Colette Cassinelli's visionary use of information literacy and educational technology

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Student-Centered Learning Experiences

Student-Centered Learning Experiences

Student-centered learning experience I want my students to work collaboratively together on a project and get the benefits of common knowledge, process and critical thinking Use collaborative Google Apps for Education tools (Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings) where every group member can work on the […]

ISTE 2015

ISTE 2015

 Unleash the Power of Your iPad with “App Smashing” Come play and learn the power of App Smashing, the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a new and creative final task or project. We’ll put together fun combinations of […]

LibGuides & the new tools guide

LibGuides & the new tools guide

I have always been a fan of Joyce Valenza’s new tool workshop wiki.  She does a great job of organizing resources in one place that I often send students to her site to find sites for “copy friendly” images and audio or spend some time […]

AASL Best 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning

AASL Best 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning

AASL’s 25 Best Sites for Teaching and Learning was posted last Fall but I never had a chance to blog about it.  It contains links to a huge variety of resources for both teachers and librarians.  Some of my favorite tools like Jing, Prezi, and […]

How networked learning works in MS Science class

How networked learning works in MS Science class

A 7th grade student gives a tour of her personal learning environment. This project was conducted as part of dissertation research implementing the use of networked learning and construction of personal learning environments in a 7th grade life science class. Read more about this project […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Favorite Google Tools

Tech Tip Tuesday: Favorite Google Tools

For our last Tuesday Tech Tip of the year, MaryFran and I decided that we should share our Five Favorite Google Tools. Mary Fran’s Favs Five…how could we possibly narrow the number of favorite Google Tools to 5? It has been more challenging than I […]

Top Ten Tools – My Update

Top Ten Tools – My Update

I’ve participated in Jane Hart’s Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008 (http://janeknight.typepad.com/pick/2008/11/top-100-tools-for-learning-2008.html) but somehow missed the fall 2008 update. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008 View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: tools learning) Tools come and go but a few stand the test […]

Focus on learning & use tools effectively

Focus on learning & use tools effectively

Jen at @injenuity shared her concerns in a post entitled, “Web 2.0 is Not the Future of Education”. She states that early tech adopters are focusing on integrating new tools in their teaching instead of focusing on LEARNING. She writes: “Learning is the future of […]

Top Ten Tools 2008

Top Ten Tools 2008

Colette’s (updated) Top 10 Tools Gmail. I love this web based email system and the fact that I can access it from any computer. Not only do you get tons of storage but I like the way it keeps the threaded conversations together. Gmail chat […]

ITSC notes – new tools/sites

ITSC notes – new tools/sites

Tumblr – easy blogging tool that does not require email authentication. Nicenet – A simple tool for classroom teachers to set up their own threaded discussion boards. Functional – not fancy. SmugMug – photo sharing website Jajah – Low cost global phone-to-phone calls without a […]

Instructional Technology Strategies Conference (ITSC) – February 17-19, 2008

Instructional Technology Strategies Conference (ITSC) – February 17-19, 2008

Engaging Students with Authentic Technology Projects – Sun, 2/17/08, 7:30-8:30 pm Handouts located at: http://edtechvision.wikispaces.com/ITSC Embrace 21st century strategies to create an instructional learning environment that moves away from teaching isolated computer skills towards an integrated thematic approach. Come learn how you can combine everyday […]

OETC professional development cadre

OETC professional development cadre

Today I participated in the OETC professional development cadre. We spent the afternoon discovering some Web 2.0 technologies. Yes, most of these tools are online, free and can be embedded in websites – but only a handful would actually be useful in the classroom. The […]

Instructional scaffolding

Instructional scaffolding

In his article about Instructional scaffolding, Konrad Glogowski describes a educational scenario how Web 2.0 tools support learning: Let’s say that the student has chosen a specific aspect of the broader topic of social justice and is in the process of collecting information and resources. […]

Top Ten Tools

Top Ten Tools

Thanks to a comment by Larry Ferlazzo I have been checking out the various lists of top ten favorite tools that are listed on Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day. You can submit your top ten list of favorite tools (only 10???) and then Jane […]