Important/Useful links:

epals.com
CILC
kiva.org
classroom20.com
audacity.com
garageband.com
nlstt.wikispaces.com
ted.org
iTunes - stores - iTunesU
youtube.com/ucberkely

Technology Lesson Plan - The Odyssey Unit: Heroes Project

This past year, I actually completed a project on heroes with my students. When we began the unit, my students wrote a journal entry related to their thoughts about heroes. We then took that graded journal and applied it to the project. The project asked students to interview people in the Pearl River community about their thoughts and beliefs about heroes. I gave my students an interview form to help them complete this portion of the project. My students then took their interview forms and graded journals and wrote a reflective paper on the experience.

This project has great potential for technology integration. I especially like the idea of my students using a photo story to depict their and their interviewees beliefs about heroes. I also think I could use jing.com to illustrate to the students my expectations and provide brief tutorials in Microsoft Word and audio of proper interviews.