We have 3 very ambitious kindergarten teachers who are starting students off blogging. At a time when many are learning to write they are also learning to write and participate on the internet. To see the enthusiasm for writing at such a critical time is very good. If they are excited about writing for a … Read more
I just found this great module for Moodle which allows you to add “Google Docs” like functionality to Moodle courses. It’s called Assignment Type: Collaborative real-time editor. It has some basic text editing capabilities and seems to work quite well. You can assign groups to edit/create a common document. As one student is typing, all the … Read more
Here is the PPT for today’s training. Slideshow – WWW iBlog Training FHS iBlog Slide Show
WPMUDev has just released a GREAT new plugin for wordpress which allows you to schedule content within a post or page. The truly great part of the plugin is that it automatically puts in a countdown to when the content will be revealed. That way you can publish your post about studying for an exam … Read more
I think I am going to start building a phone app for Dearborn Schools. Anyone have a suggestion for an inexpensive “Phone App” builder? I am only interested in Android and iPhone/iPad.
Dearborn Public Schools is a leader in the State of Michigan when it comes to utilizing web technology and putting the power of web publishing in the hands of teachers and students in a K-12 environment. Our main web publishing websites are built using WordPress and called iBlog and Engage. Teachers use iBlog to create … Read more
I just came across this website and I am very impressed. If I was on a PTO, I’d be signing up for this service: http://digitalpto.com/ It uses the same software we use to power all of our teacher and student websites.
I just had a request from a very dedicated vocal music teacher to use BigBlueButton from his classroom blog in order to continue preparing his students for an upcoming spring concert. While out recovering from a medical procedure, the teacher is going to use BigBlueButton from home so that he can listen and interact with … Read more
I just installed a new plugin currently in Beta called Buddypress Docs. It’s part wiki, part Google Docs, and ALL BUDDYPRESS! It functions much like a wiki which will allow you to create online documents and it will only allow one person to edit a document at a time eliminating overwrites. For only being beta … Read more