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Technology Integration Plan

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BP8: Communities of Practice

This assigment has been a challenge.  I’d never even heard of “communities of practice” until our recent ETC live session. Thankfully, I’ve had the link to Etienne Wenger‘s explanation and use it here as the basis for evaluating  SimpleK12,  The … Continue reading

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BP6 – ToonDoo for You

ToonDoo.com is a free comics creation tool that appears on all three of the Web 2.0 resource pages our professor shared with us this week.   I love cartoons and comic strips. Effective cartoons convey large ideas in tiny spaces.  Would … Continue reading

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BP5 – Meo My!

Meograph I’d never heard of Meograph until reading Cayla’s review yesterday.  She previews this unusual storytelling tool by creating her own meograph with the embedded Google map, video, images, text and narration. Four dimensions for self expression! I see students … Continue reading

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BP4 – Mix it up with Wix.com

is some kind of wonderful. You don’t need to be an artist or engineer, or have any knowledge of coding or web design.  Wix makes it possible for everyone to create beautifully polished, HTML5 websites for free. I signed up, … Continue reading

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BP3 – The Awesomeness Goes On

I just learned about another cool personal dashboard option: The Awesome New Tab Page on Google Chrome.  Read about it here. Symbaloo and  Protopage are both compelling options for setting up a personal dashboard. It’s interesting to hear what influences … Continue reading

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BP2: WordPress

The decision to select WordPress for my second post was an easy one.  I had to choose a technology I would be using for my capstone project and it had to be one with which I was unfamiliar.  WordPress met … Continue reading

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BP1 Symbaloo

Symbaloo is a free desktop organizer that offers colorful, clickable tiles to organize and access one’s websites. There are two versions of Symbaloo, the original and one created by and for educators.  Both are free. The educator’s version differs from … Continue reading

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