Monday, October 6, 2008

October 24, 2008

Good Afternoon, Everyone and Welcome Aboard,

This year proves to be an exciting one:)

We will be meeting at Academy Hill Elementary School on October 24. We will begin at 8:30 and end at 2:30. Lunch will be served.

Please bring your laptops:)

Before you attend, please browse the site: edu blogs at http://edublog.org.

We will be working on blogs for the entire day and will be eager to hear what each of you are doing in this area.

Thank you so much for being a part of this pilot.

Together we make a difference,
Darlene

24 comments:

Polly Mac said...

Hi Darlene,

Where is Academy Hill School?

Thanks!

Polly

Jim Danala said...

Hey Polly,

I know how to get there. l used to live down the street.

Jim

SJ said...

Hi Darlene,

Looks like an exciting first day of technology. I will ask around school to see how/if anyone is currently using blogs.

Sarah Irish

Cathi Howell said...

Hello everyone-

Looking forward to our training day. I think I will follow Trisha's lead and check with my fellow staff members to see how/if anyone is using blogs. I'm beginning to think of ways I could use this from a librarian's perspective. I have a thriving book discussion group here at LFHS made up of students, staff members, and community members. I can envision creating a blog for the group to add an online dimension - reach out to a greater audience, etc.

-Cathi

Darlene Bassett said...

Hello Everyone,

Just posted a link for low literacy learners and the problems they have with reading text on computers. Take a look if you have time. We might want to think about this as we prepare our blogs.

See you soon,
Darlene

mj said...

I made it in!

mj said...

We are not blogging at Cape Cod Hill School at this time.

Jim Danala said...

Literacy at MTA

We don't blog right now. There are so many choices, but we feel that we want to find a common blogging tool. A way to post, video, documents, and respond to comments.

Jim Danala said...

Literacy at MTA

We don't blog right now. There are so many choices, but we feel that we want to find a common blogging tool. A way to post, video, documents, and respond to comments.

Katie Perry said...

Can you read this?

SJ said...

We do not blog in our school at the level that we should be. A few teachers blog occasionally. Our biggest challenge is to find a space to easily blog for our students. We want this space to be internet safe for our students, we want it to be easy for our staff to set up and manage and for everyone to be able to have an account. This one common space will allow for easier management from a teachers end, and our students to be familiar with this platform so that they can use all of the features.

Polly Mac said...

Hi all, just testing.:)

Polly Mac said...

trying again

TLC said...

Good morning everyone. Blogging seems like it may be beneficial, but at this point it still scares me because of the difficulty managing the students' accounts effectively.

Jim Danala said...

Polly Mac is really the technology guru at MTA. I wish I knew as much as she knows! :)

megan said...

just testin

mj said...

Darn

Donald Beattie said...

Hi, I CANNOT GET ON MY BLOG. DON

Donald Beattie said...

Maybe I did gt n my blog but if not I at least got to make a coiuple of comments

megan said...

We have 30 computer apple laptops for the students to use. The library also has 14 PC's that are used. The computer lab is restricted to computer classes (keyboarding, web design,etc.) Most classrooms have smartboards that are installed. Some teachers are using blogs in their classroom.

NCD said...

Hi Darlene,
JES- Each classroom has a 45 minute computer class. We have a cart of 20 new laptops to be signed out in any classroom for integration within subject areas. Each classrom has a minilab within the classrooms. We have a computer teacher who integrates technology with the classroom. Examples would be: Imovies, newspapers, slideshows, Type to Learn, unit software, research, virtual tours, Maine state penpals, portaportals and ongoing projects.
JMS-Students in grades 5-8 all have laptops. We have portaportals, noteshare, Imovies, slideshows, keyboarding in grades 5 & 6. research projects, NWEA, brochures, virtual tours, unit software, ALEX Math, and on going projects

mj said...

Hopefully this is done!

mj said...

can you hear me?

Katie Perry said...

Cape Cod Hill School a k-6 building is not currently using blogs. We are open to suggestions