January 10, 2010

The Joy of Podcasting

Filed under: Tech Tutorials — admin @ 8:45 pm

by Isa Kretschmer

Learn about free tools to create podcasts in your classroom.

There are audio podcasts and video podcasts constantly being transferred from the web to devices everywhere without us having to do a thing.  Learn a language on your ipod at the gym, get the latest science news on your computer in the den, and stream technology tips through a web browser in the classroom. But what if you want to make your own? Fortunately you and your students can create podcasts almost as easily as you can receive them using equipment that you probably already own.

January Tech To-Do List

Filed under: January — mbrown @ 8:04 pm

by Melissa Brown
… three simple things you can do this month to save time AND  motivate your students to learn

Motivating students to get excited about learning after a long break can be quite a challenge. Here are a few things you can do this month to help your students hit the ground running this semester.



Filed under: January — mbrown @ 7:54 pm

… connect with classrooms around the world.

by Melissa Brown

Technologies such as Skype and interactive video conferencing make it easy for students to work on projects with students in other classrooms anywhere in the world. Rather than assigning a student project and limiting participation to just the students in one classroom, teachers are using the Internet to connect with other classrooms within their own school building, across districts, and even classrooms in other countries. This month, we wanted to share some of the more popular Web sites that are designed to make it easy for teachers to find other teachers who are interested in participating in collaborative projects.


Site of the Week

Filed under: January — mbrown @ 7:43 pm

This online spelling program makes teaching and learning spelling fun! Teachers can upload spelling lists and students can login and use the Test Me, Teach Me, or Play a Game features to learn their spelling words. There are 38,000 spelling words, eight spelling games, and even a real person who says each word and sentence.

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