Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blog 6 February 21!

This week I looked at Dr. Alice Christie's website which was very useful! It had links and information about different programs that can help teachers. One link that she had was Google Earth. You may be asking what Google Earth is, it is a program where you can see different places on earth! To me it is not a very useful site but it can be fun for students and a way for them to use technology in the classroom. Her website has many more fun sites like web designs and many more that are helpful.
Dr. Alice Christie’s website is a great place for teachers to look at! I will definitely use things from her website!

iTunes University

iTunes University is great site for students to use! The number one reason is because it is free for you to download! You can download as much material as you want. ITunes University is a source that can be used by teachers and students. ITunes gives free information and resources to universities. It also gives you free videos, books and podcasts. This can really help teachers and students out!

While iTunes U is perfect for accessing and replaying lectures, many other forms of content can also be distributed, including slide shows, PDFs, films, exhibit tours, and audiobooks. ITunes is very helpful and great! I did not realize how great it was until now!


Believe it or not, IPods can be useful in elementary school. Teachers are doing so much with ipods in classrooms such as students doing podcast! Universities are also using podcast! For example, one major college is Duke University. Researchers at Duke University posted an article about iPods in the classroom and how it increased in just one year. It also said that the university has courses that require the use of iPods. That is great that they are using different technology in the classroom! As a future teacher I will definitely use different technology's in my class!


This Wiki space is created and started by Dr. Strange! He took a question that was asked in 2007 by author Karl Fisch .He is the director of technology at a high school in Colorado. His question was: Is It Okay to Be a Technologically Illiterate Teacher? The answer that Mr, Fisch said was “If a teacher today is not technologically literate and is unwilling to make the effort to learn more it’s equivalent to a teacher 30 years ago who did not know how to read and write.”

Dr. Strange also makes a discussion dealing with Mr. Fisch’s question. I think it is such a great idea to have a site like this where you can have a discussion and chat with other people!

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