Monday, January 31, 2011

If you use Google Apps for Domains or Google Apps for Enterprise, you can now add Aviary to your apps account (for all users) effective immediately.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Facebook for Learning

An interesting blog post from Jeff Utecht's "The Thinking Stick" about Facebook referencing Devin Schoening and his school . At BLC he passed along how his school is using Facebook in 1st Grade to create a community. See the (district Policy and presentation in prezi ).

Sunday, January 16, 2011

21st Century Skills and reflection

21st Century Skills Presentation - created with Prezi
This presentation was created to provide
teachers in my school with an overview of 21st Centruy Skills as outlined in the Paternships for 21st Century Skills. P21 Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.  I have included information oon the National Educational Technolgy Statndards (NETS) for teachers along videos supporting 21st Century Skills in education.

This was my first attempt at creating a prezi and I hope to present during an upcoming staff or professional development sessions in the near future.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Day

It's great to have a snow day in the middle of the week!  I plan to get caught up on some reading and preparing for an upcoming graduate class.  I have experiment with Prezi and LiveBinders in the past but never actually incoporated into one of my classes.  Hopefully, by the end of the day I will have a few created.  I also plan to spend sometime on twitter in order to incorporate current content into my class.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Document camera - IPEVO Point 2 View

Last summer I delivered a SMARTboard class and a few of the teachers wanted a low cost document camera.  I recommended the IPEVO Point 2 View  a (low-cost) and easy to travel with document carmera.   I have a few teachers testing out ipads and math apps on the iphone and it setups and works nicely.  It easily connects to a USBport on a computer and along with a projector you can deliver to a large audience.  A document camera can be used with student work, to markup papers, display images from a book, photographs and of course you can project anything 3-dimensional.  So far, I am inpressed with the camera and for the price ($65.00) I find it a useful tool for the classroom.  I plan on testing out with a class using Glogster (the webcam grab feature) later this week instead of a webcam.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Start the year off right resolutions from Edutopia

Start the year off right resolutions from Edutopia

Sunday, January 2, 2011

TEDxSaskatoon Alec_Couros Networks, Openness, and the Future of Education

TEDxSaskatoon Alec_Couros Networks, Openness, and the Future of Education link


I have enjoyed the holiday break.  My daughter is heading off to Italy next week and created a blog in order to update our family on her travel plans.  
In April I will be going to Greece with a group from my high school (Greece - Land and Sea) Athens, Santorini and Mykonos.