I consider myself to be a "newbie" when it comes to blogging and quite honestly, don't really understand what the main purpose or need it addresses. However, after spending a week at NECC and EduBlogger, I realized that these "bloggers" were creating a network of shared learning experiences… Continue
Clearly music videos, Mtv, VH1 and the likes revolutionized the music industry and the shift to music listening/watching. For movie watching, the same applied - laser disks, VHS tapes caused shifts in technology to CDs, DVDs, Video-on-demand to DVR and video downloads, flash movies and of course, who could forget - YouTube. And the list goes on... Now iPods, iPhones, Twitter,… Continue
It’s been ages since I’ve posted a new blog entry and I feel pretty guilty about that. The machinations of the California school district budget woes have a way of holding everyone in thrall. It’s a crazy system that hands out mass lay-off and re-assignment notices in March and then blithely re-hires staff months later with the promise of going through the entire process again next year. Just one of… Continue
I am having these huge desires to implement too many new web 2.0 tools and have no classroom of my own. It makes me miss being the classroom teacher. Here is what I am envisioning for the school 08-09.
Ning - My school is going to NING! That is so exciting! Our small group meetings, book clubs, grade level meetings are going into the group area of the NING. I am very interested in what the teachers area going to think about… Continue
I am very interested in using some of these web 2.0 tools in my classroom. Since U.I.L. and my TAKS test are over, I feel like I can try some new things.
This is my first new thing. Blogging. I read blogs almost daily. We have started a "blog" somewhat I guess with the shiffhappens wiki. At any rate, this is my trial to see how blogs can be used creatively in education.