February 2010 Blog Posts (139)

Web 2.0 in Teaching and Learning Survey

Currently, I am conducting a study that examines teachers' use of Web 2.0 tools in education, assesses their awareness and perceptions of the pedagogical benefits of Web 2.0 technologies in teaching and learning, and investigates their interests and willingness of adopting Web 2.0 tools to support and supplement classroom instruction. Please help complete the following online survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes. Your answers to the survey will remain confidential. No personal… Continue

Added by Steve Yuen on February 3, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

Single-Taskers Will Rule the World!

I am kicking around a new book idea about the need for single-tasking in a world where people sing the praises a bit too loudly about the ability to multi-task.



(But since I kick around new book ideas all the time, it's probably best just to blog about it and see if the itch is still there to scratch at the end of this post.)



Multi-taking, in the modern world, is something we all do. Talking on the phone while googling an address as someone speaks to you from the… Continue

Added by Alan Sitomer on February 3, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Make Education Better! HOW?





Make EDUCATION better! HOW?



I would like for all teachers to think about this. If the school system you work for tripled your salary

Want would you different in the classroom?



My guess is that you are already doing all that you know how to do.

More money spent on teacher salaries would not make teachers currently employed any better.



If teacher salaries were tripled, MAYBE more people would be attracted to the…
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Added by William Lambert on February 3, 2010 at 1:54am — No Comments

Hello World

Hi, Thanks to Jane for inviting me. My name is Dean Groom and I work at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. My job is to teach largely non-teachers -- how to teach, and in doing that, look for methods and ways that help them transition from the learning by absorption we see in traditional classrooms to more enquiry methods.



Enter PBL. I trained with New Tech High - and since then my interest is how to rip out tools like Microsoft Office, IWBs and projectors - and get kids to… Continue

Added by Dean Groom on February 2, 2010 at 11:42pm — No Comments

flashcards

FUN STUDYING THIS http://flashcarddb.com/cardset/55944-technolgy-terms-and-software-appication-programs-flashcards







THIS… Continue

Added by ana fernandez on February 2, 2010 at 11:06pm — No Comments

a chatroom can be a classroom

FROM e-HOW http://www.ehow.com/way_5447840_chat-room-etiquette.html



before we start using a chatroom....



the Basics



To utilize a chat room, the user types a message and then can immediately view responses from other chat room participants. Every chat room has its own set of rules and requirements. Some may require that you join the site by providing information. Your… Continue

Added by ana fernandez on February 2, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

LET"S PLAY TRIVIA!



click PLAY!


i wonder if you can find the answers here http://www.google.com.ph/


do you know how to find answers to questions you have always wanted to know about?

have you googled lately?

Added by ana fernandez on February 2, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Multiple Intelligence Inventory

I have taken quite a few learning style and personality tests in my college experience. The MII, Multiple Intelligence Inventory, produced results that were both expected and surprising. At the top of my list was Music (45) with Interpersonal not too far behind. Though I really enjoy music, especially playing the piano, I would have guessed Interpersonal or Body/Kinesthetic to have been the first. The MII pointed to my hands-on learning style, which is completely accurate. In order for me to be… Continue

Added by Katelynn Johnston on February 2, 2010 at 3:34pm — No Comments

"Digital Nation" Airs tonight on PBS Nationwide! WATCH IT!

Hey, all,



I had the opportunity to view the pre-broadcast version of the fantastic years-in-the-making PBS "Digital Nation" program yesterday and I'm doing all I can to get folks to view and to contribute to what will undoubtedly be a rousing discussion of its implications for those of us who have "drunk the koolaid" as innovators and advocates in the field of educational technology.



Carry on discussion here or visit… Continue

Added by Scott Merrick on February 2, 2010 at 7:36am — No Comments

The encroachment of cynicism on my writing

Look, let's be honest for a minute. If you have been reading me for any length of time at all you have probably noticed that the past wee bit has seen a more cynical, jaded bite -- a sharpened, more cutting blog-edge tone, if you will.



I admit it. I've darkened.



But the thing is, well... there are a few things. For one, if we are going to be really honest, this freakin' job is freakin' hard. And between the budget cuts and the bastards and the buffoons, it would… Continue

Added by Alan Sitomer on February 2, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

MI Inventory

I took the MI Inventory and received interesting results. My ID number was 709986. You can view my results by entering my ID number here. It was interesting to have this kind of self evaluation. After taking the test, I realized I am lacking in the area of "Mathematics" which was surprising. I did very well in school every year, and enjoyed math. It seemed a lot of… Continue

Added by kelsey faith sutherland on February 1, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Using cues, questions, and advance organizers

I am a teacher at a middle school. This is my second year of teaching a class of 8th grade struggling readers. I realize that I will probably be their last reading teacher. They will be on their own next year in high school. I am wanting to learn as much as possible about using cues, questions, and advance organizers so I can be as effective as possible for these students. All are bright, very capable students, just somewhere along the way reading became an impossibility for them. Does anyone… Continue

Added by Jane Searcey on February 1, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The daunting Multiple Intelligences Inventory Test

I took the MII and had a mixed reaction to the results. Although I would agree with most of the peaks, some of them did not seem to describe me. First of all, here are my results:



Linguistic: 42

Mathematics: 39

Visual/Spatial: 31

Body/Kinesthetic: 47

Naturalistic: 42

Music: 41

Interpersonal: 45

Intrapersonal: 35



The MII confirmed many things about me. I learn best when I'm able to move around and interact with the world around me. When I… Continue

Added by Angelina Trumpore on February 1, 2010 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

Interactive Whiteboards Becoming Multilingual

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to share with you this story, by District Administration, about our online SMART Board course that is now becoming multilingual. Bonjour and Hola to the teachers that will soon be using those new versions of our course.

Happy Learning!
Mrs Blossom

Added by Mrs. Blossom on February 1, 2010 at 11:33am — No Comments

eSchool News has commented on my SMART Board Course for teachers

I’m really excited that eSchool News has commented on my SMART Board Course for teachers. Check it out:
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/01/29/fetc-2010-training-consulting/

Happy Learning,
Mrs. Blossom

Added by Mrs. Blossom on February 1, 2010 at 11:31am — No Comments

Sharing my Notebook Lesson Plans

Hey Everyone,



I’ve developed some notebook lesson plans for various subjects that I’d like to share. There are 88 lessons across various subjects for you to download, hopefully you will find them useful. Just select the subject and download the notebook file. When you click on the lesson plan page scroll to the bottom to see the file.



As I make more lessons I’ll upload them!



Happy… Continue

Added by Mrs. Blossom on February 1, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

MI Inventory Results

After taking the MII and seeing the results, I was a little surprised. My interpersonal was just two points higher than my intrapersonal score, and I thought they would have been switched. Linguistics was my lowest score, which really surprised me. And my highest score was music. I definitely wasn’t expecting that. Aside from that, my results didn’t really surprise me much.

My top three results (highest to lowest) were music, mathematics, and visual/spatial. The music result threw me off… Continue

Added by Chelsea Havens on February 1, 2010 at 7:48am — No Comments

Free screencasting – easy; free video editing – not so much

My quest for free tools to combine video clips to produce tutorial clips hasn’t yielded the desired results, but I’ve learned plenty along the way.



This is the final post in a series focused on creating video tutorials using free applications. Over this last week I’ve attempted to fill in the “missing piece” in the video production tool set I’ve been trying to put together – the editing application (a tool to let me combine video clips, trim them if needed, and… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on February 1, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Make 'em do what they mandate us to do and watch what they mandate morph.

How can anyone be expected to manage a situation that they do not really understand?



And how can anyone really understand a situation unless they are actually in that situation?



It is for this reason that I believe ALL school administrators should be required to teach at least one class in K-12 schools.



Yep, the Principal needs to teach a class.

The Vice Principals need to teach a class.

The Superintendent and their cabinet of decision-makers… Continue

Added by Alan Sitomer on February 1, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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