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Would love for you to follow my blog, give me feedback, advice and input in what I am trying to do with my teachers and students. We are and I am reflecting on implementing wikis, blogs, voicethreads, podcasting, collaborative projects...

Diary of a Technology Supporter

Added by Melissa Smith on February 1, 2009 at 5:22pm — 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

Humorous Learning Experience

I am learning and rushing and trying to beat the clock to get things done each day but this is too funny. Instead of slowing down and finding resources' names who I am reflecting about, I have failed, thinking, "Who in the world will look at me, my page, my thoughts, my blog?" But when referring to a lady and a guy...few days later, they were there! commenting! I love it! Now I feel like I have actually people interested in my thoughts and am a part of their network. This is great! I have not… Continue

Added by Melissa Smith on May 6, 2008 at 3:26pm — 1 Comment

Views on wikis and blogs

I was just reading someone's blog on wanting to know misconceptions on wikis and blogs. I have had many people confused about the two tools. A lady named Sylvia really summed it up well. "A wiki is a means to collaboratively get to an end product, something a teacher can look at, assess, and grade. It's easier to adapt your current curriculum to use a wiki, since curriculum is also product focused. (Of course, a wiki offers all sorts of… Continue

Added by Melissa Smith on May 4, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments


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

Added by Melissa Smith on May 3, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


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