World Wide Web has opened so many doors for educators and their
students to link with friends and experts around the world. As
I have explored this fascinating new world of communication, I
have developed Web sites for many different purposes. This
page contains links to projects my students and I have created as
we have explored the world of the Web. We'd love to have you
join us as we journey in the world of Cyberspace!
the World Wide Web began to grow in size and popularity, teachers
and students began to ask for help to understand it better,
to search it more efficiently, and to know how to carefully
evaluate the information found.
was created to help teachers and students learn those skills.
1998 I had a room full of third graders studying their community
for social studies. They discovered there weren't many
resources about Poway for children. So, those 20 delightful
students created a web site to teach children about every treasure
in Poway. They still receive letters from grateful families
, thanking them for the wonderful information provided in
Kid's Guide to Poway.
Their site won First Place in the International CyberFair Contest,
sponsored by Global Schoolhouse.
I've grown and matured in my use of technology, I have begun to
see hundreds of ways it can enrich curriculum, motivate students,
and provide wonderful opportunities to truly differentiate for
student needs. The
Reading and Writing.Com Site
is my first attempt at cataloguing a small sampling of
differentiation opportunities in language arts using technology.
site is a PowerPoint that was created for EdTech trainers from
each school to share current news with the staff at their sites.
It also includes training information for TimeLiner 4.0 software as
well as ideas for using Timeliner to facilitate excellent student
learning projects. For a PDF file of a TimeLiner
5.0 training PowerPoint, click here.
on the picture to the left for the current PowerPoint from our
February 26th PreK-5 EdTech Meeting. It provides tips
to assist with updating Timeliner 5.0 to the newest version that
allows students and teachers to save their TimeLines in a web
format. It also has information about using Kidspiration and
Inspiration in the classroom. Web tours include sites for state
reports, the solar system, homework help, creating online
surveys, assessing EdTech needs with Profiler and
PowerPoint provides the instructions (complete with screen
shots) for saving your PowerPoints for the web.
My First Classroom Site was created in
1997 as an attempt to help my students begin to interact with a
worldwide audience. Ok, the primary audience was
definitely comprised of proud parents and they'll always be the
ones who loved it the most. The kids posted book reviews,
favorite sites, photos from field trips, and a fun game about
colleagues and I embarked on another new technological adventure
this year. In addition to Keith, Stacey, and I, Denise Hogan, a
great middle-school teacher joined us to help publish an on line
magazine that highlighted news in the world of Educational
Technology. Our goal is to support teachers by providing web
resources, software tips, thought-provoking articles, and news of
training opportunities. We also highlight best practices around
the district. Each of us is responsible for different
sections each month, although I primarily cover the elementary
news in a column entitled Footenotes.
an updated site, click here to go to EdTech
access recent trainings click on the appropriate links below:
Training: March 20th (2nd and 3rd Grade)
Training: March 21st (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
PowerPoint from March 25th
Digital Camera and Scanning Projects for Literacy
a sample Scholastic Web Page
questions, suggestions, and comments