Friday, November 19, 2010

Welcome to the "Using Blogs in a Classroom Training"

This post is an example of a way to share information. Since typing URLs really isn't much fun, here are the links to some blogs we will look at:

Susan Wentenkamp-Brandt tech blog:

Jessica Jones maintains a blog on working with blind ESL students:

Jennifer Ouellette’s interactive blogs with her class each of the three trips she’s made to Kenya.

Jonna Meidal and Jennifer Ouellette also did an interactive blogging project with my Level C class and her Indonesian students.

Kathy Schrock’s ed tech blog picks

Five tech blogs to watch

Nik Peachey's ESL technology blog:

Blogs on Educational Blogging

Hope you find useful ideas!

Saturday, April 24, 2010



Playing this vocabulary game not only increases your knowledge but also donates 10 grains of rice for each correct answer. Get smarter and feed the world at the same time.
Enter a word and it becomes a universe. The colors correspond to related words and definitions. Click on an orbiting sphere and it expands as well.

Sites for later

Computers and Technology easy-to-follow pictorial lessons on using various versions of Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Open Office and more

Mac Users find help here:
Create a temporary email account for those times you need to click something to confirm your email but don’t want the baggage that comes with it.

Need to bring files with you but keep forgetting your jump drive or your email account is blocked ? Try it creates a free drop box account that you can access anywhere you have an internet connection. lets you skip phone menus when calling large companies
While not a job posting site, O*NET OnLine was created for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, by the National Center for O*NET Development and has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers
The site also tags jobs as to a bright outlook or a green job.

Academic Earth compiles video lectures of the most popular courses from some of the best known universities and instructors.

See also iTunes University

Award Winning Blogs

Other Great Blogs

Literacy and Technology in Minnesota

What Literacy Is About, A Blog for Learners

Literacies café : adult literacy blog

Teaching English with Blind Learners

Nik’s Learning Technology Blog:

Research and Resources

Volunteer Match With this site, organizations can find a great volunteer, or volunteers can find a greatorganization. Search results can be narrowed to as close as five miles from home or expanded to encompass the volunteer’s state. Opportunities to volunteer include arts and culture, education, homelessness, immigration and many others.

Education Research Information Center (ERIC) This free search interface allows educators and researchers across the United States to search 1.2 million educational documents, providing access to full text of articles when available. ERIC's mission "is to provide a comprehensive, easy to use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full text database of education research and information." Materials relevant to creating lesson plans or developing curriculum can be found using the database. This authoritative site from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania also referred to as the Annenberg Political FactCheck “monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major US political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.”

Office of Minority Health (OMH) This resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides health professionals and citizens of the United States with valuable statistics and data about improving the health and reducing the risks among prominent ethnic and minority groups.

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) This one stop center whose goal is "Putting Research to Work for Children and Families" is provides access to research and datasets about children and poverty. Childcare professionals, such as educators, social workers, and policymakers can use this resource to find quick facts, demographic profiles, and other useful information that may not be readily available by other means.

Highlights from last year’s handout

Need practice filling out forms to apply for a job or apartment? Check out

Minnesota’s career, education, and job resource

MLC Educational Website Search

Free Tech Resources from the MLC

National Do Not Call Registry

Find the Best Price on Gasoline

A website filled with reviews of local businesses.

The ultimate how-to website

Minnesota (ABE) Online Disability Resource Guide.

OneLook Dictionary Search

Online Phonebook

History Channel American Presidents Page

Biography Channel Black History

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jasons Big Training Day

I have the 3 best people ever in my training!~

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Welcome to our Training

Glad to have you here, hope you have fun and learning something new.
Dont forget to network with those around you and share blog information