Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weekly Byte 2.17.10

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
I don't know about you but I have had about enough. I wonder if we are allowed to go to school til July? Anyways, this is giving me some time to get some wonderful work done.

Upcoming Events
Starting in March I will be offering 1 hour technology workshops after school.
All sessions will start at 2:30 and end at 3:30.
All sessions will provide Act 48 credit.
All sessions will be held in Room 213.
Time will be allotted to work with the new tools.

1.Moodle, designing and implementing a Moodle course effectively in the classroom. (Tuesday March 9th)
2.ActivInspire, how to use your promethean board to engage students and simplify your life. (Tuesday March 23rd)
3.Photostory, bring video and audio into the classroom and improve student projects with this easy to use tool. (Date TBA)
4.Google, how to use Google Tools in the classroom, Google Docs for collaboration and Google News to bring resources to you, will be the focus. (Date TBA)
5.Taking your classroom global, online tools to expand the boundaries of your classroom. (Date TBA)
6.Next Level Tech, advanced tools, using Twitter to bring information to your finger tips, advanced Google Searches, Web 2.0 tools will be shared (Date TBA)

Please let me know the week before if you will be attending.
I will send reminder emails one week prior to each session.

Twitter Resources
I have expressed in prior posts how valuable Twitter has been to my own personal professional development. Here is one of my favorite Twitters to follow.
Free Tech 4 Teachers, this teacher provides tons of valuable resources for using technology in the classroom. Take a look at his blog and follow him on Twitter.

Web Tools for Enhancing Collaboration
Here are a few tools that will help improve student collaboration in your classroom.
Dabbleboard, is a whiteboard that allows you to visualize, explore, and collaborate. Just draw as you would on a whiteboard and you can easily share your ideas.
Wallwisher, is an online notice board maker. Use this tool to make announcements and keep notes. You can use links, pictures, music, video and pages. You don't have to register.

If you are interested in participating in the eAcademy Planning Team our next meeting will be Thursday, February 18th at 2:40 in room 213.

Thanks and happy shoveling!

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