My perceptions on how technology can be used for education has really changed over the course of this year. Previously I had used technology (mainly smartboards) to present lessons to my class during class time. I had students interact with the technology, but only during class, and only to master a particular topic. This year I was introduced to web 2.0 tools. I have learned how to use technology to allow my students to take control of their learning, submit meaningful assignments, and…Continue
This week I used animoto for the first time. It was really fun and easy. I made a video showing the levels of organization in living things from subatomic particles to the organism level. I will use it as a review for my students. Here is a link to it.
Social networking sounded really scary to me. I keep hearing about the dangers
involved and how careful you have to be about your personal information. I never
knew how easy it is to set up a private social network. It can even be free! I
love edmodo. It is so easy to use. I want to set one up for each of my classes
and use it to communicate out of school. Maybe also for homework. I think I
should start with just one class though. We will see how it goes!