June 2008 Blog Posts (69)

Study: Social networks may subvert 'digital divide'

Study: Social networks may subvert 'digital divide'



Social networks like Facebook and MySpace have reputations as time-sucking procrastination tools, but a new study from the University of Minnesota says au contraire.



Social networks build beneficial technological, creative, and communication skills, the study says, leading the researchers to actually describe social networks with the adjective "educational." Who knew?



"What we found was that students using… Continue

Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on June 22, 2008 at 6:52pm — 1 Comment

Three Things I'm Itching to Talk About

It's only mid-June and I have already attended an international train-the-trainer event (held in the U.S.), presented at a tech conference, and am eagerly anticipating my state's big tech conference next week. I'll be facilitating some online and face-to-face trainings this fall so I'm preparing for those. And oh yes, I'm looking forward to teaching in my own air-conditioned classroom!



As you can see, I am totally pumped very enthused about the coming year and all that I hope my… Continue

Added by L. Suzanne Shanks on June 19, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Where Are We Running Now?

I wrote recently to a couple of the higher-ups in my district to ask about next year's 21st Century Learning plans and directions because I had heard nothing since the first and only mention of it (within my hearing) last April. You already know about that Summit if you've been reading my blog.



The back-story is that I have not been able to get anyone from the district to provide me with any kind of mission or goal statement about educational technology for at least two years because… Continue

Added by L. Suzanne Shanks on June 19, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Getting technology into the hands of all students

I have spent many hours trying to develop my technology skills to enhance my abilities as a teacher. However, it always seems to be a problem actually implementing the technology into my assignments due to the fact I have several students who still do not have access to the technology outside of the classroom. This is often a reflection of the students economical status within the community and creates a myriad of other issues for me to deal with. It affects the students self-esteem, the… Continue

Added by Jonathan W. Whisnant on June 19, 2008 at 10:42am — No Comments

Music Activities K1,k2,K3 and Prep

K1 Music percussions



K1 Singing performance



K2 Music and Movement.





K3 Instruments Percussions



K3 traditional Instruments (Bonang and Goong).…



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Added by ertha on June 19, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Santa's Alphabet

I hope you are enjoying your summer!



I want to create a Christmas Alphabet to help teach Children. I will put it up @http://www.santalivenow.com. It will have a free down load so you can share with your students. Any ideas please help Santa out.



Thanks





SANTA’S ALPHABET



Advent Calendar (Dino)

B

CHRISTMAS

D

ELF

F

G

HO! HO! HO! (Dino)

I

Jolly… Continue

Added by Santa on June 17, 2008 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Edusim Vegas edition s ready for Download



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Added by Rich White on June 16, 2008 at 8:06pm — No Comments

web class

im learning how to post blogs and im getting hungry and its lunch time

Added by nick avery on June 16, 2008 at 10:33am — No Comments

Web 2.0 Class

This is my first blog and I really don't know what to say. I am learning alot about wiki and classroom 2.0. I am looking forward to see what is next AFTER LUNCH!!

Added by Curtis Faulkner on June 16, 2008 at 10:33am — No Comments

My New Blog

This will be cool when I fully understand everything about it.

Added by Dawn on June 16, 2008 at 10:31am — No Comments

Web 2.0 Class

The class is really good with great instructors. Ok, let's eat lunch!!!!

Added by Gary on June 16, 2008 at 10:31am — No Comments

EDUCOMM LAS VEGAS PRESENTATION - EDUSIM 3D VIRTUAL WORLDS ON THE SMARTBOARD

Presentation Intro slides are here -- http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=dkh4fhj_341gz4kkrg4 ---- Ill share out the Las Vegas version tomorrow ... along with the new world with animations

Added by Rich White on June 15, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Animation For Education

Just a quick post to alert people to a new ‘ning’ group that has been set up by Oscar Stringer. Animation for Education is for those interested in learning how to make simple animation films in the classroom, and equally for those who already know how, to share tips and tricks to get the best results. There are recommendations for free and/or cheap… Continue

Added by Jo Rhys-Jones on June 15, 2008 at 2:23pm — No Comments

PBL REFLECTIONS - Introduction/Prologue

Where are you starting your journey with PBL? I’m already excited about PBL and have done parts of it before; never in a formal sense that included all the usual steps. I think many elementary-trained teachers do this instinctively but it is more rare to think like that at the junior high level. In the era of true “middle school” there was a lot more teaching with integrated units & projects, so although that’s sort of gone away in the era of high-stakes testing (at least around here), I’ve… Continue

Added by L. Suzanne Shanks on June 15, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

REFLECTIONS ON RE-INVENTING PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

During the next few weeks I’ll be writing quite a few posts about my journey through the book Reinventing Project-Based Learning – Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age by Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss. I determined that studying the book would be part of my Self-Styled Summer Professional Development Plan. Many of you have heard of the book and have been exposed to these two talented ladies’ work. I was lucky to participate in an Elluminate! session with them via Bud Hunt's… Continue

Added by L. Suzanne Shanks on June 15, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Podcasting Reflections..

Our first school year in the Maze is coming to a close, and we wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on how it has changed the way we learn. We have seen our students really benefit from the use of podcasts as an additional review tool. What have they told us? First, they like the ability to listen at times convenient to their schedule, and as frequently as they need to understand or remember the information. They also have found the podcasts to be… Continue

Added by Sue Palmer on June 15, 2008 at 9:31am — No Comments

Tutor Linker: Connecting Students, Teachers & Knowledge

Don Hazelwood, one of my Flickr peeps and teacher friends, recently shared a link with me via the social bookmarking site del.icio.us for a company called TutorLinker.



TutorLinker is an interesting concept that connects tutee's and tutors via a… Continue

Added by Derek Baird on June 14, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Leaving Yahoo! For Teachers

It's been awhile, but since I keep getting emails and tweets (keep them comin', i love hearing from everyone) about the status of Yahoo! For Teachers from Classroom 2.0 folks, I thought I'd cross post an update here from my blog.

Thanks again!

Added by Derek Baird on June 14, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Making the money fly in Prague

Students from two countries produced a small video together in Prague. It was the final meeting of Comenius and eTwinning project DigiSkills. Enjoy… Continue

Added by Hans Feldmeier on June 14, 2008 at 11:22am — No Comments

Linkage: Oprah, Twitter & Web Predator Myths

Study DeBunks Sexual Predator Myths: Sorry Chris Hansen, but a new study reveals that much of what people "know" or report about social networks and sexual predators is, well, just wrong.



Twitter and NASA: The…
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Added by Derek Baird on June 13, 2008 at 8:56pm — No Comments

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