Martha Lipold, Sixth and Seventh Grades Science Teacher - Lakeview Academy




Session 1: The Google Gamut: Everything You Need to Get Started


Strand: 2008 Getting Started
URL: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=272





Session 2: “Oh, the Possibilities”



Strand: 2008 Kicking it Up a Knotch
URL: **http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=333**




Session 3: “What Did You Do in School Yesterday, Today, and Three Years Ago”


Strand: 2008 Getting Started
URL: **http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=280**




Session 4: LMS 2.0 - Engaging Learners Using More Advanced Techniques and the Odd Mash-up inside Moodle
Strand: 2007 New Tools
Url: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=172
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Summary
The author, Jason Hando, shows a few ways to add gadgets and widgets to a moodle page. A “Mashup “is a word to describe such gadgets and widgets. He demonstrates how to create a “flake” inside Pageflakes and copy the HTML code and add the flake to a Moodle Page for a course. He next shows how to create a slideshow using Slide Share and embed that slideshow into the Moodle page. Finally he shows how to embed a Vuvox slideshow into a Moodle block.
Questions/Ideas for further exp
I need basic instruction for Moodle before going any further. Many teachers in our high school use Moodle as a portal for their classes. I’m interested in exploring appropriate applications for Moodle in my middle school science teaching.
Personal PD gains
I was pleased to see that it appears that adding “things” to different websites seems to be universal. When some “mashup” is created, it can be embedded into another application by copying the html code provided and pasting it in the appropriate area.
Application Ideas
I will continue to utilize the “odd mashup” when planning for my classes and I’ll be more comfortable in inserting them into customized pages that I can use with my students. In fact, by creating the "odd mashup" here on this page, I've been able to integrate these skills. I have created a poster using Glogster, a slideshow using Google Slide, a concept map using Gliffy, and a cartoon using ToonDoo. Yeah, me!


Session 5: “If All My Classes Did This”

Strand: 2007 Classroom 2.0
URL: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=175



Session 6: Trailfire

Strand: 2007 – New Tools
URL: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=165
Gabcast! Trailfire #1




Session 7: Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools

Strand:2008 – New Tools
URL: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=152



Session 8: Traveling Through The Dark

Strand - 2008 Overcoming Obstacles
URL: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=276



Session 9: Monsters Bloom in Our Wiki

Strand - 2008 Kicking it up a notch
URL - http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=338






Session 10:“I Like Delicious Things: An Introduction to Tagging and Folksonomies”

Strand - 2008 Getting Started
URL -
http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=273
Wordle: web2.0class


Session Name 10

“I Like Delicious Things: An Introduction to Tagging and Folksonomies”

Chris Betcher, 2008 Getting Started
http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=273
Summary
Chris Betcher spends an informative 20 minutes explaining, in plain English, what Tagging means and show examples of how tagging photos in Flikr or websites in Delicious helps the user find photos or websites again and organizes these tagged items in a way that makes sense to the user. Yes, others may find the tags useful when searching but it appears that the #1 user of the tags is intended to be the creator. Tagclouds are visual pictures of words. Frequently used words are larger and/or bolder.
Questions/Ideas for further exp
More research will need to be done on using delicious and experience with tagging before I build a database of websites that I love. The larger the database, the more useful! Go check out www.wordle.net!
Personal PD gains
I’ve been an intermittent user of both tagging and delicious. I’ve benefited from seeing the end benefits of tagging. I imagine that I’ll be less likely to skip the tagging step in my photo download wizard on my computer! Even if I do not upload my photos to a website like Flikr, I can tag them on my home computer for better classification.
Application Ideas
TAGCLOUD – great way to check out changing themes of presidential speeches
(http://chir.ag/phernalia/preztags) . I can see using photos from Flikr and their corresponding tags when teaching taxonomy in 7th grade science. I can give students 5 photos and list the corresponding tags on the back. Students can create their own tags and use those tags as part of creating their own classification systems and even taxonomic keys. A third use is in my own planning for lessons. I often find websites and I use several different methods for keeping up with them. If I would utilize bookmarking using delicious and use tags for better organization, I might be able to better find those websites when the time comes for their recall!