Thursday, September 29, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
A hard copy of the latest edition of Smithsonian’s In Your Classroom. Use “What’s Your Problem? A Look at the Environment in Your Own Backyard.” to challenge your students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I added a pathfinder to the @theCMS_lmc blog with links to websites that your students can use to search for images, music & sounds. Many of these sites are copyright-friendly or include media that is licensed under Creative Commons.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Here’s a project that was created in an 11th grade Literature class. It integrates several web 2.0 tools, including Wikispaces, Glogster & text messages. Click here to see the collaborating librarian’s explanation of how the text messages were created and imported into Glogster. If you have a student with an iphone at home, they could do this. If not, you or the student could create a similar-looking template and students could fill in the bubbles with their texts. This project may also give you an idea of how Wikispaces can be used for group projects. It appears that one wiki was created for the project, and then each team had a page of the wiki to present their research. Just thought something in this cool project might inspire someone!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
If you haven’t seen Shmoop, you should check it out. This website’s mission is “to make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age.” They just released a new Mythology section called Shmoop Snoops the Gods, where you can read the online profiles, walls, inboxes and diaries of the Gods.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Wikispaces has introduced Projects, a new way for students to collaborate on group work. Each project can be divided up into teams, each with its own page. Click here to read the announcement from Wikispaces on their blog and click here for help with Projects.