I have taught in the classroom for 17 years. I then moved to an Instuctional Technology Coach position for Hoover City Schools. I am now the Assistant Principal for Trace Crossings Elementary. I am currently working on my PhD(UA)in Insturctional Leadership with Instructional Technology as a concentration....Roll Tide!
If you have visited my office lately, you have probably seen the mess in the corner. My boys love building with legos both in my office and online. What a neat way to learn. Check out teacherstone as a lego piece...we had fun creating our lego people! You can even buy them online.
What a cool widget!!! It is very quick and easy to use. Have your students create a newspaper story on a science experiment, historical event, a famous person, events around school...just about anything you would want them to write about. After they write their article, just download and you can embed your image into your wiki. Have fun!
We’ve all been in the situation where we are in an online meeting and we want to share something with the other participants and couldn’t. (Actually, I have been looking at Elluminate software to use with my teachers for webinars....). I came across Dimdim surfing the web and I am going to test run it with a few colleagues. I will let you know the results soon...please feel free to comment. Dimdim is a service that lets everyone everywhere communicate using rich media in real time. 20 particiapants for free. Dimdim’s mission is “to enable web collaboration for everyone. We believe that we can improve the world by providing easy, open and affordable collaboration software that anyone can use.”
Getting ready for FETC 2009. This year I was able to bring along 7 teachers from my two elementary schools... more will be posted here soon. Teachers will be using a shared Google Docs....all notes will be posted for you guys. Click here to read about our trip.
I came across this site in my Diigo Groups...thanks to Pat Hensley!
Grammar Ninja is really simple. Choose a level (there are 3 different levels) of difficulty and then start answering questions!
Grammar Ninja can be used as a quick assessment tool...a score is given at the end of each mission. This would also be a perfect whole group lesson on the Smartboard (in the lab or using your Lightsmith) before you begin your next step. Enjoy?
The 39 Clues, is a series of books published by Scholastic that combines a cool adventure story with an amazing interactive website and more. Create an account, answer some questions to determine your ‘family’ to play the game. Your family is chosen based on your answers. You have to read the books to find clues and solve the puzzle, using your reasoning and resarching skills the entire time. My son just started book one....we will see how it goes from here. Feel free to test this site and let me know how it works for you.
Add your voice to photos of your family and friends, politicians, celebrities, animals... whatever! Just choose a mouth, record your voice, and you're done! We created a few of these today....check-out StoryBlender and see what you think.