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My kiddos' website, Le Arrgh is a teen anti-piracy website written by teens for teens. http://www.wix.com/mrssmoke/le-arrgh-teen-anti-piracy
High standards and clear expectations are so important in and outside the classroom. Students must be taught how to take and give constructive feedback so that they can be able to critically assess projects like multimedia projects. I used to have students help me create assessment documents such as rubrics and criteria charts. By having students actively involved in the process, they can take ownership in the entire process.
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Many apologies if this is something you've all heard, but my district uses the program Learning.com. The best teaching tools involve student engagement with feedback, and this program does this well. It directly teaches many of the 21st century skills which we can then revisit throughout the year. We've been using this technlology consistently for the past 7 or 8 years and when our grade level takes the state-mandated Technlology assessment, our school consistently has one of the highest scores. The only caution I have for you is that the program can be glitchy, so use it when you're in good humor.
As part of the technoscientists group I work with, we had to do a mash-up. My students and I made a mash-up of two of our students in a governor's debate (they were running for class governor). I use the mash-up to show how easy it is for the media/advertisors/political groups to change/distort the true message. I'll post the link here in a bit.
Dyane, while this is not a particular gem, I found it interesting. From Ian Jukes,"This Bloom's Taxonomy chart was created by Kathy Schrock demonstrating the versatility of Google and all its applications, and how they could potentially be used as classroom tools. Below is a screen shot of the tool she created, with a link to the actual working interactive chart. Be sure to check it out—it's really something".
I like the categorization of Google Apps in the Bloom's chart. I also like this Bloom's chart with Technology Integration created by Dan McCormack. I have it posted on my wiki and have included a snapshot here. The chart highlights changes in instruction that reflect true integration and not just using the technology as an add-on or fun activity.