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ESC 4 Tech Apps Conference 2010

October 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Below is the glog used to share Glogster EDU ideas with attendees at the ESC 4 Technology Applications Conference in October 2010. The direct link to open it in another page is http://kerwin.edu.glogster.com/tech-apps-conf-2010/.


Glogster EDU for Teaching and Learning

October 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Glogster EDU has many applications for use in teaching and learning. This glog was made as an introduction to Glogster EDU. In the lower right hand corner you will find instructions for using Glogster. Look for the paper clip. Have fun with Glogster EDU!


Digital Learning Farm: Students as Contributors

July 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

A great video recording of Alan November’s session at ISTE 2010. Well worth the watch.


43 Ways to Utilize a Pocket Video or Flipcam for Education

June 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

What a great resource. Hope you have fun videoing your way through all 43. The direct link is http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_6tv55j7g9. Thanks to the TL Advisor Blog for passing this on.


Character Development using Voki Speaking Avatars

April 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Voki is an application that lets you create personalized avatars to use on your wikis, blogs or websites. You can also e-mail these wonderful characters. This free web 2.0 tool is a great way to motivate learners of any age, because they are very interactive and provide various options for students to customize them.

One of the best ways I like to use Voki avatars is to have students develop characters for digital storytelling projects. Have students create a Voki character as the main character in their digital story! This is especially helpful with young learners who love reading and telling stories. If you take your students to a computer lab, let your students begin creating the avatars and walk around and  ask the questions in this chart about their characters. Feel free to develop your own questions. These questions are just to get you started and get you familiar with the various Voki options.

Here is what one of my students did with his Voki character. My student is from Germany and only 5 years-old. English is not his first language. The Voki next to his is a six year-old student from Turkey! My friend Ozge Karaoglu and I did a collaborative project sharing characters!

You can also use Voki’s with adult students. I teach English to adults and they love the conversations my Voki characters have like the one below to teach idioms.

To see more Voki characters by children and to find out more ways to successfully integrate web 2.0 tools with young learners, visit the wiki created by Ozge and me, http://technology4kids.pbworks.com. You will find great ways to do international collaborative projects as well!

**Note: Please remember to get written permission from parents before using any web 2.0 tools and to set-up the account under your name.


Shelly Terrell is a freelance teacher trainer, English language teacher, and the Vice President of Educator Outreach for Parentella. Explore her Teacher Reboot Camp blog for tips on professional development and integrating technology effectively into the curriculum. You can also connect with her on Twitter, @shellterrell.

This blog post is a part of the I Heart EdTech Blog Swap brought to you by SimpleK12.com.


Graphic Organizers

April 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Sometimes in this digital age we still need to provide our students with the paper form of graphic organizers. The Worksheet Works website has a page dedicated to Graphic Organizers that you can manipulate prior to printing for your students. Check it out and see what you can use.

Worksheet Works – Graphic Organizers

Thanks Lea Anne for sharing this site that you found. :)


Example Glogs for Classroom Use

March 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

These are links to some of my glogs for classroom use. These will open in a new window. Use and enjoy.


Are you Glogging yet?

March 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

If your answer is “no,” then make it a “yes.” Visit Glogster EDU to register for your free educator account and create up to 100 free student accounts. Glogster EDU is your original educational resource for innovative and interactive learning. Glogster EDU was conceived to imaginatively, productively, and collaboratively respond to the dynamic educational landscape and exceed the needs of today’s educators and learners.


Teacher Innovator Camp comes to Texas

March 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Texas Educators, your time is here. Well, almost here. Learning.com is hosting an Innovator Camp right here in our own backyard. There is a link to be notified when registration will begin so be sure to sign up at www.learning.com/txworkshops. You will be provided with more details on the workshops and the available sign up times soon.Sign up for an exciting hands-on opportunity to enhance your instruction with technology. Join us for an in-depth training and planning session to create digital lessons and activities for the 2010-2011 school year! Learn to use Learning.com’s innovative FREE tools to create your own digital instruction items, assign them to students, and track and grade them electronically. And have some fun while you are at it!Workshop

All participants receive:

  • 1-2 days of hands-on training, planning and support
  • 30 FREE licenses to Learning.com’s award-winning curriculum products (EasyTech, Aha!Math and Aha!Science) valued at over $1200*!
  • Ongoing and unlimited access to Learning.com’s content authoring, sharing, assigning and grading tools for use with students
  • Membership in Learning.com’s Innovators Community, an educator community that creates and shares lesson plans and best practices, and competes for exciting quarterly prizes
  • Collaboration and networking opportunities with educators from across Texas
  • Opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units
  • Exclusive access to Learning.com’s excellent customer support
  • A fun T-shirt to commemorate the event

* Licenses valid for the 2010-2011 school year.


TAGT 2009, TCEA 2010 and ATPE 2010

November 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

To all of you that attended the TAGT 2009 conference, TCEA 2010 conference or the ATPE 2010 Convention…Thanks. I hope that you enjoyed the conference and left with some inspiring ideas of how to work with your students and take them to the next level. Here you will find all materials associated with my presentations. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

PBL for the 21st Century Educator

50 Ways to Integrate Technology for Classroom Projects

Favorite Web Tools for Teaching and Learning