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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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TCEA Teachers Soar as Squids!

“Squid” is the affectionate name for authors of Squidoo pages and that is just what Linda, Pam, Jennifer, Stephanie, Angie, Melissa, Ruth, Pam, Liu, and Barbara became in our “Squidoo for You” session at TCEA. See their great work and leave them an encouraging comment in the Guestbook: http://www.squidoo.com/tcea

😉

P.S. Kicking yourself for missing out on the TCEA session? See 2-7-08’s post below and/and this link: http://www.squidoo.com/building-squidoo

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Tech BFF: Squidoo for You? YES!

BFF is an acronym for “Best Friend Forever.” These websites and tips are so good that they will become your technology BFFs!

The The 5 W’s of Squidoo:

What is Squidoo? an interactive web-editor portal interface with lots of cool modules!

Where can you Squidoo? anywhere on any computer connected to the Internet

Who can Squidoo? You, me, another can become a “Squid.”

When can you Squidoo? Anytime and Anyplace because the Internet doesn’t close!

Why Squidoo? Because it reflects the interactivity and dynamic interplay with content that meets students cyberly where they like to learn best…and…it’s fun!

More on Why Squidoo???

Blogs are fun, but

May be blocked by school filters

Squidoos are fun and

Often not blocked
More interactive features
More options for cool add-ins

Check out these sample Squidoo’s:

Fall Leaves Squidoo (Example of a Virtual Field Trip): http://www.squidoo.com/leaves
Teaching Squidoo (Example of an Occupational Squidoo): http://www.squidoo.com/teacher
Reading (Example of a Course of Subject Squidoo): http://www.squidoo.com/reader
Summer Resources Squidoo (Example of an Extra-Curricular Squidoo): http://www.squidoo.com/summer
Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Squidoo (Example of a Unit Topic Squidoo): http://www.squidoo.com/msnd
Travel Squidoo (Example of a Hobby Squidoo): http://www.squidoo.com/helenteague

The Main Squidoo Page: http://www.squidoo.com/

What are some learning scenarios to consider? How can we use this in the classroom? With our students?

Here is the link to the powerpoint from our session. Great work, today!  🙂
http://www.oops.bizland.com/tceasquidoo.ppt

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Blogging 101 Motivates Students

Here is a great, short article on a teacher, Kathy Cassidy’s  experience with classroom blogging in her first grade classroom.

Nope, that’s not a typo: in her 1st grade classroom!!!  Read and be inspired!

http://www.canada.com/technology/story.html?id=2c88fd03-ddb2-4d86-a807-67ddc882aef7&k=46679

What are some of your best blogging tips?

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