Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pearl Harbor- Webquest

“December 7, 1941…a date which will live in infamy".

The above link connects you to the webquest I created about the Pearl Harbor attacks. I included background about the attacks and the War in the Pacific.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I have downloaded Jing, an online software that adds visuals to your online conversations. I used the tool to create a sample from my webquest site....Upton Sinclair.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Prezi 10-29-09

Today in class, we worked on our blogs. I have already posted my finished prezi. This is a late post to honor the day's blog posting. Here is a second link to my finish Prezi.
Upton Sinclair

Teacher Tube 9-8-09

Teacher Tube. Earlier in the semester, I learned about a site used by educators similar to You Tube. Teachers can post video of lessons for others to view and use in their own classrooms.

I have already provided a link to Teacher Tube in a previous blog post on 9-8-09 in class. Here is a link to my Teacher Tube project.

Snipping Tool 9-17-09

I have been introduced to the Snipping Tool. This item will replace the print screen making it more user friendly. It will crop only items you wish to capture and turns them into a .jpg. Then, it saves it in a location of your choice. The above image is a snip I created from a document on my desktop.

Group Webquest 10-6-09

I have used created a Webquest to outline an important topic. Hopefully, someone will benefit from my work. Here is a link to my.....WEBQUEST.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Audacity Podcast 11-10-09

I have edited my presentation file. I have adjusted levels and added background music from the Charlie Daniels Band "Long Haired Country Boy". I have saved the presentation to my FTP. Here is a link... Upton Sinclair.

Ignite Presentaion 10-20-09

Upton Sinclair-Novelist and Activist

The above link will take you to my presentation which I posted on my webquest site.

After revising my presentation and presenting it a second time, I have attached it to my website. The following is a link to my finished Upton Sinclair Presentation. I have also uploaded my presentation to my FTP and provided a link...

Upton Sinclair Power Point Presentation

Ignite Presentation 10-13-09 and 10-15-09

Upton Sinclair Project

The above link is to my finished presentation, which I copied to my webquest.

I completed and presented a power point presentation on Upton Sinclair. In 1906, he wrote The Jungle, a novel revealing the atrocities in the meat packing industry of Chicago. My presentation can be viewed at Upton Sinclair.

Delicious- Social Bookmarking 10-22-09

1. Describe the 3 steps recommended on the film to get started social bookmarking.

Step 1
Go to Delicious and sign up for an account

Step 2
Begin searching for sites and TAG them as you add them to your browser. By using the TAG, you will make your sites easier to find as you add more and more.

Step 3
Be Social. Begin communicating with others who search for similar sites as yourself. They will benefit from your searches as well I from theirs.

Social bookmarking allows others to people to share their favorite sites. Past tools, such as Bookmark, only allowed individuals to save their favorite sites on one computer and these sites could not be shared with others. Today, people are providing links to others and popular sites are getting more traffic.

I have an account on Delicious, a social Bookmarking site. This site allows people to connect and bring together information on related subjects. I joined this site as part of my Ed. Psych. course. Here is a link to Delicious.com. I have also provided a link to my Delicious Site.. Sam Bellotte

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Audacity 11-5-09

I have began editing my sound wave using a online resource called Audacity. The following is a link to Audacity.com.

Prezi 11-3-09

I have created a account at Prezi.com. This site is similar to power point, however, it gives the user more freedom with their presentation. The following is a link to my presentation.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fun With Graphs 10-1-09

I published my graph on my webquest site. Here is a link... Fun with Graphs.

I have used Kids Zone to create a graph displaying 4th grade Math averages comparing West Virginia and the rest of the nation. Here is a link to that published document.

Most Useful Information 10-1-09

I consider all everything we've learned to be important. However, I feel the most important thing I have learned was the FTP. I knew a little bit about the FTP prior to this class, but I have become more knowledgeable about it through this instruction. I feel that it is a great way to save information and always be able to access it wherever you are.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Crappy Graph 9-22-09

I have used crappygraphs.com to create a graph. This is a link to my published graph.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Google Site Assignment 9-10-09

Today, we created a web page using google. Here is a link to the home page of my site. Then, I added a page containing my resume. Finally, we used google calender and added it to our site.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Photo Story Project 9-3-09

I have created a Photo Story Project with pictures from my life. I added background music and descriptions of images. I've saved it in my files and uploaded it to YouTube. You can view my project by clicking on the You Tube link. I have also posted my video on Teacher Tube.

Google Docs Resume 8-27-09

Samuel J Bellotte Resume

I have published my resume on my webquest site and provided the above link.

I have created a link to my resume. It was created in Microsoft Word, uploaded into Google Documents, and then published to the web.

FTP 9-1-09

The FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a way to store files on your computer. You can access these files from any computer with internet. This will connect you to the Library at Fairmont State University.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Power Point

I have created a power point presentation that could be used in a U.S. History class. The presentation outlines the life of muckraker Upton Sinclair. I have actually used this presentation myself in a classroom setting and received positive feedback. The main focus of the presentation is Sinclair's novel The Jungle, which sparked a massive reform movement in working standards in the early 20th century.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Podcast Activity 2

Lesson Plan

I have published my lesson plan to my webquest and provided the above link.

I have created a lesson plan that my podcast could be implemented into. I have included a link to the lesson plan.

Podcast Activity 1

I have created a podcast that deals with the US Constitution. Here is a link to my script and to my audio file.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Photoshop Express

This is a photo my girlfriend and I took on a country road near our home. I used Photoshop to edit the image, making it sharper and darker. You can view my entire online album.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Web Album

I have created a web album with pictures of my favorite things. I used a service called Piscasa. It allows you to take pictures off your harddrive and create onile albums that can be viewed my others.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lesson Plan- U.S. Constitution

I have created a lesson plan for teaching the U.S. Constitution. The lesson plan covers 5 different lessons and should be taught over a week. I have included different ways to evaluate your student's progress such as remediation assignments and a final exam.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Image Capture

The following link is a copy of Upton Sinclair's registration card for World War I. Sinclair was a famous journalist in the early 20th century who helped usher in a reform movement in the meat packing industry with his book " The Jungle". The file is a JPEG and it is 189KB. I found it on google.com while researching for an assignment. I used this image while discussing Sinclair in a Power Point presentation.

Awesome Graph

The following is a link to my example of a graph constructed with Crappy graphs.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

IEP Graph

The following link is a graph showing the number of students on IEPs in the 4 poorest states.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Who Am I?

The following is a link to my Resume on Google Documents.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Multimodal Learning Through Media

I have read about Edgar Dale's Cone of Experience. This is a link to my narrative response.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Photo Story Project

I have completed a photo story and provided a link to it on You Tube.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Instructional Technology

I believe having this knowledge will be valuable in our teaching careers.