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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tool #3: Image Generators & Mashups

The organization of photos can be very helpful with students sharing materials. I enjoyed the fact one can place photos on a map, this would be most helpful when doing a geography activity and showing the type of dress a culture wears. The amounts of photos are amazing. For my International Investigation project the kids will be able to locate a huge amount of material and put it in the format they desire. Kids can also split up the work load like jig saw.

(The Thistle photo can be found here).

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How did I do the above?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tool #2 Building commmunity and comments

#2 teacher guiding throughout the curriculum, kids can participate and share their own personal learning network
Invite others to comment when one leaves comments one needs to respond. This process allows others to contribute our own ideas and experiences and understanding thus all can have total knowledge. This is done by sharing and building on line.

Tool #1

In setting up the blog initially it was daunting, but I realized that this was a better alternative than Facebook. I loved setting up the virtual Patty, who was definately good for my self esteem. My students say the advantage of a blog is more focused for a classroom setting, and students are not distracted with the social aspects of Facebook. Students also say it is easier to share information and email posts to a teacher. It is also easier to manage for searching and grading posts of students.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Just came back from Seabrook. We bought great fresh fish: shrimp, sardenes, salmon, snapper, flounder.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Last week I was in a car accident, riding along with my friend when a car neglected to stop at a stop sign, he rammed right into the side in which I was sitting. My head hit the side window, my jaw was dislocated( I'm glad I found it). I'm in pain my TMJ is going crazy