February 2010 Blog Posts (137)

Innovation and Change: Why Bother?

Read the full article here.

This week, Joe Schuch shares some observations rooted in the process for change implemented at UNC. It concludes with a few simple steps to help get you started so that you can begin to make change-that-sticks in your organization.…


Added by Joe Schuch on February 22, 2010 at 6:13am — No Comments

Master's Research Project

I am looking for anyone who might know of a middle school or schools who would like to participate in my master's research project. I am trying to determine how much time middle school students (6th-8th graders) spend on line using social networking sites and on-line collaborative web sites to discuss academic content.... I need the following: school name, contact name and e-mail address. Thanks!

Added by Dave on February 21, 2010 at 11:11pm — No Comments

A Smile in My Pocket

"What is in your pocket?" I asked Natalie. She had recently discovered the joy of storing small trinkets in her pockets. (I discovered her new habit after a tube of melted Chapstick wrecked havoc on a load of laundry.)

"I only have a smile in my pocket," she replied with a smile and I couldn't help but smile myself.

Sometimes little people have the biggest and best ideas. I'm mean, why shouldn't I keep a smile,…


Added by Karren Colbert on February 21, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Learning about Lecture Capture Technology

The use of Lecture Capture is expanding in both Higher Ed and K-12. What kinds of tools and technologies are being used to capture and rebroadcast lecture content?…


Added by Kelly Walsh on February 21, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Good Enough! Using "Alternative To" for Free Programs and Apps

Good enough! I usually cringe at that expression, since it's typically an excuse for substandard work. But in the case of…

Added by Keith Schoch on February 21, 2010 at 7:24am — No Comments

Changing Professional Development

I am looking for some terrific ideas on using technology (Web 2.0) for teacher professional development. I understand the importance of modeling for teachers, and I know many are eager to learn about using technology as a vehicle for skill development. We need to just stop the "sit and git" method thay we've used in the past. I just need ideas! If any of you could please help in this way, it would be greatly appreciated! Please include specific information I would need if I were to use the…


Added by A Wichman on February 20, 2010 at 9:57am — No Comments

Publishing Student Work

I am the technology coordinator for a Pk-12 small private school. I am looking for new ways to publish student writing online so that parents can go to one site and browse work from the entire school. Any suggestions as to a fairly easy way to do this? Thanks!

Added by Carolyn Jones on February 20, 2010 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

ELLs and Technology...Google Docs ?

I am experimenting with using Google Docs in my ELD classes. I am a novice at this, but want to learn enough to start the year off with it in August. I see it as a way to be kind to the environment as well as prepare my students for college. What I like the most about it is that kids won't lose their papers! If anyone has some suggestions to make this a more efficient learning process, I would be forever indebted to you.




Added by Denise Stewart on February 19, 2010 at 7:54pm — 2 Comments

NCLB and ELLs--Success or Dismal Failure?

NCLB and ELLs--Success or Dismal Failure?

President Obama is thinking about revising the original NCLB legislation. As a teacher of ELLs, a CTEL trainer, professional development presenter, university adjunct online and onsite, I wonder if it is worth the time and effort. I find more teachers teaching to the test with less time available for classroom instruction. What do you feel about NCLB--keep it or chuck it or some mix of the two?…


Added by Denise Stewart on February 19, 2010 at 7:49pm — No Comments


Are you NOT familiar with Evernote? If not, please create an account for yourself and then help every student you have create their own! It is what I consider "bookmarking on steroids!"

The most important aspect of this web app is collecting everything you come across and having access to it later from any internet device (computer… Continue

Added by Jay Noggle on February 19, 2010 at 11:19am — 2 Comments

UW Stout Student Blogs - Spring 2010

UW Stout Student Blogs - Spring 2010

Added by Carol E. Kubota on February 19, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

Blogs, Cybercoaching,

How does a teacher effectively use blogs in an online classroom?

Blogs are used for education in ways that require the students to reflect , build on the knowledge they have and to share with others. Blogs are used among faculty and their students. They give everyone the opportunity to post their editorials, opinions, personal commentaries and to complete the requirements of a course.

Why am I blogging? It is required by the instructors… Continue

Added by Carol E. Kubota on February 19, 2010 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Introduce yourselves

This survey was created as a pre-course survey for those students who are taking the ESL/EFL Teacher Training Course for Adult Educators.

Introduce Yourselves

Added by Carol E. Kubota on February 19, 2010 at 9:26am — No Comments

Which aspects of the Khalsa course follow cybercoaching suggestions?

This is an assignment that was completed for the Module 6 in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate from the University of Wisconsin at Stout.

Guidelines for an effective cybercoach:…


Added by Carol E. Kubota on February 19, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

I just got spit on. That's right, spit on. By a student.

I just got spit on. That's right, spit on.…

Added by Alan Sitomer on February 19, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

2010 Tech in the Works Competition Opens

NCTI seeks proposals for collaborative research of innovative and emerging assistive technologies that provide greater access for students with disabilities. Up to four awards of $20,000 will be made in 2010. Collaborative teams must secure matching funds. NCTI is committed to fostering new talent in the field of…

Added by NCTI on February 18, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

How to start creating video in the classroom!

This week at the ITSC conference in Portland OR, I was really shocked at the amount of demand for anything to do with teachers learning how to use video creation in the classroom.

Those sessions looked to be full and maybe even overflowing!

As a media producer, I create video projects for the web for my clients so I am doing this week in and week out. I also

So, how many of you are wanting to get some help with the "How To" on… Continue

Added by Jay Noggle on February 18, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Digital Amnesia: Reflections on Frontline's "digital_nation"

PBS's Frontline recently aired a program called digital_nation: life on the virtual frontier. The program raises some important issues about the affect of different technologies on the human psyche.

One guest argues that with each leap in communication technology something is lost in the everyday psyche of humans. He cites how Homeric bards could recite thousands of lines of epic poetry. But with the advent of books, humanity lost the ability to memorize large amounts information.… Continue

Added by Esteban Rodriguez on February 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Pheobe Prince Commits Suicide Because of Cyber Bullying

In the last few weeks, I have come across a slew of cyber bullying cases, each becoming more serious than the last. But it was the story of a young girl named Phoebe Prince that really hit home.

Phoebe Prince, 15, committed suicide due to what reports are saying was a case of cyber bullying. The young teen was victim to harassing Internet and text messages from alleged older ‘mean girls’ who were unhappy…


Added by Kiwi Commons on February 18, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

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