Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
MiddleWeb - has a list of middle school blogs to follow and a simple guide to RSS feeders
Additional (school-friendly) sites to create blogs:
Education 2.0-Edmodo A private social platform for teachers and students to share ideas, files, events and assignments.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Blogging is therefore to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Take a look, it's in a book—a reading rainbow...
How many of you grew up watching this popular children's show. According to a recent interview in usnews.com Reading Rainbow will end its 26-year run. I know my children learned "Why" reading was fun through this show.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I found this fascinating quote today:
I have to be honest, the more summer professional development I do, and the more in-service workshops I do, the more I worry about this. I spend a day or two, sometimes a week “teaching folks to swim.” I give them the skills and we go SLOW. We work on voice threads, and wikis…easy entry points. I model (swim along with them) give them support (sometimes putting on water-wings) but at the end of our time together I feel like I am still throwing “non-swimmers” into the deep end. My greatest fear, is that without a guide swimming beside them, they may find themselves close to drowning and perhaps no longer want to go to the pool :(Candace Hackett Shively explained this beautifully in her post The Swimmer’s ObligationKristin Hokanson, The Connected Classroom, Jul 2009
You should read the whole article.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
“Building a personal learning network requires that you not only seek to learn from others, but also that you also help others in the network learn. Even when you are a novice in a field of learning, you can still make contributions.“ (Daniel R. Tobin)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
- social bookmarking using Delicious
- online applications (free alternatives to Office) such as Google Apps or Zoho Apps
- course wiki used for course management system. See article to learn about this free and easy tool.
- creating photo slideshows, collages, videos using online photo sharing (Flickr or Picasa) and online video sites, and embedding these creations into their personal blogs.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
- create an Avatar site
- List of top bookmarking sites
Thursday, January 29, 2009
"Embeddable chunks of code have existed since the start of the World Wide Web. Web developers have long sought and used third party code chunks in their pages. It could be said that the original web widgets were the link counters and advertising banners that grew up alongside the early web.Since you have now entered the world of bloggers, explore the Web for some widgets to personalize your blog. You can add music players, calendars, games, and much more. Be sure to add a reference to the site where you copied the widget. Once you locate the widget, you will find a window of HTML code which you will copy and then on your blog in the Edit HTML tab you will paste the code.
A widget is anything that can be embedded within a page of HTML, i.e. a web page. A widget adds some content to that page that is not static. Generally widgets are third party originated, though they can be home made. Widgets are also known as modules, snippets, and plug-ins."
Let's see what kind of widgets our classes can find!!