The Flash Card. In this age of digital literacy, the mere utterance of the words flash cards may be akin to mutiny. Clearly positioned as a stark juxtaposition, is my own recollection of the value of the infamous flash card. When I reflect back on my own education in the mid-1980’s I seem to remember a barrage of flash cards!… Read more →
Creating Screenshots can be done without any fancy screencast software. If you have Microsoft Office, you have all of the tools that you needs. This video tutorial shows you how. You do need Adobe Flash to view this tutorial. If you don’t have Flash, you can download it from Adobe for free.
Venturing into online professional communities or dabbling with your own website? If so, you have probably come across some terms and lingo that you just don’t get. Here is a quick and dirty guide to some terms in the online communication biz that you might need to recognize. Astroturfing: This is a false form of grassroots support. A group, often political,… Read more →
I have been love with my iPhone for years. I watched from the sidelines when the iPad was released, honestly, not sure what to make of it With the impending release of the new iPad2, I cannot wait to get my hands on one. Today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs made it official at a press conference in San Francisco, California…. Read more →
Welcome to Part III of the Edmodo series. Edmodo has become an active part of my classroom. This has allowed us to become a virtually paperless class. Students are able to submit all work through Edmodo to me. I can view it, score it, and provide comments and feedback. There are even features that students can use that send a… Read more →
Since I have integrated the use of Edmodo with my American Literature students, I have noticed a marked difference in the sheer volume or work that they have completed. The Edmodo site has allowed them to focus their energy and time in a manner that allows them to have a semblance of control. Typically, I have used the beginning of… Read more →
I published Part I of the Edmodo series a few weeks ago. While I have not made Part II yet, I did want to share some of the student feedback. I have just begun using Edmodo with my American Literature students. I must say that I am quite impressed. While a custom classroom website will always a staple of my… Read more →
It has been a few weeks since the implementation of Edmodo in my classroom and already I wonder how I was able to ever function without it! Part I of this series will be about joining the Edmodo community, accessing basic tools, and enrolling students. Getting Started One of the biggest headaches for teachers and students when using any online… Read more →