Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thing 15- Voicethread

Ok. This is by far the coolest yet! They keep getting better. I am going to try and make one this weekend. We are doing an art project in Spanish and this would be amazing to use. I requested an educator account. I'm so excited about this!

Thing 14-Wiki

I would really like to learn more about moodle and implement it in the classroom. I think that would be amazing! I actually set up a wetpaint wiki but I think I will go with wikispaces for educators because this one does have way too many ads.

So in summary, I think Moodle could be extremely valuable in our department but we need some training on it. I hope to start a wiki or something up for my blog soon.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thing 13 animoto

I love animoto! I could totally use this in class. It is ridiculously easy. I think it would be fun to take videos from other countries. I did email for an educator code and never heard back from them unfortunately. This would actually be a great idea for a final project. I just assigned an art project and I wish I would have had them do something like this with their art instead.

I love my garden even more now!

Create your own video slideshow at

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thing 12

I like the creative commons site. I actually just did a project where my students submitted videos to promote foreign language learning. They were not allowed to use music that was copyrighted. This would have been amazing to use. I think it could definitely help them understand copyright laws...I think it coud help me as well.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thing 11-Good Reads

Love this one. I have been a member for a few years now. I love seeing what my friends have read. My user name is mauritzenj. I would love to use it within our school to see what others are reading. I feel like I am always behind the coolest new book. I am a huge fan of reading books in Spanish so it ends up taking me 10 times longer. I always get so much out of them though. I love good reads.

Thing 10-Ning

I remember when the first chat rooms came out. It was a black screen with green type. Now, I can't believe I can have my own social network. I might use this in the class. I definitely don't think I would use facebook but I think a little more after looking at it that it could actually be cool to create a virtual Spanish forum. I think it is really neat. As an educator I'm sure we could really use it to connect to our colleagues.

Thing 9

Check. See to the left.

Thing 8...after a long break

So I just posted some pictures on my flickr account. It is under senorajm. This was fairly easy to do. I think Flickr could be really useful for trips abroad and things as a sharing site. I haven't done much where I would share many of my personal pictures with my students but perhaps in my future travels I will need to do so. It was fairly simple.