Great News and.....
I got this email today as well, from a class creating an online book, just like ours.
Hope all is well. Just checking in, and wanted to let you know that the Wikispace project has been going great! The students really seem to enjoy working on it. We are nearing the end of their time to create for this year, as they are 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year. Would you mind taking a look at their progress and offering any suggestions for improvement? I would also like to know if you (and maybe some of your students) would like to Skype on Tuesday, around 2pm? My one class has been asking about when they will have the chance to Skype with you guys.
Click here to see their book
WE ARE LEAVING A DIGITAL FOOTPRINT FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW.
Great new search engine for school use...You will love it. Create an account and keep your notes online.... http://www.instagrok.com/
Instagrok.com is very cool. We will be using it next week. I showed it to Mrs. Tobin today, and I think she is using it in her class the rest of the day. It rocks.... HowHere are some keys:
1. It has a built in journal and history of what you read and links to where you visited. The journal allows you to take notes and save them for use on any computer anywhere.
2. It is visual: it builds a web on the topic you searched.
3. It has web resources for each topic to the right of the web: Key facts, Links, Images, video, quizes, and concepts.
4. Click any bubble in the web and all the resources change...every time you pick a new bubble.
5. It is fun!!!
Here is a google doc to a PDF brochure on Instagrok.com