Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Moodle Precourse Survey

The following survey was created for my upcoming students as we begin our foray into a Moodle Course.
Had to take a screen shot in case my Zoomerang Survey expires.

Customizable Search Engines

Just created my first customized search engine using Google. Hopefully it will be a great resource for teachers teaching the research paper process.
Check it out

Friday, July 18, 2008

Bloom's Discussion Cube

This week in my Assessment in E-Learing class we debated the use of Bloom's Taxonomy and when students should become aware of it. I think that 6-8 grade is a great time to introduce it. There are fun ways to do it such as creating Bloom's Taxonomy Discussion Cubes. We had to break down the activities and objectives of a lesson on Studying the First Amendment: Exploring Truth in Journalism by Christine Casey.
One idea I had was for each group of students to create their own news network on Ustream, but each network would have to decide upon its own "spin" to a local news story that would be covered by all of the student created UStream News Networks. It would be interesting to evaluate how each news station reported in the same local story.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Jigsaw Assessment

This week in my Assessment in E-Learning class I participated in a Jigsaw Activity with 3 other students (including Patrick Chodkiewicz of Edu-Connectivity) regarding different types of assessment tools. While I was researching my tool, Blogger, I came across this great Teacher Tube Video:

I can't wait to use this Jigsaw activity with my own students next year when I pilot a Google Apps for Education program in my classroom.

Google Doc Jigsaw Assessment Tool