So, as I was off-task when I should have been lesson planning, I realized that my name is not unique. My friends say I’m pretty unique, but my name certainly isn’t. AND, since I was already off task, I figured Tumblr should know about it. Anyway, study hard!
Google/Gaggle - Google Apps are some of the most popular services for document creation and collaboration. Gaggle (for a small fee) filters Google Apps (Zoho as well) to make it an ideal choice for education. Also, Gaggle allows for filtered blogging, chatting, messaging boards, and filtered videos in You Tube, etc.
Edmodo - A wonderful free site that creates an educational environment for students that focuses on skills such as blogging and collaboration.
Glogster - A great multi-media site for creating interactive posters that can be viewed online. Plus, student accounts can be created by an educator without the need of a student email.
Voice Thread - One of the most popular web 2.0 sites around. An ideal site for creating interactive presentations/slide shows.
Myths & Legends - A free site that is wonderful for digital storytelling. All a teacher has to do is get approval from a school administrator to sign a school up for this great service.
Animoto - Create dynamic slide shows with one of the most popular slide show creators on the web.
Mixbook - A great way to create a safe and secure environment for students to create online or real books (for order).
Prezi - The evolution of presentations has arrived with this zoomable presentation creator. Also, there is an educational portal in the works.
Aviary Education - A safe, secure way that offers many services for students, such as photo editor, audio editor, and movie creator.
Diigo - An ideal site for social bookmarking that allows teachers to create student account for sharing and annotating links.
What do you think Revelation 5:6 looked like when John saw it? I don’t think it looked pretty, as it doesn’t sound pretty. It sounds kinda creepy, but it’s clearly depicting a beautiful event.
And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. - Revelation 5:6-7
Recently, I’ve also become friends with some mormon missionaries. They are really nice guys, I don’t believe many of the things which they believe, but they are pretty interesting. You can learn more about what they do here:
I found one of these once, and i thought it was the coolest thing ever. It was a much needed reminder that North Dakota has some pretty cool native wildlife too, even though there’s lots of other places who have seemingly cooler stuff, you find what you look for wherever you go. I caught it and put it in a jar to show everyone. Then I let it go, because I felt sorry for it looking so sad.
So, normally I don’t put to-do lists up here, but I’m asking this evening for you to hold me accountable. I have many things which I need to get done, and I would like them to all be done before Thursday. I keep thinking Sunday is already over. But it might as well be, as I often don’t get enough done on Sundays.
For Dr. Buttler, Jr.:
- Big Project (AKA easy blog) about technology class
For Dr. Doss:
- take home exam- lesson plan
- poster about disabilities - observation reports
For Dr. Fiorito:
- Study for the final examination (killed it)
For Dr. Buttler, sr.:
- Paper about research proposal
- research proposal poster
- 3 smaller assignments about the journal articles I read (summary, critique, comparison)
You haven’t seen the last of me. You are going down,
So if you are having your class practice a skill online, and you can’t be in class, this site allows you to take screenshots and screen recordings (with voice). You simply select the portion of the screen you wish to record, record, and save to a URL - for free! I tried it to show my mom how to look at a certain album of mine on facebook and she said it worked, as she’s not exactly facebook savvy. Leave a link for the sub, and its as if you’re with the students for the lesson plan. Win!
So, as a soon-to-be science teacher, my brain tends to make scientific patterns with the world around me, whether or not they are appropriate for the situation.
Today in class (Teaching Students with Special Needs), Dr. Doss posed the questions “What is communication?”
With meme’s on the brain, and my filters off due to lack of sleep, I laughed aloud as a new definition of communication came flooding into my brain…
And then, she posed her question again, straight at me, and not bothering to stop myself, I replied: ”Communication is like the sexual reproduction of thoughts and ideas.”
Because you see, you mix your ideas with the ideas of other individuals, and then new conglomerate ideas are born. Dr. Doss wasn’t too upset, and hey, we all got a good laugh. But REALLY, communication is like the sexual reproduction of thoughts and ideas, biologically speaking.
“[01/02/11 1:02:25 PM] Heather : let me know if there’s anything I should pick up
[01/02/11 1:02:31 PM] Tamara : well you can come whenever you would like.
[01/02/11 1:02:52 PM] Tamara : bring an extra dose of sanity in case I lose mine”—Skype. Sometimes, I realize my jokes are becoming cheesier and drier the older I get. I pity my grandchildren.