This week in my class we read about safety specifically related to technology. As I focused on Internet safety, I often wonder how other schools are monitoring safe Internet usage. I do random checks…Continue
When I began this journey nine months ago, I thought I was technologically savvy. I was able to incorporate technology programs into my classroom and helped others along the way. This experience has been eye-opening for me. I was unaware what Web 2.0 tools were; let alone how to implement them into a classroom. Additionally, learning about ISTE standards was another concept that I was unaware of when I began this journey.
Learning about Web 2.0 tools has impacted how I have begun to…Continue
This week I decided to try something new by using the tool Voki. Voki allows you to create a personalized Avatar along with your own voice to create up to a sixty second message. In addition, you can choose a background or use a personal photo. Upgrades are available that would enable you to use Voki in the education setting.
Voki can be used in a variety of ways. This can include reading fluency, ESL/ELL students who are just learning the language, or even as part of a larger…Continue
For this week’s assignment, I decided to view a video located at http://www.isteconference.org/ISTE/2011/program/search_results_details.php?sessionid=60703851&selection_id=82514556&rownumber=15&max=54&gopage. The title of this video is Formative Assessment: Technology-Enhanced Approaches to Increase…Continue
This week I have been focusing on using wikis in the educational setting. I had created a Wiki to use for my professional use, but I never considered of how I could use this in the classroom.
In my research of educational wikis, I came across two wikis that I really enjoyed. The first one is located at http://bookleads.wikispaces.com. This wiki provides award winning books, suggested reading lists, and a variety of other subject areas…Continue