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Get a Clue with iCue!

Posted by grizzlymedia on August 18, 2008

iCue is NBC’s new website for teachers and students. It connects you to a network of friends and fellow learners for sharing, support, and discussion through the iCue Friends Network and Discussion Forums. iCue was designed to help students and lifelong learners interact with content by allowing them to access thousands of current and historic videos and other resources incorporated into cool games and activities. Learners at all levels will enjoy challenging themselves with pop quizzes, game challenges, and interactive activities that make learning simple and exciting. The material is correlated to courses in U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, English Language and Composition, and more. Go to iCue Widget to get a widget you can post on your blog or website, or go to iCue to visit the site and learn more.

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Alert the Media! Kids Want to Learn!

Posted by grizzlymedia on May 7, 2008

Wow! Students actually learning, enjoying it, and asking for more! What a concept! On Monday we worked with Scott Martin’s classes to teach them some Web 2.0 utilities such as Animoto, Glogster, ImageChef, iGoogle, and Google Calendar. My favorite comment of the day was a student who said, “How come no one ever showed us this before?” In almost an entire career of teaching, I never heard a student say anything like that before! A student irate because information had been withheld from her! Who woulda thunk it????

The Web 2.0 world is a fascinating place with something for everyone! There are helpful tools out there to fulfill almost every need you can imagine. Ask and ye shall receive! Students have been coming in since our lesson asking for URLs to get back to the sites! Monica Tillery’s students who did glogs last month can’t stop glogging! If you are a student and you want to learn more about these Web 2.0 tools, see us! If you are a teacher and you want to learn more about these Web 2.0 utilities, see us. If you are a teacher, and you want us to teach your students about these or other Web 2.0 toys…SEE US! Guess what? We actually like to work with you and your students. They will thank you for it! (And their excitement is very rewarding–and contagious!)

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