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!
Welcome to Dave’s Digital Magic #7
Here are 5 links for you to explore.
1. THE FEATURE OF THE WEEK!
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2. Create online art
Mr. Picasso Head
I shared this with Trina, ask her how she used it with her class. I also wrote about it before on this blog.
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3. For your listening pleasure
Want to send someone a song without them having to download it? Tell them it is a Beautiful Day? Or just listen to songs from your favorite artists? Or create playlists? Songza has it all… and you don’t even need to sign up if you don’t want to.
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4. More fun…
I asked my Twitter network for ideas and Gabriel in Argentina suggested Mr. Picassohead as well as these fun sites:
Create Your own Kaleidoscope
Paint like Jackson Pollock
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5. THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMMMMM…
The purpose of homework…
Is homework an effective practice?
What is it intended to accomplish for student learning?
How do you use it effectively?
How do you deal with homework that isn’t done? Is this the same as others on your team?
What feedback have you had from students? Parents?
What I’ve read recently to get me thinking about homework:
Rethinking Homework by Alfie Kohn
Homework, the tip of the iceberg by Harold Jarche
What do you think?
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Did you miss an edition of Digital Magic? Is there one you want to look back on again? Here are all the editions of Digital Magic in reverse order, (most recent first).
Have a great week!
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.