Monday, June 21, 2010

WCSU Technology Workshop

Two more days to Technology in the Classroom workshop. My expectation is that everyone...
  • will have a good understanding of what the Google Domains are, and how you can use them for not only managing your course materials, but  as a tool for student collaborations and communication.
  • and on day 2, I will introduce some digital storytelling and media creation applications, as well as web2.o tools.
I found this amazing YouTube video as an introduction...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Twitter in the Classroom

I've been thinking about Twitter in the Classroom for a while but watching Paul Andersen's video on using Twitter in his AP Biology Classroom has made it much clearer as to how this tool can be used effectively.
In addition, reading Cheri Toledo and Sharon Peters article Educators’ Perceptions of Uses, Constraints, and Successful Practices of Backchanneling convinced me that tools such as Twitter or Google Wave can be used to engage students in meaningful ways.