Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Week Five (Things 11, 12, & 13)

If you can't make the Tuesday (HS) or Thursday (LS) sessions after school, we can try to set up other times or partners for you.

"Google Docs",
"Google Reader", and "Google Calendar", to your igoogle page by going to "add stuff" on your igoogle page.

Thing #11
"Google Docs" are actually documents, or spreadsheets, or powerpoints, or pdfs that can be stored online and shared with others. I have created a shared document called "Classroom 2.0". Put one "Classroom 2.0" idea there.

Thing #12

"Google Reader" is a great way to keep up to date on your favourite topics. Subscribe to 3 "job-related" feeds and post them in a list on your blog. Subscribing to feeds is like any other search; use keywords like "MYP", "math lessons", "art education association", "teaching music", "science teacher", "Space", "research skills", "PYP", "teacher leaders", "middle school", "Literature", "school administrator", "Dying Languages", "Neuroscience", etc.

Thing #13

"Google Calendar". I have invited everyone to a new shared "ISB Staff Events" Calendar. Add one event to our calendar.
If you want to create a new event - you can plan it or host it! I will be celebrating my Birthday every Friday if any member would like to buy me a gift.

Beyond "things" ideas:

  • Why is feedback more effective in shared docs?
  • Can you figure out how to get the calendar to phone you with reminders of events?
  • How can you use a shared calendar to help students or parents?

1 comment:

  1. Jennie,
    Click on my screen shot of Google reader and you will see the 3 feeds I have subscribed to.