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David Wetzel

20 Google Doc Templates for use in Science and Math Classrooms - 25 views

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    Google Docs is an easy-to-use online word processor that enables you to create, store, share, and collaborate on documents with your science and math students. You can even import any existing document from Word and Simple Text. You can work from anywhere and with any computer platform to access your documents.
David Wetzel

Top 10 Tips for Pursuing Lifelong Learning with an Informal Lens - 9 views

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    The top 10 tips for pursuing lifelong learning focus on ways you can continue education through informal learning experiences, as opposed to attending formal class settings. Why this approach? Enrolling in formal continuing education courses and classes is difficult at times, considering life's tugs and pulls by everyday commitments. These obligations are why informal learning methods offer a viable option for continuing your education.
David Wetzel

What Does the Online Digital Footprint in Your Classroom Look Like? - 20 views

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    In contrast to the digital footprint you use for your personal learning network, this focus is on the online digital footprint students' use in your science or math classroom. The power of a well designed digital footprint brings the capacity to transform a classroom into an online learning community. Within this community your students use digital tools to create and develop a personal learning network.
David Wetzel

5 Benefits for Creating a Classroom Environment for Student Blogs - 15 views

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    Benefits for creating a classroom environment for student blogging begin with establishing a foundation for their success. Why is this important? Integrating blogs transforms a classroom into a learning community where students become self-directed learners and thinkers. This in turn, causes students to use higher order thinking skills as they create and post entries in their blogs, along with commenting on other student's blogs.
David Wetzel

6 Top Free Online Tools for Support Teaching and Learning - 22 views

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    The six top free online tools were selected from available web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning using presentations, blogging, and bookmarking online resources. There are many excellent online tools available in these three categories, making the selection difficult at best. However, the selection was made based on reviewing available online resources along with other contributions and feedback from teachers.
David Wetzel

How to Create Screencasts for Teaching and Learning Using Jing - 13 views

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    Have you ever wanted to create short "how to" video for your students to use for homework, remembering facts, and solving math problems. How often have your students stated, "I could not complete the homework assignment, because I could not remember the steps and no one could help me." Well the answer is to create a screencast or video for posting on your class wiki or blog for students to view at home or anywhere else they have web access.
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LectureTools - 32 views

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    LectureTools provides a range of student response options plus it allows students to Take notes synchronized to lecture slides,Draw on and save the instructor's lecture slides,Pose clarifying questions that can be answered asynchronously during class or after class andSelf-assess their understanding during lecture.
David Wetzel

How to Beat the Fear of Losing a Presentation - 8 views

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    How many times have you prepared an updated or new dynamic math or science PowerPoint or Keynote presentation for class and it would not open in school? Also, how many times has it happened to your students when it's time to give a class presentation? Now you need to postpone their presentation to another day, disrupting even the best planning.
David Wetzel

12 Creative Ways to Use iPods and Mp3 Players in Adult Education - 11 views

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    Today there are new creative ways to use an iPod and similar Mp3 players to support learning in adult education programs. These handhelds or portable digital devices were originally developed as a convenient way to listen to music. Now their uses have evolved beyond just music, their new expanded role is providing both audio and video learning applications for education. Online tool and application resources are provided for completing adult education and training programs using internet-based audio and video technology.
Gary Bertoia

Teaching Tools: Using Online Simulations and Games | Edutopia - 17 views

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    "Students who are passionate gamers can talk a blue streak about the virtual online worlds where they invest their free time and energy. Usually, of course, they get to play only when they're not at school. But why not bring gaming into the classroom? Could teachers tap that same passion to spark learning?"
David Wetzel

10 Online Programs Which Support Learning in Adult Education - 4 views

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    Free online technologies are changing adult education by offering the ability to use free online tools to support collaboration and completing class work. The list is long in regards to the number of online programs which support adult students in their quest for learning in adult education. The sheer number of these online software programs continues to grow almost daily. A review of several of these programs has narrowed the list down to a few which are beneficial to adult students, because they ease their work load and collaboration efforts with fellow classmates.
David Wetzel

What are the Future Trends in Continuing Education? - 9 views

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    Online technology advances are changing the way adults gain knowledge, as colleges and training programs move away from being the main funnel of knowledge.
David Wetzel

Why Use Web 20 Tools when Teaching Science or Math? - 22 views

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    The following is a common question heard around teacher workrooms, teacher lunchrooms, faculty meetings, and science or math conferences. "Why use web 2.0 tools when teaching science or math?" The answer is both simple and complex at the same time.
David Wetzel

Using the Web 2.0 WallWisher Tool in Science Classes - 8 views

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    What is Wallwisher and why use it? Its a Web 2.0 application which allows students to express their thoughts or share information on a science concept.
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