Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'm Back!!

I've taken a long hiatus from reading blogs and especially posting, commenting, etc. Seems life takes us in different directions and it isn't always planned. I was away for a good part of the summer, visiting the east coast of Canada, then getting my son off to his first university experience, and then I took the leap and finally enrolled in a university course to begin master's work! My first course is most interesting and it has me thinking in the direction of getting staff involved with technology.

I'm embarking on a paper that involves developing literature around ICT literacy and the needs for teachers to keep up with our 'digital native' generation.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Using Web 2.0 in the Math Classroom

I'm sitting in my hotel room after a busy couple of days at the ETCATA conference in Edmonton, Alberta. My presentation was on using Web 2.0 in the Math Classroom. My husband and I head back to Winnipeg tomorrow. It's been wonderful to meet and network with teachers here in Alberta.

The focus of the presentation was on using Web 2.0 tools to extend learning beyond the classroom walls. Thanks to Chris Harbeck for inspiring me to try new things with my kids and it has been such a neat experience. I can't wait to start the new school year next year - and I haven't even ended this one yet!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Power Searching With Google

Ever feel overwhelmed when using Google to search for a topic? This is a PowerPoint I put together for my students. Try a few of the tricks listed and lessen your frustration when searching!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Slideshare and Powerpoint

I am constantly on the lookout for Web 2.0 applications that my students can use. Recently my Grade 6's were given an assignment by their homeroom teacher to research a Canadian Prime Minister and put their information into a presentation. It's great to see students use an application like PowerPoint in a different way:

We used Slideshare to upload the PowerPoint and it gave us both the HTML to use in a blog as well as the URL. Cool stuff!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher

WOW! I just found a wonderful list of Web 2.0 tools for classroom teachers. Created by S. Summerford, Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher. The links are categorized for use by K-12 teachers.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


I had to chuckle when I saw this one..... I just had a conversation today about Wikipedia with my Grade 6's.

The Whole Internet Truth

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Web 2.0 in Under 5 Minutes

I was reading a post from Alan Levine today that had an embedded video that shows the evolution of Web 2.0 so well. This video was put together by Digital Ethnography @ Kansas State University.