Thursday, January 22, 2009

Patrick to spare local schools in upcoming budget cuts

Patrick will not cut state funding for public schools
Governor Deval Patrick is planning to announce tomorrow that he will not cut state funding for public schools as part of his local aid cuts. (Boston Globe, 4:36 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Google Presentation - Introductions

Here is our class presentation

Inauguration Day for Obama

In a previous class we discussed word clouds using I found an an interesting Word Cloud Analysis of Obama's Inaugural Speech Compared to Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Lincoln's link What words were used most often?

Did you watch the Inauguration with your students?
For more information on the Inauguration link to the Whitehouse website.
7 Online Things To Do To Help Obama Restore America

The Presidential Pledge

What's your pledge?
Post a comment below reflect on your experience watching the Inauguration Speech.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Word Clouds using Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. Go to

Suggestion: Type your words using Word and then cut/paste into wordle.

SlideShare presentation and blogger


Education 2.0
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: education internet)

Best Practice using a document camera

Here is a science teacher using a document camera/microscope in class.

Learning About Blogging

Welcome to class - Today we will learn
- igoogle
- blogger
- wiki

Has anyone used skype?

Need more help? Watch this tutorial on Blogger.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lunenburg Schools Cancel Classes For Rest Of Year After Storm

Lunenburg schools will remain closed until after the new year. Some schools, such as those in Worcester and Fitchburg, will remain closed for the rest of the week. The schools will have to make up the days in June.
Schools Cancel Classes For Rest Of Year After Storm

What was your experience during the ice storm? Post a comment for class!