Thanks go out to GES and the wonderful Thanksgiving meal I was served today by parents. I was delighted to be invited to this annual event and socialize over a delicious meal with some colleagues.
Archives for November 2009
Today I’m proud to offer a guide for publishing multimedia content to your weblog. The concept was created by Bea Cantor, and then I created the chart (using an application called Omni Graffle). Then, Bea took things a step further by changing some of the boxes into links, which load short & informative videos on how to do what is in the box. You’ll find that online here.
The questions you should ask regarding publishing your content online are these:
- How big is the file?
- Is it something I want to podcast?
- Is it something I want to show (a graphic)?
- Or is it something I want to link to (PDF)?
We’re hoping this guide helps folks out!
I’m in the process of designing Promethean flipcharts for Levels 3-5 with Bea’s help. I am also running into some interesting locations online for flipcharts, and have added them to our Promethean wiki page. Included are flipcharts on word study and a Ning group that’s dedicated to Promethean resources like high school math, and K-5.
Via Twitter today I found this website on iPod Literacy. It shares for us teachers a lot of interesting ways iPods are being used in schools.
Teaching map skills to students? Want a collection of fun maps to practice with? I found this site that lists all kinds of theme park maps that are colorful and many that include legends/keys.
With a focus on twenty-first century skills like creativity, our focus on professional development this year has shifted a bit. This afternoon I’m leading a session on GarageBand, but the real “theme” is creativity. Check out this Promethean flipchart I created for the session.