A Must See Search Engine

posted May 25, 2012, 10:42 AM by Anna Massi

           instaGrok is a type of search engine that finds educational content and retrieves it in multiple formats, including web pages, images, videos and even forums. It filters out non-educational content and profanity, uses crowd sourcing to rate the quality of each search result, displays search results according to grade level difficulty, provides source notes, visualizes concepts in an interactive concept map, updates the concept map as you refine your topic. It also allows curation and tracking of your websites, concepts, student activities, and can generate multiple-choice questions from the search results. Students can use it to create editable research journals ("groks") and the groks will be populated with websites visited and the concepts covered. Teachers can review the students' groks and add comments. I miss Google's wonderwheel, but this is so much better!

Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating

posted May 25, 2012, 10:40 AM by Anna Massi

Loved this post in Mind Shift and wanted to share it with you. What thoughts come to mind? Backwards Design?,  Project Based Learning?,  Constructivist? Your good teaching never goes out of style -the blog is worth reading from a great blog site by KQED. Mind Shift 

CUE Gold Disk Award

posted Mar 23, 2011, 7:38 AM by Anna Massi   [ updated Mar 28, 2011, 9:00 AM ]

I am humbled and honored to have received the CUE (Computer Using Educators) Gold Disk Award for 2011. The Gold Disk is CUE's oldest recognition program. The first Gold Disk was awarded in 1983 and since that time many members of the organization have received this honor. A Gold Disk is recognition of the recipient's contributions to CUE and to technology in learning. CUE members who have made a significant long-term commitment to CUE and its programs can be nominated to receive the Gold Disk. Gold Disks are intended to celebrate member contributions of time and talent to CUE.
My sincere thanks to the Board of EBCUE for the nomination and to the CUE board for presenting me with such a wonderful honor.


posted Feb 10, 2011, 2:46 PM by Anna Massi

East Bay CUE  Cool Tools VII was a huge success. Thank you to the  Alameda County Office of Education, Contra Costa County Office of Education, the EBCUE board, and all who attended.  Attendance was the highest in the seven year history. If you attended the event, please remember to fill out the Cool Tools VII Evaluation. Your opinions will help in planning Cool Tools VIII!

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