Today I am teaching and learning at the TechConnect 2.0 conference in Sacramento. Below are links to resources from my workshop and notes I am taking while attending other sessions. Workshop – Digital Story Telling with Google Maps & Earth Notes from the Day Joe
Since we’re already halfway through March this is the time of year that we start planning for next school year. Naturally, a significant piece of planning for next year is reflecting on what we were able to accomplish since August. As I reflect on this year one of the most exciting projects my team has […]
Last week, while attending NECC09, I included a session on using primary sources from the Library of Congress on my agenda. If you’ve never used the Library of Congress website, then you’re missing out on a host of phenomenal resources to use with your students. Unfortunately, the Library of Congress website is very convoluted and […]
This afternoon at the EETT Summer Institute we’re focusing on the topic of cybersafety. To kick of the discussion Laurel showed this phenomenal student-produced documentary created by a middle school student right here in Sacramento. The video, “Girl Bullying,” won a SEVA Award from the Sacramento Educational Consortium for 7-8 Documentary. Take a moment to […]
In case you missed it, yesterday Governor Schwarzenegger launched an initiative to make California the first state in the nation to offer schools free, open-source digital textbooks for high school students. The goal is to ensure these books are available to high school math and science students this fall. Here is a link to the […]
A few weeks ago I taught an afternoon professional development seminar on using Google Earth in the Classroom. If you have ever seen my previous Google Earth presentations at CUE or another technology conference, then you are familiar with most of the material from the course (here’s a link to the resources on my wiki). […]
If the title of this post caught your eye, then you’re probably a bit of a PBS nerd like me. Remember the good old days of Bob Ross? I always thought he was a bit strange, but even from an early age I remember being mesmerized by what he could do with a little bit […]
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While recording our podcast this weekend, I learned of a handy new metasearch engine – Joongel. This site allows users to easily find images, music, and video (among many other things) by searching the top 10 websites in each area. From the image search perspective I really like how Joongel allows you to simply find […]