Sunday, July 31, 2011
-how to set up the SBISD network on the iTouch/iPad
-how to set up an iTunes account
-the district has a bank of apps that have already been approved/tested
I definitely plan on using the iPods and/or netbooks during LA or math workstations. I also think it would be fun to have students use them for group projects, such as making a short movie using the iPod's video feature. I know there are soooooooooo many other things that can be done with this technology. I think more ideas will come to me as I start planning for the year. There is so much to think about.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Implement: I think this could be implemented at any time during the school year as long as the classes plant around the same time.
Tools: Skype in the classroom, iEarn, and/or Google docs
Project Plan: The partner classes would plant the same kind of seeds/bulbs within the same week. As the plants grow, students will take data (climate, temperature, measure plant growth, etc). Preferably, the classes would be in two different parts of the country or world. Students will use Google docs for collecting/sharing data. I think it would be fun to use Skype to show off the plants to each other.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I also created an account with Skype in the Classroom. I think this tool would be fun to use with pen pals. After students have been writing to each other for a while, it would be great to "meet" through Skype. Teachers also use Skype in the Classroom to set up projects. An example of a project is a teacher in a northern state is looking for a class in the south to share a project on the civil war. I hope that makes a little sense.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I've been teaching summer school and kind of forgot about keeping up with this. I found my second video for tool #3, and think it fits perfectly with all we are learning. The quality isn't great, but the video still gets the message across. I found the site TeacherTube to be most helpful in finding videos. To me, it just seemed easier to navigate.
I could not figure out how to find or use the remix filter in Picasa. Maybe I missed something.
As far as the info about Fair Use and Copyright goes, I think it's great that we can use the information we find for educational use.