Posts By Janet Hallstrom

  1. DEN Fall VirtCon – Mixing Sources, Amplifying Voices: Crafting Writing in an Information Age

    If you missed the DEN VirtCon Tech or Treat, it’s not too late.  Follow the link to the archives.   Be sure to check out the session “Mixing Sources, Amplifying Voices: Crafting Writing in an Information Age” presented by the author of a book with the same title, Troy Hicks. He also wrote Digital Writing Workshop […]

  2. DEN Techformation – EasyBib

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    The above video was made with Powtoon.com as a hook to a lesson we use to introduce students to EasyBib. When I was a student, many, many years ago, and was assigned a research paper, I truly enjoyed doing the research and writing the paper.  I truly hated writing the bibliography.  Back in the day, […]

  3. DEN Techformation – Powtoon

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    http://www.powtoon.com/p/dPk9HLLIVmQ/ Have you flipped your classroom, but find giving simple instructions online to be difficult and boring?  Would you like to begin your classroom presentations with a motivational video hook?  Powtoon is the answer for you.  I discovered this product in the Beta stage and fell in love with it.  I started with a free […]

  4. BYOD QR Code Library Scavenger Hunt

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    Being an information specialist, i.e. Media Specialist, it is my job to show my high school students new ways to access information.  One of the latest and greatest ways to link or retrieve information is by the use of QR Codes.  Inspired by the Daring Librarian who used the QR Codes to create a Library Scavenger […]

  5. Making PowerPoint More Powerful

    PowerPoint has always been my presentation tool of choice.  I have explored many others and enjoy the different effects, but I always return to PowerPoint.  Being the “Grand Dame” of presentation tools, PowerPoint has been a tool a novice can use, but has also has many possibilities for the advanced user.  Many of the effects […]

  6. Columbus Day

        Columbus Day will be celebrated October 10, 2011.  I like to begin my lesson on that day reading sections from a letter that Columbus wrote without letting the class know who it is from or that it is Columbus Day.  The letter is a primary document found at http://www.ushistory.org/documents/columbus.htm.  The letter tells of […]

  7. Columbus Day

      Christopher Columbus Columbus Day will be celebrated October 10, 2011.  I like to begin my lesson on that day reading sections from a letter that Columbus wrote without letting the class know who it is from or that it is Columbus Day.  The letter is a primary document found at http://www.ushistory.org/documents/columbus.htm.  The letter tells […]

  8. Web 2.0 – Cool Tools for Schools

    This is my first LC blog post after being trained tonight =) but could not wait to tell all about this great site.  Web 2.0 – Cool Tools for Schools is from wikispaces, but has anything and everything you need for presentations, resources….everything 2.0 you can use.  The url is http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Presentation%20Tools.  Check it out to […]

  9. The Word is Out

    Because I am the Media Specialist at Fleming Island High School, I get to work with all my science teachers, and what a great department they are! Discovery Science Connection has been used here since last April, and the science teachers are all talking about it. Lori Triebold, Biology Teacher, says, “I have used it […]