Tag archives for Web 2.0

  1. Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 7

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This […]

  2. Microsoft Excel For Educators Segment 6

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This […]

  3. Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 5

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This […]

  4. Start The New Year With Technology

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    I was on Pinterest the other night just looking through classroom pins and, of course, many teachers were pinning ideas for the beginning of the school year.  But what became apparent to me was that none of the ideas that I saw used any technology, but each idea could so easily be transformed into a technology-rich lesson.  (Don’t […]

  5. How To Use DE Media for Awesome Projects: Popplet

    One of my favorite applications to use DE images with is Popplet (www.popplet.com or also available as an App on the iPad).  Once you download your images from Discovery Education, they can easily be imported into Popplet to create an awesome, visual organizer that displays your students’ knowledge about the subject they are learning. Here is a […]

  6. Super Awesome Massive List of Websites You’ll Love!

     Super Awesome Massive List of Websites You’ll Love!  Thanks, edjudo, for compiling the original list that I enhanced.   You rock. 280 Slides– Create PowerPoint style presentations online (free) 4Shared- An online storage site allowing you to upload and share music, photos, video and documents (free 10GB) 5min Life Videopedia – Short instructional videos for every […]

  7. Hey WI Teachers! Come Discover!

    Are you interested in a proactive, supportive community of educators who are ready to help you become a more effective 21st C educator? The DEN Fall Virtual Conference : Tech or Treat 2012, (Register) Discovery Education is offering both Live and Virtual/Live events for ALL educators! Whether your district has a Discovery account or not, […]

  8. Poster My Wall

    I am LOVING PosterMyWall!  I have to thank my colleague Jennifer Morrison for sharing this great resource on our Discovery Education Edmodo site because it is a real find. PosterMyWall is an online site that will allow you or your students to instantly and FREELY create wonderful quality posters.  You can use the pre-loaded backgrounds […]

  9. Enthread – quick, easy, free web based imaging editor

          Enthread is a web based image editor that has some easy to use, simple editing features. Simply drag your image to the center of the page and get started.   Adjustments include: Hue/Saturation/Lightness, Brightness and Contrast, Colors (RGB), Filters (sharpen and blur), and Process (Sepia, Desaturate, Solarize, Invert, and Edges). You can undo […]

  10. Evernote Skitch as a Teaching Tool

      Skitch is Evernote’s sketching app. It is a great app that allows you to create sketches and annotate, edit and save photos and sketches. It is very useful for taking notes that can’t be typed, annotating photos, and making sketches. It is available for desktop, iOS and Android.       Steve Lai, a teacher in Canada, has some […]

  11. Evernote Trunk for School – apps and resources that work with Evernote for School

      I love Evernote. I use it for everything. Lesson plans, lesson schedules, notes, web clippings, lesson resources, travel notes and much more. I can access it on any computer and from my smartphone. I can even share notes and notebooks with other people (like my students). It is an indispensable app for me.     […]

  12. K-12 Blueprint site updated – resources for planning and implementing EdTech

      This week, Tech & Learning and Intel released their improve K-12 Blueprint web site. The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives.   The site has resources about one-to-one programs, BYOD, digital content, reviews about technology, success stories and case studies, tips and ideas, webinars, educational technology news, and much more. This is […]

  13. Google Course Builder – create your own online courses

        Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating […]

  14. Great FREE Resources from Discovery Education

    This is the presentation I did this past Saturday at the New England Day of Discovery, in Groton CT. There are some great, free resources from Discovery Education available that can help teachers, students, and parents. The content and design of these resources is excellent are are great resources to help students learn.     […]

  15. Welcome Back to School. Here are some Great Resources for All Educators

    Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to relax and recharge. Our district starts with teacher professional development and classroom setup this coming Thursday, K-9 start next Tuesday, and 10-12 start Wednesday. The summer has flown by!   The beginning of the year is always a little crazy […]

  16. Black Menu – access all of your Google apps from this great Chrome extension

      I’m a huge user of Google’s many apps and services. I use Sites, Blogger, Chrome, Chromebook, Android, Search, Reader, Calendar, Gmail, Tasks, and much more. While I have shortcuts on my new tab page in Chrome and on my Chromebook, I can’t fit all of them on one page. iGoogle is also being shutdown so I won’t have […]

  17. September 2012: Your Virtual Blue Binder

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    As a student, when going back to school in September, there was no event I waited for more than shopping for school supplies. I would love the fact everything neatly fit into a blue binder, and my subject dividers and pockets kept my notes and handouts organized throughout the school year Today’s students and educators […]

  18. An Open Infinite Canvas Where To Collect Anything You Want: Murally

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    Curated by Giuseppe Mauriello on Scoop.it, and if you are not following this social media curation guru, you should, comes a multi-tasking curation tool. Welcome to one of the newest reinventions of Pinterest. From Robin Good: Mural.ly is an infinite visual canvas that can be used to create visual maps, digital posters, collections of information […]

  19. STEMulating kids using DE Science TechBook

    So after Exploring the Wonders of Weather through the DE Science TechBook with my Middle School Academy STEM kids, I took on a much younger and more energetic group of 3rd to 5th graders who were interested in Alternative Energy, during our week of College For Kids at UW Marshfield/Wood County.  This mini STEM institute explored […]