Friday, January 23, 2009

Playing with Voice Thread

I have played with voicethread before but today am exploring it from a curricular context. At the Learning Connections champions conference today we are exploring audio file creation through podcasting and the use of the web based tool Voice Threads. The educational package looks interesting and if Bessie can be convinced to not block it, has excellent potential. How cool would this be if we borrowed the ideas from Wordia and created our own video dictionaries in VoiceThread? A safe educational environment using Web 2.0 technology? Go figure!!!

Here is my latest kick at the can.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dangerously Irrelevant

Scott McLeod has identified a TL in Bombay as being awesome....she blogs and here are some of her cool links.
For Photo manipulation



LII Canadian Resources:

Canadian History

400th Anniversary of Champlain's Arrival

History of the Internet

Here is a neat video about the History of the Internet...thanks to the Common Craft website

History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Great Quote from Michael Wesch

Just for the record, I love this quote by Michael Wesch:

We use social media in the classroom not because our students use it, but because we are afraid that social media might be using them - that they are using social media blindly, without recognition of the new challenges and opportunities they might create.

Scooped from Will Richardson's Blog....but loving this quotation!

Wordia Online Visual Dictionary

Think of the fun your students can have creating definitions in this online enviroment! Wordia

Here is Quentin Blake's definition of Illustration

How great is this!!!