Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mark Prensky at the 2007 Handheld Learning Conference


Handheld Learning Conference
October 24, 2007

Cool Tool of the Week

Zamzar.com
If you are looking for a way to pull videos from sites like Youtube, or simply convert movie files you may have into a format you can use, check out Zamzar.com. Zamzar allows you to paste the URL from the video you would like, then sends you an e-mail to let you know the conversion is complete. You can then download the video for use in Powerpoint or other programs. For those of you who have found videos on Youtube that apply to your content, but are concerned about other content on Youtube, this product is for you!

Cyberbullying Video
Check out this video on Cyberbullying from Digizen.org, a UK organization. The film features music by Ben Folds, and illustrates the multidude of forms cyberbullying can take. They also have a teacher guide if you are interested in using it with your students.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Tool-Gliffy.com

At the MEMO conference last week, Dr. Burke heard Wendy Wolfe discuss some new Web 2.0 tools. She has examples at: 105.wikispaces.com/memo.

Below is an example of a graphic organizer I created today with Gliffy.com, a "new to me" Web 2.0 Tool. What sets Gliffy apart from a program like Inspiration is:
  • It's Free
  • It is easy to share maps
  • It's really a Wiki! So you can collaborate with others and see the history of changes.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Dr. McLeod




Dr. Scott McLeod makes a point during his presentation to Edina Staff in August.


Many Edina staff have integrated Web 2.0 tools in their teaching this fall.






Here Dr. McLeod leads the 21st Century Skills CoP in the "Shock and Awe" activity.