Monday, March 23, 2009

Weekly Byte 3.23.09

Hello CFFers!

Top 10 Reasons Why using your Promethean Board is better than using your Overhead Projector

10. Can you connect to the internet through your Overhead Projector?
9. Streaming audio and video is difficult to do through your OP.
8. Aren't you tired of green fingers?
7. Keeping a folder full of plastic sheets is a nightmare.
6. Getting student feedback is alot easier on a Prom Board.
5. You can't save all of your work easily and in an editable format with overheads.
4. Flipcharts are engaging, engaging, engaging
3. You can't record an overhead and post it to your wiki, blog or Moodle page.
2. Tina likes technology!
1. You don't have to talk to Hursky!

Embedded Learning courses
April 1st is our last late start to work on your CFF courses. Please make sure that you can log in and your course is working this week so that I can deal with any problems.
Most of you are progressing nicely and many are finished for this year. The coursework needs to be completed by July 31st!
Thanks for all your hard work.

Tech Update
Activstudio, the software that you now use to create flipcharts has been upgraded! The new version is called Activinpire. We will probably look to upgrade next school year but Kristin has already downloaded it and begun to use it. Many new features and its easier to create interactive flipcharts. If you are interested in checking it out before next year let me know.

Check out www.prometheanplanet.com for all things dealing with your Promethean boards. The site offers training, teacher tips and many teacher created flipcharts that you can download and use in your classes. This site will save you time and effort.

Thanks to everyone who responded to my Teacher Needs Assessment Survey. I will be using your feedback to better serve you.

The first person who emails me the term of the day, Cloud Computing, will receive a prize.

3 comments:

pmacioce said...
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pmacioce said...

Awesome! I'll be honest I don't know how to use an overhead. I've gone from Caveman to Buzz Lightyear in one month.

FR Business Department Blog said...

that is why you are the man Phil! Let me know if there is anything i can do to help you.