Great k12onlineconference presentation, Durff! (I'm still working my way through all of them!) I can relate to you being a Web 2.0 "infant", as we seem to have been bit by that bug at about the same time. Amazing how quickly we learn though, huh? The preso was non-threatening, and I will encourage some of my more timid colleagues to watch it. Great approach!
Hi Durff- Thank you for the Skype session. Points you made to my students about privacy and saftey helped give more power to what they have been learning this week. Hearing about you and your students made these very important lessons more real and personal.
Hi Durff, how are you? Have you heard of YouFig.com? It's a useful site for collaboration between students and between teacher & class. It's invitation only and I still have a few invites left. Let me know if you'd like one. Looking forward to seeing you around here.
Hi Durff- Looking at your resources to see your time zone, etc...My wikispace testing site shows my schedule
I set up many other spaces for students and teachers. I'm on EST and the times you sent to me - all of my students are gone. We could do a wikispace later and they partner up on responses like you suggested.
How about let's try out some initial non-live student communication. My logitech webcam sends video emails- mine could send a video message to yours and ask those questions. We'll come up with something that is open at each of our places.
My 4th graders have a username password on wikispaces. I'll send an invitation for you to join and you can see if it is blocked.
btw- I looked at your blog AND global communication Flash meeting last night. got great tips and resources. I looked more at Flash meeting again too- looks like another possibility. More in a bit- need a bit more figuring.
Actually I signed up my classes for 2 more of Technospud's projects. 1. Salute to Dr Seuss and 2. O.R.E.O. which are more possibilities.
We did a few of her projects last year- but not communicating with others- we sent in our results and analzed results across the nation.
Okay, I'm new at this and not very good about navigating. You left a comment on my page about something along the lines setting up "a blog in a walled garden," and I hit the delete button when I thought I was hitting the reply button. What I wanted to ask was this:
What blog sites would you recommend (especially for the technologically challenged like myself)? Thanks.
Thanks! We made lots of videos last year and I experimented with different ways. For this one I used Digital Blue Movie Creator 2.0. It takes still shots also and comes with great software.
A newer version of the camera is our now but this one works great for my student projects. If interested, I can post more details on the camera from a workshop I did on it this summer.
See camera: http://digiblue.com/digital_blue/dmc2.html
Looking forward to reading what you have on blogging.
Durff, you didn't start anything. I took exception to some of the comments that's all. As someone who has gone 13 years without commercial programs, I take exception when someone suggets that my decision to not watch tv is "a nifty personality test" and "it defines you as an educator". I've learned over the years that there are hills to die on and this is one that I have had many squirmishes over, been branded an idiot and lots of other things. It's very similar to me taking exception to the comments my wife and I have had about having 7 children. To me, these are in the same league. So you can just smile at what is said in the comments. I usually don't get into these but there was too much said with zero explanation to let go. Besides, as a principal, I've seen this type of stuff done all the time. I've heard "That's not what I meant" too many times from kids who did mean that but didn't want to face up to the consequences when someone took exception. No different here. Hope your summer is going well. Wish I was at NECC!
Thanks for the invite. One idea for a commercial would be to advertise aspects of your school--special events, elective classes, next Friday's lunch menu, the benefits of visiting the counselor's office.