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About Your Professor: Kimberly Fentress Adams
In My 33 years of working in the field of academia, I have worked in the role of a classroom teacher, Computer Resource Specialist, Online Testing Specialist,
Distance Learning Specialist and System Administrator for Virtual Virginia Beach e-Learning, as well as an Information Security consultant. I currently serve as an adjunct Assistant Professor where I teach instructional technology at Old Dominion University and computer concepts and application at Tidewater Community College (Virginia, USA). My "day job" consists of filling the role of Instructional Technology Coordinator for Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where I oversee the Computer Resource program and the Library Media Program at all of High Schools, Academies, and Centers, as well advocate and support all instructional technology throughout the school division.
I am a regular presenter at local, state, national and online conferences speaking on topics of Internet Safety, Information Security, Social Networking, and Identity Theft. Serving as a technology consultant, I frequently facilitate online seminars and workshops using Adobe Connect, Windows Live, Google Hangouts, Google Classrooms, Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Edmodo, and other learning platforms.
In regard to my educational background, I received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University, a Masters of Science in Information Assurance (Security) from Norwich University, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration from George Washington University.
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Teaching & Learning 430/530
Instructional Technology Integration
ITE 115 Computer Applications & Concepts
Introduction to Project-based Learning
- National Education Technology Standards for Students
- National Education Technology Standards for Teachers
- National Education Technology Standards for Administrators
Resources for Teaching and Learning
a standards-based, educational website that offers resources to enhance teaching and learning.
Create rubrics for project-based learning activities. (
International Society for Technology in Education
National Educational Technology Standards
-How can you tell if a website's information is valid? Some hints and tools to use as you and your students search the internet.
Evaluating Internet Sites 101
How much do you know?
An all-inclusive chart about issues teachers and students need to understand if they are using the internet for research for middle and secondary students OR
, same information on an elementary grade level
Evalutaion Surveys for elem., middle and secondary
(look at the example for your age group). Consider using the appropriate survey tool with your classes the first time you allow them to conduct research on the internet. Once you have students go through the process of veifying information using the survey, most will internalize the information and continue to use it as they conduct research using the internet (well, we HOPE they do!).
Can I use Wiki?
Internet searches will often take you to non-academic information resources such as Wikipedia.com, Ask.com, Encarta.msn.com, Infoplease.com, etc. You may supplement your research with these sources, but keep in mind that the information you find there may not be accurate [
Wikipedia Falsely Reports Comedian Sinbad's Death
], since it does not come under a formal oversight or peer-review process. [
See False Entry in Wikipedia
] While you may use and cite non-academic resources such as Wikipedia when working on assignments, you may not rely on them exclusively. The majority of your sources should be peer-reviewed academic journals. Further, remember that you are responsible for the accuracy of any facts you present in your assignments and therefore should confirm the veracity of information you find on non-academic sources through further research.
Resources for English Facilitators
(Click on the link “About Google Scholar” to find out more about it
Interesting blogs for English Educators
Wikis in Plain English
for Educators & Students
Video and Technology in Education
A Look at Student Learning and Our Future
- Alan November
The Machine is Us/Ing Us
A Vision of Students Today
Discovery Education Streaming (Formerly United Streaming)
- The largest and most current K-12 digital video clip library available.
- Replaced United Streaming in 2006 as the free site for United Streaming. Schools can use their United Streaming password.
- An online community for sharing instructional videos. Fills the need for an educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.
Shake it Up
A remix of Mr. Fisch's great idea. [[
Internet Awareness & Safety -
Web 2.0 - 21st Century Tools
The Web 2.0 Educator
by Kimberly F. Adams
Kathy Shrock's Presentation on
Why Web 2.0 Tools?
Chris O'Neals' Overview of Web 2.0 Educational Tools
Chris O'Neal's Classroom 2.0
"Engage Me or Enrage Me - What Today's Learners Demand"
by Mark Prensky
21st Century Tools -
School 2.0 -
Over the "Death by PowerPoint" Syndrome. Check out this new presentation tool:
The Icing on the Cake by Kathy Shrock
Web 2.0 Visual Glossary
Education for the 21st Century
GoToWeb 2.0 -
Kevin Johnson's Web 2.0 Collection -
Brevity is the Soul of Wit
21st Century Collaborative -
Web 2.0 Tools for Educators:
a listing of ideas for using blogging, photo sharing, social bookmarking, video sharing, wikis and more
- why you should use Wikipedia with caution! (audio file) OR
How Wikipedia Works
- a special NewsHour report. Teachers are now creating their own "wiki" source called
...check it out!
Edublog is an excellent resource for teachers and students. Visit the
Edublog Awards for 2007
site, choose at least one of the award categories and visit the winning entry to get ideas about how blogs can be a part of your classroom.
: how podcasts can change how we teach, select at least two of the teachers listed and read about their podcasting ideas for their classrooms
! An introduction to Wikis.
- A powerful new way to talk about and share your images, documents, and videos.
- Using your own images, create beautiful videos, add music, voice-overs and embed or download your creations to share with your class.
How To Take a Screen Capture
The Net Generation
- The Digital Natives
How do we educate the "Digital Native"? View
The Educause Learning Initiative
View the video
"Did You Know?"
. This presentation originally started out as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at
Arapahoe High School
in Centennial, Colorado, United States. The presentation "went viral" on the Web in February 2007 and, as of June 2007, had been seen by at least 5 million online viewers. Today the old and new versions of the online presentation have been seen by at least 10 million people, not including the countless others who saw it at conferences, workshops, training institutes, and other venues.
Union City Public Schools
Do you know what the classroom of the future will look like?
Watch this video.
How do you want to teach?
Watch this video...
is this you?
Web 2.0 according to Michael Wesch
- this video sums up what Web 2.0 is in 271 seconds.... We all know that the nature of the internet is changing, but what are these tools that make up Web 2.0?
Are You Paying Attention?
A thought provoking video about how Web 2.0, cell phones and other digital tools impact our student's lives, and how we could use them to our advantage in the classroom.
Where The Hell Is Matt?
Church of the Customer
-Jackie Huba & Ben McConnell
McNuggets & Ethical Taffy
Creating Customer Evangelists
Folksonomy (also known as collaborative tagging
, social classification
) is the practice and method of
creating and managing
to annotate and
. In contrast to traditional
, metadata is generated not only by experts but also by creators and consumers of the content. Usually, freely chosen
are used instead of a
of the words
, hence a folksonomy is a
taxonomy.Folksonomies became popular on the
right around 2004 with
applications such as
or annotating photographs. Websites that support tagging and the principle of folksonomy are referred to in the context of
because participation is very easy and tagging data is used in new ways to find information. For example,
are frequently used to visualize the most used tags of a folksonomy. The term folksonomy is also used to denote only the set of tags that are created in social tagging.
: Wikipedia's entry for Blog. A great link for those unfamiliar with the term.
: Formerly blogspot.com, this is a site to create your own blog.
: Blogging for the Elementary Classroom
blog of proximal development
: A blog focusing on the use of blogging communities in elementary education.
Microsoft Community Blogs
: RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds for your blog.
: News feeds from easyRSS.com
: One of several blogging engines that have been developed specifically for classroom use.
Blogs for students and educators
Pacific Bell Knowledge Network
An excellent guide to videoconferencing in general and available programs, you'll find this an often referred to resource. It also provides a directory for finding schools throughout the world to collaborate with and opportunity to add your school to the directory
The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Lots of good programming is coming out of CILC. Check out the searchable database and get program ratings from CILC. They also act as a booking agent for many content providers.
The premier website for class-to-class collaborations and projects. They are the creators of many interesting projects ie. Read Across America, MysteryQuest, and many more. They also provide an extensive searchable database of content providers.
NYIT Education Enterprise Zone
The Educational Enterprise Zone is a consortium of museums, cultural institutions, research centers, school districts, educational organizations and corporate facilitators who work toward bringing quality K-12 videoconferencing to classrooms.
NYIT EEZ Videoconferencing Training Web
The Nassau BOCES videoconferencing Program Guides
Download a guide to videoconferencing in general and available programs, you'll find this an often referred to resource.
Excellent resource. Spend some time on this site and explore all of the links.
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