Please complete a reflection for each resource you listen to on the iPod


The main reason why I took this class was to find out about the IPOD, because I don’t currently own one. When the IPOD first came on the market, I viewed it as a new teenage toy. It seemed like mysterious, magical status symbol of the “in crowd”. I have learned that the IPOD has many practical adult applications, especially in education. Recording pod casts is the feature that I feel will be most useful in my job. I would like to work with my technology colleagues on creating pod casts to answer recurring student questions, such as: “How do I save to my server? or How do I my project in my teacher’s drop box?” I hope more SHS teachers will record and pod cast their class presentations as you demonstrated. This would be a fantastic learning tool for students. It would facilitate review of material and enable students to “attend” class on an as needed basis. I think this would be a positive solution to all the controversy sparked during Homecoming concerning students missing class time. Pod casting solves many time and location problems. The easy portability and storage capacity of the IPOD are definite advantages. In a recent news feature story, I learned that the IPOD will be able to easily connect to new TV monitors. It is easier to carry an IPOD and view the contents on the TV monitor than carry DVDs or CDs. IPODs are definitely more than music managers. They serve as learning tools, communication, and media managers as well. Now I am comfortable with this magical, mystical status symbol. When is the IPhone class?

For students.... how to save to your server!

Reflections of learning:

I. Name of podcast episode/mp3 file: Web 2.0 Share the Adventure, Sylvia Martinez
URL of the resource:

Main points ("takeaways"):
1. Net Generation: their class work should resemble their social networking
2. Generation Yes-students help out as tech teams
3. Create links on Wiki
4. Web 2.0= new way to work with technology, create connections with people, Internet tools & tech tools that enhances student involvement and learning
5. Educational goal-older students research solutions, analyze, debate and record interviews on cell phones, take pictures, science field trips
6. GCast create pod cast from phones
7. Method of analyzing tools
a. investigation
b. choose tools
c. analyze tools
d. make decision
e. implementation
h. reflection

What did you gain in terms of your personal professional development?
New professional goal: pod casting
This is the reason I am taking this class, as a member of the Yes generation.
How will you apply this learning to your professional situation? This may include both "quick wins" and longer-term changes.
In the Resource Center, I need to be able to help students with technology issues in classroom assignments.

II. Name of Podcast: Keynote, Inventing New Boundaries David Warlick

Main points made ("Takeaways"):
1. We don’t know how our students will earn a living. Their future is unpredictable.
We should teach them how to teach themselves.
2. Digital natives vs. Digital immigrants
3. There should be no boundaries to learning. Web facilitates this.
4. We need to reflect on what it means to be literate.

Questions you (the participant) have after viewing the presentation:
I wonder what the future of education holds. Will classroom instruction by a teacher as we currently know be replaced by online instruction with students coming together in small groups to answer questions? How will the structure of education
change in the future?

What did you gain from the session in terms of your personal professional development?

How will you apply this learning to your professional situation? This may include both "quick wins" and longer-term changes. It may be useful to plan changes in a way that allows you to measure their impact. This will often entail stating the outcomes as questions you want to be answered.

I am so happy to find myself working in educational technology. I find it fascinating
and it makes me feel on the cutting edge, instead of a fossil. I wish I were about 30 years
old and I had time to see what technology will bring to the future of education.

Other questions to consider in this context:
What are you trying to achieve? I want to expand my knowledge of educational technology to help SHS teachers and students.
How do you organize learning (to achieve it)? I keep taking classes.

III. Name of Podcast: “Step by Step-Building a web2.0 classroom”, Drew Murphy

Main points made ("Takeaways"):
1. Goal is to build an online learning community by using very basic skills.
2. Basic skills fills the gap between varying technology ability levels.
3. Web 2.0 includes:
a. self-publishing systems,wikis, blogs
b. social networking, Facebook, My Space
c. supporting activities
4. May be a lot of work upfront for the teacher, but will save time down
the road.
5. Develop and use relevant content presentation
6. Focus on things that work.
7. Being online should improve student/teacher communication,
classroom interaction and student behavior.
8. 10 Basic Skills for web 2.0
1.Explore/ Participate
a. tabbing vs windowing
b. bookmarking, create bookmarking folders
c. go to Web institutions
d. Sign up and participate in web instutions
2. Deconstruct/construct
a. Cut
b. Paste
c. Image uplaoad
3. Connect/Create
a. font size
b. alignment/emphasize
c. bold
9. Apply 10 skills to a project.
10. Post your project for peer comment, which can lead to opportunities for
future content ineraction

Questions you (the participant) have after viewing the presentation:
I want to explore some the online tools presented. I am listing them below.

URLs of session and further resources:
1. Zoho Writer
2. Skype
3. Twitter
4. Delicious
5. Wiki spaces
6. Bubbleshare
7. Tangler
8. Viddler

What did you gain from the session in terms of your personal professional development?
I have many new tools to explore.
I hope to do more presentations in the future. This information opens up
avenues to explore.

IV. Name of session: Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools, Liz Kolb

Main points made ("Takeaways"):

1. Instead of banning them, use cell phones as learning tools to engage students
2. Use them for audio recording, post immediately on web, cell phone conferencing
pod casting
3. Gad cast- creates a basic account, create a channel and enter a content area,
can be downloaded as an mp3.
4. Phone conferencing, can be recorded as an mp3
5. Private voice mail-good idea for teachers who don’t want to give out their
home phone number
6. Jut- create account come to email with text and audio
7. Pod casting with gad cast or hit cast coupled with blogs
8. Digital cameras and camcorder. Photoblogging. Flicker
9. Take a photo send it to
10. slideshows
11. Take a video send it to Icepod
12. Flicker helps to add tags and text
13. Upload a tune; make it public or private
14. Change background or cell wall paper with
15. Create surveys for cell phones with
16. Not all websites are available on cells, but in the future more and more sites
Will be

URLs of session and further resources:

What did you gain from the session in terms of your personal professional development?

I learned of many sites to explore to use with cell phones! This was great new information. If SHS allowed cell phones as a learning tool. I would definitely turn this into a possible presentation topic.

V. Name of session: Learn to Blog: Blog to Learn Anne Davis

Main points made ("Takeaways"):

1. Use Blogs in a controlled school environment
2. Blog with students to build a learning community
3. Bogging requires you to do the following:
a. read
b. question
c. think
d. write
e. collaborate
f. reflect
g. comment
h. link
4. Blogging in School is a privilege

Questions you (the participant) have after viewing the presentation:

How much of blogging by students is relevant class work and how much
is social networking?

URLs of session and further resources:
The Write Weblog
Thinking & Writing Wrinkles

What did you gain from the session in terms of your personal professional development?
This session gave me us insight into guidelines for classroom blogging.

VI. Introduction to Second Life for K-12 Educators
RL: Meredith Wesolowski
SL: Meredith Snookums
University of Delaware & ISTE Island
November 20, 2007

Second Life is a new concept for me, so I was very interested in finding out about it.
Second Life is an online virtual life in a virtual world with virtual people and even
virtual money.

Second Life is divided into two grids:
1. Second Life adult grid or SL, which is restricted to users 18 and older
2. Teen Second Life, teen grid, TG or TSL which is restricted to users 13-17 and which is designed to comply with Child Internet Protection Laws.
Interaction between the girds is not possible.

Second Life has possible uses in Education. (SLED)
Educators and students can participate in a globally connected network of people.
ISTE is the International Society for Technology in Education. It is the leader in the creation and promotion of K-12 technology standards.
ISTE has been a part of SL for about one year and has about 2000 members.
K-12 educators can use SL for networking and professional development.
TSL can be used by students and educators in grades 6-12 for networking and
project-based learning.

Second Life Sites:
1.Second Life Education Wiki

2.Gobal Kids is a non-profit organization based in NYC, whose mission is to transform urban youth into successful students & leaders through socially dynamic, content–rich learning experiences.

3. Eye4YouCollegeFair 24 colleges and universities presented in a SL College Fair on October 20 and 21, 2007.

The format of Second Life would interest many tech-savvy students.
The age and Internet safety aspect would enter into a teacher’s consideration of its
use in the classroom. I think it has definite educational possibilities.