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Raising Responsible Digital Citizens: A Workshop for Parents

Raising Responsible Digital Citizens: A Workshop for Parents

Raising Responsible Digital Citizens: A Workshop for Parents The following workshop has been developed for parents as an informative and interactive companion to the CODE Parent Toolkit. It can be delivered by members of a school as a face to face group parent engagement strategy or as a stand alone […]

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Oral Language, Assessment, and Metacognition with VoiceThread

Oral Language, Assessment, and Metacognition with VoiceThread

Today, I am going to follow up on an earlier post from March 7th, 2011, “First Step of Innovation =┬áSubstitution”. In that post, I discussed how VoiceThread could be utilized as an innovative enhancement and substitution of literature circles and collaborative group conversations around media. As an example of this […]

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Podcasting Made Simple – Part 4 – Tumblr

Podcasting Made Simple – Part 4 – Tumblr

The major hurdle to jump when considering podcasting is where to host your files. As I mentioned in the first part of this series, creation of your audio project is only step one. Back in the day, you would record your cassette tape and give it to someone. That person […]

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Podcasting Made Simple – Part 3 – Audacity

The first platform that I want to discuss for recording podcasts is Audacity. This easy to use, free, open source software is available for download at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. Version 1.2.6 is the latest stable version as is for the Windows 98/ME/2000/XP platforms. Windows Vista and Windows 7 are not supported in […]

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Podcasting Made Simple – Part 2 – Recording

Podcasting Made Simple – Part 2 – Recording

The first step of any podcast is to record the speaking. This can be done in a variety of ways and the number of different microphones on today’s market is somewhat overwhelming. Here, we will focus on the Blue Snowball Microphone, The Blue Mikey, Thumbtack Mics, iPod earbud/microphones , and, […]

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Podcasting Made Simple – Part 1

Podcasting Made Simple – Part 1

Livescribe paper-based computing platform includes a smartpen, dot paper and software applications that changes the way people capture, use and share audio and visual information with pen and paper. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.993358&w=425&h=350&fv=] Podcasting, posted with vodpod Today, I presented on a variety of Podcasting tools that can be used in any […]

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#3 Glogster: Virtual Posters (Ban Bristol Board)

#3 Glogster: Virtual Posters (Ban Bristol Board)

Glogster is an amazing Web 2.0 site that allows students to make virtual posters with embedded text, photos, sounds/music, and video. Students can create their virtual poster, visualizing a concept or idea and, by extension, can film themselves with their webcam to discuss rationale for inclusion of placement and elements […]

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#1 Lino it & Wallwisher: Online Stickies!

#1 Lino it & Wallwisher: Online Stickies!

Today’s Web 2.0 site for discussion is Lino it. I don’t even remember how I stumbled across this one but immediately thought that there may be some fun ways to incorporate this into some great classroom activities. Essentially, Lino it is “…an online web sticky note service that can be […]

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Evaluating Blogs for Teachers & Students

Evaluating Blogs for Teachers & Students

Well, its been a long haul, but I think that I’m finally ready to post my evaluation of some blogging platforms that can be used by teachers and students. There are literally *tons* of platforms available…this is just a few….(not an exhaustive list by any means) and some of the […]

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Creating A Class Blog with Edublogs

Creating A Class Blog with Edublogs

While I was assessing the plethora of blogging platforms that exist out there and that can be used for education, I came across a bunch of really cool and really helpful information at Edublogger. Here, there are a number of great tools and resources for using Edublogs as a blogging […]

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Help Me Out: Practical Applications for Web 2.0 Apps in Education

This is the first step of a large project intended to compile a bunch of Web 2.0 resources that educators can use in their classroom.

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How to Set up Your Blog

Video References “How to” Instructions and YouTube Videos Ready to Blog? Let’s Get Started! How to Create a Blog with Blogger How to Post a YouTube Video to Your Blog How to Add Page Elements to Your Blog in Blogger How to Add an Image to Your Blog in Blogger […]

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