Tuesday, March 6, 2012

tool ten

1. For me, the most important thing the kids need to learn is the copywrite information. Next, they need - as always - good, acceptable sites to go to for research. Finally, I'm extremely concerned about the kids sharing files to get out of work.
2. turnitin.com is an invaluable tool.
3. I liked the video at the start of this lesson. I'll start with that.
4. Communication home via a letter.

tool nine

  1. It is important to tie the objective to the technology because congruency is important.
  2. It is easy for kids to waste time with these devices. Rubrics, questions, etc. are crucial to make sure they are actually doing the work.
  3. Big Huge Labs 
    Make your own magazine cover! Make your own customized movie poster. Make your own inspirational, funny, parody, sports or other motivational poster for any occasion. Ever wanted to honor and immortalize someone you love? Turn them into a trading card! And, there's more! Create an educator "portal" and sign up your students! Dictionary.com 
    This app delivers trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. No Internet connection is needed once downloaded. Recommended installing over a wired connection.  
  4. dictionary.com for obvious reasons and drudgereport.com for research
  5. I'm leaning toward research mostly, but I will play around with the other apps to get this old timer thinking forward.

Friday, March 2, 2012

tool eight

I learned that the ipads have video capabilities and the net books are extremely light.

I plan on using these devices in my class for research and projects.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

tool seven

In Junior English, we have decided to work on a project centered on A Streetcar Named Desire, which we will teach at the end of the 5th grading period.
Our objective is for the kids to film a scene from the play and post it online, using one of the sites such as animoto.

Monday, February 13, 2012

tool six

I signed up for voicethreads and voxopop. Both look interesting, and I look forward to starting a group discussion for The Great Gatsby.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

tool five

i tried to go to a couple of the listed sites, but i ran into problems: my adobe was not updated (even though i downloaded the new version) and the other one asked for my credit card number. so i went to google, and shared some drawings of mine.