A blog is very creator-centric; readers share comments, but the author controls and directs content. There are many Web 2.0 Tools that are free to explore, the price is right, and they’re a great way to start learning. In many cases, the free tools have premium versions with more features for those who are willing to pay for an upgrade. There are many different types of blogs, differing not only in the type of content, but also in the way that content is delivered or written. Personal Blogs The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional, most common blog. generation already too busy to keep in touch. Corporate Blogs A blog can be private, as in most cases, or it can be for business purposes. Blogs, either used internally to enhance the communication and culture in a corporation or externally for marketing, branding or public relations purposes are called corporate blogs. Question Blogging is a type of blog that answers questions. Questions can be submitted in the form of a submittal form By Genre Some blogs focus on a particular subject, such as political blogs, travel blogs, house blogs, fashion blogs, project blogs, education blogs, niche blogs, classical music blogs, quizzing blogs and legal blogs (often referred to as a blawgs) or dreamlogs. While not a legitimate type of blog, one used for the sole purpose of spamming is known as a Splog.
MAKING IT STICK(Y)
Integrating Web 2.0 Tools:
Promoting Student Engagement
and Creativity – 2.0 for us, too!
Robin Hawley-Brillante GT Catalyst Chadwick and Dogwood Elementary Schools
How do we retain information? How do we help students retain information? How do we help students APPLY information? How else are we going to identify students as being creative, divergent thinkers?
In order to save an avatar, you often have to take a picture of your screen. In order to do that, hold down the Ctrl key and then the "Prnt Scrn" key (that stands for "Print Screen"). The "Prnt Scrn" key is at the top right of your keyboard. When you hold down Crl and then "Prnt Scrn," you have saved a picture of your screen to your clipboard.
Then open up Microsoft Photodraw. (If it's not on your desktop, go to your Start menu and find it under Programs, then Microsoft Office.)
Once you have opened it up, choose edit, then "paste as new picture." Your screen shot will appear.
You will then need to crop it. Under "Tools" select "Crop by Shape." Choose a square. Then drag the square to select just your Avatar face. Then click on "Lock Crop" over on the right side of the screen. You will have your avatar!
Then choose "Save As" and call it your name and the word avatar (example: Skylar's avatar), and make sure that below the name of it you select "JPEG."
A screencast that shows how to make and save your avatar: If this video is not working for you, you may view it at https://bcps-gtcatalysts.pbworks.com/Web-Resources
Wait a minute – how did she make that screencast?
You can make one at
(You don’t even need to download any software – just click on “create”!)
Or, in ActivInspire, you can use your screen recorder tool. On the Tools menu, select More Tools > Screen recorder. Click record, specify a filename and away you go :)