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Re: [teacherartexchange] Fewer posts to Getty list (Now, Web 2.0 in the Artroom)


From: Heather Leal (hleal_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jun 28 2011 - 11:12:35 PDT

I want to blog with my classes too- We are using Google Apps for
Education at my school (middle school) and love it. Every year my
schedule changes- sometimes I am out of the classroom completely as a
tech integration coach, sometimes part of the day- this year I taught
the last 12 weeks almost full time. Most of my student's written work
was all online and they can use Sites as portfolios. We used
Glogster- and they loved it, but some days it was so slow to upload,
especially video. Never figured out if it was our network or
Glogster- any similar problem?

I definitely want to see more blogging - same idea as yours. Sometimes
respond to my post and also write their own and respond to each other-
Which platform are you going to use? Even though we have google apps,
I am thinking of one of the more education friendly ones- edublogger
or kidblog. Google threw the verify with a cell phone thing at them
when I tried to have them sign up for blogger- too much of a pain, and
I think I want a bit more control at first anyway-

Next year I may actually get to teach Art again- who knows, it is only
almost July...


On Jun 28, 2011, at 5:54 AM, Michal Austin wrote:

> After I sent my last email I realized that I had neglected to add
> the one
> comment that I had intended to include. So here it is:
> What NEW thing are you planning on trying with your classes next
> year? I
> find that if I don't mix it up that I get bored, and it is hard to
> motivate
> students when I am not excited about what we are doing. As I pointed
> out,
> since I teach distance classes as well as having HS students in the
> classroom with me I have been wanting to do something that brings
> students
> together more. One idea had been to have students blog each week
> under a
> specific blog that is set up just for our class - students would
> respond to
> my comment as well as one of their classmates. The logistics of this
> isn't
> hard to figure out, so I'm not worried about the blogging, but the
> one Web
> 2.0 that I REALLY want to try is Edmodo. Our social studies teacher
> has been
> using this with his classes & loves it. Has anyone used it in the
> art room?
> I know it is similar to Moodle. IF you use this or anything similar
> with
> your high school (or middle school) classes, exactly how do you
> incorporate
> it into your class? What do you post on it? Or are there better sites
> (free)? I use Glogster with my Digital Class - how does anyone
> utilize this
> site? Any others?
> ~Michal
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