יום ראשון, 16 בדצמבר 2012

CALL # 5
 
I think that from all of the three blogs that I chose to follow, edudemic is definitely the best if only because it changes constantly and always presents new ideas of how to use new technologies. This week in edudemic the blogger explains How I Use Twitter In My Classroom.
The blogger found a new way to engage his students into math. Since the students hate writing, he didn't think the Twitter solution will work, but surprisingly students do love texting!
He opened a Twitter account to the whole class where they each get a math prompt and they need to write about it and explain. In the end he lists more ways of using Twitter in math.  
 
Apparently, freetech4teachers.com is also a great site to learn from for it received the Edublog Award for Best Ed Tech Blog for the fifth time!
Byrne, the blogger, writes about the new blog that he created about Apps for school http://ipadapps4school.com/ where you can find different Apps for different purposes. I checked this site, which seems friendly and the Apps presented are pretty nice, though I don't understand how lower grade students have smartphones in this early age?
 
As for the course, I found some of the sites are good and convenient to work with while the others are not so good. For example, in the tab 'listening to sounds', the music effect libraries as GRSites and Freesound are great, have a lot of different sounds, and they all sound authentic. The sounds in http://www.flypittsburgh.com/flykids/guessSounds.htm, however, aren't open immediately on the site but you need to wait for each sound to be opened on the Media Player. It's a waste of time.
 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Unfortunately most schools don't even allow students to bring their cellphones to school so no possibilities of trying out twitter in class here in Israel eventhough, indeed, nowadays even the smallest kids have iPhones or other smartphones...

    Thank you for the feedback about the course. You might want to create a "what is the sound" game and I will put it up instead of the flypittsburgh one...:-)

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  2. I see you have added all the links this post. That is very useful

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