The Power of Sharing
On Thursday Oct. 30th I was interviewed on a live Webcast called Seedlings. It it now saved as a podcast and you can find it here. The last 15 min. of their show is always reserved for the Geek of the Week which is a chance to share links to really cool sites.
Here is the Geek of the Week on Del.icio.us.
So, this week’s Digital Magic will focus on what others have shared that they like:
2. Liz Davis’ 21st Century Technology Tools
A collection of tutorials on Web 2.0 technology tools such as Google Docs, Wikispaces, Ning, VoiceThread, Diigo and Delicious.
Although this was shared on Geek of the Week, here is a VoiceThread that I created for a presentation:
Notice how others have commented on my presentation using text, voice and video?
Things that make you go Hmmmmm…
How can you use Voicethread in the classroom? What benefits would there be to having students comment on presentations so that other students can see and hear the feedback? What subjects could you use this in?
Special thanks to Alice Barr, Cheryl Oakes and Bob Sprankle for having me on Seedlings hosted by EdTechTalk. They are wonderful educators that promote sharing and learning by teachers and students alike!
Photos and Bookmarks
Tagging and Storing them online!
Digital Magic was about the K12Online Conference two weeks ago, and Digital Magic featured Del.icio.us last June.
Well I’m combining those and featuring Chris Betcher‘s K12Online presentation called “I Like Delicious Things: An Introduction to Tagging and Folksonomies”.
He talks about saving and storing photos and bookmarks online, as well as the use of a really cool tool called Wordle. He focuses on ‘tagging’ which is like sorting into folders stored online.
Like all other K12Online presentations, this presentation is just 20 min. long and so it is a really quick way to get some Pro-D on using tech tools.
Also, if you are interested in storing all of your bookmarks online, so that you can access them from any computer at any time, (one of the most useful things technology has done for me), then ask our resident expert Stan to help you out. He just recently presented on del.icio.us at CUEBC. Or, go back to Digital Magic #9 to find out a whole lot more and to explore my bookmarks.
Things that make you go hmmmmm…
How can you use Wordle in the classroom? Words used most frequently show up larger. I used my Statement of Educational Philosophy to create this wordle.
Statement of Educational Philosophy
How could you use this with provided texts or student work?
is a timed internet scavenger hunt that sends users through sponsored
links and on to other websites looking for topical information.
I’m not interested in TenHunt, but what a great idea for a lesson!
Give students a de.licio.us tag on a theme with a certain number of pages in it, and have the students ‘hunt’ down information. I could also use the notes section of my delicious account to give hints or directions.
Or students could be in groups that look at one of the sites and their job is to create 3-4 interesting things that the other groups must hunt down.
Who am I?
A husband, a parent…
An educator, a student…
A thinker, a dreamer…
An agent of change.
What is this blog about?
I have been compiling an extensive de.licio.us account and I find that I need a place to put down my practical ideas that dart across my mind when I find a ‘useful’ link worthy of bookmarking.
Where else do I blog?
My ’Pair-a-Dimes for Your Thoughts’ on DavidTruss.com has a philosophical bent to it. My thoughts on education, learning and technology.
When and why did I start this? (Don’t bother with this link, just a little history of where this all started.)
My David Truss – Practic-All blog started on Bloglines, but I found wordpress to be more… practical. I just wanted a space to put down lessons, activities and strategies that didn’t seem to fit on my ‘Pair-a-dimes’ site. I hope others will find it practical too!
Feel free to Contact Me. I spend more time at my ’Pair-a-Dimes for Your Thoughts’ blog than I do here.