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5 Literacies to conquer and perfect

May 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Blogging, Curriculum, Reflections, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Howard Rheingold’s book Net Smart is a great conversation starter.  Rheingold: How can we use digital media so that they help us become empowered participants rather than passive consumers? In Net Smart, I show how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. Rheingold identifies 5 literacies necessary to be a fluent and […]

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Need blogging topics?

July 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Blogging, Curriculum, LCCs, Reflections

Need a way to overcome writer’s block? PLINKY provides daily topics to respond to and blog about. Plinky allows you to post to answers on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and most major blogging services. Check it out if you need to write but can’t come up with anything to get your creative juices flowing. Examples of […]

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10 tools that are essential to my class

July 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Curriculum, Digital Storytelling, PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Resources, Tech Classrooms, Tech Tools

This post was copied from my professional blog Last summer I took part in PBWork’s Summer Camp and learned lots of resources, tools and tips to use in my class. That was also the summer of my 1st Tweet. I say my first tweet because my PLN did not blossom and bloom until I began […]

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PBWorks Summer Camp is a great Professional Development experience

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Curriculum, Professional Developments, Resources, Tech Classrooms, Tech Tools

Third Annual Summer Camp- Limited Enrollment It’s time for the 3rd annual PBworks Summer Camp – the ultimate way for educators to learn how to use wikis in their school. Summer Camp participants will learn the ins and outs of using PBworks, including how to build a secure student-led site, the best way to integrate […]

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Wishing for engaging test prep activities?

March 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Curriculum, LCCs, Tech Classrooms, Test prep, WOW

It’s the greatest time of the year for us in Louisiana, It’s test prep season.  Whoo Hoooooo.  Yes, I know that technologically alllll year is test prep season, but those few weeks right before testing are the most intense.  I constantly look for ways to use Web 2.0 tools and technology to help my students.   […]

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On-line gaming as a review method

March 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Curriculum, Just for fun, Tech Classrooms, Twitter, WOW

Recently my students created onl-line arcade games around a novel that we have just completed.  Thanks to my Twitter PLN and  @russeltarr and his Classtools site, my students created a game to help them review for an upcoming test.  In groups, they accessed an Etherpad workspace that allowed them to collaborate with one another and […]

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ISTE 2010 bound

March 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Curriculum, Digital Storytelling, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

I have just put in my preferences for my travel itinerary for the ISTE 2010 Convention.  This trip is a gift (prize) from the wonderful people at Intel.  I am one of twenty educators who were chosen as winners of the Intel Inspiring Educators competition.  The prize is an all-expense paid trip to ISTE 2010 […]

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We are making movies

March 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Curriculum, Digital Storytelling, Tech Classrooms, WOW

This school year we are using PhotoPeach and Animoto for our digital storytelling needs.  I have used Window’s Movie Maker or Photo Story.  PhotoPeach and Animoto were both easier for the kids to use than the programs included with Windows. Click the links below to see movies  from class. Jeri’s movie, Roshon’s movie, Alex’s movie, […]

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Class Blogs and Student Blogs wanted!

January 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Curriculum, WOW

Calling all bloggers. Several months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to join in a Blogging Challenge sponsored by Ms. Wyatt and Ms. Waters.  As with many things that I do, I jumped in head first.  By that I mean my kids had not gotten their laptops and I was entering a Blogging Challenge.  How crazy is that? Oh well, […]

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Curriculum for 2010: 3 Rs + Rules of blogging and commenting

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Blogging, Curriculum, LCCs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Here is my new curriculum focus for 2010: Reading, Riting, Rithmetic and Rules of blogging, commenting and netiquette.   I should be lounging and vacationing but alas I am planning, preparing, delaying (I have essays to grade.)   2010 is around the corner and I am not ready.  There are tons of things that I […]

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Thank You M’am movie

November 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Curriculum, Just for fun, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

Just made a video on Animoto called “Thank You M’am”: http://bit.ly/5pq6he

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Blogging with Grimmelshausen

November 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Curriculum, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

I came into contact with a teacher who wanted to collaborate with an English speaking class.  We ”met” through a summer online course offered from PBWorks.  Our initial contacts were feelers to see what and how we could collaborate.  The focus of our original collaboration was to complete wikis together and use them as a way to share […]

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