This site is no longer in use, please go to http://www.vita-learn.org/ for the latest information on training's throughout Vermont.
World Wide Web
This blog was created to accompany a presentation on blogging given to VT educators as part of a VTCite Summer Institute on 21st Century Classrooms. The purpose of this blog is to provide ideas and suggestions for how to effectively use blogs in education. It was created collaboratively by a social studies teacher, a science teacher and a technology integration specialist.
Popfly can be used to make mashups in student projects. Students can combine visuals from several sources into one single visual. For example photos can be combined with Virtual Earth to create global nature journals.
QuizStar is an online site where teachers can create quizzes and organize the results. Teachers sign up their classes and students obtain passwords. There are tools for managing results.
If you want to use Second Life as an avenue to collaborate with other educators, this site will help you get started. You will find resources, tutorials, and folks to contact.
You'll find some nice educational handouts here:
* Blogger in the Classroom
* Google Docs & Spreadsheets in the Classroom
* Google Earth in the Classroom
* Google Search in the Classroom
* Picasa in the Classroom
* SketchUp in the Classroom
* "Google Search" (Chris Walsh)
* "The Google Universe" (Chris Walsh)
* "Build Your School Media Empire" (Chris Walsh)
* "Learning Everywhere, All the Time" Links (Chris Walsh)
There is also a Blog going on 24/7 discussing different ways to use technology to prepare 21st century students.