Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Twitter in the Classroom

Have you ever thought about opening a twitter account for your classroom? Teachers can send updates about what their students are learning in class, important events, upcoming test, quizzes or due dates, or just cool facts about the subject they are teaching. A unique feature of Twitter is that you do not need a computer to check for updates, by configuring the Twitter settings, updates can be sent directly to "followers" cell phones by text message.

Here are two examples of Twitter pages in our district...

School Page:

Teacher Page:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PBS starts Video on Demand site.

Great resource to use in your classroom, but beware episodes are still "sponsored" so allow for discussion during commercials

PBS Video on Demand site

List of Programs...
Great Performances
American Masters
Time Team America
American Experience
Masterpiece Classic
Antique Roadshow

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Free Web 2.0 Tools

All links are Hot so feel free to click away...
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Distance Learning 2.0 meets Web 2.0

Three great sites that will help you with your distance learning objectives.

Tokbox: Add up to 20 people to your conference. The best part is they dont have to have a tokbox account. Simply send them the url of your conference and they can join up. Tokbox also has a twitter button that will send the link twitter friends so they can join up too.

Boostcam: Instant / disposable video conferencing. No username and no password required. Very simple to use. Would be great for people who are a little scared to connect for the first time.

FileinaFlash: Send files over the internet by just sending out the url. No username or password required. Most email services will not let you send a file over 20 megabites so if your in a pinch use this to send large files.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Distance Learning 2.0: TxDla 2009

All the links are hot so click on them inside the slideshow...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009