Friday, February 6, 2009

My Head is in the Clouds - Computing in the world of Web 2.0

I am reading and learning more each day about new and exciting ways to use technology in the classroom. I am also reading and learning about what makes for a good blog and am thinking that I need to rethink this one. I have also come to the realization that I may need more than one blog as they will serve different purposes - one for training, one for dissemination of information, and one (it may stay right here) for my reflections and places for me to document my learning. All this from someone who didn't really see the purpose of having even one about a year ago! I thought, "Why would anywone want to see what I know or think?" However, I have learned so much form others, that I want to keep it going - pay it forward!

I attended TCEA for two days this past week. I am SO thankful I started on my journey (again) prior to attending. I was more open minded and had a better grasp of web 2.0 tools in the classroom than many. I walked away yesterday full of ideas and a strong belief that we can make things happen on our campus.

Here is the site I have created for my notes:

Also, I have already forgotten some of the ideas I had before I went. So, I want to document this one before I forget it. Could you use Wordle to demonstrate understanding of a topic, discussion or chapter? Such as:

1 comment:

  1. I just got an idea from our school librarian about using wordle to open a lesson so kids will have an idea of what they are learning that day.

    I think I'm going to try that and expand on that and use it to end the lesson and have my students write about the math concepts they learned for the day.

    I find that concepts errors are identified faster when students are asked to write their thinking process rather than solve the problems numerically.