Articles Archive for February 2011
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In some cases, talking more saves you time! In areas where it’s necessary to type and/or write (ex: grading student papers), you can get the same job done in less time if you switch to voice recordings.
Luckily, it’s simple and free to send voicemails over the internet, and record your voice without using any software. All you need is Vocaroo.
Vocaroo makes recording your voice simple. To use Vocaroo you don’t need to download any software, pay any fees, or even sign up for anything.
Vocaroo gives you the option to download …
Check out the articles below. They’re what caught my eyes recently.
Three trends to shape the future of teaching
Incorporating Skype into the classroom
Online learning = cheaper + better?
Educators use social media to communicate
Legal challenges of dealing with cyberbullying
Here we are, already coming up on the 3rd month of 2011…
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2 Min EdTech Talk »
Did you know there’s a free webtool out there that just may turn your students into cartoon artists? Read on to learn more about this lesser known webtool….
Welcome to another episode of SimpleK12′s 2 Minute EdTech Talk, where educators integrate technology – in just two minutes! The goal? To share, to collaborate, and most of all – to help and encourage teachers to try new forms of technology in their own classrooms.
Last time, Abbe Waldron talked about all the different ways her school uses wikis.
This episode of 2 Minute EdTech …
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Do you need a free tool to convert file formats or download videos from the internet? Look no further. Zamzar is the tool for you
If you’re having trouble viewing files or you need to download a file but need it in a different format, then you need Zamzar. With Zamzar you can convert files to a variety of image, doc., music, video and E-book file formats.
To use Zamzar simply upload the file(s) to Zamzar that you wish to convert (100mb or less). Next, choose (from their drop down list) the …
Please check out some of the things I’ve been reading lately:
Ways one educator is using iPads in the classroom
Better spelling through texting?
Can gym be taught online?
How technology is changing how students learn
The pros and cons of 1:1 laptop programs
So, come on now… jump right in and let me know how these articles grab you.
Education, Social Media »
Social media? Check.
EdCamps, TeachMeets, and the like? Check.
Yes, I know… you get it!
You use social media, webinars, conferences, and other tools and events to stay in touch with colleagues and to learn.
All of these things help you build your own personal learning network (PLN).
You’ve become a social learner! You don’t have to have a classroom or an organized curriculum… you go to your PLN more often than not when you want to learn something.
But, here’s the rub… at least as it applies to education and educators:
Only a teeny …