Friday, October 9, 2009

Weekly Byte 10.9.09

Hello All,

Welcome back to the first installment of the Weekly Byte for 2009!

I have been working with many of the teachers here at the high school on a number of different projects.
- Ms Giron has been doing amazing things with Literature Circles in her English 12 class
- The Social Studies ladies (Ms Miller, Ms Scarazzo, Ms Pursglove, Ms Rutherford) are using Glogster to present their Conservative/Liberal Issues
-Induction teacher training focusing on student collaboration

Site of the Week
Google Docs, this is a great tool for student and teacher collaboration. This tool can be used to create documents, spreadsheets, surveys and presentations where multiple people can collaborate on the same file at the same time.

Technology Integration idea of the Week
Get students to collaborate online on projects using Google Docs! Students can co-author documents, spreadsheets, surveys and presentations for classes. Eliminate the need for emailing files or passing a jump drive around. Students cannot lose work and worry about one person not pulling their weight on projects.

Teacher Tool of the Week
This source gives teachers access to other teachers sharing resources and lesson ideas using Twitter!

Tuesdays with Roger will be returning soon!
Upcoming topics
Quizlet (online flash cards)
Moodle (provide students with 24/7 access to course materials and collaboration)
Google Docs (student collaboration)

thanks and have a great day!