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Technology

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Technology  

 

The desire to be more than ourselves has always been with us. In the old days, we stuck a lever under a rock in order to lift something

that couldn't be lifted directly by human effort. Today we plug our levers into a wall socket.

Jason Ohler

 

 

Digital Media: The Importance of Play and Collaboration in a Constantly Changing World

 

Watch the full episode. See more Digital Media - New Learners Of The 21st Century.

 

 

SUPER BOOK OF TOOLS 

Check out this book with tools for primary, intermediate and secondary students.  Try some and comment here to let us know whic ones worked. 

 

VOKI

Create personalized speaking avatars.  Kids (and adults) love them!  Check out the Voki Lesson Plan Data Base for amazing ideas.   Check out how Donna Anderson's grade two students have used voki's to introduce their portfolio pages. 

 

PLAYING WITH APPLE

A number of us have been experimenting with Apple products (iPads and iPods).  We're sharing some of the apps we've found.  Are you playing, too?  Share your ideas.

 

PLAYING WITH E-READERS

Is this a tool worth purchasing in schools?

 

PLAYING WITH E-TEXT

 

DIGITAL STORY TELLING:  the new story.

 

BLOGGING FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS:  tips and examples

 

WORDLE 

How to use Wordle

  1. Go to http://wordle.net/
  2. Select “Create.”
  3. Type words or phrases into the box [See tips below].
  4. Click “Go.”
  5. Select Font, Layout and Color.
  6. When you’re happy with your “Wordle,” take a Screen Shot (press the Print Screen - PrtScn - key on your keyboard.
  7. Open the Paint program (go to Start menu, All Programs, Accessories, then Paint)
  8. Paste the screen shot into a new document in Paint. (Right click and then paste or use the shortcut Control-V).
  9. Use the cropping tool to crop the portion you wish to keep.
  10. Right click on image and choose crop.  Save cropped image.   

 

Wordle Tips

  • Word size is determined by the number of times the word is used.
  • To connect words within phrases, use the following format:  Teaching~and~Learning.
  • It’s a good idea to save your words and phrases to a Word document, in case you need to start over.
  • When the format is the way you want it, use “Re-layout with current settings” or “Recolor” to make small changes.

 

Classroom Ideas

Thirty-Eight Interesting Ways to use Wordle in the Classroom

What is the title of this history essay? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (2)

kim needham said

at 7:26 pm on Nov 12, 2009

Just made my first 'Wordle'. I think the kids will LOVE this (teachers too!!!)

Donna Anderson said

at 5:41 pm on Mar 12, 2011

The Super Book of Tools is Amazing! Why reinvent the wheel? This book has been assembled by a group of experts who have already done all the leg work for educators. I already use voicethread, kerpoof, storybird and thinkquest. After reading through this book I gained a real insight into some basic understandings about using technology in classrooms and found many new programs to play with and see if they are suitable for my Grade 2 students. Donna Anderson

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