Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tool 5 Producing with Web 2.0 Tools

I visited several sites and found the tools extremely interesting and beneficial to the learning process.  I didn't realize the various opportunities that enable educators to provide a meaningful and technologicial lesson.  I think incorpating student base instruction using websites would enhance the learning process.  I looked at several sites such as Animoto, Big Huge Labs, Glogster, and Prezi and saw the benefits from the various sites.  I produced a comic strip from Make Beliefs Comix and used WordSift.com which was another great site. This is a fantastic way to help students learn new words and understand their meaning. Since reading needs to be taught across the disciplines, WordSift is a great way to teach vocabulary. I've added a WordSift visual text box below. Take a look!        
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/trialover/

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tool 4 Moving up to the Clouds

We could use google docs in PE to get all of our activity handouts and test to each teacher.
We could use this to create our final and to keep track of all of the activity handouts and test.
In track I could use this to keep the athletes and parents up to date on entries for the latest track meet and the  results of track meets.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tool 3 Finding Online Video

I found You tube to have the most things I can use and the students are already familiar with this.

Other sites I can use are MSNBC, investopedia.com, USA Today, and Fox News.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8GyHK8751s


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3rfgkTAlho&feature=related

as long as students/teachers are publishing content to a secure location (walled garden, educational network or website that require passwords, etc.) they can pretty much do whatever they want – as far as creating products for instruction or to demonstrate learning. Teachers and students CANNOT copy entire works and/or scan entire collections of images or publish copyrighted materials to the general public. I did not know that if it was a secure location that you can do whatever you want.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tool 2 Building Community on the on line world

As I read many of the other teachers blogs it seems they had as much trouble setting this up as I did.
It seems that I will need more than a 24 hour day to share my thoughts and be part of an online community.
The points that stood out were that this could be a fun way to communicate with fellow teachers and students, but many thought they already had to much on their plate.
I was able to apply  some of their advice.
I am not so sure about sharing my thoughts publicly.
A web site that I use in my Investment class is WWW.investopedia.com

Tool 1 Getting Started Creating your Blog

Parent Meeting

Tonight at 7:00 is the Boys Track Parent meeting.

My Experience

This is not easy to set up I had to get help from Coach Larry.

Thursday, January 5, 2012