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Monday, May 8

  1. page Why Wiki, Why Not edited ... {Wikis in Plain English.AVI} The following video tutorial offers assistance in using Wikispa…
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    {Wikis in Plain English.AVI}
    The following video tutorial offers assistance in using Wikispaces:
    The next video shows how to add a page to your wikispaces wiki:
    How to Embed a Video on a Wikispaces Page
    How to Make a Banner for Your Wikispace Page

    This page, one of many I've created (see the links in the left hand margin), has been developed at the Wikispaces web site. They offer a free wikispaces account for teachers, for which they remove all ads. The account for non-teachers is also free, but it includes ads.
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Sunday, July 17

  1. page Classroom2.0 edited ... Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders Tech Forum - Handouts, videos, and podcasts of t…
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    Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders Tech Forum - Handouts, videos, and podcasts of this Spring 2008 technology forum.
    External Rewards and Jesse Schell's Amazing Lecture looks at game design, psychology, and marketing the future. Schell is a Carnegie Mellon University professor.
    PS3 Games - E3 2011 - Wii Fit Plus
    Writing, Technology and Teens This 2008 Pew report from a study by the National Commission on Writing is worth reviewing, especially for those educators who want to help students develop their written expression.
    Instructional Design Models 20th and 21st Century models of learning include Behaviorist, Cognitivist, Prescriptive, and Constructivist.
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    Using PowerPoint to Play Educational Games Many creative instructors leverage PowerPoint's multimedia and hyperlinking capabilities to create games that they and their students play in class. Games motivate students, hold their attention, and introduce excitement, spontaneity, and fun into a class session. They are particularly useful for review or as a novel way to present course content.
    3-D Computer Games with Young Learners: Spore -- Nik Peachey's Learning Technology blog site offers a guide to developing creatures that can be animated. Spore Creature Creator software needs to be download.
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    activity pdf's.
    Video, Interactive, and Engaging Project Based Learning
    For the visual learner, sites with Videos and Interactive manipulatives may introduce or augment a topic, making content easier to comprehend, adding another dimension to a lesson. These sites help the learner to take ownership of and be responsible for the information.
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  2. page Classroom2.0 edited ... Using PowerPoint to Play Educational Games Many creative instructors leverage PowerPoint's mul…
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    Using PowerPoint to Play Educational Games Many creative instructors leverage PowerPoint's multimedia and hyperlinking capabilities to create games that they and their students play in class. Games motivate students, hold their attention, and introduce excitement, spontaneity, and fun into a class session. They are particularly useful for review or as a novel way to present course content.
    3-D Computer Games with Young Learners: Spore -- Nik Peachey's Learning Technology blog site offers a guide to developing creatures that can be animated. Spore Creature Creator software needs to be download.
    GatewayChange Gamer provides themed links to Fractions is provided by a Chicago Public School educator John Woods.games and student activity pdf's.
    Video, Interactive, and Engaging Project Based Learning
    For the visual learner, sites with Videos and Interactive manipulatives may introduce or augment a topic, making content easier to comprehend, adding another dimension to a lesson. These sites help the learner to take ownership of and be responsible for the information.
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Monday, November 23

  1. page Classroom2.0 edited ... Memorize Now is a flashcard creating application Studiyo helps you create multi-media quizzes…
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    Memorize Now is a flashcard creating application
    Studiyo helps you create multi-media quizzes for your web site or blog.
    The Best Tools for Making Online Timelines has been compiled by Larry Ferlazzo, a Sacramento, California high school teacher.
    28 Online Photo Editing Websites To Have Fun With - Some of these should excite an imaginative teacher who wants to mix the visual with some technology.
    Evernote, Clipmarks, SimplyBox, LiveBinders are free applications that allow users to clip web pages or parts of the page and save it to the account previously set up. Evernote (see video) can be used with your other computers and synced to a smart phone. After adding one or more of these as browser extensions, you are ready to go, as this Clipmark video shows how easy and universal it is to to use. All of them have browser extensions. Evernote has a smartphone app that will sync with your Evernote in the cloud, which can be quite handy.
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Tuesday, May 12

  1. page The Swinging Pendulum edited ... Habits Hard to Break: A New Look at Truancy in Chicago Public High Schools (Roderick et.al 199…
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    Habits Hard to Break: A New Look at Truancy in Chicago Public High Schools (Roderick et.al 1997) analyzed and reported on the widespread problem at some neighborhood schools. Ten years later, we are still faced with the same problem. What has occurred in the past ten years to correct the problem? What is planned by our new administration to make a dent on this chronic impediment to success in the classroom? Another Vision Statement without a vision, a mission devoid of process?
    Web Sites To Know by Danielle Woods' EdWeek article in The Teacher Professional Development SourceBook offers "selected online resources on addressing diverse student-learning needs and styles."
    **the.News**the.News from PBS:
    This page, one of many I've created (see the links in the left hand margin) has been developed at the Wikispaces web site. They offer a free wikispaces account for teachers, for which they remove all ads. The account for non-teachers is also free, but it includes ads.
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  2. page The Swinging Pendulum edited ... Habits Hard to Break: A New Look at Truancy in Chicago Public High Schools (Roderick et.al 199…
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    Habits Hard to Break: A New Look at Truancy in Chicago Public High Schools (Roderick et.al 1997) analyzed and reported on the widespread problem at some neighborhood schools. Ten years later, we are still faced with the same problem. What has occurred in the past ten years to correct the problem? What is planned by our new administration to make a dent on this chronic impediment to success in the classroom? Another Vision Statement without a vision, a mission devoid of process?
    Web Sites To Know by Danielle Woods' EdWeek article in The Teacher Professional Development SourceBook offers "selected online resources on addressing diverse student-learning needs and styles."
    the.News**the.News** from PBS:
    This page, one of many I've created (see the links in the left hand margin) has been developed at the Wikispaces web site. They offer a free wikispaces account for teachers, for which they remove all ads. The account for non-teachers is also free, but it includes ads.
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  3. page Transforming Teachers, Transformed Students edited ... It is important to be able to communicate with the digital natives in their own language. If y…
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    It is important to be able to communicate with the digital natives in their own language. If you are a teacher, you need to be cognizant of this. This video was created by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, and his students at Kansas State University. Students, too, have been transformed by how they retrieve information and what they do with it. In the video, we see that there is a gap between the new and the old, and the methods used to bridge the gap: The Machine Is Us/ing Us After watching this, consider some ways that you might bridge the gap.
    Think about the technological changes that have occurred since you wrote your first paper using a word processing program and sent your first email. Then watch this speculative vision of the future.
    Thriving in a Web 2.0 Classroom
    There is much discussion about the value of technology for technology sake in the 21st Century classroom. This video offers a look at some of the technologies, differentiating them from the early technology (web 1.0) and revealing how they can be used to engage students and make the classroom more dynamic. These technologies don't replace teaching; they, instead, offer exciting tools that students and teachers can work with together.

    Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
    Using Critical Thinking we are able to evaluate information and our own thoughts in a disciplined way. Critical Thinking helps us refine our thought processes so we can
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  4. page Classroom2.0 edited ... Evony is a turn based strategy game played online. According to a review players build cities …
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    Evony is a turn based strategy game played online. According to a review players build cities and then conquer others.
    Lumosity offers brain fitness games.
    The Problem Site Play educational games, solve problems and puzzles.
    Infinite Learning Lab from Professor Garfield, yes it's Garfield the Cat with a fun and educational game site.
    Schell Games is a "design and development company, which specialized in creating transformation games and innovative, interactive experiences."
    Serious Game Initiative focuses on uses for games in exploring management and leadership challenges facing the public sector.
    The Information Literacy Game from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. This is an online board game that tests information literacy.
    The Problem Site Play educational games, solve problems and puzzles.
    Using PowerPoint to Play Educational Games Many creative instructors leverage PowerPoint's multimedia and hyperlinking capabilities to create games that they and their students play in class. Games motivate students, hold their attention, and introduce excitement, spontaneity, and fun into a class session. They are particularly useful for review or as a novel way to present course content.
    3-D Computer Games with Young Learners: Spore -- Nik Peachey's Learning Technology blog site offers a guide to developing creatures that can be animated. Spore Creature Creator software needs to be download.
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