Howie DiBlasi
Twitter account : hdiblasi
Skype account : durangowrangler
e-mail: howie@frontier.net

WORKSHOP - sites update 5-30-2009

WIKI: http://nlstt.wikispaces.com/

Participants - Worksheet - Short Versions
Day 1
21st Century Skills
Web Literacy and On-Line Safety - Researchers
Web 2.0 Tools : Communication Tools - Blogs
Tutorial Designers

21st Century Skills
MISSION STATEMENT
Serve as a catalyst to position 21st century skills at the center of US K-12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders
TWENTY FIRST CENTURY CHILDREN
Every child in America needs 21st century knowledge and skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers and leaders in the 21st century. http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/


Web Literacy and On-Line Safety
WiredSafety.org — the world's largest Internet safety and help group
WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages. We help victims of cyberabuse ranging from online fraud, cyberstalking and child safety, to hacking and malicious code attacks. More about us... http://www.wiredsafety.org/

Flash Video on Evaluation Of Web Sites
http://www.wiredsafety.org/wiredlearning/Evaluation/evalcriteria/index.htm#slide=1

WiredSafety- other information on Evaluation:
http://www.wiredsafety.org/wiredlearning/Evaluation/index.html

Check these sites to verify spoofs, hoaxes, urban legends or myths you may have read about:
• Looks Too Good To Be True
http://www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com/
About.com Urban Legends
CDC Health Hoaxes & Rumors
Hoaxbusters
Vmyths
Snopes.com
Is this TRUTH or TRASH:
· Feline Reactions to Bearded Men
Even the web address indicates the status of this piece of scientific research. Check their Classics and Whatnot page for lots of other improbable science.



Blogs Lets practice a post: http://mytooltest.blogspot.com/

Student Created Blog Policies [[http://budtheteacher.com/wiki/index.php?title

Student_Created_Blog_Policies]] =

Determining The Top Education Blogs

http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/2009/01/13/determining-the-top-education-blogs/

So, thanks to Postrank, here are the top 50 education blogs based on engagement over the last 30 days:
Rank
Blog Name
LINK
Feed
Engagement Score
1
Joanne Jacobs
LINK
RSS
19931
2
Panda’s Thumb
LINK
RSS
19479
3
BlogHighEd
LINK
RSS
10900
4
High Techpectations
LINK
RSS
10647
5
Ewan McIntosh’s Edu.Blogs.Com
LINK
RSS
7578
6
Moving At The Speed of Creativity
LINK
RSS
5399
7
Around The Corner
LINK
RSS
5396
8
Dangerously Irrelevant
LINK
RSS
4756
9
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day
LINK
RSS
4693
10
CogDogBlog
LINK
RSS
4220
20
The Cool Cat Teacher Blog
LINK
RSS
3128
21
The Blue Skunk Blog
LINK
RSS
3095
22
OLD Daily from Stephen Downes
LINK
RSS
3081
23
Ideas And Thoughts
LINK
RSS
2974
24
The Fischbowl
LINK
RSS
2945
25
Free Technology For Teachers
LINK
RSS
2236
27
The Reading Workshop
LINK
RSS
1884
28
Infocult: Information, Culture, Policy, Education
LINK
RSS
1873
31
21st Century Learning
LINK
RSS
1609
32
O’Donnell Web
LINK
RSS
1608
33
The Thinking Stick
LINK
RSS
1555
45
The Power Of Educational Technology
LINK
RSS
1048
46
Creating Lifelong Learners
LINK
RSS
966
47
Generation Yes Blog
LINK
RSS
899
48
Teach42
LINK
RSS
854
49
21 Apples
LINK
RSS
853
50
History Is Elementary
LINK
RSS
835

**Bloglines** - Aggregator of choice. Ability to connect people together.See what people like Will Richardson and Bernie Dodge are reading, which really sets Bloglines apart. http://www.bloglines.com/

.Google Reader – RSS aggregator. www.**google**.com/**reader**

Blogs: The versatility of blogs is what makes them so valuable. Blogs provide opportunities to reach out to a range of community stakeholders including administrators, other teachers and students, parents, and the community at large. Blogs have the power to give kids an authentic audience and It gives students a voice. https://www.blogger.com/start
WorkShop Blog : Introduce Yourself To The Web http://mytooltest.blogspot.com/

Kinder Blog: http://turnerkindergarten.blogspot.com/

Edublogs.TV, http://www.edublogs.tv/index.php the newest tool from the Edublogs, the best educational blogging tool in the world. Edublogs.TV is a “video-hosting site dedicated to education.” You can upload videos, such as educationally useful ones from YouTube, and then Edublogs.


Researchers Google - http://www.google.com

Google News - http://news.google.com

Google reader - http://www.google.com/reader

Custom Search Engine Creator - http://www.google.com/coop/cse/

Mrs. Gray's Research Sites for Kids - http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=009322589025648193163%3Axvlyfpfjkv0 (Try these queries: global warming, pollution)

NoodleTools - http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html

NoodleQuest - http://www.noodletools.com/noodlequest/

Think Together
Think.com is now part of ThinkQuest. A learning platform where teachers and students create learning projects, participate in a website competition, and browse a library of student projects. http://www.thinkquest.org/en/

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Tutorial Designers Abbott and Costello - Math - Explain this math problem:
[[www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WMi5TUJDso]]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WMi5TUJDso

Math Demos:
http://mathdemos.gcsu.edu/mathdemos/cycloid-demo/index.html

Eric Marcos - proportions - http://www.mathtrain.tv

Jing - http://www.jingproject.com
Scratch Tutorialsexternal image C:%5CUsers%5CDR.D%5CAppData%5CLocal%5CTemp%5Cmsohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_image002.gif .... Designed specifically for youth, it allows them to create their own stories, animations, games, music and art. At the same time, they apply math concepts, design, problem solve and collaborate. To learn more about Scratch or download the program yourself, go to <scratch.mit.edu>.

One of our writing standards is to explain how to do something. We had so much fun with the Scratch program that we decided to make computer tutorials so others could learn the basics, too. Click on a link to see what you can do with Scratch!

**Scratch - Making Buttons** Video created Aurelio D. and Gavin B.
**Scratch - Making Backgrounds**
Video created by Grace H. and Natalie W.

iLearn Technology An edublog about integrating technology into the classroom

http://ilearntechnology.com/?cat=191
Simple Science is a collection of informative science music videos for use in the elementary classroom. The videos can be used to reinforce science learning objective and science concepts. The videos can be watched from the website for free or purchased on DVD. Simple Science video topics include: adapting, micro organisms, forces, changes, dissolving, how we see, changing circuits, keeping healthy, life cycles (flowers), gasses, water cycle, sun, earth, moon, changing sounds, moving and growing, habitats, keeping warm, solids vs. liquids, plants, friction, teeth, circuits and conductors, materials, rocks and soil, magnets and springs, light and shadows, air, atoms, DNA, Earth, electricity, insects, and magnetism. .
How to integrate Simple Science : For introducing or reinforcing science concepts. The songs and videos break down science concepts so they are easy to understand. Use Simple Science with a projector for whole class instruction or set up a science center on classroom computers where students can stop by and watch the videos.
Videos on Technology In Plain English
Find out more http://www.commoncraft.com/



Day 2
Official Scribes
Web 2.0 Tools : Communication Tools - - Google
Web 2.0 Tools : Communication -Collaboration Coordinators - Projects
Web 2.0 Tools : Communication Tools - Podcasts
Professional Development

Day 2
Official Scribes
Google Docs - http://docs.google.com
Google Docs for class notes, group projects - http://www.ericmacknight.com/wordpress/?p=67
Darren Kuropatwa - Scribe of the Day - Scribe Post Hall of Fame Wiki
The Life of Shakespeare - http://web.mac.com/jhoist/iWeb/Site/Course%20Work/449ECE72-CF98-476F-83D6-83A7189481EB.html

**Google Docs and Spreadsheets** - Google’s Docs and Spreadsheets ..it’s collaborative. While editing a document, you can invite other people to work on it with you. Windows or Mac, Firefox or Explorer, https://www.google.com/ ( SIX words to define my life…Listen for LOGIN Directions and passwords


Web 2.0 Tools : Communication Tools - - Google
Google
Cool things to do in Google Maps:

50 Things to do with Google Maps Mashups

**See 50 MORE Things to do with Google Maps Mashups!**)

Back for an encore are two posts which generated a huge amount of interest in 2006. I put together two posts which listed 25 things you can do with Google Maps mashups.
Absoutely AMAZING: http://earth.google.com/plugin/tours/#flight1549

http://earth.google.com/plugin/tours/

After you've seen them all, learn how to record your own tours in Google Earth 5.0!

Try this
http://www.gearthhacks.com/ten-things-with-Google-Earth/5.php

GOOGLE EARTH
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* New features in version 4.3

Google Sky http://www.google.com/sky/ To help you explore the far reaches of our universe, we have teamed up with astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world to bring you a new view of the sky. Using Google Maps this tool provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Google Mars http://www.google.com/mars/ We've included three different types of data in Google Mars:
Elevation - A shaded relief map, generated with data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) on NASA's spacecraft. Visible - A mosaic of images taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera. Basically, this is what your eyes would see if you were in orbit around Mars. Infrared - A mosaic of infrared images taken by the Thermal Emission Imaging System
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Google Earth - When the latest version was released, I was able to embed video into tours, look at the sky, and play flight simulator. Still provides goosebumps to students when they see familiar places from overhead. http://earth.google.com/

Google Workshops For Educators

http://sites.google.com/site/cuegli/events/pomona/projects



Proof of Concept Projects
Most of GLI will be about merely exposing you to exciting ways Google tools can be used in education. When you leave, we hope you will run with some of these ideas and implement them in your classroom—or in your role as a professional developer. Several of the activities you will participate in today will be interactive, but one in particular will require you to learn-by-doing as you create something new: the proof-of-concept project.
In the last day of GLI, you will be able to put into practice something you've learned. You will choose a tool (or tools) that you're interested in and then work with a partner (or two) to create a project that illustrates how the tool might be used for a specific educational purpose.

Welcome to Google for Educators

At Google, we support teachers in their efforts to empower students and expand the frontiers of human knowledge. That’s why we’ve assembled the information and tools you’ll find on this site. Learn more about Google for Educators. http://www.google.com/educators/index.html


Web 2.0 Tools : Communication -Collaboration - Projects

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS:
Skype - http://www.skype.com
Peyton Teaching with UStream - http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/364482
Arapahoe High School - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ahsawnm
World Summit Blog - http://web.mac.com/koceclassroom/iWeb/WorldSummit/Blog/Blog.html
DPS 109 - http://dps109.wikispaces.com/Skype
Celeste's Story
ePals - http://www.epals.com/


Brand New To ePals Tips for Starting ePals Our ePals Friend from Arlington Choosing a project Travel Buddy Exchange e-Pals

Travel Buddy Exchange

• Sat, 01:10 — sandim1

• I would love to set up a "travel buddy" project for 1st or 2nd grade level students in my school. Years ago, I had done this via snail mail and would like to update it using ePals email.

• Basically, 2 classes (one from each school-preferably far away) would exchange a small doll or stuffed animal and send it to the other school along with a blank journal notebook. The receiving school would send the doll and journal home with a different student each night and the family would write down what "the doll" had seen or done that day.

Your group will be assigned a topic-research it and select a spokesperson to present the material

Discover the world—and expand yours! On Geography Central
Human Rights - ePals Student Voices are Heard
ePals Projects for Classroom Collaboration: People and Culture
ePals Projects for Classroom Collaboration: Global Warming
ePals Projects for Classroom Collaboration: Habitats
ePals Projects for Classroom Collaboration: Maps
ePals Projects for Classroom Collaboration: Natural Disasters
ePals Projects for Classroom Collaboration: Water
ePals Projects for Classroom Collaboration: Weather
ePals Search For Classrooms Available Now
ePals Search For Projects for Classroom Collaboration
ePals Teacher Forums and Projects Forums
What specific features are a part of ePals?

Demo - CILC Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC):CILC provides consulting services and develops tools and resources to improve learning through Video Conferencing and Collaboration http://www.cilc.org/

Collaboration Generation: Teaching and Learning for a New Age-Edutopia

Articles

Videos




· Web 2.0 Tools : Communication Tools - Podcasts
· Podcasting
PODCASTING and AUDIO EDITING

Why Podcast ?
Allows students and teachers to publish to a global community ..with global content
Distribute information
Share performances
Improve verbal skills
Oral presentation
Skill development
Address Multiple intelligence
Adjust to various learner skills
All learners can be successful
Ideas -Podcasting
• Writing
• Poetry
• Scientific experiments
• Social Studies reports
• Interviews
• Foreign Language
• Public Speaking
• Lecture and Notes
• Tell me about your first….
– Day at school
– Love
Travel Guide
• My Town
• Science Experiments
• Writers workshop
• Lectures
• Student dramatizations
• News Broadcasts
• Meetings
• Beginners guide
• School Concerts
Demo - Audacity with Podcasting - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Demo - Listen to a sample PODCAST from WGBH …CLCIK HERE [[:http:/www.toolsfortheclassroom.com/Marshall Jr. and Louise_short.mp3|:http://www.toolsfortheclassroom.com/Marshall%20Jr.%20and%20Louise_short.mp3]]
Demo Record a sample PODCAST – Script here – demo Podship Huskerprize – NEE 6 participants
Edit a Podcast and add music:
Audio Grabber http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/ a secondary Audio Editor
MUSIC
Free Play Music www.freeplaymusic.com - Download 2 songs
Demo - Jamendo Free Music http://www.jamendo.com/en/


Day 3
Web 2.0 Tools : Communication Tools - Wiki
Visual Literacy
Contributing to Society
Curriculum Reviewers
Social Connections
Additional Resources
Proof of Concept Projects