Happy New Year! I was wondering if you or your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some educator contacts you could direct me to. We'd really like to get more students involved from Illinois!
You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
It's titled, "Diary of the Not So Wimpy Media Specialists - K12." According to the program's description, people will learn about many technology applications including PhotoStory 3, AP Images, netTrekker, Inspiration and Discovery Streaming.
It's going to be held on January 14. Happy Holidays!
It's very nice to hear from you. I agree, this is a great site - I just discovered it recently.
I'm going to be attending a cool program at the DuPage County ROE soon about technology that you may be interested in. I think it's geared towards learning center people; however, it sounds like they will be discussing and demonstrating some really cool techno teaching tools.
PFS is getting a mobile lab which should be up and running by the end of X-mas break. :-)
I don't understand where is your true problem... i helped my student who had no mail (just a few) to create an email account before registration. It's very easy...
Alle my students are registered on my ning School Beyond the Walls. I would be interested to exchenge some ideas with teachers like you because we find very few ning sites mixing students and teachers. In our School Beyond the Walls, the social network involve students from many countries. Why not you and your students to elaborate projects together ? it's the bast way to experiment educational uses of Nings... And now we have a strong experience about it :)
Hi Kathleen I had not taught these age groups until last year. With the grades 3 and 4, we worked a lot with MS Photostory where students made digital movies - one was for Fathers Day, with photos and lots of treasured memories and comments about their Dad. We also got a webkinz pet and joined the kinzexchange blog where we took photos our our pet, and posted a descriptor on a shared blog with other countries, mainly Canada and USA. Students looked after Patch, our virtual pet, in his virtual world. This year, they have started their own individual blogs, but it is very early days with that, but students love having ownership of their own blog and seeing it online. We have also joined in on some global projects, through www.projectsbyjen.ning.com which have been a great success. Means we have connected with others on a global level in relatively simple projects. We have also joined the www.ms1001tales.wikispaces.com and www.es1001tales.wikispaces.com where students write a story that is evaluated, commented upon and assessed by students in another country. Our grade 6 (11 and 12 year olds) have produced podcasts, using audacity and they are stored online and attached to our classroom blogs
Oh no!! Kathy, I started reading that and got nervous!! :) I'm so excited too. Scott sent out a discussion on the RSS things of which I had no idea about. I linked all of these website blog thingys to my Google Reader. With one click into Google Reader, I can see the updates on Twitter, Diigo, and Web 2.0. I'm still working on the Ning one. Anyway, hope you are ready for tomorrow! I just finished making the spicy guacamole, and have lots of other goodies to share! Pop rocks drinks too!! Can't wait for you to come over!
Hooray! I am so excited. Thank goodness Scott is in my Staff Development class and got on his Soap Box the other night! I would have never given him my email address and never read his post about all of these neat sites!