This may be a bit Web 1.0, rather than 2.0; however, I am excited to share something that does work amazingly well re: integrating technology into the language-based classroom. I also like the fact that it's a "green" thing and saves on my paper budget.
Iused the Microsoft Word "Replace" function to program in eighty or so canned responses with a quick teaching tool to place in bubble comments on students' word processing docs. Students really read these comments, as they have to respond/revise accordingly. Of course, I also add on personalized comments. But this is a time-saver and effective. See what you think! http://penningtonpublishing.com/blog/grammar_mechanics/how-to-save-...
Thank you Mark for sharing this. It is wonderful when we find things that work, using no matter what tools. Validation is such an important skill for students or any of us to use and the existence of auto correct makes us all lazy.
I'm Wendy Randall. I am a primary school teacher in Brisbane, Australia. I teach a year 4/5 class and we have just started blogging this year and are learning how to use the Web2.0 tools together. We have a number of teachers in our school who are involved in blogging and using Web2.0 tools with their students. I am looking forward to learning a lot more.
I'm Kathy Gryta. I'm a native of Houston Texas, but now living in Buda (between Austin and San Marcos) Texas. After a brief stint teaching high school Physics, Geology, and Computer Science back in the 80's I resurfaced as an elementary campus technologist in 2002. After doing that for a few years I moved up to working with middle school teachers, and I feel like I've found my niche. I act as a technology mentor, trainer, coach, and troubleshooter for my campus, as well as handling their campus web page. It's something different every day, and I love it!
Hi, I'm Melissa and I'm located in Minnesota. I work for the Osseo School District (in the twin cities). I am working with technology integration - the tech support side. I'm interested in all of these great web 2.0 resources and web based applications. Communities like these are a great place to collaborate. I wish more teachers in our district participated in these great communities.
Hi, I'm a third grade teacher in Maryland. I've been highly focused on meeting the needs of "digital natives" during my career. Recently, I moved on from teaching second grade. We used Nings and Wikis like crazy and my students thoroughly enjoyed working collaboratively online with a class in Thailand. I'm looking for other like-minded educators and any fabulous ideas you might have!
Hi! I am Lynn Casey. I am very new to Classroom 2. 0 and using Web 2.0 tools. Beginning this school year I will be the media specialist at a school in which I have been working (as an English teacher) for the past 10 years. I learned about Classroom 2.0 through a course I am taking for my EdS. I am very interested in getting information/advice from anyone about how to introduce the Web 2.0 tools to the teachers at my school. I would particularly like to know which ones are the best for high school.
I am new to this community and new to the whole idea of social networking. I teach science at a public high school and am currently working on my masters in Library Science. I am currently putting together a brief presentation about Second Life and its role in education. I thought this might be a place to get me started in exploring new avenues for teaching and learning.
I am a first grade teacher from Grayling, MI. I am new to the web 2.0 stuff. Thanks to a grant from MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning), who has provided a team of teachers from my building with some stellar PD, I feel all caught up since graduating six years ago. This is helping me achieve what I have strived for years to do, with tools that make it effortless. Even first graders can do it, and my new class this year doesn't know what's coming yet...I'm excited!
I checked out your blog and bookmarked it. What grade(s) do you teach? I'm always looking for teachers and classes to work collaboratively with, in case you're interested. (I teach 4/5 in Washington state.) If you have time, visit my sites - (linked on profile)
I'm pleased to be here, my name is Sarah Grayston and I am the e-learning technologist at Motherwell College, Scotland. I am here to keep up to date with any new e-learning developments and to share ideas on good uses for web 2.0 technologies and using them for learning and teaching.