1. Get feedback on school trips.
2. Gather resources collectively.
3. Student responses to presentations, media,questions, etc.
4. Generate brainstorming ideas.
5. think of your own…
How to set it up?
1. Go to Wallwisher.com
2. Choose build a wall.
3. Choose a URL name.
4. Enter name and email.
5. Choose a picture
6. Choose public or private.
6. Share by giving out address or embed into a blog post.
7. Start adding Sticky notes.
notes limited to 160 characters
can embed pics and video links into posts
7 Tips to Add Some Punch and Zing to Your Blog Posts
1. Insert a picture per post. Too many posts are large black blob of text. Using a picture sets the tone for your blog post. Be sure to use and show attribution of the Creative Commons photos you use. Two easy way sot do this are by using Compfight and Google Advanced image search.
2. Chunk it. Draw the eye and create a smooth flow for the reader by chunking your text into short(er) paragraphs.
3. Add scanning points. Utilize the bold and text color options to emphasis key words and ideas to your reader.
4. Make lists. Readers like lists. They …
draw attention to the most important step
emphasis key ideas
make it easy to scan
5. Awesome titles and subtitles. Be a student for a second- would you be more likely to click Meet the FlyGuy! or Class Animation Projects.
6. Crisp links. Link the site name itself or a catchy word rather than linking a long ugly URL.
7. Engage your students. Get the students involved by asking a question, creating a contest, requesting a headline to a funny pictur, etc. and encouraging them to respond. Here is a good example of a teacher site that encourages dialogue.
Tired of jumping between documents to Copy and Paste various bits and pieces of information and text?
Microsoft’s Spike is the answer. The Spike is a little known clipboard feature of Microsoft Word. You are able to selext two or move items ( text, words, paragraphs, graphics) from various locations in a document or different documents, and then insert the items as a group in a new location or document. They are pasted in the order in which they were selected.
To move items to and from the” Spike”:
Select the text or graphic you want to move, and then press Ctrl-F3(in Windows) or Command-F3 (on a Mac).
Repeat this step for each additional item you want to move to the Spike.
Click in the document where you want to insert the Spike’s contents.
To insert the Spike’s contents and empty the Spike, press Ctrl-Shift-F3 (in Windows) or Command-Shift-F3(on a Mac).
The one drawback is that when you select the text it “cuts” rather than copy. Be careful not to save the original document with the missing text unless you intend to.
Khan Academy has been mentioned before on the Integration blog. Students are accessing the site on their own time and teachers are mentioning it at the water cooler in the morning coffee lines. Watch the founder of Khan Academy describe how the site started.
Create a new playlist in iTunes. Click the “Add Playlist” icon in the bottom-left corner of iTunes. This icon looks like a plus symbol.
Add songs from your iTunes library to your playlist. To do this, click the “Music” tab in the upper-left corner of iTunes. Drag the songs from the library onto the playlist tab in the left column of iTunes.
Click the “Burn Disc” button in the lower-right corner of iTunes. The files are burned onto an audio CD. (Make sure you’re burning an “audio CD” and not an “MP3 CD”.
As you may have noticed, the new WordPress themes introduced this year do not offer support for categories as drop-down menus (nested). However, they do support pages as drop-downs, and with a little tweaking, we can have the pages link to categories and sub-categories once again (or anything else you’d like). Here’s how:
Activate the plugin, “Page Links To” – found under “Plugins” on the left side of your dashboard.
2. Create a new page (or edit an existing page). At the bottom of the screen you’ll see the option to add a URL (web address).
3. Simply type or paste a URL in that box, and the page will then redirect to that URL when clicked. This could be anything – a particular category, page, blog, website, etc.
4. If you’ve linked this page to a particular category, and wish for the sub-category to also show, simply create a new page once again, but this time you’ll attribute this page to the page parent.
5. Select the parent page (the page this will fall under), and be sure to repeat Step 3 once again for adding a URL (which would be the sub-category).
Clear as mud?
This is a bit tricky to do. If you’d like assistance, please let me know.