Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weekly Byte 2.19.09

Here are the websites that I demoed at the last faculty meeting.
www.toondoo.com
www.ed.voicethread.com
www.glogster.com/edu

Reminder
Tuesday Februray 24th we will have a late start. CFF teachers will be working on the embedded learning coursework. We will have one more last start on April 1st. Please log into your embedded learning account to make sure that your course is open and working. Please do this before Tuesday morning so that I can fix any problems before then.
Friday February 27th we will be holding a Flip the Switch event at the high school. Local politicians, school board members and central administration members have been invited to visit classrooms to witness first hand our us of technology. If you would like to have classroom visitors on this day please let me know asap and I will put you on the schedule.

I have been working with several teachers in the classroom with glogster, voicethread and toondoo. If you want help with these or any other tools in your classroom please just contact me to set up a time for me to help you.

New technology resources for your classroom
Google Docs is a powerful collaboration tool for you and your students. Google docs will allow you and your students to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. If you would like to see how you can use Google Docs to collaborate and improve student understanding and teamwork skills please let me know and we will set up a date and time to develop lessons for use in your classes.

1 comment:

Pixton said...

Interactive web comics are a great way to engage and motivate students to learn. If you're interested in creating comics online, check out Pixton.com.

You can design every aspect of your character, and move it into any pose you want. All you have to do is click-and-drag to change or reposition any part of it - the creative and artistic possibilities are endless!

Our remix feature makes a copy of the comic so you can change it or continue its storyline. Teachers can use this to have their students develop a visual essay, create storyboards, reinvent characters or reinterpret narratives.

Read comics in over 40 languages, with our automatic translation by Google. Language filters, privacy settings, and flagging mechanisms help preserve a safe online environment.

Try it out and let us know what you think, sign-up is free.

thanks,
Clive
Creator of Pixton - Interactive Web Comics