A Place in the Sun: 10th Literature/Composition

July 6, 2008

Fun and Cool Tool: Mixwit!

Filed under: 10A Materials, 10B Materials, Research Paper Project (1) 2008, Web 2.0 — Tags: , , , , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 8:46 pm

I know summer school is over, but check this out!

[mixwit_mixtape wid=”3b319c094d01e4771384463dd98a0ae2″ pid=”b014ef80044f43b0bb5872e8231f8730″ un=”K_Glogowski” width=”426″ height=”327″ center=”true”]

Calling all Grizzly patrons!  Are you looking for a cool multimedia tool to show your teachers what you have learned this fall?  Check out Mixwit, a fun “media playground” that allows you to artwork, photos, and music in a format that can be easily shared!  Read about how this teacher,  Konrad Glogowski , used this tool as part of a novel study (hit the play button above to play his mix); you can also visit and see student examples by going to the link beneath this screenshot.


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You can register your own account for free!  Click on the link below to visit Mixwit and start mixing up your own creative projects today!



Mixwit – Create and Share Digital Mixtapes


June 13, 2008

Tips for Effective Glogsters from Mrs. Fleet


Try this cool new Web 2.0 tool to create a more exciting product for presenting the results of your research! Click here to access Glogster! Here’s all you do:

  • Collect and organize your research information

  • Login to Glogster

  • Choose a wall or background for your glog–don’t make it too “busy” or it will detract from your poster

  • Select text boxes and type your research information into several text boxes, dividing it into categories according to the topics you are researching

  • Select graphics from Glogster or import your own images from your own pictures or from Creative Commons  or Flickr Creative Commons to illustrate your topic. You can also try Google Images, but some pictures may be covered by copyright.

  • Add sound or video if you are brave!

Here are some good glogs to look at:

June 11, 2008

June 12-13, 2008: Exploring Elements of Arthurian Legend

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred, Web 2.0 — Tags: , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 4:00 pm

Today and tomorrow, we will explore elements of Arthurian legend.  Here are your instructions!

1.  Go to http://webtech.cherokee.k12.ga.us/creekview-hs/buffyhamilton/arthur_legend_webquest_summer_2007.htm#Resources and choose a topic of interest to you.  You may need to surf a few of the topics before you commit.

2.  Once you have explored your topic and its resources, use the graphic organizer I have provided you to record information and take notes.

3.  Once you have recorded your notes, go to http://www.glogster.com/.  See the Glogster requirements and instructions below:

Glogster Requirements and Instructions

1.  Complete the notetaking form I have provided you.
2.  Your Glogster must include the following: 

  • 6 text boxes:  this should include important information about your topic.
  • 3 images that relate to the person you are researching
  • Video, audio, and or graphics as they relate without detracting from your presentation.
  • Your information must be in your own words.
  • You must use the resources I have provided you for information in your research.

 3.  Do not include your last name when saving your Glogster; first name only, name of topic, and 10A.

Example:  GwynethGuinevere10A

4.  Submit the link to your Glogster presentation to me via our blog:  there will be a blog post where you can copy and paste this link on Friday, June 13.

Here are some examples: 

June 10, 2008

June 10: Our RSS Feed for Google Reader

Filed under: Learning 2.0 Tools, Web 2.0 — Tags: , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 4:46 am

Our RSS feed you can input into Google Reader is https://project800s.wordpress.com/feed/ .

Please click on this link to set up your Google Reader account.

We will go to http://www.google.com/ig to set up our iGoogle accounts.

Google Calendar is available by clicking here.

Do you need a free email account?  Try Gmail.

Remember to observe all the guidelines we have reviewed for online safety!

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