The Free Technology for Teachers blog recently shared one way to capture and edit those important Skype calls for later sharing. Vodburner is a free download and allows you to capture the Skype call, edit it, and even upload it directly to You Tube. “Vodburner is a free service for recording and editing Skype calls.
How does Skype work? How do educators use Skype? What makes a successful Skype experience for my students? If you have wondered about Skype or want to use it or expand its use in your classroom, Langwitch has made an informative video. Thanks to Paula Marini for sharing this information with us.
Want to get your students excited about writing? Rachael McNamee, fourth grade teacher at Oakdale School, Dedham, Massachusetts, really wanted her students to understand the intrinsic value and pleasure of becoming lifelong readers and writers. Through the “Skype an Author” website, Rachael connected with Mary Amato, children’s author, song writer, and performer. By writing a
I recently received this e-mail from PBS and thought I would pass it on. Watching and voting provides a great way to have a window on what other teachers are doing as well as celebrate their accomplishments by voting. Hundreds of entries for the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards have been posted at pbsteachers.org/innovators. While the
The Fall 2009 issue of On Cue, the Journal of the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators, has a great article about some of the features that word processing has to help students with editing. The article is titled “Using Technology to Empower Students as Editors: Developing a Proofreading System with Hidden Features in Word Processors.” The
Glogster is one of the most popular sites for teachers. As Jim Dachos, Glogster Education Director, announced to attendees of the DEN event in October, Glogster continues to improve and update their site. One major change that was announced recently is that teachers will only be able to request 100 student accounts as of March
My nephew in Germany e-mailed me about Leo LaPorte and his podcasts that focus on all aspects of technology. He accepts calls on his radio program. You might want to check out his podcasts on iTunes.
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I saw this post from Robin Martin on the Pennsylvania state blog about protecting your e-mail address. Since I know very little about this issue, I followed the link she included and learned a great deal. I thought I would pass it on. Thanks, Robin! I have often seen e-mails spelled out or done in
One of my favorite tools is Glogster. Students have used it to for presentations. I have used it as a presentation platform, to introduce myself to parents, to imbed on Google Earth placemarks, and even for family holiday newsletters. Last year when students had the option to use Glogster for a poetry project, the only