Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sharing what you know:

Identity 2.0 Presentation

Powerpoint Flaws:  youtube

Death by Powerpoint
How to make a good powerpoint

Presentation Zen

About Perspective - from Prezi

A new way to present online:


Choose one of the presentation techniques and tell me the top five things you have learned in my class, and why.  Make it creative, make it interesting.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Social Media and Reviewing Yesterday's GTD

Pros and Cons of Social Media

* Communicate/Advertise/Network
* Collaborate
* Out-of-class communication with students
* Connecting with parents, students in their worlds (at some level)
* Photo sharing
* Create events, Fan pages
* No guarantee of confidentiality
* Boundaries not always understood by all (parents and students)
* Teachers sometimes don't use discretion when setting up profiles (privacy settings, etc.)
* Can be a huge time-waster unless you're able to control your involvement


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Activities for Tuesday, July 12

Catch up day:  

Class Meets from 1-2:

Revisiting your Google Calendar.  Make sure it is embedded in a new page on your blog.  Make sure you add my sister's birthday to July 18 in the "details" section.

Revisiting Evernote
- report from me on what it looked like when you shared your notes/notebooks

Educating yourself, share what you are doing:

- catch up on blogging.  take a moment to look at how other students are blogging and operating their blog.  strive for excellence.

- study the basic concepts of GTD from your online resources (and gather more) - be conversant in it - look for ways you can add it into your work.  prepare a 3 minute presentation you can give - we will start with that on Wednesday.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Assignment for 7/11/11

Assignments for 7/11/2011:

1.  Research "blogs" and "tweets" that you have been following since first building your "Personal Learning Network."  Blog about two things a day for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.  Minimum of 250 words.  

2.  A Scanning Field Trip
  • Take notes and pictures with iPhone camera
  • Scan notebook notes
3.  Download and install "Evernote".
  • Build a minimum of three notebooks in Evernote:  Evernote for Teachers, Getting Things Done, THINGS-I-LIKE.  Develop each notebook and share with me.
  • Research ideas for all three subjects and create different kinds of notes:  Audio notes, isight notes, emailed notes.  Attach files to your notes, incorporate tables, and include checkboxes.
  • At 2:45, I will ask you to present a 3-5 minute summary of what you have learned about how you can use Evernote in teaching. 
  • At 3:15, I will ask you to share your GTD work with me.