All Blog Posts Tagged 'weareteachers' (60)

Teach Green. Get $200 bucks.



What would you do with $200 to teach green?

Do something different this year for Earth Day. How about coming up with a project that empowers and challenges your students to think green for longer than just one day?…

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Added by John Costilla on April 8, 2009 at 7:27am — No Comments

Twitter Tip #6

Note to self:

Nothing says stop following like selling your products on Twitter. Stop selling and engage members in real tweets!



6. DON’T just talk about products & services


Again, think of the real world. A person who speaks about one thing, and one thing only, is either incredibly dull or clinically insane. If you are passionate about your business, industry, products then share your passion. I was recently working on…

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Added by John Costilla on March 10, 2009 at 7:12am — No Comments

Could it happen in schools?

Wow, today I went to a website, Skittles, of all things. (www.Skittles.com)

Yes, the tasty rainbow candy that we all loved as kids. The ones that are the cause of all your children's dental visits.



Long story short, they did something totally disruptive. The got rid of their static, boring website and embraced the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube… Continue

Added by John Costilla on March 3, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Live @ TCEA with Only a Mobile Phone

I will be headed to TCEA this morning to connect and meet up with friends and colleagues at the Texas education technology conference. Using my mobile phone and Qik, I will live feed and capture small segments and share here throughout the day. Feel free to join in or preview recorded sessions. I will also be sharing pics using Flickr and Twitter to post status updates. My goal is to see how much content can be captured all from the use of my mobile.





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Added by John Costilla on February 4, 2009 at 6:45am — No Comments

Wisdom of Crowds in plain YouTube

James Surowiecki

Mr. Surowiecki gives a compelling talks about the power and collective wisdom of crowds. He believes we can arrive at superior decisions by aggregating our collective intelligence in groups.



Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter… Continue

Added by John Costilla on January 27, 2009 at 10:45pm — 2 Comments

Disrupting Class Outside the Classroom

Probably out of context from the entire article, I read this excerpt from the following post: The Role of Educational Leaders in Implementing Web 2.0 from… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 30, 2008 at 9:37am — No Comments

My Podcast with Wes Fryer

A couple of weeks ago, I had an opportunity to attend a webinar in Oklahoma on Web 2.0 Collaboration and Communication. While I was there, I participated in a brief interview with Wes Fryer. Preview or download the podcast below to learn how this Web 2.0 organization that I am involved got started and where it is going.



A special thanks to…
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Added by John Costilla on December 12, 2008 at 7:56am — 2 Comments

Blended Learning and Web 2.0

This past week, I was able to participate in an ISTE webinar titled “Dr. Z’s Creative Cookbook for Collaborative Communication.”

The started out with a lot of promise by sharing a PollEverywhere quiz about who had a… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 5, 2008 at 10:43am — No Comments

The PD Learning Curve

I think about the many times I attended professional development or training sessions as a teacher and how often much of it was done at the beginning of the year, during semester transitions or during staff development days throughout the year. Much like this image ironically titled "Creative Strategies for Professional Development," it was a lot of sit… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 3, 2008 at 7:46am — No Comments

Shift Happens again..?

I've seen versions of this over time and obviously what we see are the basic threads of rapid information growth, our place in the global technology world, and a sense of urgency to jump on board. Meanwhile jobs are being lost, more houses in foreclosure, companies are shutting down, bailouts are being requested by leading banks, car companies and the like. With more information and more access and more "connectedness," where are these new jobs? I'm excited about the promise of 2049, but what… Continue

Added by John Costilla on November 21, 2008 at 6:59am — No Comments

21st Century Learning

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Added by John Costilla on November 20, 2008 at 8:41am — No Comments

You got what you got.

Image by: by marisa_u
As my good friend Mary M. Bacon use to always say, "You got what you got."



I guess what she was saying is that as a teacher you are to teach those who… Continue

Added by John Costilla on November 18, 2008 at 9:25am — No Comments

Firewall your lunch.

How many times have you gone to the work refrigerator only to find your lunch taken by a co-worker? Don't worry about hiding your lunch bad any longer. You can use the low tech approach to firewalling your food in the teacher's lounge...…



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Added by John Costilla on November 12, 2008 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Information | Knowledge | Wisdom

The other day, my son had done something we didn't approve of and so we took his cell phone away and access to the computer. He loves technology for what it offers, both good and not so good: YouTube, social networks for kids or not (myspace) and research for school. Over the course of a summer break, he taught himself how to read music, play the guitar and follow along with these videos to learn certain songs - I must… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 27, 2008 at 3:05pm — No Comments

A Web 2.0 Halloween

Last night America, went out for weekly Tuesday meeting and so I had the kids at home to myself. After giving the critters their baths and getting them into their pjs, we got into the Halloween spirit. With that, we pulled out all the gear from the attic and decided to create a haunted hallway. The kids love making tents with blankets and such so we… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 15, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Video to go



Brightcove.tv has released Platform 3, the latest of their online video distribution service. Read the complete review by Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins from Mashable. Improved publishing system and media management tools… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 14, 2008 at 8:12am — No Comments

K12Online Conference Underway

The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2008 conference theme is “Amplifying Possibilities”. This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 13, 2008 at 8:04am — No Comments

YouTube x 4

Who doesn't like 80's music? Okay, the song is a little cheesy, but take a look at this in 4 x YouTube HD! We've all see a lot of YouTube in our time, but this is really cool and probably very time consuming. Four YouTube Videos running simultaneously to form one video. Click play at the top to have them auto synced. I wish I would have thought of this...…



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Added by John Costilla on October 10, 2008 at 1:55pm — 2 Comments

"...and I quote."

As I was reading through a series of blogs from my Google reader, I came upon this post (Steve Jobs' 10 Secrets to Building a Huge Empire) by Manish Pandey, a tech enthusiast and blogger. It basically goes on to talk about notable quotes from Steve Jobs and how they… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 9, 2008 at 11:17am — 2 Comments

School 2.0

Chris Lehman shares some of his ideas about the schools that we need. All kids should be able to collaborate, create, present and… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 8, 2008 at 6:27am — 1 Comment

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