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Sarita Pillai Comment by Sarita Pillai on October 26, 2011 at 9:47am

Hi everyone!

I'd like to get our conversations in this group going, as promised.  I just posted a blog item from eSchoolNews about 10 ways schools are using social media tools effectively.  Lots of up for debate there no doubt, so I am hoping we will!


What do you think about the ideas listed? What do you agree or disagree with? What have you done with social media tools that you can share with this group? What are some of the pitfalls you have faced and how have you worked around them?

Looking forward to hearing from many of you!


Sarita Pillai Comment by Sarita Pillai on October 5, 2011 at 1:37pm

Dear Integrating Technology Group Members,

I am hoping to re-start group activity and will be working on facilitating discussions on technology related topics of interest in the coming weeks. 

I hope you will join me in making this a vibrant community that engages in rich and productive discussions!

My first order of business is finding out two things:

1.  What technology related topics are you looking for/need information on?  These may be topics we discuss within this group, and/or the MSP2 staff may organize webinars on these topics for the MSP2 community at large.

2.  What topics would YOU be interested in sharing your expertise with the group (and the MSP2 community at large)? For e.g., this could occur via a webinar, blog post or other related activity within MSP2.

Please let me know your thoughts, I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Sarita Pillai


David R. Wetzel Comment by David R. Wetzel on August 9, 2011 at 5:15pm
Power Point Presentations Beyond Note Taking

The use of PowerPoint presentations in schools takes advantage of education technology integration strategies and techniques. However, student learning is not improved when these presentations are merely a substitute for note taking bullets from older overhead projectors. To take advantage of the power of this technology, the elimination of boring slide shows must be replaced with interactive story telling that keeps students engaged.
Dr. Ludmila Smirnova Comment by Dr. Ludmila Smirnova on June 29, 2011 at 4:16pm

Hello all,

You are all welcome to participate in the Math, Arts and E-Learning conference in Ithaca on July 23 - 24.


David R. Wetzel Comment by David R. Wetzel on January 29, 2011 at 11:55pm

What is the Technology Footprint in Your Classroom?

In contrast to the technology teachers’ use in the classroom for their professional use, what is the technology (digital) footprint students’ use in a classroom? When effectively integrated into teaching and student learning, technology has the power to transform a classroom into an influential learning community. Within this digital community students use technology tools to create collaborative and personal learning networks to support their learning.


Strategies and techniques are provided regarding the benefits of using digital tools to support teaching and learning in any content area or grade level.

Rebecca Lawson Comment by Rebecca Lawson on November 5, 2010 at 10:39am
Amy, I am a technology educator who loves to integrate the academic subjects into my technology classes. My view is that the computer is a tool, just like a pencil. We need to use it to learn the academic areas, not learn skills in isolation. What are your interests? BTW, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, who was at the breakfast, is an incredible technologist!
Amy Gillam Comment by Amy Gillam on November 5, 2010 at 8:00am
I am attending the NMSA Annual Conference and I am at the MSP2 Networking Breakfast. I am a technology integrator helping math and science teachers integrate technology into their classrooms... Are there any other technology educators attending?
David R. Wetzel Comment by David R. Wetzel on September 24, 2010 at 3:39pm
20 Google Doc Templates for use in Science and Math Classrooms

Google Docs is an easy-to-use online word processor that enables you to create, store, share, and collaborate on documents with your science and math students. You can even import any existing document from Word and Simple Text. You can work from anywhere and with any computer platform to access your documents.

Considering the versatility of Google Docs, there are many ingenious ways teachers use this free online program with students. A few are provided.
David R. Wetzel Comment by David R. Wetzel on September 13, 2010 at 3:16pm
What Does the Online Digital Footprint in Your Classroom Look Like?

In contrast to the digital footprint you use for your personal learning network, this focus is on the online digital footprint students’ use in your science or math classroom. The power of a well designed digital footprint brings the capacity to transform a classroom into an online learning community. Within this community your students use digital tools to create and develop a personal learning network.
David R. Wetzel Comment by David R. Wetzel on September 12, 2010 at 10:05pm
5 Benefits for Creating a Classroom Environment for Student Blogs

Benefits for creating a classroom environment for student blogging begin with establishing a foundation for their success. Why is this important? Integrating blogs transforms a classroom into a learning community where students become self-directed learners and thinkers. This in turn, causes students to use higher order thinking skills as they create and post entries in their blogs, along with commenting on other student’s blogs.

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