Sunday, February 28, 2010

Guiding students on the web

JOG THE WEB is a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a series of web sites.

Its step by step approach of taking viewers through web sites allowing the author to annotate and ask guiding questions for each page is unique.

Give it a try and start creating your own Jogs.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tools to create digital stories

CogDogRoo - Storytools
The Fifty Tools
Below you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. Again, the mission is not to review or try every single one (that would be madness, I know), but pick one that sounds interesting and see if you can produce something. I have used each tool to produce an example of the original Dominoe story, plus links are provided, where available, to examples by other people. Please share your own examples or thoughts in the discussion area of this wiki.

But before rummaging around the toolbox, have you done your prep work? Do you have your story idea or presentation concept outlined, developed? This should be on paper or in a document file or scribbled on the back of a napkin, but do not rely on making it up as you go! If not, go back 2 spaces and do this now. Next- do you have your media assets available, your images, video clips, audio files-- if not go find your media now.

A New way to Blog?

Glogster – Poster Yourself | Text, Images, Music and Video
Glogster EDU is your original educational resource for innovative and interactive learning. Glogster EDU was conceived to imaginatively, productively, and collaboratively respond to the dynamic educational landscape and exceed the needs of today’s educators and learners. We value the participation of educators and strive to assimilate their contributions to Glogster EDU, Glogster EDU is yours! Educators from all over the world are integrating Glogster EDU’s resourceful platform to make traditional learning more dynamic, more interactive and more in tune with learners today. Most importantly Glogster EDU is FUN for teachers and learners alike!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

100 Apps for Tech–Savvy Teachers
100 Apps for Tech–Savvy Teachers

Teachers have one of the most difficult jobs out there. As an educator, you have to manage a classroom of boisterous students, organize heaps of data, stay up–to–date with current events and plan lessons day in and day out. In today’s technologically linked world, the ability to use web applications is at your advantage as an educator, and we are here to tell you the best tools to use. So if you teach at an online college, or in a traditional classroom, here is a collection of 100 web and iPhone applications that make the grade for tech–savvy teachers:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Letter to an administrator

I could not agree with this more - leaders need to think and act for the students.

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Dear Administrator: Focus
Dear Administrator: Focus

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Online Professional Learning - Recordings Available

Online Professional Learning Program – January 2010 - News and Events - Research and Innovation - Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
In January 2010, the Department offered a program of free, online conferences to support teacher professional learning. The program of web conferences covered the domains of Literacy, Maths, Science and ICT.

A synopsis and an online recording of each session are available via the links below.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Nine Myths about Public Schools

Gerald Bracey: Nine Myths About Public Schools
None of this will likely strike you as particularly new, but it might be good to have a bunch of myths lined up and debunked all in one place.

Monday, February 08, 2010

25 places to find instructional videos

Jane's Learning Pick of the Day: 25 places to find instructional videos
Recently I have received a number of emails asking about places that offer free instructional videos (on all subjects), so I thought I would put together a posting of the main ones that I know about:

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Get more out of Twitter

Get More out of Twitter with Twitter Apps. (Part 1) by Ozge Karaoglu
Get More out of Twitter with Twitter Apps. (Part 1) by Ozge Karaoglu

Why E-Learning is so Effective

Why E-Learning is So Effective » The Rapid eLearning Blog
E-learning is hot. And for good reason. If done right, it can produce great results by decreasing costs and improving performance. Also, unlike a one time classroom session, the elearning course is available for others. This includes the static elearning course as well as any ongoing conversations in networked communities.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Technology Tools

Illinois Online Network: Institutes: Webinars
2009 Technology Tools Webinar- sponsored by the Center for Distance Learning

Great things to use in education if you have not looked.

Google Ambassadors: 45 Essential Google Links - Tell a Friend
45 Essential Google Links - Tell a Friend
The greatest advent of Google is that you never need to update your software and you are always connected wherever you go and access your account via the omnipresent Google cloud.

The list has been broken down into several sections to make it easier for those beginning their Google experience and those who want to augment their abilities. You may want to bookmark this blog as it is added to and modified. If you have suggestions for re-categorization or additional links see the note at the end of the list.