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Posted by Tanya Roscorla
on August 10, 2009 Ed Tech
The GOOGLE CUSTOM search engines do keep students from finding inappropriate sites on the whole Web, said Cindy Lane, an adjunct professor, Google Certified Teacher and instructional technology specialist from St. Louis. One of her students looked up “black holes” in a regular search, and you can just imagine what that child found, she said. She designed and taught a four-week class this summer at Southwest Baptist University for K-12 educators on Google applications, and she focused on searching during one of those weeks. All of the students created custom search engines, but many of them said they had never heard about it before.“You would think teachers would know about all of the applications that make their lives easier in their classrooms, but unless they take classes or they go to technology conferences or they have some really good PD [professional development] already imbedded in their schools, it’s a hit and miss kind of thing,” Lane said, “which is unfortunate.”
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Here are two tips. .
1. Get to know the ADVANCED feature in Google Search, (see jpg)
2. Read about how to use the Custom Search Engine!
Google Custom Search Refines Research Skills http://bit.ly/g4WjK
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Missouri's First Google Network for Educators Class was held on July 16th at CSD, hosted by Missouri's only Google Certified Teachers-Bill Bass, Stephanie Madlinger and me! It was attended by 23 stellar educators in the area and we explored some great google educator tools and had some really robust conversations about applying these applications in the classrooms! Lisa Thumann's group, enjoying their second day of their own Google Workshop at Reutger's University attempted to demonstrate the Gmail Video Chat with us with some success! I looove sharing anything Google at ANY time!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Today at my Presentation "Blogging Builds Character"...we had some great discussions about the use of blogging for learning and understanding in the K12 classroom. Some of my participants had NOT seen a blog in the classroom, while others shared their experiences. Becky (a brave lady) actually started the blog she has been wanting to start - right in front of our eyes and demonstrated how EASY it is to do!
Thank you for everyone's good thoughts and ideas today. Come September, I'm sure there will be some great Character Educaton blogs beginning to unfold and who knows where that will take them!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Your CDs have been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow. A team of 50 employees inspected your CDs and polished them to make sure they were in the best possible condition before mailing. Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CDs into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy. We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved "Bon Voyage!" to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, Saturday, June 27th. I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did. Your picture is on our wall as "Customer of the Year." We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Sigh... --CD Baby
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
TED Commandments for Speaking -- If you would like the spreadsheet of all the talks, let me know..you could be in front of your computer for months...and I have to agree with Christine, these commandments apply elsewhere too!
Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.
Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before.
Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy Passion.
Thou Shalt Tell a Story.
Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers for the Sake of Blessed Connection and Exquisite Controversy.
Thou Shalt Not Flaunt thine Ego. Be Thou Vulnerable. Speak of thy Failure as well as thy Success.
Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy Desperate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness.
Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughter is Good.
Thou Shalt Not Read thy Speech.
Thou Shalt Not Steal the Time of Them that Follow Thee
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
It finally happened and in typical "Lane" style! Our daughter graduated with her undergrad degree from Springfield, MO at 10 am on Friday, May 15th..then we drove 3 hours to Columbia, MO, hung out at Trops (yummy adult beverages) and I graduated with my master's from Mizzou at 8 pm.
I couldn't be prouder of our daughter and I couldn't be happier!! It was a very memorable weekend!!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I made this on Cameroid and if you don't like being an etch-a -sketch, you can be a ninja or Mona Lisa...pretty fun, easy stuff. That smile on my face? That's cause spring is a l m o s t here!! The grass is finally getting green and the sun seems to be shining brighter!!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Now, a close number two is my Flip HD camera. If you are even thinking about getting a new camcorder, this baby is smaller than my phone...and you can grab a picture from any video you take. Yeah, a couple attachments, like a tripod will help any situation...but it is really easy to use --a USB goes right into your computer and that's really all I need..and the phone charger occasionally!