I'm having a reflective day today.
A page fell out of my scrap book this morning and reminded me that April, 1965, was when I won second prize in the junior high school science fair for my home-built computer. It was a five-bit binary adder. It only won second prize because the high school science and math teachers doing the judging really didn't see the value in an arithmetic that had only a 1 and a 0.
Over the last forty-odd years, I've changed base technology about every… Continue
Added by nlowell on April 6, 2007 at 6:45pm —
Today is CyberCompliment day - thanks to Jennifer Wagner.
I would like to compliment all the members of Classroom 2.0 for the thought provoking dialogue and deep insights into using technology for our students now and into the future.
Added by Sharon Betts on April 6, 2007 at 4:53pm —
Yesterday I posted about the pre-release headlines on a USDOE study that concluded that certain educational software packages did not increase standardized test scores, and why this will hurt efforts to promote ALL technology use in classrooms.
Today the study is out and here’s the link
. It's called:… Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 6, 2007 at 2:57pm —
I posted about this the other day on my blog
. There is power in social networks and it will be interesting to have all of use work through just how this will impact schools and classrooms in the future. I'm in the middle of reading the Horizon Report. Interesting stuff.
Looking forward to some deep thinking in this new social place.
Added by Jeff Utecht on April 6, 2007 at 2:12am —
This morning, Will Richardson posted a blog about University of Michigan's new degree in social computing. He questions its utility suggesting that one can become an expert in social computing by simply becoming part of the social computing community and developing the skills needed to function successfully. He writes that one can demonstrate success by, " building a rich, online portfolio that illustrates your ability to be an online community… Continue
Added by Andrew Pass on April 5, 2007 at 12:58pm —
Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 5, 2007 at 11:46am —
First, Scott Mc Leod has a post on Hans Rosling (which I posted about earlier) and his… Continue
Added by Alice Mercer on April 4, 2007 at 11:19am —
Cross posted from the Generation YES Blog
It’s a daunting task to figure out all the options with Web 2.0 tools and choose the “best” one to introduce to students. But this pain
can be turned into a gain - by including students in the adventure.
- Research solutions and present options with pros and cons
- Test hardware - even young students can…
Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 3, 2007 at 7:24pm —
So, I already have a blog, what do I need another blog for? Don't know, we'll see. If I repost stuff here, is that cheating?
Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 3, 2007 at 3:14pm —
Chris Craft made an excellent point in our discussion yesterday:
After all, this is about the kids sitting in my classroom right now, and what is best for them, where best is defined as supported by
research, best practice, etc.
This has been echoing in my head ever since I read it.
I agree and support this sentiment.
But I feel compelled to point out that driver's ed teachers need to know how to drive. Part of what makes a… Continue
Added by nlowell on April 3, 2007 at 11:56am —
Images on ning are blocked at my school. There should be two pics. If it is blank let me know.
Added by Aaron Slutsky on April 3, 2007 at 10:37am —
I am holding a meeting during April on Professional Development Ideas and Strategies AS WELL AS sharing Classroom 2.0. Any ideas anyone would like to share? I am looking for strategies to get educators on board with technology and using it daily ... transparent in the classroom ... instead of "Tech Tuesdays". What are training strategies you are familiar with that work with a teacher's busy schedule and aligns to the different learning styles and levels of technology… Continue
Added by Jody Oliver on April 3, 2007 at 10:30am —
A confession: I am still a newbie."I come from the Batman era, adding items to my utility belt while students today are the Borg from Star Trek, assimilating technology into their lives."
The following links are to… Continue
Added by David Truss on April 3, 2007 at 12:04am —
I would like suggestions on a short, but sweet, proper use agreement for using with my students on their cell project. These students are pretty "spirited" or as a good friend likes to say, "all horsepower, no steering wheel". I really want to set them up for success and I know that they can easily outsmart the school's attempts to keep them in line on the internet. I've done basic research with them on the internet, but now I really want to shift classroom content more and more onto the… Continue
Added by Shawn Moore on April 2, 2007 at 9:06pm —
This is my 35th year of teaching social studied in York, Pennsylvania. The last fifteen years I've been teaching Advanced Placement U.S. history. I've seen educational reforms come and go, and none of them have changed much if anything in teaching and learning. It seems now that the reform will be from the bottom up. With the web 2.0 tools becoming available at an increasing rate, the way teachers teach and the way students learn are beginning to change for the first time in my career. Kids are… Continue
Added by Dave Ehrhart on April 2, 2007 at 6:09pm —
I got an email from PBwiki and figured this would be a good place to share. If you don't know, PBwiki offers ad-free wiki hosting for educators.
More information can be found here...
They are offering… Continue
Added by Aaron Slutsky on April 2, 2007 at 8:08am —
I picked up this item in my 'gator from Doc Searls
For those who thought that blogging was something new, ten years ago today, Dave Winer started blogging.
Despite the date today, I believe this is the real birthday of blogs.
Some will dispute this -- there's no acknowledgement of Dave Winer in the Wikipedia entry
, for example… Continue
Added by nlowell on April 1, 2007 at 10:10am —
Researchers a NC State University's William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation conducted the "Having Our Say" Project. The Continue
project explored a middle school students' perspective on classroom
teaching methods. The results will be presented during the annual
meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago on
The study was simple in nature. They wanted to know
what skills and tools students feel they need in order…
Added by Aaron Slutsky on March 31, 2007 at 12:38pm —
The Web 2.0 is driven by sparks that fly when certain convergent elements collide and interact. For me, such an interaction occurred last week, when I had occasion to help connect a group of kids and their instructor in Nevada with another group of kids and their instructor in Virginia. But let me back up and give the full story first, and then tell why there was a spark in Web 2.0.…
Added by elderbob Brannan on March 31, 2007 at 11:00am —
Posted this on one of my other blogs - would love your input on what you tell your teachers and colleagues when they ask, "What tool to use?"
Added by Sharon Betts on March 31, 2007 at 8:50am —