Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Library Training: #4 TeacherTube

Library Project:#3 Photostory

Steps taken: Open PhotoStory Click on Create New Upload selected pictures Pick transitions Record sound Pick music Save project as movie with extention .wmv AND PhotoStory project extention .wp3 (You may want to save the project in a safe file such as your SAN.) Uploaded to Blog

Friday, July 18, 2008

Collaborative Teaching

I was recently introduced to Nicenet's ICA (Internet Classroom Assistant). This tool could be one of the most helpful tools for teaching groups of students. Using a virtual classroom where students do not have to attend another campus training but can work on lessons from home at their own pace is so much more convenient.

Nicenet's purpose is to allow "virtually any classroom, even those with modest resources, access to powerful tools. Everything in Nicenet is offered free for public use,"

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Join my class, ARK's Classroom, by using 486C8NA87 and let me know what you think. What I'm wondering is what you see are the advantages/disadvantages to using it vs. just using a Wiki or Blog.

Monday, June 23, 2008


School's out but I am continuing to learn. My technology class at UHCL had us use Trackstar. You can use it to create a simple Pathfinder of URL's for students or to create a simple type of webquest. The Trackstar I created is designed to go with the 4th grade science curriculum on oceans. As my time allows I will be adding more to it in hopes of having a product ready to use in August with my students. Check out my link:

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Odyssey of the Mind

Over the past two years I've had the pleasure of helping Westwood Elementary establish student participation in Odyssey of the Mind. Many SBISD schools encourage their students to participate in the fun. Each year the students are given problems to be solved. Teams pick the problem they want to solve and present at competition. Although the the clips I'm sharing are not of local teams, I hope you will enjoy watching teams from around the U.S.

1. Thomas Jefferson Elementary (T-structure)

2. Westwood Elementary, Traverse City, MI (DinoStories)

3. Cole Canyon Elementary (Road Rally)

Just for FUN!

Found this site on another player's blog and tried it out. What fun I had!! My husband thinks I've gone off the deep end...heeee

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