This past week there was a lot of buzz on Twitter about Wiggio
. Being the curious person I am, I had to check it out! I was excited to find an awesome group and collaborative tool. According the website:
"On Wiggio, you can share and edit files, manage a group calendar,
poll your group, post links, set up conference calls, chat online and send mass text, voice and email messages to your group members. Each group member can define how they want to keep… Continue
Added by Krista Scott on November 9, 2010 at 10:59pm —
Word Cloud from ABCya!
Today I wanted to share a few sites that our 1st-3rd grade students use to create word clouds.
First, let's look at Wordle. Wordle describes their site as "a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds
give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts,… Continue
Added by Cindy Brock on November 9, 2010 at 2:00pm —
I try not to repeat postings you may have seen elsewhere, but this is really useful. In case you missed it on http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ (which happens to be a great resource), Richard Byrne posted a link to Julie Greller’s “Using Schooltube to view Youtube… Continue
Added by Shana Opdenberg on November 9, 2010 at 1:31pm —
, the award-winning website celebrated for its vast library of printable and projectable readers at 27 levels of difficulty,
now has 700+ leveled readers
available in Kurzweil 3000
format. No scanning necessary — the books are formatted and ready to go!
Follow this link http://www.learninga-z.com/special/ki3000/… Continue
Added by Ken Flott on November 9, 2010 at 10:19am —
In talking about the digital divide between our teachers and students, I find that it isn't necessarily digital. The divide is more of learning style, mentality and application. Being 25 and growing up during the digital boom of the 90's and Aught's I learn differently. My learning style is to jump in and try it. If I mess up 3 or 4 times I just learned (in a very real way, with real consequences) what not to do. Those lessons stick. The lessons are personal and emotional.
This is… Continue
Added by David Morris on November 9, 2010 at 8:00am —
Added by Greg Limperis on November 8, 2010 at 11:00pm —
The Global Education Conference 2010 is an active five-day online conference with more than 300 presentations. Here are those I found that relate to math. Please let me
know if there are more. I am happy to see familiar names of Math 2.0 members there! Times are in Eastern Standard (New-York).…
Added by MariaD on November 8, 2010 at 8:01am —
People often ask me for help solving technology problems. Sometimes they can’t get the program to do exactly what they think it should do or what they want it to do. Other times, they have an idea of something that “might be possible” and want to brainstorm making it a reality. Regardless of what kind of problem solving is required, there are those people who want ideas about how to approach it and others who want an exact step-by-step recipe. For the most part, I am trying to get out of the… Continue
Added by Jean Tower on November 6, 2010 at 10:56am —
During the MassCUE conference, Annamaria Schrimpf, MassCUE President, and I (as METAA president) met with Microsoft representatives Richard Grady and Eric Robertson to discuss software licensing options and ways that Microsoft might improve their outreach to schools in Massachusetts. Microsoft is developing a licensing program for schools that will be based on staff numbers rather than on the number of… Continue
Added by Jean Tower on November 4, 2010 at 10:00pm —
ASCII art is that amazing computer drawing where keyboard letters become a picture. Done well, it never fails to impress friends with your geekiness. I was inspired by my friend, Zakgirl, Continue
to try it. I'm inherently lazy so wanted an 'easy way' to accomplish
this tedious art. I went on a…
Added by Jacqui Murray on November 4, 2010 at 4:30pm —
I've been reflecting on the relationship of technology in teaching and learning and pedagogy. It's right to have a strong link. It's right for the technology to have a pedagogical purpose, an identifiable reason for it's use which fits in with the pedagogy of the teaching and learning. The reality-check here is that (quite understandably) many educators' pedagogical knowledge is tacit or unconscious. All educators have natural leanings towards different pedagogies even if they don't know the… Continue
Added by Tom Preskett on November 4, 2010 at 12:52pm —
I would like to know what open source websites you use and why you feel that they are outstanding websites. Please share your information with me and others on this website. Thanks.
Mel J. Janousek
Central Community College
Added by Mel J. Janousek on November 3, 2010 at 11:20am —
Need your input on product review of Tap It board from SmartEd and NeoII if any has used these in K-12. Thanks.
Added by Eugenia on November 2, 2010 at 2:43pm —
Twitter use by Higher Education Faculty is more extensive than you might expect, and it’s on the rise.
This last week I came across this report from Magna Publications, published last month, which discusses their second annual survey of Twitter usage among… Continue
Added by Kelly Walsh on November 2, 2010 at 11:58am —
Yesterday our district had, what we called, a technology day. It was an internal conference where teachers either presented or learned about technology they are/can use in the classroom. This even was great. The energy the whole day was great. People were eager to learn and teach. The biggest value I saw yesterday was just to share the information.
I have been able to tell in my short 7 months in the district that up until yesterday people hoarded their technology and knowledge. I… Continue
Added by David Morris on November 2, 2010 at 10:51am —
Do you have three ring binders in your office, classroom, home, etc.? Have you wondered how to keep websites and other great information updated? If so, check out LiveBinders! LiveBinders is your new three ring binder on the web.
I found LiveBinders through a post on Twitter…
Added by Krista Scott on November 2, 2010 at 9:00am —
The term "social object" comes from social network design theories and practices. One of the best explanations I've seen is in this slide show.…
Added by MariaD on November 2, 2010 at 6:30am —
Here are a few sites to do neat things with photos you take of your students or class activities.
is a free slide show program that is easy to use. Just upload your photos (30 maximum with the free account), choose music from their selections (or use your own with premium account or choose no music), then it makes a slide show for you set to the music. It can be embedded in a blog or shared in other ways as well. This is a great way to… Continue
Added by Cindy Brock on November 1, 2010 at 9:34pm —
Science Pirates: free, downloadable game http://sciencepirates.com/download.html
Whenever I read blogs from other Educational Technology Specialists, I wonder how they find such interesting, new and exciting resources. So, I want to let you know that I learned about the game Science Pirates through a newsletter from the Federation of… Continue
Added by Shana Opdenberg on November 1, 2010 at 12:34pm —