Friday, March 03, 2006

March 3 workshop links

Blogging and Beyond... Educational Technology to bridge the gap between curriculum and identity. Here are the workshop links:

Formal Webquest search site
Tree octopus... the result of an informal webquest
Free & easy blog service (Blogger)
Geography 12 course blog
An English teacher's blog
Committed Sardine blog (education)
Wikipedia... the big wiki
Amazing collection of fiction
Example of a forum (Bigfoot)
Example of a Web Portal
Example of a community (msn)
Example of a community (Bjork)
Example of a cybrary (Holocaust info)
Instant Messaging service
Peer 2 Peer information
Class project involving realtime/RSS (free) directory
Zencast - free podcasts

For public_html (web share folder) try as an example. The idea is that anything you put in your public_html folder (which most of our district techies can "enable" for you) will appear at the addres http://(your school address)/~(your username) --if you have trouble with this, email Jason Mager (techie) at the board office for help. He has done some workshops on this.

Try itunes music store to see their free podcasts and video podcasts. My Geography 12 webpage should have podcasts up as soon as I have permission forms in.

Try any of the above tools with a Google search in your currciuluar area (e.g. blog, wiki, portal, rss, podcast with science, math, elementary, language arts) -- it won't take long to find something you can use.

Thanks for attending and good luck experimenting!


Anonymous said...

I attended the seminar. I'm a bit of tech newbie and am trying to explain to our school's tech guy about the public HTML folder that you showed us. Can you add that link to the list please?


Anonymous said...

I'm still baffled by the world you described at the session. I like the idea of the blog as a way to continue the discussion beyond the class, but I will definitely wait befre trying the other tools.

Anonymous said...

I tried this public folder, too but it was not on my drive. I will talk to our tech person

thanks for the presentation,