Tuesday, August 4, 2009
VOICE THREAD WOW! Voice Thread will be a great collaborative tool for the classroom. I can see students using this as a final project for a research project or as a way to have different classes give input into student learning. I really learned a great way to use voice thread from “Letters from the Internment Camps” found on the Voice Thread blog. The class from Prairie Elementary used it as a way to demonstrate comprehension of the information they received from a classroom speaker and receive feedback from a man who had lived in the internment camp. Voice Thread has the potential to be a powerful classroom tool.
ANIMOTO This is lots of fun! I spent the most time choosing music. This decision might slow down a class. There are plenty of ways a class could use this: back to school night, sharing projects, making a thank you card for speakers, a visual bulletin board, a jazzy focus as students enter the room. This could keep the room hoppin’!
BOOKR This is a great visual scrapbook! Is there a way to keep your post private? That would make a great difference in how I could use this in the class. As it is, it makes a great way to share research information in a visual format.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 21, 2008
My favorite Thing is not an individual item, but knowing that I have a little better idea of how the www is being used. I feel much more up to date and with it. There was only one “Thing” that was not for me: cataloging my personal library. Everything else seemed very relevant. It's great to know that online learning is something I enjoy. It has great possibilities for my future.
Ever since I took my first computer course at Region IV and they gave us a screwdriver and had us dismantle an Apple II, I have enjoyed using computers. However, I had reached a plateau. I’m so glad I took this class. It has helped me to keep climbing the mountain range.
One word: Inspiring
One sentence: This was a great way to learn about all the wonderful software loaded on the new laptops!
It's amazing! The video finally posted to my blog. According to the help page, the site has intermittent problems uploading videos. I couldn't get the video to load using Firefox so I switched to Microsoft Explorer. It took two tries, but it finally worked. I don't think I'll be having students post their videos until the process gets sorted out. However, I really enjoyed making the Photostory video and think my students will, too. It's a great hook for reluctant writers.