Tech Tools

Tools to use

People Power

People Power Building Community Without community, a classroom is just a room. Without community, a class is just a crowd. A community of learners starts with discovering each person’s talents and builds on the relationships that develop from respectful discussions…

World Webinars

Teacher Challenge 8 Today’s connected world offers us the opportunity to join with others to teach or share, listen and learn about the pedagogy, strategies, and tools that engage learners towards personal progress. Four areas online have provided me with…

Six Vocabulary Visits

It’s summer and time to visit friends. Yet, teachers often wander back into  their work to improve their strategies for the next year. I know the research on Vocabulary Instruction by Marzano— see a review and many resources here: jc.schools.net…

Image Imagination

How do I use images in my blog? Attention: Hook the reader Connect: Connect the ideas with a visual Explain: Clarify blog ideas with an image Share: Demonstrate with ideas, events, examples Humor: Create Metaphors for the muse Conclude: Summarize…

Yes, We Can Serve

Check out the writing classroom at Nespelem School. We’ve started a voicethread that other students across the country are joining. President Obama asked for a new spirit of service to our country. Our students heard that call in the Inaugural…

Tech Beginnings 1

The set up of our class wiki (http://whatelse.pbwiki.com) has begun and is ongoing. I created the project as part of PBWiki Summer Camp to promote the use of wikis in the classroom as a collaborative writing format. As a result,…

Twitter, Ning, RSS

Feel overwhelmed? Me too. Technology improves daily; there’s always something new. I needed HTML code for adding video to Ning — wouldn’t you know it? Google embed video code and there’s a site that creates it for you! http://www.freevideocoding.com/ Amazing!…