Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tool #11

I liked Skype in Schools, as it sounds promising.
Again I am not in a classroom, but this upspeeds my game in all ways, testing, training, communicating, connecting.
I can not believe the plethora of countless apps, seems as many ideas as the human mind is capable of coming up with.

Thank you

Tool #10

I would convey that :
We are responsible for what we convey.
Tools are for our strength (to make us stronger), not only for our safety.
Proof read all your work.
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I do not have classroom.
I would 'teach' digital citizenship to parents probably in one on one meetings.

Tool #9

Connecting technology to objectives makes the materials relative to today's student.
The lesson will stick with the student through holding them accountable.
SBISD Interactive Database
Digital Dragon
Google Earth
These are programs to use to practice towards proficiency.

Tool #8

I do not have a classroom.

I will be using this tool eventually on IPADs with my students working in my office.

Tool #7

Framing Skype
Transition Discussion
April 1
Skype in Schools
By talking to other transition professionals around, we can discuss topics/ issues.

Tool #6

This one is a lot of fun! Voice communication...moving up some!

Tool #5

http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/index.php?id=35507
Giving this a go.  Kind of like playing the ivories for the first time.
Numerous uses for lower level students where pictures help get across the point.

Tool #4

Email just sent:
As part of my Tool 4, an internet based "cloud" SBISD has been created 
for us.  We can all trade information on this team stored on the 
internet/ "cloud".  If Ann  or Sandy creates a list of day habitations 
organizations in Houston, they create one document and it is stored in 
the "clouds" (or internet).  The rest of us, access that doc to review 
update, create a template, create a brochure and quiz, (and on and on) 
from it.   Rather than, say Ann, using  the old way of creating a 
"word document", then sending it out to each of us (thus there are 5 
copies of the same doc)....we now have only one google doc on the 
internet (cloud), to work off of in the above ways. 
Once we practice this X times, my belief is that it will make what do,
even more head and shoulders above anywhere else.  Just my opinion,
Paul

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tool # 3

The part is useful in conveying transition information visually.  Good for fellow TS', student and families.
Fair use means to follow the rules, like only for educational use and can not copy a whole project, only segments.
We'll have to see what this drop box can do.

Tool #2- Whew Whoo!

I posted on five other sights.  This initial run through feels "a little boxy", but I can already feel the comfort level improving with each word.  I really do think this has potential, it is just that there are not very many Transition Specialist blogging in the "community".  So the motivation must come from a sort of pioneer spirit.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tool 1

A blog is great to talk to my parents and students about transition!  My Voki is super!