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Share this new newsreader with your students! Cool! Here's the link!http://www.newsmap.jp/
I love Animoto! Here is a short intro to Geography I made with the new video features. Enjoy.
I have been tweeting for a couple of years now for personal and professional use, but this year I plan to give it a try in my teaching to keep connected with my students and their parents. I will post more on my progress as we go along. If you are really not clear on what Twitter is, and are afraid to ask, this video from Commoncraft can help!
I just posted on this in my personal Blog at www.educationallysound.com. Change is scary for many of us but it is never too late. Check out this video example from Edutopia.
Thanks to all who attended the training in July!
We have recently been impacted by the Swine flu and advised by our District that we may have to close if their is an outbreak. This can have a significant impact as we only have approxinately 7 weeks until final exams and several new topics to cover. Not to worry! I told my students that we will still learn online by utilizing our online learning Lab which I have created in Moodle. The Mastery Review Lab is a Moodle site where I have created online course modules for my students in each of the subjects I teach. With this online space I create videos which I post to review various topics as well as lessons where students can post their work via a drop box.
Using a tool like Moodle will help us to finish the material we need to cover if we are forced to close. Let's keep our fingers crossed that we will not need to do so!
Here's the link! www.masteryreview.com
School never closes when you have online options!Read more
I wanted to take a minute to thank NYSCATE (New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education) for their recognition in the Lee Bryant Outstanding Technologist Award for 2008. This award goes to a teacher who has implemented technology in an outstanding manner to improve student learning and I am very honored and appreciative of the recognition.
It has been an amazing few months since the launch of this site and my use of podcasts in my classroom. I remember just last March 2007, as I first heard about podcasting, and began to imagine the possibilities in my teaching. It has been a very busy year, but worthwhile as I have seen the results in the test scores as well as overall success of my students! All of my US History students passed the NYS Regents exam this past week. I am pleased most of my students tackled the exam with confidence with the tools we added to our program this year. It is very gratifying to see all of my kids, including inclusion students formerly in self contained classrooms, now succeed in a Regents exam!
Thanks so much NYSCATE for the award and their mention of our site! I also want to thank all of the supporters of this site over the past year! We see this as a strong beginning, and look forward to your help as well in the future. Remember, collaboration is key!
Sue PalmerRead more