One year ago, I justified the purchase of an iPad to my wife by saying that the money I’d save on eTextbooks would more than pay for the device itself. Of course, while this was true, it was a misleading statistic to rationalize the procurement of the fastest selling piece of technology, ever. Not only would all my textbooks be searchable, annotatable (it’s a word!), and copy-and-paste-able, but I would get all the great apps. Continue reading
I don’t expect that if you’re reading this you’ve read anything else I’ve written. Assuming that, it would be easy to just pretend like I’ve always loved the Kinect. That, however, would be a damn dirty lie. Truth is, I really didn’t think the Kinect would go anywhere. Boy howdy was I wrong. I love it. And, there’s one game that makes the Kinect the best innovation in gaming since the analog stick…Click inside to find out more. Continue reading
Similar to my previous post on trying to wrangle social networks, I’m now struggling with how to integrate all these different, wonderful resources our students have for content generation. Three of these resources — Glogster, Symbaloo, and DiscoveryEducation — are getting some heavy airplay lately, yet they’ve primarily existed in isolation. Click inside to see just one way you can pull them all together into a meaningful activity. Continue reading
This list is a work-in-progress (some links may not work, as users can delete/remove VoiceThreads at any given time). Enjoy!
Geometry Word Problem
Student explains to his classmates the science behind fire
Journaling the hatching of a baby chick
Student uses VoiceThread to show off her drawings
3rd Graders explain the American Revolution
Web 2.0 PLC uses VoiceThread to brainstorm ideas and the future of Web 2.0
Class goes on a “Line Hunt” around their school
6th Graders use VoiceThread to demonstrate what they know about biomes, and post pictures!
Great Low Tech usage! Whiteboard w/math problem…SOLVE!
Simplest Form? – Students show mastery of 4th grade simplifying standard
Second Grade Spanish – Muzzy and Friends
Area of a Triangle
What do you know about Anne Frank? (Amy Cobb)
Ed Tech blog about Voice Thread
Gregor the Overlander Character Map
To Kill a Mockingbird – Tenth Grade
Faces of the World
What Do You Value?
Recipe for Houisin Rice
Using Voice Thread as a Writing Prompt
Clever Voice Thread about Pants
3 Little Pigs as Told by Emille
Civil War ABC’s