Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekly Byte 11.13.09

Another busy week in technology!
On Thursday Frank Muto, Kristin Giron and I attended the Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference ( Cranberry. Keynote speaker Hall Davidson delivered an engaging opening session with a focus on moving from hard copy books to digital copies and the impact of using video to better engage today's learner. Excellent!
If you want to see or learn about some of the resources we gathered from this conference send me an email and I will get it to you.

Teacher Highlights
This week I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Leopold's English class using Pixton to create comic strips for the Odyssey. Cool stuff! Her students will be using Pixton on Monday and Tuesday periods 3 and 4, stop by and check it out!

Website of the Week, an amazing presentation tool! Check this out! It will make you rethink using PowerPoint in your classrooms.

Blackberry Tip of the Week
Download the player to your Blackberry and you can then listen to audiobooks! Many free audiobooks and many that you have to pay for. I downloaded Hot, Flat and Crowded, the latest book from Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat. I also downloaded Tribe, interesting book about the power of groups of people.

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