Tuesday, December 29, 2009

5 minute Video Tutorials for Edublogs Basics

Here are a few video tutorials I put together for  an online PD course on integrating tech into the EFL teaching learning process.  The videos explain how to perform basic actions in Edublogs blogs, (wordpress).  As they were created using jing, they’re all under 5 mins in length. I’ll be updating with more as the course progresses.
Don’t forget that there is a very comprehensive list of tutorials in the Edublogs Getting Started section, including 5 official edublogs video tutorials here.

Signing Up for an Edublogs Blog

Get to know the Dashboard
Edit or delete default content add a new post
Editing the About page
Change your Theme
Add a New Post
Add graphics from your computer
Add graphics from the internet

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Teen Cell Safety Resources

20% of teens text inappropriate pictures or videos of themselves.
81% of teen "sexters" are under the age of 18.
July is National Cell Phone Courtesy (and safety!) Month.
We want to help you and your school educate students, teachers, and parents
about "sexting" and other dangers teens face when using their cell phones.
For an informational video and to find out more, please visit:
Cell Phone Safety


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ada Lovelace Day: Connie,Lisa,Anne,Sheryl,Ariella,Ruthy

I knew I'd have problems picking one woman even when I made the Ada Lovelace Day Pledge "I will publish a blog post on Tuesday 24th March about a woman in technology whom I admire".

So I'd like to dedicate a post to the wonderful women teachers who make up a large part of my PLN. Teachers who are, in the words of Cathy Schrock, "Digital Pioneers",

"constantly looking for new and old technologies that will support teaching
and learning in a meaningful way ... they always share their findings with

There are a few names that stand out in my mind as particularly fitting the above description. A visit to their blogs will do justice to their work more than anything I could write.

Connie Weber, Lisa Parisi , Anne Mirtschin, Sheryl A. McCoy

Of course I can't finish this post without mentioning fellow countrymates Ariella Levenberg, and Ruthy Ben Yishai

While it's officially 25th of March in my timezone, I do hope that it's still the 24th somewhere else...