I like to use Prezi more than PowerPoint to make presentations because I think in flow charts and Prezi is more intuitive for me. I have been playing around with Webspiration, and I think it could be a good planning tool for students who think in flows. From my early trials Webspiration is pretty much a mind mapping tool. What is nice about it is that it allos you to share your map with others and work collaboratively on it, thus allowing a group of students to chart a project before…Continue
Added by Aaron Feigenbaum on June 29, 2012 at 9:37am — No Comments
I just listened to Collaboration Fluency: Creating a Learning Environment for the Digital Age Classroom by Lee Crockett with 21st Century Fluency Project. You can find the session from the ISTE Conference at…Continue
Added by Aaron Feigenbaum on June 28, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Arff! Me hearties - the dog is back in action.
Here in sunny San Diego in a balmy…
Added by The Bearded Dog on June 25, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments
This week for Edtech 102 I have been looking at Wikis. There are three advantages to the Wiki. Fist, it allows students to work collaboratively on the same canvas, both adding their own content as well as editing other’s. Second, Wikis retain older versions of the work allowing edits to be easily undone.…Continue
Does anyone have experience with digital libraries for the high school setting? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Added by Tami Stalbow on June 21, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments
When I sit back and reflect upon the year I am really amazed with how much I learned about technology. We had a major change at my school. The students would no longer go to computer class. The computer teacher became the tech integrator and the teachers were charged with the task of integrating technology in authentic ways into their curriculum. Although I am not the tech director (I am the lower school director), I had to take charge and lead by example. Taking this class has…Continue
Added by Shelley Lawrence on June 20, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Today's Meet (http://www.todaysmeet.com) is a simple web 2.0 with powerful applications in any classroom. The site allows you to create your own personal url (i.e. http://www.todaysmeet.com/chanalesgemara) and maintain the url for either one day, one week, one month or one year. The url can be shared with anyone who is then prompted to enter their name and can share up to 140 characters at a time.…Continue
Added by Yehuda Chanales on June 17, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments
General Introduction to Wikis:
Like many other web 2.0 tools, Wikis are a powerful tool that can enhance the way teachers and students learn and how they produce their work. It is critical, however, to appreciate the unique value of wikis, when they are the proper tool and when alternatives like blogs or google docs may be a better choice.
Wikis combine the following powerful…Continue
Added by Yehuda Chanales on June 17, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments
It is self evident that we live in a culture and society that emphasizes visuals and presents ideas and messages in ways that appeal to our eyes and our minds. Dale's Cone of Experience highlights the research based conclusion that while we we are likely to remember only 10% of what we hear, we are like to remember 30% of what we see and 50% of what we hear and see. If part of our goal in the high school Judaic studies is that students remember their learning, the importance of associating…Continue
Added by Yehuda Chanales on June 15, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments
In the how-to for educators guide to Web 2.0, by Solomon and Schrum, they make one very interesting point on page 85 that I would like to address.
The point is based on a study that reports that almost "60% of students who use social networking talk about education topics online" I hate to be overly pessimistic but I find this very hard to believe and would love to know the details of how this data was obtained. Are we truly to believe that all of this time kids spend on facebook and…Continue
Added by Eytan London on June 11, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments
I know that the textbook definition of a productivity tool is a tool which mirrors programs on your computer and is free, I feel that dropbox may be worth discussing. For those that are not familiar, it is basically a way in which you can store all of your different files on a secure website. Besides the fact that you can access all of your files wherever you may be, it also allows for collaboration and sharing files with whomever you choose to invite. And whenever someone updates a…Continue
Added by Eytan London on June 10, 2012 at 9:46pm — No Comments
Throughout this past year I have learned a lot of different things about using technology in the classroom. I have enjoyed trying the different websites and applications that I have learned about. I find it interesting and challenging to be on the cusp of the change of the educational landscape. Most of the applications and techniques that I have learned about have been helpful while some have been out of my comfort realm.
In our first session I enjoyed implementing the planning of…Continue
Added by Tina Chamak on June 10, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments
I am definitely in favor of incorporating educational technology in today’s learning environment. I can’t even see my students without turning on a computer, let alone think about engaging them with lots of different methods, technology included. In this course on Educational Technology, I have been exposed to and encouraged to use additional tools to enhance my teaching and learning experience. I think a major factor was also to continue conquering whatever ‘fear’ factors that might have…Continue
Added by Semadar Goldstein on June 10, 2012 at 5:41am — No Comments
The more that I have learned about Ed Tech, the more I discover how much "stuff" is out there. There is a program for every particular niche and then some. One program does something one way and a second program does seemingly the same thing but slightly differently. It begins to become difficult to sift through after a while.
This is why I believe that when all is said and done we need to make sure not to loose sight of the goal. Our ultimate goal is to use these…
Added by Yehudah Potok on June 8, 2012 at 3:39am — No Comments
Throughout this year I have encountered and used so much more technology than I have in the past or would have on my own accord (or thought I would be able to easily learn to use effectively). I have found a Math website a href="http://www.tenmarks.com%3E">www.tenmarks.com>; that my students have used and enjoyed and it has been informative for me as well. I also found myself flipping my Math classroom by creating videos for my students that I would never have considered…Continue
Added by Ariella Allen on June 7, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments
At the beginning of my edtech adventure, technology integration sounded like something I would have to go to my administration and beg for tens of thousands of dollars to get anything done. (Don’t get me wrong, I still want and iPad lab!) But as I did further research and after completing the YUSP certificate in Educational Technology, I found out ways of integrating technology and 21st century skills with the resources…Continue
Hello everyone. I noticed a few blogs and groups already started about this topic, but I thought (since no too much activity is happening there) we should just combine into one, and discus everything and anything about ISTE 2012.
This is my first time attending. I was just appointed director of Ed-Tech in my high school and they are sending me to explore and come back with new ideas and ways of implementing Ed-Tech in a proper manner. I just registered yesterday and…Continue