V.R.Burton’s Blog

STAR member of the Discovery Educator Network

V.R.Burton’s Blog

Entries Tagged as 'Project Learning'

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Who is not worthy if not you?

March 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Blogging, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

Recently, my son received what I expect to be the first of many scholarship offers.  I say that I expect more because he is a great, smart, clean cut student who has never been any trouble.  He is a school teacher’s son and a school teacher’s grandson so as far as I am concerned certain […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Friends from elsewhere

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

My class has taken advantage of the world wide web to make friends with people who do not live in their neighborhood.  Their state and even their country.We have made contact with 2 schools from different parts of the world.  We are sharing a wikispace with students from Grimmelshausen Gymnasium Gelnhausen, Germany, www.grimmels.de and we are Googlewaving and Skyping with […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

R U ready 2 Blog?

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Blogging Challenge 2010 It’s Blogging Challenge time. I want us to be ready to participate and do WJHS proud. I have done my homework. I have “pimped out” our blog (and you have been asked to pimp out yours as well.) You will need to post and comment often on this blog, your blog and […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Students as Teachers

January 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

Next week my students will select a story from a list that I have prepared for them and present it to their classmates.  They must follow a set list of requirements to receive credit for the assignment.Short Story Setup They must first set up another blog or wiki that is designed around your chosen story. […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

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

[Read more →]

Tags:

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Using Nings in the classroom

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, LCCs, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

I have copied a blog post for my English I class.  We are currently reading Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington.  We are reading the story (with either a podcast of me reading the story or a student volunteer. )   Our assignments so far have been to generate: a timeline of national and personal events from the […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Organizing our Web tools

November 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, ConsolidatingTools, Edmodo, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, Twitter, WOW

First of all I would like to apologize for the inundation of electronic devices for you to keep track of and to use for class.  I am trying to consolidate a guide for each of us to follow.  SOCIAL MEDIA Our means of communicating with one another is as follows: Edmodo for a message board.  We […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Remixing Shakespeare-Folger Shakespeare Library

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

This link will take you to the Folger site where you will find an abundance of excellent resources.  One of which is a how to about making podcasts with Shakespeare.  As you see from the video the students get pulled into the assignment because they have the ability to create something CREATIVE from their schoolwork.  […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

TeachersFirst: Online Tools

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Just for fun, PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Please do yourself a favor and check out.  TeachersFirst: Online Tools   Be sure to bookmark this site.  Here you will find a plethora of online tools to use.  You can find everything from rubrics, interactive graphic organizers, worksheet builders, letter writer generator, posters, and a “partridge in a pear tree.”  Peruse and enjoy. 

[Read more →]

Tags:

The Knowledge Sharing Place – LiveBinders

October 25th, 2009 · No Comments · PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

Here is a great resource that will allow you to create an online binder for yourself or to share with others. The Knowledge Sharing Place – LiveBinders Gathering information to share? How do you pull everything together? LiveBinders is your online 3-ring binder  Live Binders allows you to compile tons and tons of resources together […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Why do I need mics and headsets?

September 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

I have an English I class in a Title One labeled school.  My school was threatened with corrective action and we are striving to develop lessons and activities that motivate and engage our student body.  The school is public and contains approximately 1200 students.  The student/teacher ratio: 25:1 and our student body is comprised of […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

What should teacher evaluation look like

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Educators should be evaluated on student progress – Related Stories – Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief: “Educators should be evaluated on student progress Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief 08/14/2009 Teachers should be compensated based on performance, but educators should not be evaluated on the results of a single test,”How silly. An educator being evaluated on his/her ability […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

See some of my credentials

August 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Find more photos like this on Classroom 2.0

[Read more →]

Tags:

Check out the National Gallery of Writing in your area

August 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Information for Local Gallery Curators The National Gallery of Writing is a virtual space—a website—where people who perhaps have never thought of themselves as writers—mothers, bus drivers, fathers, veterans, nurses, firefighters, sanitation workers, stockbrokers—select and post one thing they have written that is important to them. The Gallery accommodates any composition format—from word processing to […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

My Tweets for 2009-08-12

August 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, Twitter, WOW

RT @keisawilliams: I am so thankful for teachers who post their lessons this thoroughly. Saves me a ton of time http://tinyurl.com/dms868 # RT @russeltarr: Making elearning books using classtools: http://tinyurl.com/r4u7k5 # @MrWCunningham I don’t think that any of us have seen so many teachers. see you in morning # @MrWCunningham Fast learner Mr Cunningham. You […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Something to read and be inspired by

July 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

“Enable your students to fly: http://tinyurl.com/c23sye“ We should all want the best for our students.  The best is THE BEST THAT THEY CAN BE.  How do we give them the encouragement and confidence to do that.  We must believe that they can conquer the world and we need to make them feel that.

[Read more →]

Tags: