Saturday, October 24, 2009

Interesting ways to use Technology

Interesting ways to use technology, Tom Barret's ICT in the Classroom blog
21 Interesting Ways To Use Google Docs in the Classroom
42 Interesting Ways To Use Your Interactive Whiteboard in the Classroom
24 Interesting Ways To Use Google Earth in the Classroom
40 Interesting Ways To Use Your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom
40 Interesting Ways To Use Wordle in the Classroom
27 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter in the Classroom
10 Interesting Ways To Use a Wiki in the Classroom
13 Interesting Ways To Use a Visualizer in the Classroom
23 Interesting Ways To Use a Nintendo DS in the Classroom
34 Interesting Ways To Use Search Engines in the Classroom
17 Interesting Ways to Use Voicethread in the Classroom
5 Interesting Ways to Use Prezi in the Classroom

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Networked Student

Watch this video to view what the networked student of the 21st century looks like. We should all be working towards using the vast amount of resources the web provides us. This video outlines a few tools such as RSS, aggregators, and social bookmarking to help organize and share tools and links.

From YouTube: “The Networked Student was inspired by CCK08, a Connectivism course offered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes during fall 2008. It depicts an actual project completed by Wendy Drexler’s high school students. The Networked Student concept map was inspired by Alec Couros’ Networked Teacher. I hope that teachers will use it to help their colleagues, parents, and students understand networked learning in the 21st century.”

Monday, October 12, 2009


I am using
To create multimedia posters. This glog is about building a Personal Learning Network PLN. link

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Blog versus Ning

I have been using a blog along with a wiki for several years to delivery Professional Development. I decided to use a ning first by joining a few nings, English Companion Ning, The TeachLibrarian Ning, Seedings Ning, Classroom20 for online PD, just to mention a few.

I was reluctant to move away from a blog but after using with a group of high school students and for a professional development class this semester, I am sold. I love using the ning, it incorporates images, videos, blogs, chat, apps and more.

I would like your feedback on using the blog (from class one) or the ning from the current class.