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.

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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.

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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.

FUN WITH WORDS! Wordle (+ Kinetic Typography)

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

" You have a way with words " takes on new meaning in this electronic age!

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GameSalad Turns Game Players Into Game Makers!

GameSalad lets students build their own web & mobile video games! Students learn anywhere with our Chromebook friendly creation tools and step-by-step tutorials. Our PBL lessons teach the fundamentals of Computer Science & Game Design as students create.

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.

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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.

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 11/26/2009

The Web20Classroom

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

New Posted Resources 11/25/2009

The Web20Classroom

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

New Posted Resources 11/24/2009

The Web20Classroom

New Posted Resources 11/21/2009

The Web20Classroom

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

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).

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


Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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!

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.

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.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

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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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

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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

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

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.

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.


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.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.