February 2009 Blog Posts (194)

Using Voicethread for Peer and Self Assessment

This week I had my students use Voicethread to provide feedback on the latest round of their cigar box panels.
A little bit about how this worked - the students were put in groups (combined editing groups from across my two Humanities classes) and asked to provide specific and detailed feedback to their peers. I prepared this list of elements…

Added by Neil Stephenson on February 28, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

EE Week Student Public Service Announcements

Environmental Education Week is April 12-18. (YouTube Play List)

Help spread the word. Post these public service announcements (PSA) video embed code on blogs, websites and social networks (myspace, facebook, livejournal, etc.).

EE Week is the largest organized environmental education event in the United States that increases the educational… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on February 28, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Adult Ed Tech and Distance Learning Symposium

We had a great symposium for adult educators in California last week. One of our keynoters was Steve Hargadon, founder of Classroom 2.0 among many other things. You can see a video of his presentation, as well as videos and handouts from all the workshops. We are working on getting them posted and will be adding new slides and videos daily… Continue

Added by Marian Thacher on February 28, 2009 at 10:54am — No Comments

Weather and War Project

My students just finished their weather and war project. They worked in groups of three to create a visual presentation about how weather affects war. Each student had one of the following roles: mapmaker, weapons researcher, and weather reporter. I loved bringing in two guest speakers. The kids especially enjoyed learning about the Vietnam War. I allowed the students to choose how they presented their information. Some chose SmartNotebook and others chose PowerPoint. I was surprised that no… Continue

Added by Kathy Eldridge on February 28, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

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PastorWEB pages

Added by Pastor Arpad on February 28, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

recycling dilemma

I am trying to recycle paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum. The major problem I am having is with recycling contractors. When the recycling market is down, They don't want our stuff. Like right now. So we are having to pay a fee to recycle. That's a bunch of hooey. I am ashamed to tell any of the teachers or students that we are having to pay to recycle because they would drop the program in a heartbeat. Anyone else going through the same situation?

Added by Mark Naff on February 27, 2009 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Letters to the Next President Video Project

Thought you might be interested to know that registration is now open for teachers of students 13 years of age and older who want to participate in "Letters to the Next President: the Video Campaign."

Register here:


The NWP has partnered with the Pearson Foundation on this new video campaign, which empowers young filmmakers… Continue

Added by Paul on February 27, 2009 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Lots of New Content at TeachPaperless

Almost through our first month blogging, and TeachPaperless now boasts over 80 posts!

Recent topics include: the '21st century pedagogical fad' argument, troubles in email-land, the awesomeness of Finland, and problems for Ed Tech in the Stimulus bill.

Come join the conversation!

Added by Shelly Blake-Plock on February 27, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Join the Discussion!

I have three blogs teachers/students can join for discussion. They are:

Grade 12: Law/Current Events. http://law30mont.edublogs.org

Grade 11: 20th Century History. http://history202008.edublogs.org

Grade seven: Various: http://ss2008.edublogs.org

Join the discussions by commenting on the issues posted. A great way to have your students discuss issues in a global forum. We'd love to hear from you!


Added by Dave on February 27, 2009 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Let's collaborate!

I have started an experiment in collaborative writing and I am would like to invite anyone who is interested in participating to please email me. The first project is to collaboratively write a Physical Science textbook utilizing Google Docs as the medium. This textbook will be licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and is intended as an alternative to purchasing textbooks. I am focusing on the NC Standard Course of Study since that is where I teach, but hope that this can be… Continue

Added by Shawn Moore on February 27, 2009 at 7:58am — No Comments

First Entry

This is my maiden voyage in Classroom 2.0. I have stopped by on occasion, always too busy to stop and dig in. With a little time to spare while the snow comes down, I am giving it a go! You can follow me on Twitter: phawkenson or check out my Discovery DEN blog at: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/phawkenson/

Added by Patricia A. Hawkenson on February 26, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

St. Patrick's Day and Santa and the Leprechaun

St. Patrick's Day and Santa and the Leprechaun

Children like all families; here at Santa’s Village we also have our day to day problems.

Well one day Maurice the Mouse knocked on my office door. “Come in Maurice” I said, “What can I do for you?”

Maurice said, “Santa I was in the grotto the other day and I saw a group of little green men and when they saw me they… Continue

Added by Santa on February 26, 2009 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Let's IChat

I am a 5th Grade Math and Technology teacher from Greenville, Michigan. I am interested in ichatting with a classroom.

Give me a shout.

Joe Pendleton

Added by Joe Pendleton on February 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

NCTIES iPod Touch Presentation

Next week we'll be presenting our iPod Touch pilot at the NCTIES conference in Raleigh, NC. Our session is titled Touch the Possibilities- Using iPod Touch mobile computers, To enhance... and disrupt... teaching and learning. We'll have iPod Touches on hand for an interactive session on Thursday. We'd love to meet some of you in person if you're planning on attending the conference.

Added by Susan Wells on February 26, 2009 at 2:50pm — 5 Comments

English Nine


The current `debate’

Conservative religious and political leaders are at it again, trying to restrict women’s access to abortion in this country.

Since its re-election in October 2004, the Coalition federal government, with right-wing Christian support, has steadily campaigned to make abortion a contentious issue. Health minister Tony Abbott is publicly campaigning for an end to Medicare rebates for terminations, and Christopher Pyne,… Continue

Added by Megan on February 26, 2009 at 7:28am — No Comments

Edupunks United - Pedagogy rooted in punk philosophy

The word "edupunk" is a neologism. The aim of this group is to refine the word's meaning through constructive discourse and social science research methods. Invite more educators and punks to submit.

I have a new FB Group dedicated to understanding the links between education and punk philosophies. There is no hierarchy here. Everyone is an 'administrator' and 'officer' in this group. Feel free to join in.

Welcome to utopian social anarchy. Edupunks United… Continue

Added by Alekz Storeenoe on February 26, 2009 at 5:10am — 1 Comment


2 Teach is 2 Touch a Life 4 Ever. I think the most rewarding experiences I have had have been when speaking to fellow instructors, professors and teachers. I look forward to expanding this blog with your help. I hope it flows like water, but I find that hard without my frappicinno mocha this morning. I look forward to any comments.

Added by Frank V. Quarato on February 26, 2009 at 5:04am — No Comments

Internet Publishing and Copyright Considerations

This week, Mr. Maddox and I co-taught a lesson about copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons in the age of the Internet. As Mr. Maddox said, this lesson was designed to help students “get rich and stay out of jail.”

Mr. Maddox started by asking everyone to listen to a few seconds from a song by Girl Talk to see how many bits and pieces from other musicians they could… Continue

Added by Honor Moorman on February 25, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

MIT Open Courseware

Maybe I am behind the times here as MIT released this in 1999, but it is awesome.

One of the worlds greatest universities releasing their educational content for anyone in the world to view, study, and better themselves free of charge.

the site is: http://ocw.mit.edu

they have a lot of content; video lectures, problem sets, lecture notes, and more. Topics from many departments; Mathematics, History and many more.

I can… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 25, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

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