For the Bath School Department teachers to discuss the use of technology and its integration into the curriculum.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

What Would You Do With $200 for Technology in Your Classroom?

How about a 20" LCD screen for the classroom computer? It's screen is large enough for a class to see easily. $195.95

Or how about a digital camera? It even takes short video clips in .mpeg4. $173.99

And you could even have enough $ left over to buy a 1gb SD memory card for the camera.
A microphone headset for podcasting is another option. You can spend as little or as much as you like on one of those.

$5.99 - $93.98

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


One time the animals had a school. The curriculum consisted of running, climbing, flying and swimming, and all the animals took all the subjects.

The duck was good in swimming, better than his instructor, and he made passing grades in flying, but was practically hopeless in running. He was made to stay after school and drop his swimming class in order to practice running. He kept this up until he was only average in swimming. But, average is acceptable, so nobody worried about that but the duck.

The eagle was considered a problem pupil and was disciplined severely. He beat all the others to the top of the tree in the climbing class, but he had used his own way of getting there.

The rabbit started out at the top of his class in running, but had a nervous breakdown and had to drop out of school on account of so much makeup work in swimming.

The squirrel led the climbing class, but his flying teacher made him start his flying lessons from the ground instead of the top of the tree, and he developed charley horses from overexertion at the takeoff and began getting C's in climbing and D's in running.

The practical prairie dogs apprenticed their offsprings to a badger when the school authorities refused to add digging to the curriculum.

At the end of the year, an eel that could swim well, run, climb, and fly a little was made valedictorian.

--printed in The Instructor, April. 1968

Monday, August 13, 2007

Podcasts and Wikis and Blogs, Oh, My!

Clicking on the title above will open the Powerpoint presentation as a web page, for those who took the class on August 6 and 9. It should open for you just fine, but if it doesn't let me know, and I'll see in what other form I could provide it.

Google's Educator Search

Make your own search engine. Put the web sites you want your students to be able to see and search. The google search page won't have ads, as they do on the regular Google search engine. You can select the text and background colors on the results page, and others may contribute web sites to your search engine, with your permission or you may make them a contributor, requiring no approval before sites are added.
Click on the post title to go to the page to get started on your own search engine.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Resources from Podcasts, Wikis and Blogs

Find a good podcast:
EPN Web - Education Podcast Network
Dan's Math
Shiny Side Up
Mayo Clinic Weightloss
Just in Time
Free Software Downloads to make a Podcast:
Get Audacity
Blogs for you:
Wireless in the Wilderness
Talk n Tech
Some Places to Make a Blog:
Imbee: secure student/teacher social page
More coming shortly, including the slideshow.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Podcasts and Wikis and Blogs, Oh, My!