Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Care to Moodle your Google (GDocs that is)?

moodle your google

Learn the basics of GDocs collaboration in ths week long fully facilitated online class. Learn a bit about G-Docs, get introduced to Moodle based online learning, and have some fun!

It's a simple search puzzle to find us: Use Google to search with these keywords:

information fluency

Follow the first link and you'll be on the path to an interesting and inexpensive online learning experience!

Questions, as always, will be cheerfully answered!

~ Dennis

Friday, November 07, 2008

Try it, you might like it: Social Bookmarking Resources

I've been teaching social bookmarking as part of my e-learning classes for some time. Social bookmarking is always a difficult concept to get across. Truly, it's something you need to actually do in order to begin to grasp the power of this web 2.0 technology.

On a basic level, you move your bookmarks from your browser to a website where you can get to them from any computer connected to the Internet.

On a social level you can build a trusted community of searchers who share their results by 'tagging' the content with descriptive words.

This technology lets you go beyond searching to sharing results and insights with other humans. Hear are some resources I tagged and/or annotated using Diigo, a user friendly social bookmarking service. Try it! You may like it!

*Thanks to the readers who wrote to tell me that many of the links in this post were dead. I've revised the post with new resources! ~ Dennis

Monday, November 03, 2008

Google Earth™ Lessons

Tech Tips:
Create PDF’s in Office 2007

Draw Quick Horizontal Lines in Word 2003 & 2004

Photo Credit

Google Earth Lessons
This site is a rich source of high-quality Google Earth lesson plans searchable by subject area. Included are tutorials as well as a Nifty Tricks section for advanced users.

Google Lit Trips
Jerome Burg’s award-winning site provides Google maps of well-known literature to deepen students’ understanding of setting and background. Teachers are encouraged to submit their own literary maps and lesson ideas.

Google Earth Blog
Frank Taylor’s site is full of the latest tips and lessons for getting the most out of Google Earth, including live hurricane tracking. Be sure to check out the PC World Top 10 Amazing Google Earth Add-Ons link for some creative new tools to enhance Google Earth.

Juicy Geography: Google Earth Lessons
This site created by educator Noel Jenkins contains nine ready-to-use lessons on topics such as Stonehenge, safe cities, and wind farms. Juicy Geography’s Google Earth blog includes teaching guides, downloadable files and other resources for teaching Google Earth.

Using Google Earth To Investigate Water FlowI
n this Teacher Tube video, instructor J. Calvert demonstrates how to teach the use of Google Earth’s tools in conjunction with a middle school classroom unit on water.

Tech Tip #1: Create PDFs in Microsoft Office 2007
Office 2007 users can now save any file as a PDF by installing a
downloadable add-on file from Microsoft. After installation, a PDF option will be added to your Save As menu in eight Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Tech Tip #2: Draw Quick Horizontal Lines in Word 2003 (Windows) & 2004 (Mac)
You can create a horizontal line across your Word or Outlook document with just a few keystrokes. Three styles of lines are available.
For a normal thin line, type three consecutive hyphens and press Enter.
For a bold line, type three underscores and press Enter.
For a double line, type three equal signs and press Enter.

Originally posted by Karen Franker, Editor Technology Tips @ 9/21/2008 11:40:00 AM