Tuesday, June 5, 2012

tool #5

Sweet dreams of the Zoo by Eggleste on Storybird Storybird is a great tool and I think the students could use it to tell a story about how to solve a math problem or explain weathering and erosion with a fantasy element to it. there are so many cartoons to choose from I think it would be a creative outlet for students while accurately using math or science vocabulary in the project. Big Huge labs is another fun one... this could be used for so many quick projects. I chose the motivational poster and I think this could be used a ton in class and the students would love to share them with each other. They could be given a vocabulary word and have to find a photo and great words to emphasize its meaning. I chose my bulldog...

tool #4

Tool #4
OK, lets talk about Google Docs- amazing! I think this would be an excellent tool for working with my teammates to create presentations, tests, and assignments together.  One person could start a chart, power point, etc and when they can not work any longer on it, another teammate could finish it, and yet another cut print and run copies.

tool #3

1. Drop Box is fantastic! I wish I had known about this sooner! I am constantly emailing myself pictures and now I dont have to! What a great tool! I know I will use this often! This will be helpful when using iPads to take pictures and immediately have them on the desktops! I also think this will be helpful when sharing documents with the students and allowing them to collaborate on an assignment together.

 2. I have never used Teacher Tube before and I think it will be a resource I use more often... just like this little gem I ran across.
2 video links I can use in science are:



I also found the copyright blog to be very helpful outlining the 4 different sets of umbrellas of copy right labels.  I think this helps clarify home grown and why it is ok for them to post their own artwork or "works of art" but they need to be more careful when sharing others work. The picture above I found on Google Images and for the first time noticed the caption below the picture denoting the publisher of the image.

tool #2

I commented on Malissa Downham's blog about her issues with having students create blogs in the past, and how we could use Vokis in the future. Posting publicly definitely makes you think twice about what you are writing. However, I do like to read the variety of thoughts and opinions posted. There was such a variety of issues and ideas I hadn't even thought of. Different perspectives help to be less naive. This in comparison to sharing with teammates allows you to hear from other grade levels. In the future I hope to spend more time here: http://nstacommunities.org/blog/ I think it has a lot of information.