Since this session was built around meeting the needs of those attending, there wasn’t a slideshow prepared for it. I am listing a few resources below that might be of interest. Some of the topics we covered were:
embedding videos into blog posts – this will engage students and parents in the learning process while offering parents the chance to better understand the concept being presented
embedding Google Earth/Maps content into blog posts – this gives the teacher easy access to a virtual tour created prior to class while making it easy to replicate for following classes and for students and parents at home; this can be used in all subjects where location can be tied in (includes math when history/background is discussed)
embedding Clustr maps and similar tracking items into widgets – gets students excited about global attention to their work
creating categories in blog – this allows the user to track down previous work in an easy to organize manner; works for staff and student blogs
embedding Google Docs/Spreadsheets/Presentations into blogs – this is great for publishing work to a global audience into class blogs and personal eportfolios for staff and students
Tutorials can be found at:
As always, feel free to contact me if you ever want to learn more one on one about any of the tools used in White Oak ISD.