Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Chalk The Movie

Chalk
Two former teachers from Austin, Texas, have taken the concept of a fictional documentary, recently used to depict the idiosyncrasies of white-collar work in “The Office,” and adapted it for the classroom. “Chalk,” a mockumentary about discouraged educators, follows new teachers as they deal with classroom etiquette, cultural issues, and stereotypes, and delves into the reason why 50 percent of new teachers reportedly quit within their first few years.

It has gotten a lot of mixed reviews from funny and empathetic to demeaning to teachers.

You decide.

VoiceThread

VoiceThread

Create narrations to go along with your photos.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Phoney

Marketcircle: iPhoney

See what your web site will look like on an iPhone. Free download.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Photoshop action

Photoshop action to create an outer space scene :
This is cool but is only for CS2.

Podcasts: Where's the Learning?

Podcasts: Where's the Learning?

"Students develop literacy skills as they create podcasts. They become more engaged with their learning, or at least with the uniqueness of the technology itself. David Warlick provides evidence of learning at his Education Podcast Network. You will find topics in 21st century teaching and learning and subject-specific podcasts ranging from computer and information skills to dance, music, and visual arts education to mathematics, science, and second languages. There are also student and class podcasts categorized for elementary, middle, and secondary school. "

"Jim Moulton (2007) reported in his blog that seventh graders are creating "Words of Wisdom" podcasts for their school's morning announcements. They are "spending significant amounts of time reading, understanding, rereading, reflecting on, and ultimately recording the words of Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others, along with a pithy moral. They are thinking about how to modulate and pace their voices, how to read in tune with the words so as to make their recording engaging and meaningful, entertaining and instructive, popular and purposeful" (para. 5)."

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Screen Saver!

The Library Project: Screen Saver!

People of the Middle Kingdon
People of the Middle Kingdom is a screen saver made with Derrick Chang's beautiful, positive, and thought provoking photography shot in China.

The Library Project donates books and libraries to underprivileged schools and orphanages in the developing world. We believe education is the key motivator to breaking the cycle of poverty that exists in the developing world. As we see it education is change.

It is available for both PC and Mac. They do ask that you donate 10 books to their Project. Not a bad price to help children's literacy in the world.

Smart Room?

Another “It’s not the Technology, Stupid!”

Another interesting post by David Warlick.