Today I published some of our TechTimes Live podcast archives from SY 2005-06 and SY 2006-07. Check them out!
Archives for June 2008
Last year at NECC, who knew? We were mentioned in a presentation about using technology for ELL (English Language Learners)!
I will be presenting with some help from Bea this year in San Antonio on:
- Google SketchUp
- Professional Development
- RSS and Newsfeeds
Before I go, I’ll be training our new teachers that will be covering summer school with some technology training on Thursday from 10 AM – 3 PM at GHS.
Last week I made this video; I’m posting this more as a test to try and embed Vimeo videos in my blog.
This week (Monday and Wednesday) we’re going to be offering a class on VoiceThread for teachers! I rustled up this old screencast I did to give you an idea of what’s possible with this innovative, Web 2.0 tool.
<br /><a href="http://www.vimeo.com/615400?pg=embed&sec=615400">VoiceThread</a> from <a href="http://www.vimeo.com/user300738?pg=embed&sec=615400">John Hendron</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com?pg=embed&sec=615400">Vimeo</a>.
First, a note to teachers and parents: Visit this website to learn more about the University of Arizona sponsored Mars mission and content that’s available on iTunes! Second, a note about this blog (and our teacher blogs): In 2005, Goochland became, what we understand, the first school district in the nation to require teachers to maintain a blog. In some ways this decision was controversial, but what it said to our stakeholders was this: – We are going to use technology to bridge the divide between our classrooms and your home, – We believe communication is important! Three years later, we still believe the read/write web is with us to stay, and that it will be an important component towards citizenship in the 21st century. What you are reading is now on our new blogging server. Since 2005, we have been running the same server software to support the Goochland Blogging Initiative, Mac OS X Tiger Server and Blojsom. This software could no longer support our initiative, as many may have discovered performance issues over the past 4 months. This summer we will be rolling out new editions of our teacher blogs with this functionality: * Better performance * Continued ease of use for teachers * RSS Support * Comments and Trackbacks We hope that “Blogging 2.0” is something you will support us with in SY 2008-09. We hope to continue to better communications and blaze the trail. Thanks for reading – and have a great summer! John Hendron, Webmaster