Free Technology for Teachers: Picturing America -... →
This is just a really nice site.
Glogster EDU-New Feature
I haven’t written about Glogster EDU yet and I do plan to, but for those of you already familiar with Glogster this new feature they are offering is great. You can now get an embed code and put Glogs on your website. I’m very excited about this and now plan to use it this year. Its nice when something is on your site and you don’t have just a link to it. If you don’t...
I’m adding “This week in Rap” by Flocabulary to my list of fantastic free educational video sites for the classroom. I can’t believe I left this one out. If you know of any more I should add let me know here.
Near North Art Party
I have been waiting for the first week of school to begin writing and publishing my students’ work on my new blog…”Near North’s Art Party”. I just added our first audio podcast. It’s a little rough but the student’s loved doing it and I can really see great potential here. Read more about it here. Here is a snippet of our first podcast. Click on...
Save Trees: Print What You Like
I just read a great post at Teachers as Technology Trailblazers. In it Kristen Swanson provides a link to “Print What you Like” and also a quick video on how to use it. Thanks Kristen! Below is a snippet from the site letting you know all about it. What I really like is that they also have a bookmarklet for Chrome users (and you know I’m one of those) that you can drag right...
The Right Way to Show Movies in Class →
Great post from “Creating Life Long Learners”. This post has some really good advice on how to use multimedia effectively in the classroom. Presenting educational information through videos whether it is a five minute video or longer is a great way to engage students. Mathew Needleman has some great tips that will make your use of videos in the classroom extremely effective. Thanks...
Aviary for Audio Podcasting in the Classroom
This evening I decided to take a look at Aviary. I was looking for a tool to use for audio podcasting with students. Boy was I surprised that Aviary was so easy to use. First I watched their short tutorial then proceeded to try it out. Within 15 minutes I knew this was the site I would use to create student audio podcasts. They have great music that I can use for the opening, transitions, and...
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. Lawrence Clark Powell
How to give your students a presence on the web...
Students love to have their pictures taken and put on the web especially when they have something to show that they are proud of. But in day day and age many parents and teachers are leery to put a child’s face out there so everyone can see it. I have been thinking of ways to give my students a “presence but not show their face. Here is my list so far. Use a photo manipulation tool...
Create your own Virtual Donut for National Donut...
June 3 is National Donut Day To celebrate this festive occasion, participating Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donut locations will be giving away free donuts nationwide. In order to get a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts a beverage purchase of any size is required, but no purchase is necessary at Krispy Kreme locations. via Examiner Create Your Own Virtual Donut…and write about it too! ...
2 Must-Haves for EVERY Teacher
Recently I was asked what sites do I feel would be “must-haves” for any teacher no matter what subject they taught, whether gen. ed. or spec. ed., elementary or high school, etc. I thought about it for a minute or two and came up with this answer. (Drum roll please!) The two sites I chose are Google Reader and Delicious. The reason why is that they help you find the type of sites...
I grabbed FotoFlexr from Lori Keihl’s blog, funart4kids. It is a really cool free photo manipulation program that does a lot of neat things. You can upload photos from your computer or the web. Once this is done there are eight tabs to choose from: basic, effects, animations, decorate, distort, layers, beautify, and geek. Each do numerous manipulations. The program is super easy to...
Symbaloo “It is our dream to make Symbaloo the easiest starting point on the Internet.”…and I think they are getting close to that goal. Symbaloo is similar to Tizmos, in that it offers a page to store all of your favorite bookmarks and frequently accessed websites. You create tiles (links) for the websites of your choosing and drop them into the grid. Some tiles have already...
Another great find from Tech:-)Happy. Keith Ferrell writes “Teachingbooks is a great resource for elementary school teachers who are looking for new ways to explore the series of books that their students are reading. One very cool feature is that kids can listen to authors give introductions to their series and read a bit of one of the books.” There are many great series available...
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Bloom's Taxonomy is all feathered up and going...
Kelly Tenkely, ”created the Bloomin’ Peacock to show teachers the Blooms Taxonomy break down and the Bloomin’ digital Peacock that shows how the digital tools in the supplement break down. She has links to all of the resources on her blog so check them out.
Great post from Creation Station offering Classroom Management Tips. I really liked the way she assigns classroom jobs. Thanks for the ideas!