Saturday, August 23, 2008

A New Challenge

Ready to embark a new adventure to become a more effective teacher? Go to the the provided pbwiki site to get a reward by joining Back-to-school Challenge:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Are you ready for a challenge?

My students know that I love challenge them with the Extra Effort assignments. They feel in the beginning overwhelmed but in the end rewarded as they gain the knowledge and experience during the process of tackling the High Achievers tasks and assignments. I love challenges myself. This time I accepted the challenge to participate and invite my students to become part of this International project "Interactive Whiteboard Challenge" announced on wikispaces. Please read and decide if you are up to the challenge:

Friday, August 15, 2008

Creative Commons: Important to Know!

Creative Commons designed a new video that "pays tribute to the people around the world using CC licenses to build a better, more vibrant creative culture." View it an visit the site to learn more about attributions, copyright, etc.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

WiZiQ Public Session tonight

The day has come. I am doing my WiZiQ presentation "Exploding Education's Limits: Unlocking Learning with Web 2.0" tonight, at 7:00PM. I am incorporating different Web 2.0 tools to make the presentation engaging. Here is one of them, Wordle:


I hope it will help me to warm up the audience for the discussion of Web 2.0 technologies and what they does to education! Come, join and participate!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Let's see where we are!

I love the Web 2.0 tools . They allow people to connect and collaborate in many different ways! Here is a Frapper Map. Please add your name and the place you live to start communicating!

Meeting New Friends!

I was participating in the WiZiQ session today "An Introduction to Moodle" with Alexandro Colorado. Nellie Deutsch was facilitating the session. There were problems in the connection, projecting the PPT slides, uploading videos, etc. Nellie kept the session going by guiding Alexandro and motivating the participants to ask and answer questiong. Sshe invited me and others to visit her site Blended Learning and Instruction at Ning. I did and joined this group! Exciting. Tat's what Web 2.0 is all about -- connecting like-minded people and creating spaces for collaboration. Visit these sites and join the groups you are most interested in.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Online Communities and Networks

New Internet is known as the platform for collective intelligence, the space for creating connections with like-minded people, collaborate with different professional and similar interests' groups. It is also called a PLE - Personal Learning Environment - the setting in which a person sets his or her personal goals, manages content and processes of what he or she wants to learn or to collaborate and communicate with. I myself have become a member of a number of professional groups via social networks like Ning, Diigo, Plurk, EdTechTalk, Wikispaces, Moodlerooms, Pbwiki,WiZiQ, etc. I have learned so many educators who are constructivists by the nature of the current Internet, they are progressivists, digital advocates, forward-thinkers! I will share my impressinos about them in my future blogs. Today I would like to advertise
Ben Hazzard. He is kown in the virtual teachers' world for his publications and podcasts about web 2.0 and Smart technologies,.Now he is about to launch a site for teachers and with teachers -- Learning, Together -- "to collect artifacts of his projects, thinking, and journey through thought and as well as life." Very inspriring. Watch for it -- the date of launching is Friday, Aug. 15th, 2008. Good Luck, Ben!

Back to School

I was plurking in the morning today and found the site that one of the plurkers, Stacey Kaase, shared with us. Back to school: First Day Checklist.Get ready to spend some time browsing through the site and jot down ideas and tips on how effectively to start a new school year and prepare teaching-learning materials to make this upcoming year exciting and engaging! Get insprired!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Have you heard about

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My Blog with OdioGo

I am happy to inform you about my brand new podcast that became possible with Odiogo. Please go to my Odiogo Page and click Subscribe so you can listen to my blog's content on the go on your iPod or MP3 player. You will probably love this!

Great thanks to Mr.Staut's blog where I found this tool.