Monday, November 23, 2009

Twitter and Seniors

This clip was shown on the Jay Leno show. Thought the business educators who are learning about Twitter and their PLN would enjoy:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Twitter in the classroom

Thanks to those teachers who attended my presentation at the BMIT Conference in Indy today. Here is a link to the video interviewing the principal who encourages his teachers to use Twitter in the classroom.

Blogging resources for the classroom

During a recent presentation at IBEA's state conference, I presented web 2.0 tools for teachers. Here are some additional resources for blogs in the classroom:
Learningweb2 - table of tools for blogs & wikis
MiddleWeb - has a list of middle school blogs to follow and a simple guide to RSS feeders
Additional (school-friendly) sites to create blogs:
Gaggle Blogs
Education 2.0-Edmodo A private social platform for teachers and students to share ideas, files, events and assignments.
Web 2.0 Literacy Tools Master List Fall, Naomi Harm, Innovative educator Consulting 2009
Finally, - is a great resource of blogging ideas and links.

Using a Wiimote as a Whiteboard

One of my favorite blogs to follow is Free Technology for Teachers written by Richard Byrne. Recently, there was a post of Johnny Lee presenting how to take a Wiimote and turn it into a whiteboard. Amazing!! For about $50 in hardware and a projector and laptop, you can have a whiteboard. For details, go to Johnny Lee's website or check out this video of his presentation at TED.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Example of an Animoto video--Web 2.0

I am presenting at the BMIT Conference in Indianapolis on Saturday, November 21. This is a sample video to show the attendees how easy it is to create a video with Animoto. The presentation is call, Building a PLN with Web 2.0 Tools

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Student Video Production

Check out this student created video recently posted to YouTube.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Strengths listed in student evaluations

This semester I am working to refine the CAPP130 course. Recently, I gave an online mid-term evaluation using a form created in Google Doc. One of the questions in most evaluations is professor's strengths. This is a word picture of what the students wrote on the evaluations. Sometimes we need to remember our strengths:

Wordle: professor attributes