Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 22

Lessons Learned from Finger Puppet Theater on Vimeo

This past weekend for the 5th grade Sunday school class I co-teach, I helped students create short (approximately 60 second) finger puppet skits which we videoed and posted online to our class blog. I’ve done this kind of project from time to time the past three years I’ve taught this class, and in this post …

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Feb 14

Set Up a Moderated Class Blog on Posterous

In response to a question posted by Kansas teacher Marsha Ratzel, I created an eleven minute screencast this evening describing the steps for creating a moderated class blog (for FREE) on the website Posterous.com. One of the most significant advantages of using a Posterous blog as a class website is that rich media (text, images, …

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Feb 05

Platforms for Interactively Sharing Student Work

This is a short article I wrote for the November 2010 Educational Technology Newsletter of Gadsten City Schools in Alabama. Feel free to republish this with attribution. This is cross-posted from “Moving at the Speed of Creativity.” Personal computers have been with us for over thirty years.1 In the last five years, mobile devices like smartphones and …

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Feb 05

10 Ways to Write Better Blog Posts

Writing on a blog is different in many ways than writing for print. The following are ten suggestions I’ve created which can help bloggers write better posts. Please chime in with your own ideas and suggestions, I’m sure there are lots of things I’m leaving out! For more assistance, refer to Steve Dembo‘s great 2008 …

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Feb 05

Adding links and embedded video to a blog post

Good blog posts include hyperlinks to other websites. The following two screencasts demonstrate how you can add both hyperlinks and embedded videos to blog posts shared a the free KidBlog site and a free EduBlogs site. These are examples of embedded videos in this post.   This screencast demonstrates how to create a link and …

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Feb 02

Creative Commons licensed images in blog posts

Q: How can we find and use Creative Commons licensed images in our blog posts for class? A: I created a 4 minute screencast answering this question. The links I referenced are Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Online Search, Wylio.com, Compfight.com, and TalkWithMedia.com’s Images page.