“Google Docs”

Located at (click) www.googledocs.com,” this Google application serves multiple purposes for the student, educator, and business professional. With Google Docs, a user can access a spreadsheet, wiki’s, documents, and spreadsheets. Users can also collaborate “real-time,” on projects using Google programs and software. Editing and revision notations are tracked and dated. The team or instructor can revise and edit a document, and leave comments for the student from anywhere. Student work and progress is tracked, on an ongoing basis.

Possible classroom and student applications:

1. Electronic Portfolios

2. Research Papers/Capstone projects

3. Student-designed Power Point (c) Presentations

…and more.

Take the Google Doc tour (http://www.google.com/google-d-s/intl/en/tour1.html) and enjoy the experience!


Zoho-show links to Web 2.0 and Educational Podcasting presentations

I am attaching the links to some informative discussions, tutorials and presentations on Web 2.0 and educational Pod casting presentations. I think they are informative and “motivating” in the sense that educators may see potential in infusing technology into their lessons and curriculum, overall. I located the presentations/shows on Zoho.com’s site, while working on a class project. The shows are by educators, college students, and other professionals in the educational technology, or IT field. They are helpful in understanding the phenomena of Web 2.0, and offer steps to creating a basic podcast.

Let me know what you think.


Podcasting Workshop (a Zoho presentation)

Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom

What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 Needs School 2.0

Computer Technology and Multimedia

This course EDUC 8823 has proven quite effective and relevant, thus far. I can see the potential of this application–Blogging, in the schools at multiple levels. Students can post, present, discuss and analyze comments and textual submissions online. Blogging can also prove to be a valuable research tool, as well. Students can be given a topic, discuss it online, and add relevant material to the Blog–ongoing. I need to see if it could serve as an electronic portfolio. Interesting…This course has opened up another, parallel world for me in education. Boy did I miss a lot of opportunities to reach my students! I can be so much more effective now. This year, my students will be rewarded with more resources to access and develop information. I believe this will empower them to participate, and seek more on their own.

Time will tell.

*View the following link to see my presentation on the Discussion Board

Educational Technology: The Discussion Board (Soho presentation)