Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ISTE Standards Implementation

After reviewing the ISTE standards, view one of the NETS Implementation: Videos of NETS*S in Action from ISTE's From Paper to Practice video series.
Post comments about the video you viewed in regards to its relevance to you and your classroom instruction (or share your perspective as a technology coordinator or administrator).

Also be sure to note the following:
  • Which video did you view?
  • What project/class assignment was featured?
  • What technologies were featured (including use of Web 2.0 tools, communication tools, etc.)?
  • Have you or would you consider doing such a project with your students?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What are some differences between...?

What are some differences between ... ?

Blogs and Wikis; Web 1.0 & Web 2.0, etc ... it's all so confusing. Let's see what we can do to clear up this confusion. Explore the relationships/differences between ONE of the following pairs of topics/terms:

  • Blogs vs. Wikis
  • Video Conferences vs. Webcasts/Webinars
  • Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0

Then, do the following:
  1. Define each topic/term. For example, define both "blogs" and "wikis" if that is what you selected.
  2. Answer the following question: What are some differences (at least three) between ... (e.g., Blogs and Wikis)?
  3. Finally, click on the COMMENTS link below this posting to respond. It is highly recommended that you compose your response offline using a word processing program. Then, copy and paste your work into the comment box.

To view two more short videos created by Lee Lefever, go to my delicious Web site at Then, click on the Blogs in Plain English video link and the RSS in Plain English video link. I have nine (9) Lee Lefever tags. Click on LeeLefever on the right hand side.

To see educational Blogs I've recommended, go to my Portaportal bookmarking Web site at In the GUEST box, type in my user name: Patapan7.

I really like both of these online tools for bookmarking Web sites. Of course, Delicious in a Social bookmarking tool as your resources can be easily shared with many others.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Classroom Revolution

This presentation was created using Voice Thread. It provides an interesting retrospective on classrooms and a look toward the future. Raenette Taljaard included this presentation on her blog at Be sure to view her blog page on the topic of Teaching in the Olden Days!

Friday, March 7, 2008

How to Help Students Handle Information Overload

Please read the attached article:
Safford, B. R. (October 2006). How to help students handle the information overload. School Library Media Activities Monthly, v.23, n.2. Retrieved January 18, 2008 from

Safford asserts that, "When we complain that students choose the first article on the periodical list, the first eight books in a keyword search hit list, or the first two articles in a Google list, we are really responsible for not having taught them to do otherwise."

Do you feel this is true or not? Please provide a detailed response to this question.

How do you think we should help our students choose the best information from all that is available to them? Please elaborate.