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#5965642 Apr 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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My name is Eland, aka Lisa McClain
I teach medieval and early modern European history and Gender Studies at university.
I'm looking for a free tech tool that can be logically used to aid my students' learning and enthusiasm for my subject AND is easy for me to manage and not require hours of time chained to my computer every week.
If I were an ice cream flavor I would be chocolate fudge with peanut butter swirl.
On a scale of 1-10 I would rate my ability to use tech at a 6 or a 7.

Eland the Bard

Lisa McClain
Associate Professor, History and Gender Studies
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
208-426-1985
lmcclain@boisestate.edu
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#5978214 Apr 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM
3 Posts
Kelly McAllister
7-12 Science Teacher at the Riverside Virtual School in Riverside, CA
"I'm looking for a free tech tool that can help my students be more engaged in their science class."
"If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be mint chocolate chip.
On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: 8.5
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#5981641 Apr 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM
7 Posts
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Tammy Moncel (Lost Ladybug)
Middle School Science & Engineering Teacher Hayward, WI
I'm looking for a free tech tool that can engage students and efficiently support learning.
If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be chocolate.
On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: 7.567
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#5989115 Apr 19, 2012 at 05:02 AM
5 Posts
Sarah Pewitt
Middle School Technology Teacher in Mill Creek, Washington
I am looking for a free tech tool that can add/enhance what I do with students each day. Technology is such a great vehicle for students to use and also for many students (ELL/Spec ed) it "levels" the playing field. I always want to gain more tools for all to utilize!
If I were an ice cream flavor I would be espresso.
On a Scale of 1-10 I would rate myself as an 8.
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#6001372 Apr 21, 2012 at 01:10 PM
9 Posts
Laren Hammonds
High School English teacher
I'm looking for a free tech tool that can help manage project-based learning.
Finish this sentence: "If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be ___________.
On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology:8
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#6005649 Apr 22, 2012 at 01:55 PM
10 Posts
CiaCia - Andrea Gilbreath in RL

I taught Spanish, English, and science for 8 years, was a school librarian for 6 years, was a trainer & systems engineer in corporate America for 6 years or so, and am now system technology coordinator for Tuscaloosa City Schools in sweet home Alabama.

I'm looking for a free tech tool that can convince my fellow administrators that technology is a way of life and not a class. ;-)

Finish this sentence: "If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be Heath Bar Crunch."

On a Scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology: it depends... I only steal and tweak scripts, so 9ish?

And yeah, I'm here on the last day because I've spent my time in the Academy instead of Teacher Camp. But I will be going backwards and benefiting from all your posted wisdom!

Seeker / Achiever
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#6009929 Apr 23, 2012 at 09:40 AM
5 Posts
Andrea McDougall
I teach math and science at an alternative high school in Pocatello, Idaho.
I am looking for a free tech tool that can be easy to use for both the teacher and the student while significantly improving student learning.
If I were an ice cream flavor I would be vanilla with all kinds of toppings.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology around a 6.
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#6064278 May 02, 2012 at 09:23 PM
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Sorry I didn't have time to do this quest chain during the camp itself, trying to catch up a bit now.

My name is Lynda Hausman, I teach first and second semester college game and computer programming - Java and C#.

I'm looking for a free tech tool that will help my students create a custom avatar at the start of the semester and allow them to add features to it as the semester goes on, based on currency they earn via the course. The avatar needs to be portable so they can bring it into blackboard or 3DGL as they change it.

If I were an ice cream flavour, I would be Dark Chocolate Cubed.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology as 8.



My BrainHex profile is Mastermind-Achiever. You like solving puzzles and devising strategies as well as collecting anything you can collect or doing everything you possibly can.

Mastermind: “I know what to do.”
Achiever: “I can do it.”
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#6105625 May 10, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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Nancy Williams
5th Grade General Ed.

I'm looking for a free tech tool that can inspire my students and give them another tool to learn.

If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be Mocha Almond Fudge because I have a lot of energy and I am a little nutty!

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my ability to use technology at a 7.5. I use a lot of technology in the classroom, but I am always looking for new ways to incorporate more.
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#6163541 May 23, 2012 at 07:45 PM
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Hi All,
I am Dominica Uhlmann (AKA Fluffy in 3dGL and Fluffy Idaho in SL).
I teach Writing 12 and Communications 11 in an Adult Education Centre and ESL to small and medium size groups of private students.
I am looking for a free tech tool that can allow me to record audio feedback for my students.
If I were an ice cream flavour ( an idea that I have not spent much time deeply reflecting on) I would be rocky road because marshmallows, chocolate and nuts together are an excellent idea.
On a scale of 1-10 I would put rate my ability to use technology as a 7.0, but my enthusiasm for technology would be closer to 10+
Thanks for sharing all your ideas! Fluffy...
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#6377627 Jul 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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#5900475 Humanitarian wrote:

Sara Kaviar

I'm looking for a free tech tool that can create games without having to learn programming, or with only minimal programming.



Here's my favorites for creating video games without any (or minimal) programming skills:
Kodu (3D games, drag-n-drop, games can be played on Xbox 360 or PC)
GameMaker (This is the one I use most in my classes. drag-n-drop, extensive customization, possible intro to programming concepts. LOTS of video tutorials on schooltube + youtube)
GameStar Mechanic (for Elementary to Middle School. Built for the classroom. Plays like an adventure game where you earn new game-building abilities/characters as you play through the storyline.
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#6378262 Jul 11, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Guild Officers
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#6064278 Humbot wrote:


I'm looking for a free tech tool that will help my students create a custom avatar at the start of the semester and allow them to add features to it as the semester goes on, based on currency they earn via the course. The avatar needs to be portable so they can bring it into blackboard or 3DGL as they change it.



I don't know of an avatar system that does ALL of that, that'd be impressive. Maybe a suggestion for 3DGameLab's help section? As for creating an avatar to travel across different platforms, I use Gravatar.

Project Based Learning Management: If you're referring to managing actual projects as professional project managers do, I'm not totally qualified here, but These two look the best to me:
- Ganttproject
- Open Workbench
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