Have you created yours? They are fun as well as a cool way to communicate. Both teachers and students can use these alter ego's to communicate and express themselves. We like www.voki.com, and have used it to create ours. Check it out and try it for yourself!
Can you think of ways to use avatars for teaching and learning? We have seen them used in language classes as well as a fun way to study vocabulary. Share your ideas by commenting below!Read more
Did you know that you can watch the activities at NASA LIVE? You can tag along on the daily schedule of many important activities in the space program, including the landing of PHOENIX on Mars! Check out the link and the calendar of events!
Links are here!
We love Animoto! Now we have reason to love them even more as they are introducing a new offer for educators.
Teachers are able to get a "full access" pass for thier students for classroom use. Animoto is also asking for teachers to share their ideas for use of Animoto in the classroom.
We encourage all teachers and students to give it a try. it is a very easy tool and creates a cool result in a fairly short period of time!
Here's the link to the educators promo! http://biz.animoto.com/education/overview.html
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We all know that Flickr is one of the greatest photo sharing sites! Did you know about the comment feature on the site? If you are logged in to the site, you can add a comment to a part of the photo. What a great way to discuss the image?
This is a great example of what can be done with this feature! Here's the link!
The PBS series, FRONTLINE has offered a great series- "Growing up Online" which explores many basic differences and challenges facing growing up in an online world. It offers short discussions on topics including the need for change in education. It is an interesting view into the new world. Like it or not-- it is here to stay!
We believe it is best to understand the issues and facts. Check out this interesting program! Here's the link!
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Read this interesting article from eSchool News discussing student interest for gaming to be used for teaching. Do you agree? As students, would you see this as an effective teaching tool? As teachers, are you ready for this in your classroom? How can it be used?
Share your comments! Here's the link!
What a wonderful way to tell a story. Explore Voicethread!
Here's the link! www.voicethread.comRead more
Have you noticed our new addition? We are so excited about the construction of the Wiki, we thought we would share this short video by one of our favorites--Common Craft, to remind us of the ins and outs of Wiki's. Ours will be open for comments in a week. Start making your list of fav's to add!Read more
When you create a presentation or research paper, you can now publish it in a great new way! We love flip books! Check out www.issuu.com for a cool free tool to use to create flip books. It is super easy. All you need to do is to convert your document to a PDF and upload. Give it a try. We did!
Maps of War is an interesting website where you can watch video maps of many wars and historical events. See the events in just a few minutes! We think it is pretty cool. How about you?
Here's the link to many more! http://www.mapsofwar.com/index.html