Frances DiDavide
  • 63, Female
  • Elmwood Park, IL
  • United States
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Elmwood Park CUSD 401
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I am a technology Support Specialist in an Elementary and Middle School. I have 3 grown children of my own. I am fascinated by the evolution of the internet and cannot wait to see where all of this goes.

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Web 2.0

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 8:02am 0 Comments

I spent this last year exploring the many possibilities of Web 2.0 in the classroom. I am still learning and the more I have learned the less I feel like I know. The idea of the Power of the Crowd is a very new concept for our school district so trying to sell that idea will be very challenging. We have begun in small ways and hope to expand our efforts. I am still trying to figure out which sites work the best for student use, the teachers who are beginning to explore in that area are still… Continue

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At 12:14pm on April 24, 2009, Jack said…
Hey Frances,

Our Brainyflix video contest just ended, and I wanted to thank you for helping us get the word out. We got 800 submissions from across the country!

That said, MIT was really happy with the results and will let us run another contest, so we're going for it! But this time, we're gonna have kids create Brainypics flashcards - which are images and sentences paired up with a one of our SAT/ACT words. The contest ends May 22nd, and there'll be iTunes and a cash prize like last time. To boot, we'll double the payout if the kids can hit a certain goal. More details at brainyflix.com/main/contest_rules.

Do you mind passing my message along to your HS colleague again?

Thanks,
Jack
At 6:50am on January 30, 2009, Jack said…
Cool thank you, Frances. Have a good Super Bowl or non-Super Bowl weekend! :]
At 9:04pm on January 27, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Frances. I was wondering if you have any educator contacts who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
At 2:05pm on December 26, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…
Hi,

I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham,MA, and engineering students) who has taken a year off to work on an education related project. I found you when I searched for middle schools on classroom20, and since our project is specific to middle schools, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:

Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2008, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.

Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win an idea competition on Ideablob.com You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975. We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.

Feel free to email me back, check out alightlearning.com, anything you like!

Thanks,

Alyshia Olsen
anotherdayaway42@gmail.com
 
 
 

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