February 2009 Blog Posts (194)

Intro. . .

Wow, a new site to spend so much time ~ won't my wife be pleased!! As I tell her, at least they are educational for work and not recreationally destroying our marriage :)

I stumbled here by mistake and figured I'd see what it was about. I am searching for new technology for my class of 2nd graders. I recently acquired a Mimio Interactive device for my white board and am currently working on finding lessons and software to use with it. The kids and I are amazed at the things we can do… Continue

Added by Tim on February 18, 2009 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

Video of Butterfly Life Cycle

Added by The Second Grade Superstars on February 18, 2009 at 2:57pm — No Comments

The Power of Written Words

As we work through our implementation plan for increasing the use of our Blackboard Learning, Content, and Community systems we often get lost in the minutiae of administration and lose track of what is happening on the end-users side. I have used blended online learning environments as a teacher and as a staff development instructor for 11+ years. The tools available to a teacher and the students are awesome. Discussion boards have been the backbone of online courses. They still are. At time I… Continue

Added by Bob.Snyder on February 18, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Free Internet/Online Tools to Increase Student Achivement

Okay - Right now I'm at the above workshop at the NCCE Conference. It's been put together by Becky Firth and Kathy Dorr. Check out their wiki at http://techteachingtools.pbwiki.com

Anyway - I thought I would make a link here of all the sites they're sharing so I could easily access it later.

Bubbl.us Essentially an online version of Inspiration. It's a brainstorming software tool. I personally… Continue

Added by Patrick Kutkey on February 18, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My First Blogging Post

Ah well, its so not 1990's.

Added by William Calhoun on February 18, 2009 at 11:20am — No Comments

Maths; Rational Functions Update.

Maths ... on the move.

Updated rational functions with some graphs from Lybniz function plotter. Also wrote some text for Vertical Asymptote section.

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 18, 2009 at 8:32am — No Comments

Day 101 of the Vendee Globe Race

Today is Day 101 in the Vendee Globe race. Rich is in ninth place and 5 of the 11 skippers who remain in the race are still at sea. My students and I have been sending Rich email via his http://www.sitesalive.com website link and following him on Google Earth. The Thinkfinity website is also hosting his content at http://ehrweb01.aaas.org/sail/ I'm hoping that… Continue

Added by Lorraine on February 18, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Updated Maths

I have updated the Maths text to include a section on completing the square; some rearranging has occurred. And I added some nice graphs; some of the graphs need to be replaced with "more professional" looking graphs.

Does anybody know of a program for Linux or Mac where I can put multiple graphs, label points, put custom labels on the x and y-axis, and export as *.png files?

I am also going to try and make… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 17, 2009 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Character Poster

I loved making this character poster. I had no idea you can make something like that using Excel. The hardest part I found was finding a picture that had a high enough resolution. Once I did I thought it was very simple and fast to make. This is a great way to decorate a classroom, and much cheaper than buying a bunch of character posters. Not only do these make for great decorations, but they are also good reminders for the kids on some of the character traits they should have.

Added by Tammy McGuirk on February 17, 2009 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

Character Poster

When I think of a words to describe myself, many come to mind. Words like creative, intelligent, compassionate, and caring all pertain to my being in some manner. However there is one word that describes me better than the rest and that word would be efficient. Efficient is an adjective defined as achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort and working in a well-organized and competent manner. The reason why I am talking about the term efficient is because of the correlation it… Continue

Added by Matthew Davidson on February 17, 2009 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

Technology Memory

My older brother and I would spend hours a day when we were little play Super Nintendo. We had a system worked out where one of us would stay at the easiest level and keep getting as many lives as we could. The other one would try to advance as far as they could through all the levels. If that person got low on lives, then the one staying at the easiest level one give most of their lives to that person. It was a really good syster. It almost made it possible for us to beat the whole game, but… Continue

Added by Tammy McGuirk on February 17, 2009 at 7:01pm — 1 Comment

Technology Memory

When I was younger my brothers and some friends and I would play Nintendo 64. This gaming system had the game Mario Party to go with it. Ryne, Kyler, PJ, Zach, and I loved that game! We would play it every single time we got together and even when we weren't all together. This gaming system had 4 controllers with it. The problem we had was that there were 5 of us. I'm sure you can see where this is going...not enough controllers for kids. So we started getting into arguments and fights… Continue

Added by Kassi Roberts on February 17, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Technology when I was younger

So when I was growing the memory I know best with the use of technology was the time when my twin brother and I always played the game system Sega together. Those were the best times. We would always be so excited to come home after school and play each other in racing on the Sega or playing Sonic the headchog. It was a simple game system to use and was always so much fun! I remember always playing it and asking my friends all the time to come over and we could play the Sega. I mean litterally… Continue

Added by Erin Freese on February 17, 2009 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

Creating Life Long Learners

So we went to the computer lab today for 1/2 an hour and I gave them this assignment.

Visit http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks and check out any book or author page you'd like. Then write down at least FIVE new things you learned from visiting those pages.

The kids were like, "We can visit ANY author on this page?" and, "We can look at ANY book site on… Continue

Added by Michelle TeGrootenhuis on February 17, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Foreign Language Software - Language Learning Software

PeanutButter language software combines effective tools that get you speaking a new language, fast. Video conversations simultaneously teach sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary. Our “study buddies” review lessons making language learning sensible, interactive, and fun. Come find out why PeanutButter is language learning that sticks.



Added by Sarah Lane on February 17, 2009 at 2:35pm — No Comments

1st Blog

This is my 1st Blog on CR 2.0.

Added by iRushd on February 17, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

2 Papers Worth Reading?

from the education ercade

THE EDUCATION ARCADE released two white papers to guide the development and dissemination of educational games (and other technologies).

The Education Arcade at MIT has released two white papers on educational games and other learning technologies: Moving Learning Games Forward and Using the Technology… Continue

Added by Andrew on February 17, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My Cassette Tape Player

In third grade on my birthday, I recieved my first cassette tape player. I was overly excited about this device because I had so many tapes that I wanted to listen to. I used this player to read along with the books, and when I was afriad at night, I could listen to the stories on the tape until I was sound asleep. My favorite thing to do with the tape player was to slow it down so slow that the voices would sound low and really silly. You can't… Continue

Added by Mai Chan on February 17, 2009 at 9:50am — 1 Comment


Technology has always been something that has been very present throughout my life. My dad's job when I was younger allowed us to be exposed to computers and other things like that at a very young age. In fact my dad built our first home computer using different parts from old computers they had at work. But before we even had a computer on of the ways that I used technology the most was the one and only Nintendo. Then Nintendo was a gaming console that my brothers and I would spend hours… Continue

Added by Julia Counts on February 17, 2009 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Parents Role in Education

Not enough space here. But look at my presentation Notes for This concept.

after that go to my Parents role web site to see the video clips

click here

The PARENT’S role in Education

a seminar/workshop designed to explore what parents can do to help

educate their children in today’s complex society.

FIRST, Convince your… Continue

Added by William Lambert on February 17, 2009 at 8:40am — No Comments

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