Spring Into the Season with Technology

According to my allergies, spring has sprung.  Depending on when you school’s Spring Break is, you and your students are probably chomping at the bit for a break from each other.  Here are a few spring tech ideas to help you through these last few days/weeks before the big break….

TechToolThursday: Putting the YOU in YouTube

With the proliferation of phones and other mobile devices capable of taking video, students and teachers have the opportunity to quickly and easily become video producers.  Many people who take these videos are using YouTube as a host for their movies.  However, most people are unaware of all of the…

Copyright, Class Websites, and Student Projects

Over the past month, I’ve been writing about the issues and resources surrounding copyright in the digital classroom.  I’ve covered Fair Use, Public Domain, Creative Commons, and now we’re going to look at specific solutions to ensure copyright compliance in the digital classroom.  Below are my recommendations for creating a…

TechToolThursday: Tellagami, 1-Click Timer, Blendspace

 Tellagami (free) Everyone has a story to tell, and with this app, stories are called “gamis”.  That’s why the app is called Tellagami…you create an avatar, and then tell your gami.  Get it?! 🙂  I LOVE this app for its simplicity.  Users create an avatar by choosing the gender, skin color,…

Copyright in the Digital Classroom: Creative Commons

Even on a good day, copyright is hard to understand.  There are so many rules and percentages of use to remember that even while trying to be compliant, we may make mistakes.  The availability of resources online makes that even more difficult sometimes because we think, “well if someone put it…