For the last two days, I have been in St. Charles, Illinois at The Illinois Technology Conference for Educators. I've learned so much in these two short days and my "idea list" for projects to do with my students has grown with each session. One resource that I can't wait to use is fd's flickr toys (via Charlene Chausis and her session My Friend Flickr). Although inspired by flickr, these "toys" can be used with any photo you have on your computer. Classroom photos can be used to create trading cards, movie posters, magazine covers, slide shows, and more. You can also add comic book style captions and transform photos into pop art or collage! This bead art feature may not be as practical to my teaching. However, since my kids love perler beads, I couldn't resist!
My colleague, Lucy Gray, has started a teacher meme using Google Earth. Participants can answer one or both of these questions:
What has been your most memorable learning experience?
Who is the teacher that has influenced you the most and why?
Here are the details and directions. Click the view icons at the top to see who's already posted their answers. Join in and share your experiences! Here's my entry (download then open in Google Earth):
My colleague, Lucy Gray, has a wonderful blog devoted to providing helpful, interesting, and fun information about teaching and technology. Lucy teaches Middle School Computer Science at Lab, is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a contributor to the Infinite Thinking Machine. One of my favorite features of her blog is the Friday 5, where Lucy offers 5 useful links to web resources each week. I've learned so much from her!