Kelly Walsh's Blog – July 2009 Archive (6)

Guidance on Ed Tech Funds (ARRA 2009) Released

The U.S. Department of Education has just published this "Guidance on Enhancing Education through Technology (Ed Tech) Program Funds Made Available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009“.



This is certainly one of the most significant things to happen to Education Technology here in the US in years. The ARRA adds $650 million in funds to the original 2009 appropriation of $265 million,… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on July 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Internet resources for special needs educators (this week, Autism & PDD)

Second post in a series on Internet resources for educators that work with special needs students



Last week I started this series of posts by researching web based tools and resources for teachers who work with students with ADD & ADHD. This week we continue this series with a look into resources specifically geared towards helping… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on July 28, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Internet resources for teaching students with special needs

This week I begin a series of posts focused on web based tools and resources for educators who work with students with special needs.



My first challenge is to determine what sorts of categories of “special needs” I will investigate. There seem to be endless groupings and subgroupings of special needs and learning disabilities. After researching and discussing it with some colleagues, I have settled on the following special needs areas to look into over the next few weeks (I… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on July 20, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

8 Engaging Videos Advocating Better Integration of Technology in Education

These inspiring, insightful videos make the case for stepping up the integration of technology in today’s classrooms



As an advocate of the use of Internet technologies in education, my fundamental goal is to inspire instructors and other members of the educational community to embrace the use of these technologies in today’s educational process. I’ve attempted to make the case myself in a couple previous blog posts, such as the popular… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on July 13, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

10 Examples of Useful Second Life Resources for Educators

(Final post in a series on current uses of Virtual Worlds in Education)



This week I will wrap up the series of posts I published throughout June, focused on Internet based Virtual World technologies as they are being used in Education today. As I researched current VW tech options for education, it became apparent to me that Second Life remains the most… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on July 7, 2009 at 8:49am — No Comments

Three great YouTube videos about Educational uses of Second Life

This week I am on vacation with my family, and unfortunately the Internet connection at the Historic Powhatan Resort here in Williamsburg, VA hasn’t been working consistently since I arrived on Saturday. It looks like I’m going to have to postpone the final post in my series on using Virtual Worlds in Education until next weekend. In the meanwhile, here’s a few insightful and informative YouTube videos about using SL for educational… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on July 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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