- Use a phrase you can remember, at least 3 words in length
- Don't write it on the post-it note
- Change your password every so often
- Probably not a good idea to use the same password for every single account
- Don't use easy to key keystrokes like "asdfg"
- Substitute in punctuation or numerals for letters like "thisi$fun"
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Use Visual Tweets to stream twitter feeds to your classroom. The best part is you can monitor the actual Tweet as Accept or Reject before it is displayed.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Are you a music tinkerer, doodler? Inudge is a music tool that will allow you to add notes, play to hear what it sounds like, make modifications, and keep listening. (note, it may take a couple minutes to load).
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"I learned ...". Wouldn't you like to have each student be able to tell you what they learned after a lesson? Wouldn't it be so cool if that statement were saved on a computer? And wouldn't it be perfect if they were organized into student folders?
- create an Evernote account
- create notebooks inside that account, one for each student
- using the app have students select appropriate notebook and record their message
- This example will save the recording into Andrew's Notebook once Andrew were to click the Voice option.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
What a perfect classroom starter. Upload the best sentence in class to the website. Note: twitter account needed to upload sentences.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Have you been noticing those URL’s beginning with bit.ly? Bit.ly is a nice URL shortener making those “long and I don’t want to take the time to type” web addresses into something a bit easier. Fairly straight forward, you copy a long URL into the space provided at Bit.ly and you will get a shortened version. You can also create your own shortened URL’s if you create Bit.ly account.How can you use them in a class? Used when asking anyone to go online to a specific webpage and you don't have an online link provided. Here is a URL searching Google news related to social networking: http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=social+networking and here is the corresponding Bit.ly URL: http://bit.ly/gK5Hvu
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Check out this online dictionary called WordStash, which has an interface providing a feel of flashcards. To begin, look up a word and read the definition.
To obtain the most for this tool, create an account. A Teacher account will allow you to create lists of words you can publish for your students. Teachers will have the ability to create a class, and allow students in that class easy access to the lists and terms available to study. A Student account must be linked to an email address. Students will also have the ability to create lists of words which they can share publicly or keep private.
When creating a list of terms, you have the option of choosing a WordStash definition, or typing your own. Popular activities inside Word Stash include Learning Mode, Practice Mode, Play Match Game, and Quiz me.
Follow Wordstash updates on their blog at http://wordstash.tumblr.com/. Try it out, as this site could be a great enhancement for your vocabulary resources.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Have you turned beet red because of the image that displayed when the video was completed? I call this Youtube Roulette.
Ah, I learned of a new tool to eliminate such anxiety. Quiettube. This tool will work differently depending on your browser with the bottom line objective, the only thing on the screen is the particular Youtube video of interest. No suggested alternative videos nor any ads.
In some browsers simply drag n drop the quicktube button onto a browser toolbar. Other browsers like chrome have quicktube installed as an extension.
In any case, check this out. A great little tool.
Some of the posts will be fast paced, as it will seem we are drifting through white water. While others will be casual. Causing us to stop, reflect, or possibly enjoy life as if drifting down a lazy current. Yet others may appear we are in a little rapids for the first time ever causing our adrenaline to increase. And after a few rides through similar rapids we learn to be at ease with this type of technology.
I hope to share stories of seamless integrated technology into the classroom. I hope to share resources and pose questions seeking ideas. I hope to share struggles and attempts, unsuccessful and successful, at working through them. I hope that whatever the post, it will offer you time to learn something new or validate what is in existence causing an increase in your ability to perform your job.
Enjoy the drift through digital experiences.