(cross-posted at TechLearning) (note: If you’re not making a connection with my above title, then you were probably born after the 70′s and don’t have a “jaunty” little tune playing in your head right now. If you would like to check out its cultural reference, then click HERE . Fair warning: it will never leave your brain. Never.) Please forgive me as I take great pleasure (albiet, scientific fascination) in the images below: bob sprankle — bit by bit
Thursday, February 25, 2010 Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching is a book, authored by Jeff Stanford, that I've been slowly working my way through since the beginning of the year. Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching could really be described as two books in one. Because of the extensive directions provided throughout the book, even if you've never used Moodle , you can utilize the strategies described in the book. As a case in point, the second chapter of the book is 72 pages long and is dedicated to teaching teachers everything they need to know in order to create a quality online learning environment for their second language students. Chapters three through eight of Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching offer a combined fifty-five concrete examples of activities for teaching second language skills through a Moodle environment.
Fifth grade students are getting ready to read the book “ Jamestown” by Gail Garwoski . A stirring story of survival set against the backdrop of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in the New World. In 1606, King James I granted a charter to a group of London businessmen known as the Virginia Company to establish an English settlement in North America.
Evolution of the Scientific Method Science steers the future of technology. Where science goes technology follows. Science is the structuring of knowledge. It is the organization of knowledge such that knowledge can be tested, so that it is easier for new varieties of knowledge to appear, so that knowledge can be archived and restored, so that knowledge can be communicated without grave error, so that knowledge can be built upon and extended, and most importantly, science is the method whereby knowledge is structured so that it can be structured further.
I've been aware of 280Slides for some time now, but haven't really tried to use it much as I'm a very keen user of Keynote on my MAC, but this week I was looking around for ways to get video type lessons online and discovered what an incredibly easy and useful tool 280Slides is for this. Basically 280Slides is an online tool for creating presentations. It works in a very simple way and has a very intuitive interface which is very quick to understand. It has a few basic themes and layouts and you can do all the usual things like adding text, shapes and images to your presentations. The two key areas though that I like about 280Slides are: 1. Getting Video Tasks Online
Welcome to the Gates Ideas website. Look around to find information about available topics for workshops, keynote addresses, conference presentations, resources, and consulting services that I provide. I bring to the table 33 years of classroom teaching experience in public education and a passion for the meaningful use of all things technology to empower educators to find and use the right tool(s) and strategies for the job. I believe it is not about the tool itself, it’s all about getting the kids actively engaged in their learning and becoming true digital citizens. That means having the ability to locate, evaluate and understand information from the Internet, and being able to manage it and create meaning from it. I want to instill a sense of awareness, purpose and urgency with our teachers and students. Gates Ideas