Theresa Allen's Blog – February 2014 Archive (4)

Blogging About Google Apps

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

I have used GAFE since 2010.  I realized the potential for collaborations outside our classroom walls. I realized that students will not lose or corrupt their documents.  I realized that I could create a website for our school.  And the best part; it was all FREE.  It was a no-brainer!  But, it did take the junior high staff time, about 3 years, to feel…


Added by Theresa Allen on February 28, 2014 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

Free/Open Source Courses

Educator Free/Open Source Course

Last year I participated in an online course based on the book The Connected Educator, written by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (  She was giving her book away as long as educators participated in discussions and reflections for each…


Added by Theresa Allen on February 24, 2014 at 9:34pm — 1 Comment

Virtual Reality Blog Post

Question:  Do virtual worlds offer more advantages over more traditional learning environments?

Before I can answer this question, I needed to understand the meaning of traditional learning environments.  I found this awesome table from a blog written by Kate…


Added by Theresa Allen on February 9, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Reflection: Social Networks

This week focused on social networks and digital citizenship policies, concepts I use and stress in my lab and with my colleagues.  I use blogs, twitter, Edmodo, and other social networks  in my classroom in an educational setting as well as personally.  I shared as many social networks as I could with the class so those who may not be as familiar with them could see how it’s used and hopefully apply one or two in their classrooms or personal lives.  Social networks are a…


Added by Theresa Allen on February 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments


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