Welcome

Sandra L. Colby

I have been licensed as a science teacher and media specialist in Minnesota.  I have spent four years working in media centers, two in a high school and two in an elementary school.  My hobbies include: reading, writing, crafts, crocheting, taking walks and spending time with my family.

Action Research project for Full Sail

How can teachers and students use wikis in their classrooms?

Software that I have used

Microsoft Office, 97-2007 (PC), 2000-2011 (Mac), Corel WordPerfect 5.0-7.0, Lotus and Presentations, PageMaker, Keynote, Pages, iWeb, iMovie, iChat, GarageBand, Comic Life, Inspiration, Photobooth, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign and Activision for Promethean Boards

Hardware

PC and Mac desktops and laptops, scanners, projectors, document cameras, interactive whiteboards, printers, video and still cameras.

Web 2.0

23 Things on a Stick blog, Camp Read-A-lot Ning, LibraryThing, Library 2.0, Facebook, SecondLife, Flikr, Del.ici.ous, Blogger, Wetpaint wiki, Wikispaces, Google Docs, iGoogle, ToonDoo, Wordle, Animoto, PodOmatic, EyePlorer, ManyEyes, Flowing Data, Gapminder, Personal Brain, Cmpa, VUE, Tagxedo, Gamestar, World of Warcraft, Prezi, Schoology, SlideBoom

Current research projects

Master’s portfolio, St. Cloud State University—Using Web 2.0 to improve teacher practice especially podcasting, wikis and data visualization, degree granted, February 2011

Action Research project, Full Sail University—Using Wikis in the Classroom, degree granted, July 2011

Teaching research skills to students

How to get boys to continue reading