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This is a blog made to help educators to become technologically literate for the benefit of themselves and their classrooms.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Can Facebook benefit your classroom?

Facebook is a website that I'm sure most of you have heard of and probably many of you have used. Facebook is a tool which can be used to connect with friend and keep them updated on your life. Something that you may not have considered is the possibility of using Facebook to connect to your students. I don't recommend that a teacher should use their personal Facebook profile to add their students. Many parents and students might view this as too personal and a violation of the teacher-student relatioship. However, I see no harm in creating a class page which students can follow. Teachers could potentially use this page as a way to remind students of assignments or spark discussions. Here is a tutorial video on how to create a Facbook page.

How to Use Audacity

A tutorial on how to use Audacity. Audacity is a tool that can be used to edit audio files or record audio. It's a great resource for making podcasts. Click here to get started with Audacity.

How to Use Twitter Parts 1& 2

Twitter is a great tool to use to get connected with other educators. Watch these instructional videos made by Rebecca Warnberg to get started! Don't get discouraged if you don't get a bunch of followers right away. The key is to start following the right people!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Interview with Caitlyn Warnberg

This is an interview that we conducted with Caitlyn Warnberg. Caitlyn is a students at the University of South Alabama who is majoring in Secondary Education/English. She is a former EDM 310 student. Caitlyn shares her thoughts and ideas with us about technology and education.

Instructional Video- How to use Skype

This is an instructional video created by Hoan about Skype. Skype is such a great program because it allows you to get in touch with people across the globe. It's better than a regular phone call though because you can video chat.

Instructional Video- How to use Blogger

Hoan has created an instructional video to help people get started using blogger. Blogs are such great tools! We hope this video will help you.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Interview with Elizabeth Kelly

This is an interview that Rebecca Warnberg conducted with Elizabeth Kelly. Elizabeth Kelly is a Secondary Education/English/Spanish major at Concordia University in Seward, NE. Elizabeth is currently studying abroad in Spain. Through using Skype, Rebecca was able to ask Elizabeth about her opinions on technology and education.