Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sites of Interest - September 23

Attended the NICE meeting tonight. Here are some of the sites that were shared with the group:

Snipurl - Create smaller URL
LinkBunch - Put multiple links into one small link which you can share
Glogster (education version) - Creat posters for the web

Saturday, September 13, 2008

How I Spent My Weekend

My school recently purchased an Ed. Voicethread subscription. Voicethreads can be private or shared. I embedded mine in this post.You can add voice or text comments to each slide.

Imagine the different ways you can use this with your students!

Go to the Voicethread site and sign up for a free account. There are tutorials and a collection of projects.

Other resources:

The Voicethread 4 Education wiki has an extensive collection of student and teacher projects.

The Voicethread for Educators ning has resources, forum discussions and groups.

How I will use voicethread? For professional development!

Monday, September 8, 2008

NECC 2009

The 30th anniversary NECC 2009 will be held in Washington, DC. on June 27—July 1, 2009

Showcase your projects and share your expertise with fellow teachers!
Presentation proposals will be accepted through October 8th.

Learn more about NECC and ISTE by visiting http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2009/about_us/

Sunday, September 7, 2008

NICE Mini-Conference 2009

Mark Your Calendar!

January 31, 2009 (Saturday)
•Townline School, Vernon Hills, IL
•Registration ($5) at 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
•Hear from our 2008 mini-grant recipients

The NICE Mini-Conference consists of 15‐18 concurrent sessions. Sessions are 45 minutes long.

We are now accepting proposals to present at the NICE Mini- Conference in January 2009. Share your expertise with other teachers. Submit your proposal today! Deadline is November 15, 2008.

Click the link below to access the online application.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Interesting Sites - On the Road in New York

I spent the summer learning new software, preparing documentation and training users on how to use Office 2007 and tablet computers. The new school year has begun!

I also took advantage of the Labor Day holiday and spent a few days out East.

Here are links to a few of the places that I visited in upstate New York.

The Corning Museum of Glass has online resources for educators. The museum has an extensive glass collection, provides glass working demonstrations and opportunities to create your own glass. (I made a flower.)

The FDR Presidential Library and Museum
website contains educational resources, digitized archival documents and copyright free photographs of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II.

Pictures from Hyde Park