Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Web Tools For Learners-Broken Down by Multiple Intelligence

I came across this web site via Twitter,

100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner

a collection of web tools for students, and they've broken down the tools by type of learner, as categorized by Howard Garner's Multiple Intelligences. I encourage you to check it out here and see what you might be able to use with your own students. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Connect-Collaborate-Create

I got this tip from David Kapuler's blog on using the web site, Connect-Collaborate-Create, which provides a listing of Web 2.0 tools for use in the classroom. There are tutorials, videos, and examples under each sub-heading. Thanks, David for sharing this!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

12 Ways to Use an iPod Touch in the Classroom

Here's a nice little slideshow that introduces you to using an iTouch in the classroom. I like the one about using the Voice Recorder to create original stories. Being a former Spanish teacher, I also like the last tip about pictures and descriptions in the target language. See for yourself, and be inspired!
"http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_432d8b8n2wn"

Social Media in the Classroom

There are so many ways to use Social Media in your classroom with students! This article highlights many ways you can take advantage of the web and tools like Twitter & Facebook. Definitely read through #72-85!

http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/05/100-inspiring-ways-to-use-social-media-in-the-classroom/

Veezzle

Looking for a good photo/image site? I heard about Veezzle the other day. It is FREE!
Even better, you can search for images without annoying advertisements or banners flashing on the screen. Instead of visiting multiple web sites in search of the right images for your project, just visit http://www.veezzle.com and key in your term in the search field to get started.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Storybird-Collaborative Storytelling

Looking for a way to collaborate and share your stories? Try using Storybird. "Storybirds are short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to share."


What is Storybird?

Storybird is a service that uses collaborative storytelling to connect kids and families. Two (or more) people create a Storybird in a round robin fashion by writing their own text and inserting pictures. They then have the option of sharing their Storybird privately or publicly on the network. The final product can be printed (soon), watched on screen, played with like a toy, or shared through a worldwide library.

Storybird is also a simple publishing platform for writers and artists that allows them to experiment, publish their stories, and connect with their fans.

It is free and safe for students to use. Below are some FAQ's on using Storybird:


If you are intrigued and wish to learn more, take the Storybird Tour!

Storybird Quick Tour from Storybird on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

ISTE 2010

I am very excited about attending my first ISTE conference this June in Denver, CO. I have never been to a technology conference this big, and I am overwhelmed by all the choices out there and all the ways to connect. I am hoping this blog will help me to network with others who are tech support teachers, as well as with other Spanish teachers using technology. My schedule is packed full-I think I figured out how to use the Conference Planner! Looking forward to a wonderful learning opportunity about Web 2.0 tools, and Moodle.