Thursday, January 31, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Creative educators everywhere are putting together interesting visual representations of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. I have been using Scoop.It to quickly capture some of this content, publish and share it.
In this collection you will find The Blooming Orange, by Learning Today. This my favorite model because it presents a simplified way to think about Bloom's. Visit Learning Today to learn more and print a copy of this poster to hang in your workspace.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A few years ago I used Dipity to create this multimedia timeline, Civil Rights Hotspots. I recently recycled the timeline for use with a Common Core aligned student driven learning activity I designed, Struggle for Justice. In case you have never run across the timeline on this blog, I thought I would republish it as a stand alone.
One of the things I look for in a Web 2.0 tool is a built in embed feature that allows users to display live 3rd party content in a blog or website so visitors don't have to leave the page. Fortunately many Web 2.0 tools include an auto-generated embed code that can be copied and pasted into the html or source of a blog or website to display live content, but if a tool doesn't include that feature you can usually use an iFrame to embed the content yourself.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A few years ago I used Mystery Photos to kickoff some collaborative discussions among students participating in an online learning project I had the pleasure of facilitating, Regions of the United States. The ideas here are supported by the Common Core and worth revisiting. (CCSS SL-5, CCSS W-7)
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
"Computer science is having a
revolutionary impact on scientific research and discovery. Simply put, it is nearly impossible to do scholarly research in any scientific or engineering discipline without an ability to think computationally. The impact of computing extends far beyond science, however, affecting all aspects of our lives. To flourish in today's world, everyone needs computational thinking."
Friday, January 4, 2013
Figurative language spirals through the Common Core (CCSS) along with the seemless integration of research and technology. Why not combine the three to create figurative language posters?
ArtSkills.com is a free tool to create attractive posters . I used this tool to create my posters this time for a change of pace and appreciated the options available to ensure success.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Collect, organize, store and manage web content in flexible ways to allow for shared resources that are accessible online. Use bookmarklets for efficient one click content collection. Enjoy the social aspect as you are ultimately connected to the ideas of others.