My del.icio.us bookmarks for November 23rd through November 30th

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These are my links for November 23rd through November 30th:

My Tweets for 2009-11-24

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 24-11-2009

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My Tweets for 2009-11-23

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 23-11-2009

  • @ryansongs thoroughly enjoyed the concert! You guys are AMAZING!!! #

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My del.icio.us bookmarks for November 19th through November 20th

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These are my links for November 19th through November 20th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for November 15th through November 17th

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These are my links for November 15th through November 17th:

My Tweets for 2009-11-16

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 16-11-2009

  • wheeee! finally got my Google Wave invite! #
  • presentation idea: “How To Stop Being a Noob.” A funny and informative take on becoming more comfortable with new tech. Funny or offensive? #

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My Tweets for 2009-11-14

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 14-11-2009

  • getting ready for the keynote at #PUWT #
  • from tony vincent keynote at #puwt: 20 hrs of video uploaded to youtube every MINUTE! #
  • oooh- if you want to download a youtube video, go to the vid you want and add the word kick before youtube. then you can download! #
  • @thetechtiger follow me! lol- I’m starting to post info about MD LC events. we need to let more MD teachers know about our LC! #
  • or is that just our row that loves Discovery? hahaha #puwt #
  • i need to buy a better microphone so we can do podcasts in my lab! any suggestions? #
  • squeeezed into session 2- The Teacher’s Internet #puwt #
  • i hate laser pointers…#puwt #
  • arrived early for Tony Vincent’s hands-on workshop at #puwt. good thing! it’s crowded and ppl are still pouring in! #

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Powering Up With Technology Conference

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 14-11-2009

Today I attended the PUWT conference at Dr. Henry Wise, Jr. High School in Prince George’s County.



What a beautiful school!  I hope the students appreciate it as much as I did!  Every classroom and space I went to was unique and wonderfully conducive to learning in its own way.

Okay, enough about the building and on to the conference!  The best part by far was the keynote, expertly given by Tony Vincent, a former Fifth Grade teacher and Technology Coordinator and now an educational consultant.  I liked it because it was different from other keynotes I’ve recently heard…it was fresh, relevant, fun, inspiring, and educational all at the same time.  Below are my notes from the keynote:

Keynote- Tony Vincent-fmr classroom tchr and sch tech specialist

-website- tonysite.info

-class website- Planet 5th

-willowWeb school site

podcast: radio WillowWeb

-web 2.0- marketing term- interactive web

-Google trends- type in a term and see the incidents of that term appearing on the internet

-youtube- fully based on user content – 20hrs of vid uploaded every minute

-hundreds of vids on youtube about how to cheat

-i.e.cut a notch out of an eraser and glue in a mini cheat sheet, writing on the inside of a water bottle label, increasing the size of periods on a term paper, writing on a stretched rubber band, etc.

-why do they cheat?  lazy? unchallenged? creativity not being funneled appropriately? see no value in the information?

-should we let students create cheat sheets?  gives them a chance to summarize, assess their own knowledge, decide what is most important.

-kickyoutube.com- lets you download youtube vids-

.info domain- only costs 89cents as opposed to $10 for a .com

-wiki- means quick in hawaiian – named after shuttle buses in Hawaii

-teampedia- icebreaker activities

-skype in schools

-mrs abernethy’s techno tigers – class wiki

-teacher wiki leads to student wikis they collaborate on

-can use a wiki to create a choose your own adventure story

-tinyurl.com- shortens URLs.  other options- bit.ly, is.gd, j.mp.  

or you could use hugeurl.com to make it HUGE!

-Authenticity-make work personal for students

-collect student data using a Google Spreadsheet

-delicious- social bookmarking *PREACHING TO THE CHOIR- I LOVE DELICIOUS!*

-delicious.com/tonyvincent

Novelty and Variety – new makes it interesting!

-host a game show in your classroom!

-Tony created a powerpoint template called Who Wants to be a Winner (search for it on google)

-you can search for game show templates-jeopardylabs.com- premade templates- everything happens in the web browser including keeping score

-use lightup discoball when you have a winner!

-Oriental Trading for prizes

Protection from Adverse consequences for Initial Failures – give students time to practice

-online quizzes (see tonysite.info)

-flashcards (flashcardDB.com)- no login necessary

Recording podcasts- you could record a “studycast” to tell students what to study for the next test

-mathtrain.tv- videos made by students about math

-voicethread- combine visuals and text and get comments on your video

-comics-comiqs.com, pixton.com,

-zooming presentations-prezi.com- new way to give visual presentations

Summary- Technology engages students and makes it so they don’t WANT to cheat!

There are a couple of really cool new tricks in there that I will be exploring, and then going into more detail on in another post.  So stay tuned for more from the PUWT conference!

My del.icio.us bookmarks for November 13th

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My del.icio.us bookmarks for November 11th through November 12th

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Steve Dembo on 12-11-2009

These are my links for November 11th through November 12th:

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