Monday, May 2, 2011

Mod 6 Blog

Blog Link

The above link is what I commented on. It's called "Think Before You Post", By Steve Katz.

This revolves around the issue of suspending a teacher in PA because she blogged negative comments about the school that she taught in and her students even though she never mentioned where she taught or any student names. I found this to be interesting because this is what we are learning about in this class, blogging as teachers and sharing ideas. We need to learn to know when we take things to far. In my opinion though, I do not think the teacher should have been fired because noone was named in this incident. But I would advise teachers to be careful before talking negativly about their school and students like that.


Podcasting is a good way for students who have trouble reading to listen to stories or listen to important information. I found a website that had a section dedicated to famous histroic speeches from George Washington, JFK, Obama, and Ronald Regan just to name a few. Below is the link to The Gettysburg address. This is a good way to integreate technology is other content areas such as social studies.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Zuckerman talks about how Twitter is heavily a Brazialian and African American space. Many topics and conversations are African American. This was found doing research. Example: mostly cookout is a African American conversation. This was never intended to be this way. The interent was made to put us all on the same level.

He thinks a problem is we need to solve global problems.

I was not a fan of this video or what he had to say. I had trouble following what he was trying to say.


This is a very awesome website for educators and students to share projects and lessons. I think teachers can use this to share lesson plans or activities/projects that they have used in the classroom. This is an easy way to share. Not only is it idea sharing, but the activity or worksheet is already completed for you. I think it's great that teachers share their work instead of hide it from each other.

It's also nice because families can use this to share their work or view their students work. They can see what their child or other children in their students class our working on. It is hard for some parents to make it into the school, so this is an easy way to share. This is also a great way to share the students work with other family members such as aunt/uncles/grandparents/family friends.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Big Huge Labs

I was able to create my own movie poster. I think this is a really unique and fun idea for students to be creative. In a previous field experience the students did something similiar. They have to create a movie poster about a book they just read. They have to choose movie stars as the main characters and promote the book as a movie. I think this is a faster, simplier, and possibly more presentable way of doing the same project. This is also a great way to intergrate both ELA and technology together.

Here is an example of a movie poster I made.

The website is called,

Creative Commons

There are many types of creative commons licensing. There are 6 of them as follows: 1. Attribute - most accommodating license 2. Attribution- Share Alike- lets other "rebuild, retweek upon work." This is "copyleft" free. Wikipedia uses this type of license. 3. Attribution- NoDerivs- Allows you to redistribute "as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you." 4. Attribution-NonCommercial- You can retweak work but you have to acknowledge the original source and be non-commercial. But, you do not have to follow the same licensing terms. 5. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike- You can remix or build upon others work, but you have to give them credit and use the same terms. 6. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs- Most restrictive license. You can't change the work, you can only download it.
photo by : imjustcreative

Friday, March 11, 2011


These are the following links that I looked at this week: TwitterVerse I was completely blown away from the 1st links blog. Her idea of using twitter for educational purposes was outstanding and something that I would have never thought of on my own. She made a twitter account for two characters, Romeo and Juliet. She had the students 'tweet' what they thought each character would say. This is a fun and modern day way to do a graphic organizer and talk about character traits and predictions. When I originally through about twitter for school, I just thought of using it for teachers to 'tweet' lesson plan ideas to eachother. It never came across to me that the students could use this for educational purposes. Twitter Guidebook This is also a VERY good resource that I will be using. It gives you everything you need to know about using twitter, especially from a teacher's perspective. This shows why and how a teacher can use twitter. This is so helpful and great.