This year has been the year of MOOCs for me, and it seems the rest of the world. I started with DNLE at Stanford, the first MOOC I actually finished. (My first MOOC was edfutures with Dave Cormier in 2010 but I kind of petered out after 6 weeks)
In September I started working with Alec Couros and his many co-conspirator on #…
This is a two-fer, for those who are upgrading from Office 2003 to 2007. Here are the sites that will show you where all your favorite commands have gone in that pesky, confusing ribbon at the top of the screen.…
The video posted on this page on 21st Century Learning suggests requirements that neither make all schools the same, nor require we drop everything we do. But it does suggest a framework for renewal. We need to:
Use a project/problem based curriculum and experiential learning
Share your ideas, meet people and build your connection base. Ed Tech Start Ups group on Linkedin has almost 1,550 members already. Our focus is technology and education. Those that are interested in exploring the possibility or are in the process of developing a start up business will find this an outstanding…Continue
Earlier this evening I wrote an incredibly long post in which I described in detail the administrator position that is expected to be advertised for very soon. I’m going to paraphrase that post those of you who are willing to help me out by cross-posting on your blog can do
so without taking up too much space. People who want to read more can
track back to the original post.Please feel free to copy and paste this
summary on your blog.…
Google wave takes another step towards public release!
After using my google wave sandbox account for about 1/2 the summer ... I finally got 8 invites to add people I know to google wave; http://wave.google.com. Well I only have 7 left, but I am very excited about the propects. My students were also beta testers so we should be able to get an entire class in.
this technology is awesome. I am excited. My… Continue
How do you know if your computer has been breached, hacked, cracked or otherwise compromised? If it won’t boot up or vomits up the Blue Screen of Death, it’s pretty obvious, but what if your intruder is more devious. Doesn’t want you to know he’s been there, so leaves none of the obvious signs?
There are few programs that say 'competence' more than Adobe Photoshop. If a student can accomplish this photo editor, he becomes the go-to guy for technology. He develops a confidence that carries over into so many other skills s/he'll want to use with computers. On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher, I've itemized some of the favorites among my students, the easiest for a fifth grader to use when they're putting themselves into that… Continue
I have a chance to win $500 for the cause of my choice (you could, too. Just click my blog for the link). I have so many, I want your input. What do you think I should talk about? Here are the details. Read them and then post a comment. Thanks, friends!
tnk_educationSummer Fun: What Happens When You Mix an Intern, $500, and a Non-Profit for Education?
Are you ready to allocate Recovery Act funds in ways that will stimulate teaching and learning?
The Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd) has many resources to help your school, district, and community work together to invest these funds wisely. Use these decision support tools to start a conversation and integrate your technology purchases into your core reform goals, and share this information as a flyer with colleagues.…
The Ypulse 2009 Totally Wired Teacher Award (sponsored by Dell) will honor a trailblazing teacher who has successfully pioneered the innovative and educational use of technology, mobile technology, social media (blogs, wikis, social networking, photo/video sharing) in the classroom.
The award is inspired by Ypulse founder Anastasia Goodstein’s book, Totally Wired: What Teens & Tweens Are Really Doing Online, and the challenges she observed around integrating…
I recently created a toolbar for my Digital Arts students to access the various freeware and cloudware resources we use in class. I also included a directory of engaging educational games and activities. Though it's designed with my students in mind, I'd like to share it with the rest of the Classroom 2.0 community. Here's the link - http://digitalarts.ourtoolbar.com/…
UK educational software company RM has released a demo of their game Finguistics. What makes this so interesting is that this educational game is being designed to work on the Microsoft Surface platform.