Thursday, April 19, 2007

Today's Lunch N' Learn

We are looking at Software for our Lunch and Learn today!!
Looking at the NETS Profiles for K-2 student, using developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to support learning is a key componant to a 21st technology literate student. Lyon has the opportunity to preview 6 software titles that can be used to support Reading, Math, and the Social Studies curriculums.

Look at how these titles may be best utlized in our learning environment.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Apple Learning Interchange

I have recently begun searching the Apple Learning Interchange as a resource for technology integrated ideas. This is a set of free resources for educators to find media and ideas for classroom activities produced by their peers, by Apple, and by Apple content affiliates like NASA, The Smithsonian, and the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Click the title link and see what this resource has to offer. You can search by tool, age group, curriculum, and application. If you register as a free member, you can upload your own work, share with others, bookmark your favorite projects and collaborate in an online environment. I have posted two projects (Search_Primary K-3) from Lyon in which our students are engaged in blogging during a Social Studies unit and another using iPods in the music classroom.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Logs not Blogs - Teacher2Teacher

Tumblr... Tumblr allows the user to create a log that makes it easier, faster, and more fun to post and share stuff you find or create!

Check out the my log at or click the title above in the title.

Podcasting "commercial"

I am becoming more interested in podcasting. A blog that I read by Tony Vincent - Learning in Hand - introduced his readers to this "commerical for podcasting". As Tony says on his blog "Remember, you don't need an iPod to listen to podcasts. You can listen right in your browser, iTunes, or other portable player. The video, Uncle Seth - You Don't Need an iPod, (posted on YouTube in September 2006) makes that point very clear with a catchy song."

Click on the title of this post to check this video out.