Month: November 2009

Education Trends

STAO 2009

IT Strategies for Differentiated Learning in the Science Classroom.

There is so much material and information on the topic of Differentiated Learning that I found it challenging to condense the main points and provide good, practical information at the same time.  For this reason it was very difficult to put it all together in  a one hour presentation.   

I have prepared a summary of my Differentiated Learning strategies for the Science Classroom presentation which you are most welcome to download .

Here it is: stao2009_Lista.

I hope to discuss  individually the tools and techniques presented in the above if the interest is there.

Please leave a comment and let me know.

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Thank you!

Web2.0 World

Using “Jing” for 5 min Presentations

Feed your Lessons and presentations a good dose of Web 2.0 tools and they will bloom!

Today I want to talk to you about a tool I discovered recently at a conference on Student Success.

The presenter a well known author, educator and web guru, illustrated a few web 2.0 tools that could be used to enhance, and promote collaborative lessons and activities.

One of these tools is of particular interest to me because I am forever thinking of new and innovative ways of offering fast and effective in-services and workshops.

I’d rather watch a webinar, or listen to a podcast than read a manual.
Now that I have your attention because you are one of many who like myself dislike reading lengthy manuals,  you are probably wondering what this tool is.


Jing is a web 2.0 tool that allows you to capture your computer screen, record, and embed your voice and share it on a web server with anybody anywhere.  The free account offers 5 minutes of web server space.  For most intensive purposes 5 minutes is sufficient.

You can create instant podcasts of your lessons, step-by-step solutions to problems, and videos of demonstrations, post them on a web site, and send the link to your students so that they can view them from anywhere on a web browser.

It will cost you nothing, nada, zilch, niente, zippo.

Here is what you will need to do.

  1. Download Jing from
  2. Install it on your computer
  3. Once installed, you will see a little widget that looks like
  4. Create a free account with Jing as per instructions given on their web site.  You will need a valid e-mail and password
  5. Create a free account with .   These guys will host and webcast your screen captures for free.