Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Digital Dossier

My wife is due in 10 days. With that in mind, I wanted to share this video:

Avatar vs. Pocahontas

Today I discussed the "myth of Pocahontas" with my seventh grade class.  Below are 2 mash-ups movie trailers we watched at the end of the class. 

Avatar vs. Pocahontas

Pocahontas vs. Avatar

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tag Galaxy

Tag Galaxy is one of my favorite ways to search for Flickr pictures.  Since it is a 3D application, it works great on our class SMART Board!  Check it out: http://taggalaxy.de/

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Voki for Education Newsletter

I'm featured in the new Voki Back-to-School Newsletter! This blog and my Twitter feed are also linked! Click "Full" on the bottom of the embedded Slideshare to read the entire newsletter.

Here's my quote:
"I frequently use Web 2.0 tools to engage my sixth and seventh grade social studies students. At first, I will be using a Voki avatar based on myself to lead a virtual tour of the new class homepage. My goal is to pique my student's interest in creating their own personalized Voki's. I plan on having students create Voki's based on historical figures. Since the avatars can be easily embedded on a webpage, blog, or wiki, my students will also use Voki to communicate with other classrooms around the world. I am especially excited to see how the quieter, shy students use Voki as a tool to more freely speak their minds."
Matt Farber Twitter/Blog
Voki Ambassador
Social Studies Teacher, NJ