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Thing #7: Screencast

21 Mar

Had a request from a teacher today and the easiest way to explain how to have her kids get an ebook was to make a screencast and post it on our school website.  Worked like a charm!



Thing #7: Screencasting

20 Mar

Here is my first attempt at Screencasting! The hardest part is still figuring out how to embed media.

Thing #7: Podcasting and Screencasting

20 Mar

Thing 6: Curation Tools

19 Mar

Revisited Diigo and set up new groups.  While exploring some of the links and connections, found some great ideas for the teachers here!  Showed Gobstopper to and English teacher working in the library today and we also looked at some other sites where his students might be able to place all their research  on a project (like Evernote and Zotero). Mentormob looks interesting, but some of the projects posted just seem to be one website after another, with outdated and/or broken links i nbetween.  Like Learnist better and found some examples to show teachers doing similar units right now.

Thing 9: Databases & Search Tools

19 Mar

Discovered a great Scoopit page that I have shared with the geography teacher here. Starting a Scoopit page of my own for a mini research project with the 5th graders on Rocks and Fossils.

In preparation for teaching a class on Search Techniques, I went through the Power Searcing with Google lessons and activities. Some new things, some old, some I had forgotten!

Thing 8: Collaborating, Connecting, Sharing

18 Mar

Whew!  Have been exploring many of the Thing 8 resources and found some to be of immediate value! For personal use, opened a Dropbox account and scanned all or our tax information and then shared it with our tax preparer! Love the ease of it and downloaded it to my iphone as well.

Went to diigo and started to explore the groups and add to my library.  Also, found a couple of new RSS feeds to add to my Favorites and Feeds.

Took the photos I had loaded onto my Photstream on Flickr and made a Cooliris 3D Wall.

Diigo Groups

Thing #5: Nicaragua 1

15 Mar

Nicaragua 1.