Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
dixie.edu -- education --resources--e-portfolio examples
- When using wordpress.com, remember your signin name needs to be simple, it becomes part of your URL address.
- Hyperlinks will embed the documents right into your blog. You only will have one post, with different pages for each artifact.
- wordpress is password protected, so not everyone will see your resume etc.
- www.candruswebquest.wordpress.com/ - this website is a step by step guide on how to create an e-portfolio on wordpress.com
- If you want to change your URL address, you will need to create a new post. That is fine, just don't use the old one. But, beware that you will need to create the post from scratch.
- You can import templates from other sites
- E-portfolio -- this is the POST, then you will adding pages
- Delete the option to leave a comment!!!
Picasa and flickr both allow you to stream in your latest photos into your blog, using one of their gadgets. Good thing to remember when I set up my classroom blog!
Photobucket.com -- you can upload quotes and have them directly on your photo, get lyrics, change backgrounds. No copyright on the music -- you can just download. You can upload your photos directly onto facebook. Can do themes of your page. Can create slideshows Online scrapbooking.
Flickr.com -- need a yahoo account. Creative commons has tons of pictures you can use for educational purposes.
Slide.com -- you can create a slide show and post it on your blog.
These are public domain, so share away!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I have set up my own account at www.delicious.com.
I am loving bookmarks! It makes life so much easier -- this way I can access all the sites I need to, even if I am not on my own personal lap top. Very functional. Very helpful.
Monday, July 12, 2010
- What is a Podcast? A mix between an iPod and a broadcast.
- Can be downloaded as audio or with video (Vodcast)
- Each time you synchronize your iPod, you can put the settings to automatically download the latest version of your Podcast
Instructions to downloading a Podcast in iTunes:
- Connect to iTunes store
- Scroll down to the bottom of the iTunes Store page
- Select 'podcast'
- 'Podcast Quick Links' is located to the right of the page. You can select audio, video, new releases, the iTunes picks, staff favorites etc.
- Subject matter for podcasts include: fitness, religious, language learning, news, financial, parenting to name just a few.
- Each podcast can last from a couple minutes to more than 1 hour, depending on what you select.
- Once you have selected a podcast, you can read about it, then listen to a snip-it before you choose to subscribe to the podcast
Educational podcasts via iTunes:
- Poem of the day
- Children's Story Time
- Science show for Kids: 5 min. audio of science questions being answered
- ESL Teacher Talk - activities, games, insights
- Teacher's Lounge: teaching challenges addressed
- Bookwink: get kids excited about reading a new book
- Sixty Second Science: entertaining thoughts and provoking science exposed
Other sites for downloading podcasts:
- teacherspodcast.org: news, views, research and resources -- fun ways to incorporate technology into the classroom
- nationalgeopraphic.com/podcast: wild animal chronicles
- sonibyte.com: audio recordings of poems of the day
- epnweb.org: The Education Podcast Network - this has it all -- teaches you how to teach with podcasts, different subjects etc.
- podcastforteachers.com: adventures in transformative learning
It really is limitless.... see what I mean about it being addicting?