Sunday, April 25, 2010

Orientation in Second Life...

I love the presenter's accent! ;) This topic does not relate to me very well, but i know that many people are interested in "virtual life"...the author does a good job at explaining the topic and how they only have short few seconds to keep the user interested in their avatar.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Watching Sam's Edutopia video made me realize that technology has given kids a different way of learning- a way that keeps their attention more than paper, pencil, and textbooks. With technology, we are able to make the currriculum more relevant and interesting for the students. Also, unfortunately it made me realize that the "abuse" of technology can contribute to childhood obesity.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Paula White's Parallel Play or Collaboration

The background music on this video was very distracting to me! lol- I had never heard of a 'wiki' except for Wikipedia (which i use weekly!) Paula presents the various uses of wikis (collaboration between teachers or students, discussions between peers, etc.) She calls wiki's "motivating" which makes sense- students are much more motivated to work via a wiki compared to paper and pencil! "Process of shared creation"= Collaboration...great definition Paula defined!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Check out my first Voicethread pertaining to the wonderful breed of dogs, the Dogue De Bordeaux!