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Page history last edited by Jacquelyn Coble 9 years, 1 month ago

 Welcome to all of you to the DSMS Best Practices Wiki!

 

 

 

In the following pages you will find sections that will take you to the next level (floor 5 - table lamps, bedding, cookware) in your teaching.  Please feel free to add anything that is appropriate to the discussion.  We all are continuous learners and will benefit from each and everyone's experience, whether it is 30 days or 30 years. 

 

So what is a wiki?  View the following video for a simple explanation:

 

 

This Wiki is a compilation of suggestions, tips, activities, and lesson plans from ALL DSMS Staff members (and invited guests).  If you would like to add something and need the password or have a question, please contact either Jacque at jcoble@psusd.us or Gary at gcoble@psusd.us

 

To see all of the pages that have been set-up for you...click on the sidebar, then select the page you want or click on the "see all pages" link below this screen under "Wiki Information".  You can add a page if you don't see one that fits your needs.  Please number any tips, suggetions, activities, etc. that you add to make it easy to return to later.

 

You can add links to lesson plans or websites that you would like to share.  You may want to create an account (free) with either Zoho http://zoho.com or Google Docs http://docs.google.com.  With these programs you can work anywhere that you have Internet access and can collaborate with anyone, anytime (for example, the 7th grade Social Studies teachers might want to set up a team account to work on lesson plans and create documents and presentations).  According to Zoho the advantages are:

 

Access from anywhere

Access, edit, share documents from anywhere.

Create and edit documents your way

Create, edit and re-format documents using our WYSIWYG editor.

Collaborative editing of documents.

Allow multiple users to work on a document simultaneously.

Load your existing documents

Import Microsoft Word (DOC), OpenOffice text (ODT & SXW), HTML, RTF, JPG, GIF PNG files.

Share, don't attach

Share documents with your friends or publish them for public view.

 

Here is an example of a project that I had created earlier in Word that I had uploaded to Zoho:

 http://writer.zoho.com/public/dragon_lady/Seven-Habits-of-Highly-Effective-Teens1/script

 

Also, Zoho has Zoho Show where you (and anyone you are collaborating with) can create a PowerPoint-like presentation.  You can also upload your current PowerPoint presentations to share (there are some size limitations).  Here is a PowerPoint presentation that I created earlier and used with an Algebra class:

http://show.zoho.com/embed?USER=dragon_lady&DOC=Research%20Paper-Math.ppt5&IFRAME=yes

 

Google Docs is very intuitive and easy to use.  I have encouraged students and their families to set up accounts so that they can use the presentation program whenever they need to create a PowerPoint presentation, but do not have PowerPoint at home.  The word processer is also helpful for students who have Works at home, but not Word.

 

 

 

 

As an educator, are you an agent of change?  We are living in the conceptual age and creativity is essential to success.  Please share you ideas and suggestions with your fellow teachers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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