Thursday, March 31, 2011

How Are You Using On-LIne Networking?

Thanks to Principal Jonathan Martin for pointing me to this great video and these insightful questions!

Please think about how you are using online networking in ways beyond the merely social (i.e. Facebook). Are you using on-line networking at all to communicate with others who share your passions and hobbies and with whom you could share your own “good ideas.”

Monday, March 28, 2011

Advice for New Bloggers

On Wednesday I will be visiting Mr. Field's writing class to help them start blogs.  As experienced bloggers, what advice do you have for the class?

Thoughts on This Video?

This is an excerpt from Will Richardson's TED Talk from a few weeks ago.  What are your thoughts? Are there implications for education?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Today's Assignment - Friday, February 11, 2011

Let's create a Google Presentation on Cellphones in schools:

I started with the first slide - now it is your turn - Here is the link to the presentation.

Have fun!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Today's Assignment - Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Finish yesterday's assignment if you have not done so.

Today's assignment:

I heard on the radio this morning that there is discussion by some at the Massachusetts State House regarding banning cell phones in schools.

What would you say to your elected officials about this?

Please find some on-line resources and write a post about why you think this is either a good or bad idea.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Welcome Back! Let's Get Blogging!

Today I would like you to continue working to find your blogging voice. As we move forward, you will be blogging about topics and other blog posts that you are most passionate about. In the interim, I have a few posts that I thought you might find interesting. Check them out in the #bhschat stream on Twitter.  When you are finished please tweet out your post and use the #bhschat hashtag.

If you find something you like I encourage you to add the blog to your Google Reader stream.

Don't forget our blogging rubric will be utilized to assess your posts.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday- January 28, 2011

Good Morning,

Sorry I can't be there today.  I am excited to be presenting at Educon this weekend and today I am visiting classrooms at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, the school that hosts Educon.
Mr. Sullivan has the names of a few students who have not gotten us the information requested on our first day of class.

Today, I would like you to watch the video below and work on your blog template.  In addition, I would like you to add some gadgets/widgets to your blog.

Click on the Design tab at the top of your blog and then click on add a gadget.  Please add the Blog Stats gadget and then add at least two more that you like.  You can check out my blog to see some of the gadgets I have for ideas.

Finally - Send one tweet to @bhsprincipal and I will create a Twitter list four our class.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Today's Assignment

Step one: Create your own Blogger blog
Step two: Embed this video in a blog post
Step three: Answer the questions below on this video in a blog post and add any other thoughts you have on the video.

What are your thoughts on this? What do you agree or disagree with? What surprised you?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Opening Day Web 2.0 Semester 2

Welcome to Web 2.0!

Here are our Course Expectations

Today you need to:

  1. Read the Course Expectations
  2. Read this Blog Rubric 
  3. Ask questions about the course expectations and blog rubric in the form below

Opening Day Web 2.0 Semester 2 (Part 2)

You also need to do the following:

  1. Sign up for a GMail account
  2. Sign up for a Twitter account
  3. Fill out the form below