Elana Kline's Blog – August 2012 Archive (4)

Google Apps

How could Google Apps help you to be more efficient as an educator?

Google Apps will be extremely useful to me as an educator. My school just got an education account to Google Apps this week and is encouraging all of us to use it in our teaching on a regular basis. As a literacy department, we have decided that all of our students are going to use Google to create blogs where they will reflect on what they have read every other week. They will also post to one another on their blogs,…

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Added by Elana Kline on August 22, 2012 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Experiencing Free/Open Source Courses

     I participated in an open source course on recognizing and employing different parts of a sentence.  This lesson discussed how to identify independent and dependent clauses, how to spot prepositions and prepositional phrases, how to find infinitives and infinitive phrases, and how to distinguish between participle phrases and gerund phrases.  

    This course had a definition of each general term (for example, clauses) followed by a definition of the types of clauses (independent…

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Added by Elana Kline on August 14, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

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…

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

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

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