PHEW! Finally was able to launch the new product today. Feels great - like the feeling I used to get after final exams and school was wrapping up for the year. Now I can breath...just for a minute though!
My company works with school districts across the country, and they kept asking us to make an easy assessment tool to prove that their students were technologically literate - because the NCLB Act requires this by the time students reach the 8th grade. I formed a committee of about… Continue
Added by Lisa on April 30, 2008 at 7:44am —
Not all people in USA earn fat salary cheques, there are many people in USA who fall in lower middle class. They also have duties and commitments towards their children education. The point is they have limitations in terms of money to be spend on children education, keeping their budget tight they have to manage everything. It is comfortable if their child is scoring good grades in school but the problem arises if their child is scoring poor grades and he/she needs tutoring. We, all know the… Continue
Cross posted on educatorslog.in
Exams have just got over for most of the children around the country. And what a load off their shoulders!! What serious faces! And on the last day of the exam? PHEW! IT'S OVER!! I wonder how many teachers noticed that.
It made me wonder at the enormous stress our children carry on their shoulders. How much they are subjected to varies from one school to the other, and also from one child's ability to take stress to the other, but we as… Continue
I just spotted 3B Village and got excited about the possibilities. With so many schools locking down technology-maybe we could use this to do selective searches and allow the students the same interactivity they are looking for.
First what is 3B Village?
3B Village is an amazing web browser it also has some chat features possible for collaboration. It is basically a free 3D browser. It allows you to create your own 3D rooms which have walls lined with webpages that… Continue
As I think about the year, my heart begins to tear.
The kids have grown, their knowledge shown.
In the technology projects that they do, we all stand up and say yahoo.
A job well done, their victory was won.
This year I was blessed and put to the test.
But I've passed and can say at last
Come August, we'll make learning a blast.
This year I knew would be no easy task, first of all I taught 2 grade levels 4 core subjects. Add to that the technology… Continue
I came upon this site last night and have been thinking about it ever since. Here's a video done by Bill Farren that I would like to show to audiences who've already seen and exclaimed over (or been depressed by) Did You Know or Shift Happens.
I started thinking about how we often hear the words: "preparing students for the 21st century." I'm starting to wonder exactly what that means. There are some fantastic… Continue
Don't tell anyone, but this cheerful but aloof teacher had a serious moment of grief yesterday. It happens every year--don't tell me you haven't experienced it, too. These kids I've known since they were 11 and who are now 14, going off to high school, saying goodbye. . . it makes my eyes leak! A lot! Sometimes I even have to hide from them for a few minutes on the last day of school; I don't think it will help ease their transition for them to see me this way. Now I've admitted it. I'm… Continue
I have copied my blog from another site and posted here as well
Model Car Races?Posted by Kelley Irish on April 25, 2008 at 10:34pm on Macul Space
As a self described long term geek ,many of my fellow teachers were surprised to see kids from my class racing their model cars down the halway. What do racing cars have to do with technology any way? The answer requires a true shift in thinking-and seeing my classroom as not simply a computer lab but instead as a technology… Continue
Added by Kelley Irish on April 26, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I know several readers of this blog are reading it for their interest in Linux and not so much for their interest in education. However, let me speak specifically to the educators for a moment. Besides, this is going to be a long post. A lot of us are looking at our schools and seeking ways to improve the application of 21st Century Skills into our environments.… Continue
Please join the authors of Reinventing Project-Based Learning in a conversation about the essential learning functions technology can deliver to support any learning enterprise, and especially pbl. We will be hosting a Classroom 2.0 Live! Webinar, Essential Learning with Digital Tools, the Internet and Web 2.0, on Wednesday, April 30, at 5:00 PDST. Read more about the session and download a document we'll be discussing from:… Continue
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Taking a field trip to a college campus became a new experience for me this week as my class visited the KState campus. We toured the Cancer Research Center, Nuclear Testing Center, Insect Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and more. Truly an experience that went beyond what you normally see on a campus.
Added by Teresa Morgan on April 25, 2008 at 12:30pm —
I'm at the Web 2.0 Conference here in San Francisco, my second year attending. Last year felt very entrepreneurial and this year feels a little more serious and corporate. A lot of the products are starting to shift from a focus on the end user to enterprise deployments. Still no one from education here. Even though under 20 are the early adopters and most adventurous users of many of the technology, no one puts that together with what they do in school.
It is clear that technology is growing rapidly in our society. It is crucial that this be implemented into our teaching in order to engage students and prepare them for a future that is so reliant on computers.
Clearly in order to teach this effectively we too have to keep up to date with the latest technology.
Today Helen introduced us to 'Blogs', something that is very new to me. It doesn't seem as difficult as I thought, and I will be sure to continue my personal learning in this… Continue
Added by melisa on April 23, 2008 at 11:03pm —
Today has been my second attempt at learning to blog. I attempted it once before at Uni and struggled with the concept quite a bit. Today has been a lot more successful though and Classroom 2.0 seems to be very user-friendly.
Looking forward to using it more in the future and finding ways to incorporate it into my teaching!