Daily Archives: May 12, 2010

Reach out with your Virtual Voice: Tweet, Blog, Wiki, & Status Post for Education!

Reach out with your Virtual Voice: Tweet, Blog, Wiki, & Status Post for Education!

 These are busy weeks for educators:  Closing out the school year, finishing final reports, action research, wondering what it is going to be like next year???… We may be feeling a little weary, but our voices can still be heard.  Please lend yours to the National effort today and consider using your networks for the

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 05/12/2010

Shahi – A visual dictionary | Blachan Lab Great tool to make image searching quick.  The Flickr images it pools all come from the Creative Commons area, but I would still check. Draws from wiktionary, flickr, google & yahoo images.  Searched for “dirty” stuff and it wasn’t too bad or concerning. Tags: visual_dictionary, reference, digital_images,

2nd Annual Missouri – Kansas Geocaching Day with Discovery

Our 2nd Annual Geocaching Day with Discovery will take place at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe, KS.Registrations starts at 10:30-11:00 Presentation from Garmin on using gps in the classroom and for recreation from 11:00-12:00 Lunch from Panera 12:00-12:45 Geocaching and launch of coins 12:45-2:45 Turn in Units and Wrap up the day. Please register

Web 2.0 Wednesday – Bookemon

It’s been awhile but it’s time to bring back Web 2.0 Wednesdays. Most of you are in the middle of SOL testing so I wanted to provide a resource that can be of use after testing is done. Bookemon is a place where you can design and create books for free. Books can be shared


Join in the following initiative in support of Ed Tech funding sponsored by CoSN, and the EdTech Action Network:   Join the campaign! Today, MAY 12, advocates from across the country are tweeting for education technology funding. Funding for classroom technology is in jeopardy, but together we can make our tweets heard and urge Congress

Voice Thread in Action

It was not until we were in our Poetry Unit that I saw an obvious use of Voice Thread with my 1st and 2nd graders. I have been unsure how it could be useful with young students as I have. But, with the students showing excitement with writing poetry I presented Voice Thread to them.

Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Got time for one more? 3M has joined forces with Discovery Education on the Young Scientist Challenge to foster innovation and communication in the scientists of tomorrow. To enter the competition, students are asked to create a 1 to 2 minute video that showcases their understanding of select science concepts and how they apply to