Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Welcome to the WECDSB Technology in the Classroom Blog

Welcome to the WECDSB's new Blog which was designed to create a space where educators can share resources and ideas for incorporating technology in the classroom. Each of the posts in this blog will be archived and tagged for easy reference.  For example if a teacher visits www.osapac.org and finds out Ontario teachers can access streamed music for use in there class from a website called Naxos.  Just visit the blog and type in "Naxos" in the search box and all the posts on Naxos will appear.

Some of the categories will be:

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Resources - Web sites that contain educational resources for teacher or student use
Production - Creation web sites or software used to produce or publish something
Cool - Neat web sites that you just have to see
Elementary - Specific information or lesson for Elementary Teachers.
Secondary - Specific information or lessons for Secondary Teachers.
Instructions - Steps on how to use a resource

( For example, the image above was found at http://www.wylio.com/ . This is a free image site that automatically sources the image for you. )

New categories will be added as the blog progresses. Please leave suggestions in the comments.

The blog will provide one location to find ideas, resources, and most importantly your comments.  The Blog format allows for teachers to ask questions or comment after each post.  Hopefully teachers will choose to add personal examples of the technology used in their classrooms.

Joe Sisco and Doug Sadler will oversee the blog but will be supported by both Elementary and Secondary Computer Education Teachers. Our hope is to add posts from guest bloggers (teachers) who wouldn't mind sharing their technology success in the classroom.

Doug Sadler is a Vice Principal of Online Learning at St. Michael's Catholic School. Duties include Site administration at St. Michael's Rhodes and Tech Support for both the Elementary and Secondary panel. You can follow Doug Sadler on twitter @SadOne.

Joe Sisco is an e-Learning Consultant with WECDSB. Joe is responsible for the the Homework Help Project and support for the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB).

One of the most important components of a blog is the ability to comment. Once again we encourage teachers to comment on the posts in this blog by telling us what you think, your experiences with the topic, and ask questions. Only then will we have a successful blog that acts as relevant source of information.

We hope you enjoy this one stop shop for excellent Technology in the classroom applications and even more we hope you choose to jump in.



2 comments:

Comoedu said...

Thanks Doug & Joe, I am glad to have one place to keep up with what's out there for the "techy" teacher.

Liana said...

Oh, somehow I missed Dave! Great voice thread tutorial.