May 2008 Blog Posts (83)

Hey

Hey guys,



I don't want to be lazy but I don't want to take summer school and be in a classroom for the majority of the day so I decided to join an online classroom so I can make "friends" who are interested in the same academic areas as I am. My main interest is in Espanol.. Spanish. I just started to learn and it's really fun but at the same time, I need practice so don't be shy to share links with me. I'll list some of my favorites to start:



For… Continue

Added by Spanish Maestro on May 23, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Transat Artemis

We're tracking the sailors as they approach Boston!

http://www.thetransat.com/

Book: http://www.thetransat.com/60/solo/uk/

2D Race Viewer:… Continue

Added by Lorraine on May 23, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Interactive Whiteboards

I teach 5th grade and currently a group of teachers where I work at, myself included, are looking into the possibility of purchasing the Smartboard. I have been teaching for 4 years and I have found that technology integration is a tremendous help with student achievement. I have found some useful and informative videos on Youtube about the use of Interactive Whiteboards. I would love to hear from anyone who is currently using them...tips anyone. Thank you and keep up the great work that you… Continue

Added by Sergio on May 22, 2008 at 9:37pm — 6 Comments

Just getting started!

Here it is almost a year later and I haven't set up my blog on Classroom 2.0. I have other blogs to keep up with now I have discovered that I would like to keep up with this one as well. Check out http://pritchardspress.blogspot.com

Added by PaulPam2 on May 22, 2008 at 6:59pm — No Comments

DigiSkills Project Meeting


In May 2008 a DigiSkills schoolproject meeting took place in Prague and Bayreuth. About 20 Teachers from 8 european countries involved attended this final meeting. Additionally 15 students across Europe came along to show their results working on digital applications in the classroom: Voicethreads, Blogs, Podcasts, Videos and more.

Added by Hans Feldmeier on May 22, 2008 at 2:23am — No Comments

I Have Merged My Blogs

Dear Friends,



I have merged my Education-themed weblogs. It was a marriage that seemed inevitable. In reality, I was testing the waters with Typepad and Wordpress (self hosted) and Wordpress won. The content on both blogs was similar and was centered around provoking thought about school/teaching practices at this particular point in the evolution of Education.



I will continue this work, though, with a greater intensity and focus as I am no longer "split" by the… Continue

Added by Andrew on May 21, 2008 at 7:45am — 1 Comment

Presentation for kids and copyright



See below for… Continue

Added by Karen Fasimpaur on May 20, 2008 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Pass the word? Help make it a 6-traits online summer!

register now for Teaching and assessing writing with the 6-traits



Please forward this announcement to teachers in your district.



This summer teachers from around the nation and the world will join online to exchange ideas and share best practices. The conversations are rich. The community is real. If you've never taken an online class before... this is the one to start with!



Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6 Traits



EDUC 744 920 Elementary (Gr. K-4) - 3 gr. cr.… Continue

Added by Dennis O'Connor on May 20, 2008 at 9:17am — No Comments

Web 2.0 Showcase...sort of

So this a little showcase of what i have learned from Web 2.0 - really this is just a presentation that i did up that explains and contains resources helping with the different things like blogs, nings, RSS, commoncraft and the like. This is a pretty simple presentation, as i aimed it at some of our less techno-literate staff, but hopefully some people find it useful. The main accomplishment out of this presentation will be(if it works) that embedding of it in my blog, something i haven't… Continue

Added by Scott Hamilton on May 19, 2008 at 9:21pm — No Comments

I think, therefore I Ning, blog, twitter ... (Cogito ergo Ning?)

I am still getting used to Ning...quite bizarre considering I just started my own for Victorian Teacher-Librarians at http://victib.ning.com. However, when it comes to the read/write web I've learned the best way to master the different tools is to jump in and have a go! There are a lot of educators out there, worldwide, who are passionate about education and very excited to be using these tools with their students, or learning how to use them. What's more, they are happy to share and help… Continue

Added by Julie Squires on May 18, 2008 at 3:29pm — 2 Comments

Playing around with VOKI

Added by Or-Tal Kiriati on May 18, 2008 at 4:07am — No Comments

Cropping and Resizing Graphics for the Web

This June-July in San Antonio, I'll be teaching a NECC workshop on Google Sketchup. I'm really looking forward to that. Each year, however, at our local VSTE (Virginia) state conference, I teach a popular workshop on Photoshop. I was recently asked a question about resizing images for the Web, and thought I'd share my tutorial.





Tutorial 3: Cropping and Resizing for the Web from… Continue

Added by John Hendron on May 17, 2008 at 3:20pm — 2 Comments

Technology Conference

Today I am attending the Western Mass Writing Program's technology conference, and that is how I came to fine Classroom 2.0. I'm excited to connect with teachers around the country and the world and find ways to incorporate technology into my classroom!

Thanks for playing.

M

Added by Megan Bilodeau on May 17, 2008 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

First Post

Everybody needs a first post, and here it is. Perhaps I will use this blog to keep my students up-to-date with what is going on in class when they are absent.

Added by Megan Bilodeau on May 17, 2008 at 8:44am — 3 Comments

Kids, copyright, and open ed - one of the biggest learning experiences of the year

This week I had one of my best classroom experiences of the year. I had the opportunity to teach a bunch of middle school kids about copyright and open ed.



It was an incredibly active and engaging discussion, and I learned as much as they did.



A summary of my observations is below. (cross posted from my Mobile Musings blog)



Here is the lesson plan and accompanying resources if anyone wants to use them:…

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Added by Karen Fasimpaur on May 16, 2008 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

21st Century Learning Lost in Space

I remember back on April 4 when my district held a big fancy festival with all kinds of local dignitaries, Superintendents, Apple sales reps, smartboard sales reps, document camera reps, etc.: the 21st Century Learning Summit. Four teachers from every school were paid substitute time so they could go. I was lucky enough to be one of them. It was impressive, but just one day and a few mini-seminars on podcasting, web site/blog hosting, that kind of thing. Just a taste of TwoPointOh topics. I was… Continue

Added by L. Suzanne Shanks on May 16, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Digital Education Revolution

In January 2008, Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd announced the Federal Government's Digital Education Revolution - a $900m 4 year program which aims to achieve 1:2 (computer to student) ratio in all Australian secondary schools. Grants up to $1m are available to schools for computer hardware whereby the Federal Government enters into a funding agreement with respective Block Grant Authorities. The $900m figure was calculated on… Continue

Added by Chad Outten on May 16, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Internet Safety

I am about to embark on creating an Internet Safety curriculum for grades 1 through 6. I am going to hit on topics dealing mostly with cyberspace; keeping your personal identification safe, choosing passwords and usernames, bullying. I am also going to be dealing with the parents. I am planning on having a "tea/coffee time" set up maybe once or twice a month to introduce web tools to them. How to talk to their children about Internet safety, etc.



This is going to be a huge project… Continue

Added by Melissa Smith on May 15, 2008 at 12:41pm — No Comments

The World Wide Telescope in an Interactive Whiteboard

Added by Rich White on May 14, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Getting to know me

Greetings fellow digital immigrants. Today we start together on our journey to catch up with the digital natives we are responsible for educating. This will not be what most of you expect from a blog. Then again, I do not know what you expect from a blog. But those of you who know me will hopefully see that my writing style is just like my personal style....all over the place!



Just wanted to let you know here it comes.



Let's get one thing out of the way first. I am not… Continue

Added by Craig Jackson on May 14, 2008 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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