August 2012 Blog Posts (48)

Participants Needed for our Weather Around The World Project!

Collaborative and real-time data projects engage students in collecting, analyzing, and sharing data from web-based databases; as well as allow communication with other students around the world. These kinds of projects are highly motivating to students because they bring classrooms together from across the globe in shared learning experiences.

This project was developed by Kristen Paino (Technology Integrator at Avenues: The World School) and Sally Kent…

Added by Kristen Paino on August 7, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

Virtual Reality

After looking at and reading about both sides of the argument, my feelings about virtual reality use in the classroom had not changed.  Just like most other things we have access to and have been introduced to in the world of education, there is a time and a place for everything.   I can usually find the place, but the trick comes in finding the time to implement these tools.  

I do not think that virtual realities should replace live interactions.  I have decided that in most cases,…


Added by Sara Finney on August 6, 2012 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Thanks to CR20, I'm Connected !


Have you heard about Connected Educator Month? Have you signed up to listen or share? How about joining the group at P2PU?

What is your definition of a connected educator? I'm still working on…


Added by Sheri on August 5, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

As a result of researching virtual realities in education it is evident that there is a plethora of high quality researched based games out there. When implementing virtual realities into the curriculum it is important to consider the purpose and authenticity of the game. Everyday students are given the opportunity to play low order thinking skill games that are simply drill. However, with careful consideration of the game…


Added by C Thomas on August 4, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Before beginning this learning topic, I was not aware of the many areas of education that virtual reality (VR) is being implemented in.  I was surprised to find out how frequently it is used.  When I thought about the applications of virtual reality in the classroom, I did not see many.  Now I realize that there are a ton of opportunities to educate using VR.  The primary application appears to be for science and math concepts and most of the research I came across looked at VR at the post…


Added by Elizabeth Gentry on August 4, 2012 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

Virtual Reality Reflection

        Virtual reality is a great way for students to gain experiences that they are not able to have in the real world, and to get a better understanding of content in order to enhance their education.  Virtual reality can give students practice with real-world jobs without the consequences or cost needed for the experience.  It can teach students about the ocean by giving them a close up view and a realistic depiction of what it might be like to be there.

        However, a virtual…


Added by Elana Kline on August 4, 2012 at 12:55pm — 2 Comments

Creating Electronic Posters with GlogsterEDU

GlogsterEDU is the one Web 2.0 tool I have used consistently over the past several years.  I really like the idea that…

Added by Ms. Lynda Hall on August 3, 2012 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Social Networking and Digital Citizenship

    Social networks are an important part of education, and life, in today’s world.  Everyone has heard of Facebook and Twitter, but many people are not aware of the thousands of other networks out there.  Through this weeks assignments on social networks, I have discovered a number of useful resources for myself and my students.  

    I have furthered my interest in having students create blogs to share their learning and collaborate with one another this upcoming school year.  I have…


Added by Elana Kline on August 2, 2012 at 12:19am — 1 Comment

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