Monday, July 27, 2009

Video Tutorials for Using Blogger

In planning for teaching the technology segment of a course on second language learning, I've chosen to focus on social bookmarking, blogging and global collaboration. So today as I was revisiting some of my bookmarks in Delicious, I found these fantastic video tutorials created in Camtasia by J. Black. It's evident that J. Black has extensive experience using Blogger with students since she emphasizes the issue of safety throughout.

Tutorials on internet tools tend to get outdated very quickly, but these tutorials from April, 2008, are still right on target! Thanks, J.Black!

Monday, July 06, 2009

National Educational Computing Conference

So inspiring! The National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in D.C. put on by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) was such a great learning experience. This was my first time at their conference and I was delighted with the presentations. Those that stood out for me were the ones by Vickie Davis on DIIGO, by Will Richardson on connective learning and Steve Hardagon on Ning and Learn Central.

In Steve's presentation he also elaborated on the new feature of Elluminate through with educators can have a free account which will allow them to have a virtual room for private sessions of up to 3 people and public sessions with a much larger number of people. I have attended many webinars in Elluminate and always wished I could make use of this tool. Elluminate also offers free training sessions. Definitely something to check out!