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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 project at the same time Use collaborative technology tools where

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Using Technology to Promote YA Literature

Thanks to all my teacher librarian friends who submitted ideas for my ISTE11 poster session – it went great and everyone was impressed with all of YOUR ideas.  First of all I had an excellent location (thanks ISTE) right across from the Blogger’s Cafe.  For two hours straight I shared your fabulous ideas.  I handed

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Got books? Promoting YA literature using Technology

Reach your teen audience with creative ways that promote reading and Young Adult literature using free or open-source technology tools. 1.  READ Posters: Following the format of READ posters create by the American Library Association, take photos of staff members and students dressed in costumes holding a companion book.  Add the words READ and a

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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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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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Seven Habits of Highly Connected People

I ran across this post about Seven Habits of Highly Connected People on Stephen Downe’s site awhile ago and been saving it in my drafts until I had a chance to write and reflect.  I highlighted ideas from each habit to share but you should read the full article and his explanations at http://www.downes.ca/post/44261 1.

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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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Just for fun … Buzzword Bingo

I was inspired by IBM’s commercial Buzzword Bingo to make my own Buzzword Bingo card so I can play along at the next educational technology conference I go to. Make yours and have fun. You might actually pay better attention during the keynote! Thanks to Educational Jargon and Ice Breaker Buzzword Bingo for assistance with

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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 productivity tools with Web 2.0 to support curriculum integration and

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Teaching for understanding

I am encouraged once again to see the discussion in the blogosphere about making sure we use Web 2.0 tools to support learning and a new pedagogy in the classroom. Chris Lehmann writes about using the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework by Wiggins and McTighe. We need to make sure we are not doing “activities”

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It’s all about the learning

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach made an important statement about Web 2.0 tools and learning: It’s All about the Learning Teachers like tangibles. I think the reason there is so much focus on the tools, rather than how to use the tools to support learning is because when we are learning something new we want something concrete to

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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 is compiling all the tools mentioned into one master list

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Pay it forward

I spent last week as a Graduate Assistant for the Pepperdine Master’s of Arts in Educational Technology [online] program in Malibu (yes, Malibu!) California. VirtCamp is a chance for the new cadre members to meet face to face and learn the communication tools for their online year ahead. The excitement in the air was contagious

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Sharing Web 2.0 tools – wikis

I’ve been sharing some of my favorite Web 2.0 tools lately and I’ve been reflecting how my learning has changed during the past year because of these communication tools. Before I start my list I want to share about the SEOmoz Web 2.0 Awards. The site gives you the best of the best of Web

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“You learn from the company you keep”

Frank Smith writes in his book “The Book of Learning and Forgetting” that we learn from those around us and those with whom we identify ourselves with. Simply put, you learn from the company you keep. This type of learning is natural and long-term. We learn continuously and without noticeable effort. Any of us who

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