Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The California Academy of Sciences has the cutest iPhone app where you can observe penguins in their habitat. You can also stream is on the web here. I've known about this for a while, but forgot until now, and thought I'd share. I remember the streaming of the eagles being born was very cool a couple of years ago and this is equally neat
Sunday, January 22, 2012
This year, I began a new project that many teachers have been afraid to bring into their classroom: blogging. I have learned from my experiences implementing blogging as an instructional tool and would love to share with you!
First, I set up my class blog on http://kidblog.org/. You just click on Create a Class, then make your account and you're ready. I added my students to the Users page with their own login names and passwords that correspond with their district IDs.
Then, I wrote the Blog Rules and published them for students to review and went over them as a class.
There are rules in life for everything, including blogging!
5. Have fun and share your ideas!
I made a Frequently Asked Questions page and went over it with the kids.