Friday, October 14, 2011

T and T Oct 15 Weekend Edition


Smart Attendance - place your name under your choice
Smart software download and some extra Galleries for specific subjects

Pre-service teacher tech info session Oct 20 - Invitation letter
Questions about assignments??

Apps I like (you can share too as the course goes on)

Newspapers and feeds - and Redekopp OnLine Newspaper -!tag-edchat

Important Ideas #4 and 5


Better Searching - advanced search, Google help, country codes, Web Quest, LessonPlanet, teacherTap, Google Cheat Sheet

Photostory = free simple slide/movie creation
if you need them - get some sample images HERE. See the project (gr. 1 - 3 multi-age) here

Or create images using:

Games in Education? Are they beneficial? In what ways? How do we 'assess' progress?

R/W/L  at least one of these and try a game or two from the game sites:

What Exactly Are Kids Learning From Games?

George Lucas Foundation Series
Katie Salen On Learning With Games (Video)
James Paul Gee on Games and Assessment (Video)
No Gamer Left Behind (Video)

The Psych Files (blog with vodcast and text)

Research on violent games by Doug Gentile
Text interview with Doug Gentile on violent video games

Games Sites
Bio Games link - Spongelab Interactive - class code: 3FRYNF7PEQ
Stu's Quiz Boxes (requires a download and install on a WIndows computer)
The Problem Site
Canada Quiz
Nobel Prize Site - Games
HIstory Games - BBC
Colorado U project
English Games

Game Creation software
Kodu - easy to learn 3D game cration
Game Maker

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