Friday, July 24, 2009

Closing Comments

Feel free to post a comment and advice to the next group of teachers that will take the Web 2.0 course next month.

Also, let us know if you are interested in a part II of this course, google docs or both. I will pass the information along.

It was great having you in class!

Web 2.0 Class Review

Web 2.0 Day Five

Class backchannel

Nings - Learn more

Nings to try this morning
Classroom 2.0
SMARTboard Revolution Teacher Librarian
KinderBlog Ning

2009 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference
"I Touch the Future, I Teach"
The Radisson Hotel Nashua
Nashua, New Hampshire ~ December 1-3, 2009
Tuesday: Joyce Valenza

Coveritlive backchannel


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chatzy - Backchannel from class

Our notes from today

Feel free to review links recommended by your classmates.

See you tomorrow.

Voicethread for Assessment

To learn more about Voicethread go to the class wiki
Overview of Voicethread

Web 2.0 Day 4

New Back Channel tool Chatzy
1. Click on the link below
2. enter your name and pick a color
3. click join chat
4. let us know you are online.

To learn more about backchannel go to the class wiki

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Google Picassa and Random Pictures

Google Picasa 3
Watch Youtube Video Watch a video introduction
Learn more in the class wiki
Note: You must download Picasa 3 to your computer

Sample pictures/web album

Picasa Official Site
Organize, edit and share photos, create CDs & more.

Wordle for Word Clouds and more

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 Wordle - click on create and enter your words... and click go.. (note you may have to check allow active X in the toolbar and have the latest java applet installed.
SlideShare on Wordle in the Classroom
Learn more .. Worde and Tagging with Wordle by Bob Sprankle Link
I will demostrate in class tomorrow!

Staying connected today

Hi -
Please make sure you stay connected in the class back channel aka .... live blogging ....

Connect in Twitter and send out a tweet. Please use #NMPD in your tweet so we can have our own group. This seems to be working when I used Tweetdeck and did a search. It added all of Gaye's tweets in a seperate column!

I hope everyone is enjoying working online and collaborating with each other.
I tried to get working on my tablet today and had problems. I had to install a new java update. IT's now working so I am going to try to make a new image and change my background in twitter.

Twitter in the Classoom

Interesting Video and Artilce on Twitter in the Classroom (higher ed)
To do .... Watch, Read and Post a comment

Article from Higher Ed Website

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TOGETHER WE'RE BETTER Twitter can be like a virtual staff room, where teachers can access in seconds a stream of links, ideas, opinions, and resources.

Web 2.0 Day 2 review

Topics from day 2 for review from the wiki
See you on Twitter, skype.

PLEASE use the back channel link this morning!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Web 2.0 Class - Day One (review)

Welcome to Class -

Here is a link to the my PD Wiki for Web 2.0 and the outline for the Web 2.0 Course

Backchannel link

Topics covered today
1. Google Account, igoogle and Google Reader and RSS
2. Google Docs (presentation introductions linked below)Shared with class via google account.
3. List of Blogs
4. Blogger Basics - Google Blogger and tutorials
Create a Blog, post, upload an image, hyperlink and add a YouTube video
5. Class Blog - post a comment here for practice

See below to view your google class presentation.

This is the video I showed this morning and a demonstration linking to class blog.

1. Log into igoogle from home
2. Check the class blog and wiki
3. Go to your blog you created in class.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My summer PD with ISTE Vision

I continue to watch presenters from NECC09 using ISTE Vision

Effective Leadership in an Era of Disruptive Innovation... watch by Scott McLeod blog

Tammy Worcester - Tammy's Favorite Technology Tips, Tricks...
Using Today's Meet for chat/back channel and encourages use with students. Tammy's blog.
Tools and links being discussed in presentation, click here
Voice recording
Type Text and read vozMe
Tammy also did a session on cell phones and Totally Cool Google Tools (Hands On). and links.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Posting a Slide Show

This is a test

Back Channel using CoveritLive

test link

Today's Meet seems easier for wide open connection. CoverItLive might be better with students.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Google Docs and more review

Here are a few links to review today.

  1. Google class site
    (links to igoogle, docs, presentation, spreadesheets, forms, sites and more)
    Several videos to review class concepts.
    A Quick Review from Class video A review of Google Docs
  2. Lesson Plans Explore and locate grade level and content specific to share with class.
  3. Practice Google Site (inviation sent) from class yesterday
    Sigin in and make an edit ....

  4. Other links will be posted.
  5. Post a comment or two to this blog and let us know what you are working on!
    I have also emailed all of you this morning with the email addresses used in class.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

NECC 2009 - Washington DC

I attended my second NECC conference last week in Washington DC. This was my first trip to D.C. and I was able to get lots of sightseeing in over the weekend.

I found the NECC Ning and Classroom 2.0 ning to be very useful prior to attending the conference. I made a point of attending Steve Hargadon's presentation/Birds of a Feather on Web 2.0 and found lots of great information and new tools to try. I made time to attend sessions on the exhibit floor at SMART and new Google links (NECC presentations/and lessons) and a few other vendors. I enjoyed the poster sessions on various topics (PD, Web 2.0, ICT, student work, etc). Check out ISTE's new video station and watch the keynotes and many of the sessions at

I found myself using twitter (and tweetdeck with a cusomized NECC2009 Column). I had never used this feature! I found twitter a great way to stay connected with other users and actually showed to a few people while attending conferences. My tweets are on the sidebar of this blog. I particularly enjoyed watching the keynote debate interact with the audience using twitter. I found backchannels a great way to capture thoughts, questions and links during the presenters presentations. I hope to incorporate into my PD sessions this summer. I think it would be interesting to use during a staff meeting and hope to be able to deminstrate to my teachers when I return to school.

NECC will now be called ISTE 2010 and held in Denver June 27-20th. I enjoyed the conference and it was great to connect with so many great educators.