Thursday, June 25, 2009

"Aromas From the Edubloggers' Kitchens"

REPOST: "Aromas From The Edubloggers' Kitchens"

Our dynamic cooking trio of Deb White, Ernie Easter(from Maine) and myself - Naomi Harm(from MN) have started an exciting new project and we would like you to participate with us. It’s called "Aromas from the Edubloggers' Kitchens" and its goal is to help our extended Twitter community preserve and enjoy the wonderful food we have all come to enjoy as a family. *If you would like to PARTICIPATE please email or leave a comment for me below with the following info to include: your first name, last name and email address- thank you!

When families gather together, you seem to find most of the people in the kitchen – because that is where the food is! Most of us have favorite foods from our childhood or others that seem to be served only when someone special is visiting or when visiting grandma’s house. Although all too often a family food treasure is lost forever with each passing of a family member.

The "Aromas From The Edubloggers' Kitchens" cookbook project is a Web site that is designed to help us collect and even publish our favorite family recipes so that we can share and preserve the special food that our family enjoys. The Web site is easy to use and will take just a little effort to enter your family’s favorite foods for all of us to enjoy. We can use these recipes online or even publish a cookbook that we can share and treasure. But first, we need your help.

Please collect all of the wonderful recipes that you would like to contribute. We are looking not only for the dishes served on special occasions, but also the every day meals your family enjoys. Log on to the "Aromas From the Edubloggers' Kitchens" cookbook project Web site using the information below and enter your recipe information into the database. We are trying to have all of the recipes entered by August 15, 2009.

The Web site lists all of the Twitter community members who have been asked to contribute. If you know of anyone who should be added, please send me their name and email address and I will have them invited.

Thanks for participating in the "Aromas From The Edubloggers' Kitchens" Cookbook Project!

Deb, Ernie and Naomi

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Smartboard Training in the Elementary

I have the wonderful opportunity this week to work with a dynamic group of Holmen school district teachers of integrating Smart Board resources and tools within their k-5 curriculum. I have found that a lot of our elementary teachers struggle to find specific lessons and resources to support their instruction. This introduction of infusing smart technologies into instruction will be focused on the basics of Smartboard in education, utilizing existing resources and thematic units teachers feel comfortable with, "greening up" their lesson with the visual literacy component of the Smartboard, and how to have students be responsible for their own learning by instilling the opportunities of "student Smartboard coaches" to assist with student driven lessons as collaborative teams.

Some key sites I will share for this afternoon inservice include:
-BBC Schools
-Educational World
-Elementary Interactive Whiteboard Websites
-Elementary Smarboard Lessons
-Engaging Learners the Smarboard Way
-Get Net Wise
-Interactive Whiteboard Resources
-Internet4Classroom Teachers
-Johnny's Math Page
-K-5 Technology Activities
-Learning Planet
-Lee Summit's Smartboard Resources
-Smartboards in Elementary Classrooms
-Smartboard Delicious Bookmarks
-Smartboard Delicious Elementary Bookmarks
-Smartboard Educator Resources
-Smartboard Revolution Ning
-Smart Notebook Lesson Activities
-Smart Online Classroom Resources
-Smart Printable Training Tutorials
-Smartboard Resources PB Wiki
-Smart Two Minute Video Tutorials
-StarFall
-Teachers Love Smartboards
-Topmarks
-Utah Education Network
-Voki
-Whiteboard Rosources