For my final reflections, I thought I’d try using Adobe Spark Video. I’ve used it once before to create a summary video about my trip to the AASL National Conference but this time, I made use of the voice recording option in addition to the pictures and text! Although the audio gets a bit wonky… Continue reading Cool Tools for School, Thing 12: Final Reflections
Another year, another Cool Tools session to wrap up. Let’s dive right in! What did you learn? How did you put what you learned into action at school? Personally? While I struggled initially with the EBP lessons that kicked off the Track 4 Cool Tools, I think they have had the biggest impact on how… Continue reading Thing 40: Final Reflections & What’s Next?
For this lesson, I ended up looking at the following blogs: Aabdul810, TechieToolsBlog, and Bri’sCoolToolsBlog. What did I learn? So much!!! I wish I did a better job of reading other blogs during this year’s Cool Tools because in just this weekend, I got so many ideas and learned so many cool tips and tricks.… Continue reading Bonus Lesson: Making Connections
For this tool, I thought I’d write about two things I decided to try, one a professional development, the other a personal development. Professional Development: I had gotten an email about an online class AASL was offering called Learn to Tweet and I was intrigued. I’ve been on Twitter for over 5 years now but… Continue reading Thing 37: Join Me for Some Professional & Personal Development?
All right kids, whose ready to learn about teaching with historical documents? Let’s get started then. When teaching kids how to analysis photos direct them to the people, the background and objects. Study those elements for clues as to what is going on and be on the look out for things that don’t seem to… Continue reading NYLA Breakdown-Part Two
Did you know that way back in 1999, the U.S. government established that ALL public and private school websites would need to be made web accessible, as in accessible to students with disabilities? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Research shows that many schools are not in compliance with this directive (see the 1999 Journal… Continue reading Cynthia Says….
During my Library Services for Students with Disabilities class last week we completed a simulation aimed at simulating the effects of cognitive overload on our students. During the simulation, we were simultaneously attempting to move a stick figure back and forth catching bombs and, searching for information on a website to complete a checklist of tasks. There were… Continue reading Technology Tuesday-Readability for All
Think fast. Should students be tweeting during class? Reading emails? Logging on to Facebook? Checking the news? Chances are, you answered something to the effect of, “ABSOLUTELY NOT!” I’d be inclined to agree with you too, especially after reading this article a few weeks ago from NPR. Shortly after that however, one of my classmates… Continue reading Twitterpated
First things first: Apologies for leaving you hanging yesterday. I had to run the dog to the vet (again-she had a procedure done and I’m going every other day to have her bandages changed) and had two other appointments of my own and the day just got away from me. Now, let’s explore another interesting… Continue reading Technology Tuesday-Schoology
If not, allow me to introduce you. I was recently made aware of Duolingo when a friend mentioned it on Facebook (thanks Shannon!). I was immediately intrigued. I’ve never been very good at picking up new languages despite how badly I wanted to be able to fluently converse in another language. After I watching the… Continue reading Have You Meet Duolingo?