Never has there been a time of greater promise or peril. The challenge of achieving that promise and in doing so saving our fragile planet will rest in the Net Generation. Our
responsibility to them is to give them the tools and opportunity to fulfill their destiny.
Creating your Blog
If you need more resources for images that are ok to use with attribution, look at the list here.
Good etiquette to follow in your blog:
- If you mention a website, link to it.
- If you mention an online persona, link to that person’s website.
- Don’t forget to add tags and give your post a category (aren’t these great skills for students?)
- If you use an image, include an attribution and link to it. This means link to the specific webpage the image resides on. Example, for the photo above, I have included all this in order to give proper attribution:
- Don’t use student photos (or any other photos) without permission.
2) There are more resources if you scroll down to #6 on the links (rt. side of this page).
Planning your Second Project
If you are planning your own project, here are links to some of the resources I mentioned (I also added a
few more than are on the handout):
Tapiohka (new social network set up for teachers & students)
- Other ideas: Set up, plan for using 3 types of technology with your students next year. Use your blog as a place to test ideas.
- Put together a class webpage, either via your blog, or another website. Here are some links to possible websites you could use: Larry Ferlazzo’s “The Best Ways for Students or Teachers to Create a Website”
- Are there technologies that your school or district want you to learn? This would be the perfect time to put them into practice.
- On your blog, upload PowerPoints to Google Docs or SlideShare that students can use to study from next year, or create Voicethreads that students can comment on next year. Create a form in Google Docs that you can use to survey your students at the beginning of the year to give yourself a better idea of the composure of your classes.
- Look on YouTube or TeacherTube for videos you can use to supplement your curriculum. Embed them on your blog.
- Set up bookmarks at Diigo or Delicious for your classroom.
- Web 2.0 post with examples
- More ideas, tons of Web 2.0 links from Larry Ferlazzo’s Best of Series
- Embedding-in-Blogger & Edublogs – Directions you can print