Well it is that time of year again. I will be out of my room for about three weeks for testing. I am putting the Technology Tips in hiatus during this time. Some of you will surely be overjoyed. Hopefully we will be starting up again come May.
We looked at ClassCraft (http://www.classcraft.com/) a while back. It is a nifty site to introduce gamification into the classroom. I received an email from the company today announcing they are integrating their system with Google and GAFE. This is great news in the ability to connect accounts and ease of use. Keep this site in mind next year and getting started.
It is very interesting. I just started exploring the site. Users can add text, links, annotations to lyrics and other material. Check it out. Let me know what you think. How can we use this or this model for learning in the classroom?
I can see posting a chapter online and having students add too and annotate the reading. An interactive journey with students becoming stakeholders in the text itself.
Copyright Reminders Model Legal Behavior Greetings Sequoyah,
Matt Miller over at Ditch That Textbook has a great entry on copyright. Reminding teachers some of the essentials about copyright. I believe it is important for teachers to model the behavior we want to see in our students. This includes using material properly.