Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Week 10 PLE

The first technology that I have used outside of class is Prezi. This is such a fun tool for presentations because it is a different way to look at it other than with Powerpoint. It can be downloaded for free at prezi.com and is very effective in showing a presentation with many ideas, particularly when they stem from one source. The second technology I enjoy using is Stellarium, which can be downloaded for free at stellarium.org. It is such a dynamic program that takes Google Earth to a whole new level. You can see stars, constellations, and much more with this fun program. The third and last technology I have used outside of class is called Hot Potatoes. It is available at http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/halfbaked/ and it helps teachers create small quizzes, with multiple choice, matching, crosswords, puzzles, etc. It is a fun way to create a more interesting quiz for a child than to just give them short answer questions.