Thursday, December 20, 2007

Great Article - Web 2.0: Top ten buzzwords

This article identifies the following as the top 10 buzz words for Web 2.0:

Top 10 buzzwords
1. Ajax
2. Avatar
3. Dynamic and static
4. Mash-up
5. Microblogging
6. RSS
7. Social bookmarking
8. Social networking
9. Wiki
10. Wikinomics

It gives a definition of each buzzword and example sites :-)- this is a must read article!

http://searchcrm.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid11_gci1274262,00.html

Monday, December 10, 2007

SmartBoard Overview Professional Development Course

Workshop Description: Intensive exploration of Smartboard use, including differentiated training in Smartboard use, sites for every grade and content area, management issues & troubleshooting. Participants in this course will design a simple lesson of their choice to develop for use in there classroom with the Smartboard. 6 Hour Class


These are a variety of the resources and websites we used in the workshop compiled for your convenience.



SmartBoard SMART Resources:
Types of Interactive White Boards:



Training Materials (Printable PDF & 2 Minute Video): http://smarttech.com/trainingcenter/material.asp




Evaluation Version for Synchronized Eyes and Bright Ideas Software: http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Support/Downloads/default.htm




Activities for use with Smartboard by Curriculum. Search by curriculum standards, subject and grade or all: http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/


Smart Newsletter - EDCompass Newsletter which highlight best practices - Download latest issue or subscribe: http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/News+and+research/EdCompass/Current+issue.htm?WT.mc_id=EdHP_EdCompCurrent




SMART customers can download at no cost a variety of educational software for use on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. These include Finale for music, Speller Software for elementary and beginner readers, and Number Cruncher Software for elementary education.



Become a SMART Exemplary Educator



Application for SMART Exemplary Educator:



SMARTer Kids Foundation - Research Grant: http://www.smarterkids.org/research/details.asp Next due date is January 1st








Beginner Teacher SMartBoard Resources:

Using Electronic Whiteboards in Your Classroom: Benefits
http://www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WIT/SmartBoard/benefits.htm


Monroe BOCES SMARTBoard Wiki
http://wiki.monroe.edu/index.php?title=SMART_Board%2C_Introduction_to


Kenton County School SMART Teacher Resources Center
http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/smartboardindex.htm

Using Electronic Whiteboards in Your Classroom: Profiles, ideas, lesson plans and web sites http://www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WIT/SmartBoard/specificapps.htm


http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/SMARTBoardinfo.pdf - Document

Smart Tips
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/archive.htm





Interactive WhiteBoard Resources:


http://www.virtual-whiteboard.co.uk/home.asp - Virtual Whiteboard for Multiple Users

http://pine.ucc.nau.edu/gab38/etc547/Whiteboards.htm - WebQuest for Learning to use an Interactive Whiteboard

http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/smartboard.htm Lee Summit School of Interactive Whiteboard Resources

http://community.teqsmart.org/news.php Tequipment Educator Resource Center

http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/smartscience.htm - Using the SMARTBoard to Support Science

http://www.eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/ - Engaging Learners
the SMARTboard Way


http://teach.fcps.net/trt27/science.htm - Smartboard Science Lessons

http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/smartboard.htm - Lee's Summit R-7 School District SMARTBoard Resource Center

SmartBoard Writing Spark
http://www.thewritingsite.org/resources/technology/smartboard.asp

Smart Board Use Spectrum
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/spectrum.htm


SMARTBoard Videos on YouTube.com:

http://karenbrooksucboces.blogspot.com/2007/10/smart-board-videos.html - Compiled


Templates to Get you Started:

http://www.center.k12.mo.us/Edtech/SB/templates.htm
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed%2BResource/Lesson%2Bactivities/

Other Interactive Resources Used in the Training:
http://puritansguidetosecondlife.blogspot.com/2007/06/gaming-and-learning.html - PG-SL
http://www.eduplace.com/tales/ - Wacky Web Tales
http://www.eduplace.com/fakeout/ - Fake Out Word Game
http://www.weewebbies.com/htmls/web42900.htm - Letter Sounds
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/games/play.php?contentId=1208 - Letter Sounds
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/index.htm - Interactive Reading
http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/games/tina2/tina2.html - Tina's World & Listening
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/clusters/blender/index.shtml - WordBlender
http://www.kinderplanet.com/alphlett.htm - Kinderplanet
http://www.school-house-rock.com/Adj.html School House Rock Adjective Song
http://education.jlab.org/reading/water_cycle.html Weather Cycle Close Activity
http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk/interactive/water.asp The Interactive Water Cycle
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/droplet.html - Droplet and the Watercycle
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/earth/groundwater/watercycle.htm - The Water Cycle Quiz, Word Search and Poem
http://www.athena.bham.org.uk/TRScience.htm - Interactive Water Cycle for the WhiteBoard
View Earth from a Satellite http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/satellite.html
Nite Sky: http://wikiski.org/
Common English errors http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html#errors
Stop Light Timer http://www.centraltoastmasters.org/timer.html
Day By Day - http://classroom.jc-schools.net/mm/
Surf Savvy - http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/surf/
71 OPTICAL Illusions http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/
Create Your Own Bingo Cards http://www.dltk-cards.com/bingo/bingo1.asp
Create Your own Books Marks http://www.dltk-cards.com/bookmarks/b1.asp
How Old Are You - http://www.myteachertools.com/old/cooltool.htm
Measurement converter http://www.convertit.com/Go/Maps/Measurement/Converter.ASP
Periodic Table of Elements http://www.convertit.com/Go/Maps/Calculators/Science/Periodic_Table.ASP
BMI Calculator http://www.convertit.com/Go/Maps/Calculators/Science/Body_Mass_Index_Calc.ASP
Virtual Fish Tank http://www.virtualfishtank.com/main.html
Translator - http://babelfish.altavista.com/
History Wired - http://www.historywired.com/index.html

Need Ideas on How to Use a SmartBoard?
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/resources/SMART%20Board.pdf
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/resources/SMART%20Board%20ideas.pdf

Troubleshooting and your SmartBoard:

http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/sb/faq.htm

Interactive Power Point Templates:
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/PPT-games/
http://teach.fcps.net/trt14/Power%20Point%20Games/power_point_games.htm
http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/TecEds/training/materials/index-PPTGameTemplates.html#PowerPoint%20Game%20Show%20Templates
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/ppttemplates.html
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/misc/winnergame022500.html

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