Live blogging from our Digital Internship Project
Here are some sites he shared. I will add links and descriptions later.
9:00 – Alec shows us some tools from a brainstorm list
- Chacha – Live online Search
- Skreemer – Music Search
- Google Sketchup –
- Remember the Milk – Remember tasks through online tasks. Idea to share assignments and reminders with students.
- Gmail accounts for students and teachers – Couros Blog – Watch the Jing Cast
- Dandelife – Lifecast – Student Biography Projects – Personal Time Lines
- Slideshare – share powerpoints – Add audio with slidecast
- Gliffy – Online Drawing Tools
- QiZiQ – Online study help. Created by 15 year old
- Dynamic Images
- FD’s Flickr Page – Motivational posters
- Let them sing it for you
- Edutopia. Great source of ideas for teachers.
9:45 – A short explanation of Creative Commons. Re-useable content, crediting
10:00 – Dean Shareski is getting us Geocaching. I have looked forward to this presentation for some time.
Dean is going to share how geocaching is applicable in a variety of ways. Technology doesn’t have to be sedentary. Anecdotes of GPS in dogs, senile grandparents, agriculture (GPS in tractors), prior to 2000 the satellites were only used for military use.
video from howstuffworks.com
video Simpsons on Google Earth
video – geocaching on UNC-TV
What is GeoCaching. Hidden Caches like a treasure hunt. Multi-cache sites, Dozens of forms of geocaching. Scratching the surface of how we can use it in the classroom.
People are starting to use GPS for all sorts of businesses and hobbies.
How to: look up on web, get coordinates, find location with a GPS
10:20 Getting Ready to go outside. Passing out devices to go over interface. Looking at geocaching.com
viewing the online map, clues and cordinates. Finding the location on Google Earth. Read the logs of other people that went looking for the cache to make sure of existence of the cache.
Fun way for students to learn coordinates, longitude, latitude. Need to learn more about mapping marked points. I will need to spend some time geocaching and thinking about classroom implementation before I get students going.
More to come. This is something I want to learn more about