Monday, December 6, 2010
You will have to pay a onetime Apple developer fee of $99 to publish your App to the App store, but it is well worth it.
If you would like to see an App created by a HS principal go check it out.
BHS iPhone App
Go make your own...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Here is the list of trial apps YouTube as hidden for your educational enjoyment. I am going to list them in order of educational importance.
Video Editor: I have been saving my pennies to one day afford Final Cut Express so I can edit HD Video. Problem solved... Upload HD Video and edit online. The video editor also comes with a built in music library no more copyright worries.
Caption Editor: Create Captions for your video. This would be great for ELL students.
Lean Back + YouTube Android Remote: subscribe to educational channels and surf the channels just like you would at home with a remote.
Insight: Discover what different audiences like doing on YouTube. This is perfect for a sociology class. Its also great for statistical data.
Music Discovery: YouTube's answer to Pandora. Select songs and artist to stream music into your classroom. Be careful with this one, some songs have explicit lyrics.
Feather: So your school or district does not have quite enough bandwidth, but they really want to use YouTube in the classroom.
Topic Search: Use Topics to visually lead your quest for cool treasures in YouTube's giant video collection.
Comment Search: Discover videos by searching video comments.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Be one of the first to sign up... <--- Click Here
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Go Check out his Top 20 List
Larry's Twitter Feed
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Go to Fur.ly, enter all the websites you would like for students to visit, and when finished click on Go. Fur.ly will create a shortened URL that when clicked creates a surf bar at the top of your browser with arrows that will only navigate to your specified links. When you close out the browser the fur.ly bar closes too.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Students and teachers can make their own boxes to display contents of topics of their choice. If you do not want to create your own box you can browse hundreds of boxes that have already been saved.
Text, pictures, audio and video files can be uploaded.
Go see some that students have already created... http://museumbox.e2bn.org/gallery/
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
See how it works...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Go Try it...
http://search.creativecommons.org/ Click the link and type in your search phrase and click the tab that references the type of media you are looking for.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Go Try it... http://www.todaysmeet.com/
Friday, October 15, 2010
Post on-the-go with your mobile device, record audio or video from your phone or iPod and email it to Posterous it will automatically post anytime anywhere.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Check out the Example below...
Should student's cellphones be banned?
How to join Wiffiti
Go to the Wiffiti website and click on the sign up button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Fill out the username and password form
Wait for confirmation email and click on link to authorize log in and re-log in.
Watch How-to-Video --- (Click to watch)
Friday, September 3, 2010
Interesting side note they claim that each site has been evaluated by their search experts, I just wonder what the qualifications are to be a search expert?
Give it a try...
Friday, August 27, 2010
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
- Collaborate with other teachers on a project
- Have students collaborate in class without using the same computer
- Students can collaborate at home as longs as they PowerPoint
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Click to download here
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Go Check out the Tagxedo Gallery
Addendum and correction: Wordle is not affiliated with Tagxedo
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Symbols that will help you navigate the Twitterverse:
@: When someone mentions another user they attach the @
#: When reference a particular subject include a # mark. Popular #'s #education, #edtech, #edchat,
Popular Twitter Apps for Desktop and Mobile Devices:
TweetDeck: for the Desktop works on all platforms PC, Mac, Linux and iPhone.
Echofon: Works with Mac, iPhone and Firefox extension.
Twitdroid: Twitter for Android mobile devices
What I have learned from twitter in the last two weeks...
20 + Ways to use Flip Video Cameras in the classroom
Great iPhone Apps for Developing Mathematical Concepts
iPod touch. Touching student lives in the classroom
Using movies to teach curriclulum
Changing Roll of Tech Support
Video game about the Norman Conquest
Screencasting on iPhone or iTouch
Using Moodle in the Classroom
Games for Elementary Students
Philip Schlechty has probably made a great deal of money and even created a buzz word in education "Student Engagement" with a theory I deciphered my first couple of years as classroom teacher. I realized that if students were tricked into having fun while they learned it made it much easier on everyone involved. I taught seventh graders and I rarely had one come up to me after class and tell me what a great lesson I had taught, but I did have students tell me "that class went by so fast." This supported the old adage "Time flys when your are having fun." That's when I knew I had succeeded in making a lesson fun/engaging.
Schlechty switched fun with engagement and the rest is history.
Here is the video that inspired the post...
Friday, March 26, 2010
There are also free books available on the Kindle, but did you know that you do not have to have a Kindle to read ebooks? You can get the Kindle software on your Mac, Pc, or iPhone/iPod Touch. You might also want to try Stanza book reader from the iTunes App store where you can access the Gutenberg database.
Out of the 1000's of Audio books from USF here are a few of my favorites.
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Aesop's Fables
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- The Call of the Wild
- Heart of Darkness
- Available for students 24/7
- Low level readers can listen and read along
- Visually impaired students or other special needs.
- Great for ESL/ELL students
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Florida Virtual School is pioneering online education with the development of a series of complete digital game-based courses to teach American History. Go check out the game... Conspiracy Code Programmers worked at Electronic Arts before branching off to form 360ed.
Twitter Goes to School, Telling Stories Through Digital Threads:
Incredible presentation on piecing together history using twitter during the Iranian Elections
Here is the link to a prior presentation. Chris Bigenho's blog.
Web 2.0 Applications:
Great resource of Web 2.0 Apps for classroom use. Here is a link to Dr. Mark E. Workman's Wiki
Web 2.0 Applications: Alternatives to the Same, Old PowerPoint.
Not only did Randy Rodgers talk about Web 2.0 Apps he used them in his presentation. Incredible repository of Web 2.0 Apps and projects. Go check them out on his blog.
Evidence-based Instructional Design:
All their online instructions is based on these four "Brilliant Concepts"
- Build on a Concrete Concept...
There is no way I can learn what you want me to learn if I don’t know what you’re talking about.
- Reflective Observation...
If I can carry on a conversation with others about what you want me to know it helps all of us understand it better.
- If I can take what it is you want me to know from the classroom and convert it into ideas, plans, and actions for the "real-world,” I've got a pretty good handle on it.
- The best way I can show you that I learned something is to use it in a creative way. (This was my favorite point of the session)
Student-developed Video Projects-- You Can Too:
Tommy Beardon from ESC Region 14 showed project after project that students developed to teach other students across the United States. My personal favorite was the the Rattle Snake presentation. Here are the links he gave us to review..
- http://kc3.cilc.org/ (Contest for 6-12th grades)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
- Read stories as an character in the book
- Watermark your lectures for your website
- Let students create video reviews of books or movies
Go try it... ManyCam Webcam Software
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Go Try it... Web Resizer
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Go try it... BCL Techonlogy
Monday, March 8, 2010
Learningscience.org is a great resource for K-12 Science teachers for interactive Science lessons and learning tools. Learingscience is a repository for tested website and organized by grade level and cirruculum standard.
- Self-passed learning
- Practice after teaching concept
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Another interesting site he showed us was the Khan Academy a great place for instructional videos from an expert in the field.
Overview of iTunes U:
Go Check it out...
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Dabbleboard & CoSketch are Web 2.0 collaboration sites, unlike Flockdraw you can import your own images to modify, manipulate and share.
- Upload a battle map and have students draw troop movements
- Upload a picture and separate into quadrants for a "History Alive" type of analysis
- Challenge another class down the hall or across the globe to a game of Vocabulary "Pictionary"
Friday, February 12, 2010
Partnered with Baylor University
Overview: Baylor students partner with local elementary students using Bluebonnet Books. Baylor students act as reading mentors for children and final project is a seven minute dramatization of the book.
The Big Picture:
- Teachers select books (Bluebonnet Books)
- Baylor students meet their partner classes via video conference
- Each class and their Baylor partners Moodle
- Each class creates 7 minute presentation to sell their books
The First Meeting:
- Quick intro from Baylor students and elementary kids using VC if you dont have a cart use Skype
- The Balyor students were reading mentors to the students
- From the face to face virtual meeting they moved straight into the Moodle course
- Students do a dramatization of the book
- They write a script
- Preform for their Baylor mentor
Where is the learning:
- Classroom students
- Baylor Students
- Classroom Teachers
- Project Coordinators
- Ease students in
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Go Check it out... Google Transliterate
Note: This does not translate it transliterates word for word what you type. It will not correct the grammar or sentence structure. For example in the Spanish language adjectives come after the noun and in English the adjectives come before the noun it does not correct for inconsistencies between languages.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I cant wait to woo my next audience. It also makes a very inexpensive write tablet plus you get an iTouch for free.
For more information go to the Logitech website
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tux Paint: Computer drawing program much like KidPix without a price tag. Make sure you download the Rubber Stamp collection too. It gives you ten times more options for students to use.
Tux Math: Did you ever play Missile Command as a kid back in the 80's. Tux Math takes that game concept and combines math skills for a entertaining and engaging game.
Tux Typing: The penguin is hungry and has to eat but the only way he can eat is if you type the correct letters as the fall from the sky.
As with all Open Source programs the only way they can survive and pay for server space is for you to donate.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Google and YouTube have once again created an outside the box idea. Free outsourcing of video content. YouTube Direct lets corporations / educational institutions create their own multimedia hub where they can control their content. It also put a know user interface in the hands of teachers, administrators, and staff so training is minimum. Don't work harder work smarter.
Uses for Education:
- Record extra-curricular events
- Outsource video content and storage needs
- Every teacher and student have the capability to upload content that is monitored then published
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Click here to download the beta:
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
1. Take a picture of your class once a week engaged in some type of learning activity; post it to a blog and describe. Solicit comments from students about what they liked/disliked or what else they would like to know about the topic.
2. Have one student each week record an audio podcast of something that was learned, an announcement of upcoming events, or even a public service type of announcement and post to your website.
3. Create a USTREAM account and broadcast one lesson per week.
4. Expand your teaching resources by setting up a SKYPE account and contacting one outside source per week.
5. Pick the top 5 challenges on TAKS. Divided you class into small groups, and then have each group make a TAKS review video and present to the class. Videos can be posted online and shared with other classes.
If you have more ideas please share in the comments, and let me know if you need help with any of the New Year’s Celebration events above!
Thank-you http://technologyteacher.edublogs.org/ for letting me share this.
Here is a simple idea for a new classroom blog. Take a picture of classwork or students working and write a few sentences telling about what you covered in class that day. You could do that from the stoplight on your way home from school. Its just a couple clicks away.
Step 1: Open a blogger account. www.blogger.com
Step 2: Click on the Settings Tab
Step 3: In the settings sub menu click on Email & Mobile
Step 4: Select one of the two ways you would like to upload to your blog.
- Email Posting Address... type in your secret word and send and email to that address and blogger will convert and post it for you. You can also attach pictures that will automatically post.
- Mobile Device... Click on the add mobile device. Text your key code to 256447 . You will receive a text notification that it is set up. Now when you text from your phone to 256447 it will automatically post to your blog
How to Video: