Tuesday, December 15, 2009
NASA has created an iPhone App for Space-o-holics to keep up with all the projects going on at NASA. Everything is now available at the touch of your fingers. What a crazy world we live in.
Have you been looking for video that shows the magnanimity of our universe or how infinitely small we are. Here is a great example
Monday, December 14, 2009
How to Video
Friday, December 11, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I went with the free version, however there is a home upgrade for $9.95 a year. They also have special K-12 pricing. (See Pricing)
Installing is easy...
As my colleagues always say there is so substitution for adult supervision
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Ideas for the classroom: "Pictionary" game with vocabulary or spelling words, practice drawing maps. work math problems with other students
Start Collaborating in 5 easy steps
Step 1: Go to the Flockdraw website
Step 2: Click on the Start drawing button
Step 3: Copy the address from the address bar and paste it into an email
Step 4: Send it to collaborators
Step 5: Start drawing / collaborating
Go Check out the game: Get started with a Practice Quiz
Here is short video over viewing what google earth can do.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
1. Ban Google
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
How to Video: by YutubeMedia
Google Safe Search: How to Lock
Monday, November 9, 2009
Highlights from Texas ASCD
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Learning from a 10 year old.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
How to Open an iTunes account without a Credit Card
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
If you are using a Mac try Gawker it will take pictures in intervals with your built in iSight camera and when its done Gawker will put all the pictures in to a Quicktime movie. Examples (Gawker will also let you use multiple webcams)
If you are using a PC download Microsoft's Webcam Timershot. Timershot will save all the photos into a folder of your choosing. To incorporate them into a video drop the pictures into movie maker and see your photos come alive.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
How to work Face Recognition Video
Monday, August 31, 2009
Channel One: It has more commercials, but does a great job of incorporating student input with a comment section. Young broadcasters you might remember this is where Anderson Cooper and Lisa Ling got their start.
CNN Student News: Less "hip," but covers the news short and concise with no video commercials.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Reach out and take a chance give students to opportunity outside the school walls and see that an imagination can take you places you never dreamed you could go.
They were also nominated for a MTV music award, not bad for a bunch of 5th graders.
Link to PS Chorus blog to see more of there great performances.
Video # 1: Landslide by PS22
Video # 2: Students preforming at Madison Square Garden for Stevie Nicks
Monday, August 24, 2009
World Geography: Capitals, Countries, Landforms
Animal Games: Producer and Consumers, Food Chain, Animal Diet, Endangered Animals, Carnivores, Omnivores, Herbivores, Mammals, Birds and Identifying Animals to Regions
Instructions for PP 2007:
1. Copy the YouTube URL that you would like to view
2. In PowerPoint turn the Developer Tab on by clicking the MS logo on the top left of the screen. At the bottom of the window that pops up click the PowerPoint Options button. Check the box that says "Show Developer Tab in Ribbon."
3. Now that you have the Developer Tab in PP click on the More Controls button it looks like a hammer and a wrench.
4. Select Shockwave Flash Object
5. Now "draw" the box on your PP where you would like the Youtube video
6. Right Click on the box and select Properties
7. In the box to the right of Movie Paste your YouTube URL
8. Now change the URL as follows delete "watch?" and change the = sign to /
How-to-Video for 2007:
How-to-Video for 2003:
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This picture was created by Susan Murtaugh check out her Flickr Photostream.
My questions how are educators using new mediums to create and engage students? Are we seeking, reacting, or just doing things the way we have always done them?
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Step 2: Set up CamStudio to Record Screen
Step 3: Using PowerPoint for your Tutorial
How to Video
Check out Google Squared
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Former blog post with examples:
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
According to Wikipedia it is "a network service focusing on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services." The most popular examples of these services are MySpace and Facebook.
These sites are integral part of our student's lives and could make a homework or classroom assignment more authentic or engaging. Twenty-first Century Educators need to be able to assimilate social networking into their classrooms so learning can occur inside and outside of the classroom.
Micro Social Network:
Even though Facebook and Myspace are the most popular social networks doesn't mean they are the best for your classroom. I would like a recommend a Ning. Ning is a social network with a twist; teachers can create and control their own social network. Teachers can post class content, syllabus, student projects and even a place to meet virtually while school is not in session.
There is also a Ning community for teachers to share ideas with other educators (http://www.classroom20.com/ )
Excellent article on Ning from CNN
Monday, May 25, 2009
Step 1: Download Google Picasa
Step 2: How to Print
Step 3: How to fold
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Here is a great and free opportunity for you to consider. Classroom 2.0 (http://www.classroom20.com/) is a website for teachers who want to implement Web 2.0 strategies in their classroom. They are hosting a webinar on how to create your own classroom Wiki. Even if you are not interested in Wikis there are a lot of great ideas for your classroom, I would strongly encourage you to join the Classroom 2.0 network. The best part about this is that you can take the class from the luxury of your own home because it’s a webinar. The Class is tonight at 7pm. (Sorry for the late notice, but I just found out about it myself.) Don’t worry if you miss this one, Classroom 2.0 has a weekly webinar for educators.
Here is the link about the Class “Go Wild with Wiki’s”
Here is the link to join the class tonight at 7pm
Monday, May 11, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
PBS Video on Demand site
List of Programs...
Time Team America
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
How to install Puppy Linux on a Thumbdrive
- Download Puppy .iso file http://www.puppylinux.org/downloads/official-releases/puppy-linux-412
- Download UNetbootin which will install the .iso file on the thumbdrive http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin
- Run UNetbootin
- Point the install at the Puppy .iso file
- Select the USB drive where you want to install
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
- Strive to be a Master Learner
- We are preparing our kids for a future we do not understand or know
- In rapid change we learn by sharing
- We are preparing kids for the 21st century by using 19th century instruction
- We are not preparing our student for our future we are preparing them for their future.
- The key to educating a student is to teach them to teach themselves
Internet sites worth checking out from his presentation:
- http://www.uuorld.com/: great real time data with 3-D graphs.
- http://www.socialnetworkingwatch.com/: Social networking blog
- http://Xrl.in/1mtr: Fair use Video
- http://www.phunland.com/wiki/Home: Physics Software for kids (k-8)
- http://www.gamesforchange.org/: Educational Gaming
- http://www.gameslearningsociety.org/: Educational Gaming
- http://scratch.mit.edu/: Teaching programming to students
- http://edupunk.org/: Do I Yourself (DIY) Education Wikipedia Article (I thought this was very interesting)
- http://www.innocentive.com/: You post a problem and pay people to solve it
- http://www.wordle.net/: Make your own word collage
- http://www.lulu.com/: Publish your own book
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I’m Just a Bill:
No More Kings:
Shot Heard around the World:
Three Ring Government:
Sufferin’ til Sufferage:
The Great American Melting Pot:
Unpack Pack your Adjectives:
Words to song: http://www.school-house-rock.com/Adj.html
Lolly Lolly, Lolly get your adverbs here:
Rufus Xavier Sarsaparila:
A Noun Is A Person, Place or Thing:
Verb! That’s What’s Happening:
The Tale of Mr. Morton:
My Hero, Zero:
Elementary, My Dear:
Three is A Magic Number:
The Four-Legged Zoo:
Ready or Not , Here I come:
I Got Six:
Lucky Seven Sampson:
Naughty Number Nine:
The Good Eleven:
Little Twelve Toes:
The Body Machine:
Do the Circulation:
The Energy Blues:
Them Not-So-Dry Bones:
A Victim of Gravity:
Monday, February 16, 2009
It is simle to set up and install. Go to the qik website and click join on the top right hand of the screen. They dont ask for any personal information, just screen name and password. You can install it on your phone via SMS and you are ready to go.
Here is an example...
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Click on the Hyperlink to see examples:
CPS: (using the remotes)
Podcast: Create a weekly podcast that could include homework, spelling list, or tutorials
Video Camera: Have students or teacher video review tutorials
Google Form: Create an online test that is easy to grade
Classroom Blog: Document your day or post questions for student feedback
UStream.tv: Starting a channel for your classroom
Photostory: Create classroom project using digital still pictures (on website half way down the page)
Movie Maker: Create classroom project using video (on website half way down the page)
Wiki: Collaborative website where teacher and students create content
Remember the Keep It Simple method. Technology is supposed to save you time not add to it.