November, 2009

The Essential Tools For The Connected Teacher-Part 4

The Web20Classroom

Over the past 3 weeks we have examined the tools that I think are essential for the connected teacher. So far we have looked at Tools For Communication , Tools For Student Collaboration and Tools for Professional Collaboration. To wrap things up we are going to take a look at 4 tools for you to use, with students to create. First, a video. Why do students need to create? Can''t they just sit and be lectured to and take a test? Hum.see what they have to say.

Wiki 101

Google-Proof Questioning: A New Use for Bloom's Taxonomy

The Electric Educator

The internet has revolutionized information collection. The answer to virtually any question or problem is at our fingertips. Google has made this possible. While I am a great admirer of Google and an avid user of its products, in a way, Google has made my life as a teacher a LOT more difficult. Let me explain. In the "old days" (that would be pre-internet) when a teacher assigned a worksheet with a series of questions on it students had a few options to get the answers. Ask mom.


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10 Teacher Development Task for Web 2.0 Tools

Nik Peachey

Over the last couple of months I've been busy travelling round a bit and doing some face to face training and workshops. As part of the materials for these workshops I created a number of tasks for teachers which I hope will help develop their ability to use technology and to evaluate and create materials using web based tools.

Learning Theories and Implications for Teaching With Technology


The following was originally written as a reflection assignment for week 1 of a graduate course I am currently taking called Teaching With Technology. Upon re-reading it, I decided I needed to preserve it here on my blog, because it documents a shift I see myself making in my philosopy of edtech. November 22, 2009 After completing the readings, videos, and discussions this week I find I have a much better understanding of the constructivism and connectivism learning theories.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

FUN WITH WORDS! Wordle (+ Kinetic Typography)

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

" You have a way with words " takes on new meaning in this electronic age! Learned about Wordle , a FREE online creative word-play program, at the AASL conference, but discovered on my return that our 6th grade English teacher already knew about it and had done a fun word-play project at the beginning of the year, in collaboration with our computer teacher. Above are two student samples. And Ms. Davis just related that she uses Wordle often with her Upper School English students!

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New Posted Resources 11/26/2009

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livebinders4teachers / FrontPage tags : web2.0 , livebinders , resource , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

En masse, online

Learning with 'e's

This post is a continuation of Wednesday's post entitled: Virtual Clans Still other virtual clans are emerging from the cultures surrounding online leisure activities such as massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), strategy games and transnational special interest groups that meet en masse, online.

New Posted Resources 11/25/2009

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Change? Darn Right We Need Some Change!

The Web20Classroom

There are some things in life we can count on. The changing of the leaves. The changing of the seasons. The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Most of these changes are welcomed and expected. Yet when it comes to education and the business of educating children one thing is for sure, change is absent. We, as a society, have become comfortable with the status quo. But there is a movement brewing. On #edchat last night the topic was "Is a Shift needed in education?

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

New Posted Resources 11/24/2009

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New Posted Resources 11/21/2009

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How to Manage a Group Project in Google Wave - Google Wave - Lifehacker tags : googlewave , google , favorite Google Wavers tags : google , googlewave , favorite Differentiated Instruction Made Simple tags : instruction , differentiation , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

EDLD 5364 Web Conference Reflection


On Saturday, November 21st, I participated in my first web conference as part of the Educational Technology Leadership online master''s degree program I am enrolled in through Lamar University. It was an enjoyable and welcome experience. I was first of all excited to see that both Dr. Mason and Dr. Abernathy were participating in the conference.

How Does the Library Fit In?

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Our new school website BEGS for interactive communication! How best to fit the library into the mix? World History 10 is my guinea pig class for using library resource pages that invite input from teachers and students. Miss Dearden''s Country Project and, starting today, Mr. Stone''s Map Project Next up will be an US History annotated bibliography project with Mrs. Middleton.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

ANIMOTO Slide Show of Maui Robotics Tournament held at Seabury Hall

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Animoto is an online slide show program, one of several available. Although it has been around for awhile (I remember our math teacher Ms. Davis introducing it to us in a Winterim program), this is the first time I''ve tried it. It definitely has a YOUNG feel to it. You can upload your selected photos (or video), add music (either provided or your own), and finalize. Ouila! A 30-second show is totally free. I chose the $3.00 one-time video purchase, with unlimited slides.

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Google Wonder Wheel -- for the Visual Learner

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

FAQ: Google Wonder Wheel to hit 1 million wheels! This fabulous SEARCH OPTIMIZATION tool clusters related terms so that you can narrow your searches. Great for the researcher, the writer -- anyone who''s a visual thinker (for the digital generation, that means just about everyone). Pair it with the site:edu qualifier, and you''ve powered up your search exponentially. (????) This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda. Google Wonder Wheel Internet search

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Flickr Meets Library of Congress!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

The Library of Congress is a dynamic institution! My Friend Flickr -- a Match Made in Photo Heaven! (????) This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda. archive Flickr Library of Congress photos primary sources

Blogging for Research Projects

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

This conference gave me lots of confidence to experiment with using blogs for research projects. Dearden''s Country Project is my first try. The page is currently abuzz with activity, with 394 hits (50+ students and the history teacher involved) as of this morning. Hurray! (????) This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda. blogging research projects

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

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mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Good food, dancing, chatting, and taking photos! Partying at the IMAGINON (part theater, part children/teen library) was the PERFECT way to end an excellent conference. Three Hawaii librarians and one of the Imaginon librarians. (????) This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda. aasl2009 Imaginon school librarians conference

Exhibit Hall Impressions

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Author signing lines were loooooong! This one''s for Richard Peck. LOVE those bats! And look at the title. Yes, we librarians are SCARY -- MWA-HAH-HAHHHH! The shipping center lines were long too. LOTS of goodies to send home! (????) This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda


It's All About Creating Content!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Tools for students to create their own content -- I''m learning about so MANY tools at this conference. Diigo, Prezi, Delicious, Furl, Slideshare, Motivator, Imagechef, Second Life, Wordle, Voice Thread, Celtx, Foto Flexer -- the list goes on and on. And next week, there''ll be more! I think I''ll do a short and sweet montage presentation for teachers when I get back to my school. Hopefully, it''ll spark their imaginations about how they could use some of the tools in their classrooms.

James Patterson Turbostarted My Day!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

James Patterson received a standing ovation when he came on and one when he ended -- well-deserved! I can''t wait to read Witch and Wizard, his latest young adult adventure. Posted on Facebook about his site, which he created, filled with page-turners children will love and also great ideas. This conference has been so worth it! (????) This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda. James Patterson

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

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What's The Most Important Thing Teachers of Today Need to Realize or Learn?


An educator I follow on Twitter, thecleversheep , tweeted this this morning: Care to share your wisdom? Looking for global representation in a preso on Collaboration: [link] (retweets appreciated) When I clicked the link, here''s the question I was faced with: What is the most important thing teachers of today need to realize, or need to learn? One of those thought provokers! Here was my response: The World Wide Web was invented in 1989; it is 20 years old.

Edublog Award Nominations 09: Fearless Generosity & Insight

The Daring Librarian

The Edublog Nominations are open! It''s time to recognize those people in our PLN who have made a difference. Those who have touched our minds (and sometimes our hearts) and taught us something in this past year. Even recognize those blogs that have been our GO TO blog resource since blogging started. I was VERY flattered, surprised, & thrilled when i found out that none other than the amazing Shelly Terrell nominated this blog for the Library/Librarian category.

Fleet Week - New Babbage, Second Life

The Daring Librarian

As seen through the talented eye of Master Loki Elliott His work, as always, fills me with wonder and awe, yet this time, a sad panging regret that i was unable to attend the grandeur. Another amazing artist, but this one with heavy glass plates and exploding flash powders - Mr. PJ Trenton shares his images from this momentous event. One may also read more in the The Aetheric Log : the Primgraph.


ISTE SIGMS Webinar: Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation

The Daring Librarian

ISTE SIGMS Webinar Promoting your library media center and program has never been easier. Using quick, free, and easy animation studios teacher librarians can create engaging videos to market their media center, databases, research resources, special programs, and their love of reading to students, teachers, and the community. Combining easy animation with a wiki, website, or a blog your message will captivate your audience and reach beyond the brick and mortar walls of your school.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Steampunk Sir Bolt, ISTE10, & Simon Pegg

The Daring Librarian

Can''t watch the above Video because YouTube is blocked? Try viewing it on my Xtranomal channel or umm just click below! Well, I made my reservations for ISTE10 Denver! What was once NECC is now called ISTE. Because the conference is now not National but International! This has always been the LARGEST Ed Tech conference in the World.upwards of 18,000 people attend! Seriously, people come from Australia, South Africa, and the UK to attend this so it makes sense that the name is changed.

Virtual clans

Learning with 'e's

This post is a continuation of yesterday's post entitled: Digital pervasion and loss of identity. Virtual clannish behaviour can be observed in a number of ways, but probably most overtly in the subtly distinctive ways in which people use their mobile phones. Members of the mobile tribe can be divided into at least two clans. One clan can be observed holding their mobile phones to their ears whilst another group tends to stare at their devices.

Charlotte Re-examined Openly

The Daring Librarian

From Joyce Valenza''s SLJ Blog Joyce & Buffy ask us to evaluate and " to begin a very open conversation about what we loved and didn''t so much love about our experience in Charlotte." Answering the questions.evaluating the conference.starting a conversation about how we do things now. how we could do things next time, and how COOL things could be if we break out of the usual conference box is, IMHO, necessary. and please.don''t ask me to translate that or type that again.