The first unit of study is coming to a close. The summative assessment is two part. First, students are to create a multimedia presentation (text + image + audio) of … Continue Reading My Life as a Reader.
I met with one of my colleagues after school yesterday to talk-tech with her. We did some URL swapping as well. Here are some of the amazing sites she informed … Continue Reading Tech Tools You Should Know About Too
In my most November 2008 issue of The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, I came across an article by Gloria E. Jacobs, “We Learn What We Do: Developing a … Continue Reading Standard English vs. Texting.
Earlier this week, I posted about the process of determining how to attach grades to chats and discussion forums. Before break, my students divided into two groups and determined the … Continue Reading A Couple “Techy” Rubrics
Since I returned from San Antonio late Monday night, I’ve had two days with my students as I embrace my shifted paradigm of using technology. I really didn’t realize that I … Continue Reading Swarming Thoughts
Every now and then I try out a new technology and really like it. This morning that new technology is NETVIBES. In an instant it allowed me to create a … Continue Reading Netvibes
Sometimes I think we forget to preserve our students’ writing work as they’re going through the writing process. Too often, I’ve forgotten to photocopy a great timeline or a first … Continue Reading Start Photocopying Student Work Before Its Published!
video visit_2, originally uploaded by happygirl_77. Yesterday was Ball State University’s first virtual author visit of the school year. Sue Price and Betsy Likens(middle school language arts teachers) joined their classes … Continue Reading Virtual Author Visit
Kevin, Creator of Day in a Sentence, used a new technology, Jog the Web, to showcase everyone’s posts this week. I was fascinated with the ease at which I was … Continue Reading This is the only kind of jogging you’re going to see me do!
Kevin changed-up the “Day in a Sentence” Charge this week. He proposed reflected on your day/week as a question. So, here I am, trying to think about my week in … Continue Reading Day in a Sentence as an Interrogative
The Reading Zone started using Scribd as a way to share documents she created with her blog readers. Even though I’m partial to Box.net for file sharing with my colleagues, … Continue Reading Tech Tools: Scribd
A few days ago I received two e-mails from one of my former fifth graders that I hadn’t seen since the final day of school in June 2007. He’s now … Continue Reading Preserve Your Students’ Year in Writing & in Pictures
Bloglines is an all-in-one blog and news feed search, online subscription manager and news reader. We joined Bloglines so you may subscribe to our feed (unless of course you prefer … Continue Reading Stay up-to-date with TWT posts
My Stixyboard for Wednesday 9-3-08 Originally uploaded by teachergal I discovered Stixy this past weekend, which is essentially an online bulletin board. The users of Stixy suggest using it in … Continue Reading Stixy: My new favorite tech toy
I built a website on Shutterfly to share pictures and news with my students’ families. This might be overkill seeing as I also built a classroom blog. I was going … Continue Reading Sharing Photos with Students & Families
Trading Our Favorite Spaces: 1 of 2 Originally uploaded by teachergal Mary Lee & Franki are hosting something of a blog carnival over at A Year of Reading. It’s called … Continue Reading Trading My Favorite Classroom Spaces