say simple things like "good" or "I like it" because students gain more learning with specific feedback about what they are sharing or working on. I think we can take a similar approach when commenting on other blogs...be specific. I commented on the following blogs...
The Little Blogger that Could
The Blooming Blog
4th Grade Tech and Ed
Using Technology in the Classroom