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Please vote for my mini-grant project

I am participating in a Microgrant program sponsored by Dell and an online community, called WeAreTeachers. The 10 recipients of this grant receive $200 to promote “digital learning” in their classroom, as well as a flip video camera.  Recipients are selected through an online voting process. SO — If you have a moment, I’d really

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See ya at NECC in DC!

NECC Hands-On Workshop Using VoiceThread for Interactive Projects – [Formal Session: BYOL] Tuesday, 6/30/2009, 3:30pm–4:30pm Prepare for our session by collecting images for practice project. I selected some images from FlickrStorm (Creative Commons licensing) that you can download for our workshop or bring your own. PC or Mac users should download Audacityfor audio recording and

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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 would have guessed In the end, I decided to chose

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Blogging with my students

This term I decided to make some changes to the blogging activity that I do as part of the Digital Citizenship unit.  In the past, students chose a topic based around the theme “We must be the change we wish to see in the world”. We are continuing with the theme and students will still

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National Catholic Educational Association Conference session notes

My notes from several of the NCEA sessions I attended: To “Tech” as Jesus Did NCEA conference April 15, 2009 By Greg Dhuyvetter – http://twitter.com/GDhuyvetter Greg’s weekly blog for his school:  http://www.mdtech20.wordpress.com Our goal:  promoting gospel values and creating life-long learners.  Greg has a vision of Catholic Schools that incorporate these goals along with technology.

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Sites Examples

Last week you learned that Google Sites is a completely online-based tool that allows you to create a simple or extensive web site. With a few clicks, you can create multiple pages, embed rich content, and even allow others to add and collaborate on content.  Sites brings together all of the other great Google tools

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Annual Report II contest entry

Dan Meyer has done it again – another contest – Annual Report II.  The basic idea is to DESIGN information in four ways to represent 2008 as you experienced it. If you look at my second graph (below) you’ll understand why I missed the first Annual Report contest – I was on a self-imposed “no

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Congrats President Obama

Congratulations President Obama. Thank you for bringing us HOPE. It was inspiring to watch your inauguration today – January 20th, 2009.

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Connect Article published

I’m thrilled that Saint Mary’s Press asked me to write an article about technology in Catholic Schools for their January edition of CONNECT: A free newsletter for high school religion teacher, campus ministers and principals. In this issue of Connect, Colette Cassinelli, of Valley Catholic Middle and High School in Beaverton, Oregon, introduces some manageable

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7 things Meme

Matt Montagne tagged me for the “Seven things you don’t know about me” meme. 1.  I’m 1/2 French.  My father was born in France and is the only one of his 10 brothers and sisters who lives in the US.  My full name is Colette Marie LeChevallier – sounds like a French movie star, huh? 

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Upcoming Tech Conference presentations

Just a heads up:  I will be presenting a 3 hour hands-on workshop and several one hour sessions at the NCCE conference in Portland on February 19th & 20th Integrating Google Tools 4 Teachers ($85 extra) Morning Workshop, Friday, February 20, 2009, from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Description: Come learn how you can use

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Christmas came early this year

It was fun participating in the Second Annual EduVerse Secret Holiday Gift Exchange this year.  I had a lovely surprise waiting for me in my mailbox today from my secret Elfster, Sarah Hanawald – a copy of David Warlick’s book:  Classroom Blogging.  Sarah had David sign the book.  It reads, “Colette, For the love of

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ONE Project: FOUR Formats

In my attempt to embrace more of a constructivist method of learning in my classroom, I allowed students to construct their own career-centered research projects.  After reading about John Holland’s 6 personality traits and how matching your personality to your job results in more job satisfaction, students set out to learn more about one career

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Congratulations President-elect Obama

Dear President-elect Obama, Congratulations on your historical win tonight.  I don’t envy you.  You are taking charge of a country in turmoil.  We need your vision of hope and your belief in change right now. We need to stabilize the economy.  We need to look out for our neighbors who need basic healthcare.  We need

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Own Your Own CContent

DAY FOUR:  OWN YOUR OWN CCONTENT Head over to Creative Commons and choose the license type that you want to employ for your blog. I spend quite a bit of time teaching about Creative Commons licensing (especially with Flickr) to my students but I never place a license on this blog.  So I followed Steve’s

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