Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Assignment - Make a Post this week! Articles from Technology and Learning Magazine and YouTube Article

Hi -
Last month I had each of you signup for a few free magazine subscriptions. When I got home tonight after class, my October issue of Technology and Learning was here. This months issues featured three articles that we discussed in class this evening.
1. Downloading YouTube Video - According to the article, the authors liked Zamar (and was able to move the file to his ipod). He tested several tools and like Zamzar, a free online file conversion service.

Here is the link to the article
"To use Zamzar, you can either upload a file or enter the file's URL, then choose a format you want to convert to, enter your email address (to receive a link to the converted file), and click Convert. I chose to convert to MP4 for my iPod. It took about three minutes for the conversion, and a few minutes later I received an e-mail telling me the file was done and giving me a link to download it."

Article 2 - Tablets
Tablets Dispensed article by Miguel Guhlin
A look at how to make the best decision when purchasing a slate or convertible (tablet, notebook/computer).
Article 3 Bandwith for streaming video
How Fast Is Fast Enough? (bandwith)by Karen Greenwood Henke - The issue of bandwidth is increasingly the question of the day at schools nationwide.

Read one of the articles, try the YouTube download here is a link to the class wiki(posted under Web 2.0 Tools and YouTube) Make a post here in the blog sharing your experience!

Do you have a blog or a wiki? Tell us about it on the class wiki site's+and+Blogs+-+Post Click on Your Wiki's and Blogs - Post in the sidebar.

Also, I posted tonights notes on Tablets and Office 2007 (Thanks Sarah!)Notes from tonight on Vista/2007 posted in Using the Tablet PC (and Office 2007 tips) wiki page . I will continue to look for updated content for Office 2007.

Go Sox!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Class Wiki - go visit

I have also created a class wiki using pbwiki for Lunenburg link

On the sidebar is each topic we will cover to edit you may be prompted for a password waws emailed to you.

If you get a chance, start look at the pbwiki tour

Have you created a blog or a wiki? Post you link here's+and+Blogs+-+Post

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fall Conferences - K-12 Online Conference and local

The K-12 Online Conference - What Keynote and post a comment

1. The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2007 conference theme is “Playing with Boundaries”. This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote the week of October 8, 2007. The following two weeks, October 15-19 and October 22-26, forty presentations will be posted online to the conference blog (this website) for participants to download and view. Live Events in the form of three “Fireside Chats” and a culminating “When Night Falls” event will be announced. Everyone is encouraged to participate in both live events during the conference as well as asynchronous conversations.
** Online and free, our class will be participating.
October 8th Keynote - Watch or listen and post a reflection
This presentation, by 30+ year educator, author, and technologist, David Warlick, will explore some of these changes and challenges and arrange them as a set of converging conditions that might just help us to redefine and retool the 21st century classroom.

Presentation - Watch or listen and post a comment!


Other Conferences -
2. MassCUE - November 15-15th - Sturbridge

3. Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference "I Touch the Future, I Teach". The Radisson Hotel Nashua November 27-29th.
I will be presenting with a math teacher Using Tablets/PCs in the Classroom With Students
NOTE: Session on the Sentro Clikers
W2-16 - Wed November 28th!
Ashwood Court
12:00-1:00 SMART Senteo Interactive Response System
Rachel Jeantry, SMART Technologies, and John Kozlowski, SMART Technologies
Level: Beginner
Grades: All This session focuses on how the Senteo interactive response system is designed to enhance interactive teaching and learning. With it, you display or speak prepared or ad hoc questions, students anonymously key in answers with their remote, and responses are tallied, then displayed on a projection screen or interactive whiteboard. Tallying and displaying results occurs immediately. To assess student understanding, you can use a variety of question types, including true or false, multiple choice, numeric response and more-than-one-right-answer. Decimals, fractions and negative numbers can also be incorporated into questions and answers. This session will be led Rachel Jeanty, SMART Technologies Education Consultant for The Northeast and John Kozlowsky, the Northeastern US Area Manager for SMART Technologies.