Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More Teacher Blogs

Here are some more blogs to check out.
http://smathis80.blogspot.com/

http://mrkuhnslearningsite.blogspot.com/

http://4trumantigers.blogspot.com/

Several teachers have expressed concern about how to get parents and students to read their blog. A few thoughts:

1. Try to start sending an e-mail every time you blog. You could use your parent e-mail group and add a link to your blog right in the e-mail. All the parents have to do is click on that hyperlink.

2. Involve the students in blogging. Use a writer's workshop session to have authentic writing sessions where students post comments to the class blog. Then they will want to go home and post to the blog.

3. On your homepage, add your blog to the navigation bar. To do this, add a new page called "Custom Links." In the web address, you will want to copy and paste your blog address.

4. Show parents how to subscribe to your blog. This will help them to know when you have added to your blog.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

Check this site out for some great resources for video conferencing and other collaborative technologies.
www.cilc.org

Friday, October 3, 2008

Keyboarding Skills

BBC Dance Mat Typing
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

Check out how this teacher uses "Typing Camp" to help her students.
http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Music Blog

http://amymburns.musiced.net/

Check this one out for great music lessons.

Welcome

Welcome to our blog! I can't wait to share and learn from you. Please feel free to post to this blog as you find great sites. Remember though-this is a public forum. Anything you share could be seen by the public.

Here are some blogs you might want to try. I have really enjoyed them.
Google Earth Blog http://www.gearthblog.com/
Computer Tips http://tipline.blogspot.com/
K12 Online Conference http://k12onlineconference.org/
CSD's Virtual Learning Center http://csdtechpd.wordpress.com/

Here are some videos on blogging:
http://commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english
http://commoncraft.com/blogs