Monday, January 30, 2012

Tool #3

For your Tool #3 Assignment:
  1. Visit several of the video hosting/streaming sites mentioned above. Share with your readers which sites you found most useful for your content and why.  Discovery Learning has a host of usable videos .  Be sure to download to desktop so that you won't experience trouble buffering.
  2. Using any of the video resources mentioned above, find and select two videos that may be useful resources in your classroom. Embed them in your blog. If they do not have embed capabilities, hot link them to your blog.
  3. Articulate what you learned about copyright and fair use. What was new to you? So long as I repurpose what I am using, adding my own value, it is legal to use things.
  4. Create a Dropbox account and add some files to it  How could you use this tool in your classroom?  Students could access articles, assignments and video in the dropbox.  I would need to make these read only.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tool #2

Tool #2

  • After visiting Kim Buffey's blog, I commented on how applicable her posts were to my curriculum. I also visited many sites and found most people's remarks to be mundane and a waste of time. The parts that intrigued me I wondered whether or not they were correct and factual.

  • I have often wondered if the names and posts were plants, particularly when they are endorsing a product. Likewise, are the detractors who they claim to be?

  • I definitely do NOT like posting publicly. I feel I am not an authority and not articulate. I wish the post published were really of value.

  • I joined Google Reader.

  • I try to discern if the information I am reading is legitimate. No way to verify.

  • Try student news daily for up to date news. This site includes quiz questions age appropriate for high school.  
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Tool 1 - creating a blog

    I thoroughly enjoy working on 11 tools when my best girl Terri is available to help prevent the crazies.