Monday, November 29, 2010
here if you don't know how). Well (and I am getting no $ for saying this), but you can try new software (for a temp fix) or pay $7 to be able to easily snap (as you can on Windows 7) the screens in half on your Mac. It comes from PC World, so I think you can trust it.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Last year one of my AP students actually did her entire assignment on a smart phone when her power was out. I, of course, praised her, but now it is even easier to do from a phone, an ipad or if you have an Android, you can do write a document simply by speaking.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Several of my students have added themselves to my Twitter (kenhalla) feed. When I tell them that I only put up content and technology links through it, they seem somewhat saddened that I don't put up anything personal. That, is, of course, the same belief that many educators have of Twitter when I tell them how many resources I get on it. If you want to get free information quickly, I'd suggest setting up a Twitter account, watch minute video above (taken from web20classroom on Twitter), go here for suggestions on how to get a group of people to follow (I started by plugging in "education," "social studies," "history," and other items like this. You can also go to my Twitter list and look at the people I follow and follow the ones you like.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Wow, these videos are tremendous, short and informative. Learn how to make a short Google Earth tour, add video, recording options, add place marks, descriptions, embedding, etc. Thanks for the heads up from a Tweet from "web20classroom." Above is a video on how to make a Google Earth tour.
Friday, November 19, 2010
I had a student tell me today that he was so happy I had helped him with Google Docs and that not only does he use it in every class, he can't imagine how he existed without it. While this video is for Google Apps (the paid version), you can do almost everything in the video for free. For example, I have the my kids' schedules on one of my calendars, my wife's on another and mine on the last one. About the only thing you can't do for free is to e-mail or give access to every teacher in the school or district. Beyond that you can do all of this. If you are into Google Docs or the power of cloud computing this 12 minute video is well worth it. I found this at FreeTech4Teachers.com , but I find most of my Google Docs info at the blog for it and in the upper right hand site of my account where it says "New Features."
you'll go here and nominate and vote for it for an Edublog Award. It is quite an award to get and would be a nice reward for the hard work of my fellow bloggers. If you want mine, I like FreeTech4Teachers as a blog and "ShellTerrell" and "web20classroom" on Twitter.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I found the above video at Open Culture.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I am presenting at the online Global Education Conference on Tuesday November 16th at 8 AM EST. The conference has over 300 free sessions. If you are interested, I will be doing a session on using Google Docs with your students and peers. In a one hour session, you will be trained to create a create Google documents, Presentations (PowerPoints), drawings, folders and how to share them with your peers and how to easily grade your students work online. To get to the session, click here and then put "Halla" in the search engine and when you get to my link, click on the Elluminate session.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I am presenting at the online Global Education Conference on Tuesday November 16th at 8 AM EST. The conference has over 300 free sessions. If you are interested, I will be doing a session on using Google Docs with your students and peers. In a one hour session, you will be trained to create a create Google documents, Presentations (PowerPoints), drawings, folders and how to share them with your peers and how to easily grade your students work online. In a few days I will give you the Elluminate link and you can attend the session for free.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
here, all you need to do is fill in a few parameters and gives you a rubric for literally anything you need (essays, debate, play, brochure, letter and lots more).