Having used elluminate for 12 months for regular global staff meetings, online conferences and online professional development, it has only been this year, that I have used it with students and realised its potential application for being the way to go for 21st century education for middle to senior school students.
Various benefactor organizations, and the… Continue
A couple days ago I challenged people on Twitter and here I repeat my challenge. In these last days before summer, I challenge you to produce an audio book with students! Then disseminate!! There are numerous tutorials on how to do this and I won't repeat that here. Basically, all you need is something with which to record and students reading their original works. Why not have each student create a story? That project works in well with many content… Continue
Added by Durff on May 31, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Web 2.0 is leading to a massive resurgence in Latin across the globe: A few months ago, an interview with Evan Millner was published in ‘Iris’ magazine. Evan had just started the Latinum podcast, and the project seemed quaint, and intriguing. Little were we, or he, to know how successful the Latinum podcast would turn out to be. Evan produced latinum.mypodcast.com for free. His podcast has revolutionised Latin study, by making a full course in Latin… Continue
Added by millner on May 31, 2009 at 4:10am —
“… And I have become convinced that the most revolutionary force for change is the students themselves. Give children the tools they need and they will be the single most important source of guidance on how to make the schools relevant and effective”.
Don Tapscott, author of numerous books that discuss technology’s affect on our daily lives, including 'Growing up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation', McGraw Hill 1998; and, one of the most sought after experts on how the… Continue
Have you ever wondered how much of your training really “sticks”? Are you looking for ways to find out what your trainees really know? This lively, 30 minute webinar focuses on the power of games as a tool for formal and informal assessment. We’ll explore the challenges that we face when assessing adult learners and introduce you to tools to meet those challenges. You’ll learn how Audience Response devices can be used to gauge, in real time, the effectiveness of your presentation. Attend this… Continue
Added by John Dillon on May 29, 2009 at 11:20am —
This blog and it's sister blog has as its focus bringing to light the game changers of 21st century technologies and globalization as related to Education and how teaching and learning gets done in (U.S.) schools. The very first posts were critical commentaries about the perceived fear and obstruction of schools in terms of adopting new and potentially transformative learning… Continue
Added by Andrew on May 29, 2009 at 8:39am —
I've always been a guy who likes to use his computer. Somehow, I never got into the social networking world, or the blog world. I'm working to change that now. I'm trying to become familiar with facebook and twitter. I'm typing my first blog post right now. I need to learn for myself and at the same time look to see how I can bring these resources into my classroom. I must admit, when I log into "Classroom 2.0" I feel a little lost, not sure where to look. Perhaps it's because I'm not quite… Continue
The virtual world of Second Life has seen a host of experiences over the years, but on June 10th, the first Second Life college graduation will be held on the Second Life campus of the 150 year old Bryant & Stratton College. Approximately 40 graduates ranging in age from 25 to 45 will don their virtual cap and gown to receive their college degrees with all of the pomp and circumstance regularly witnessed in the real world, including the procession, the commencement speaker and the… Continue
Added by Erik on May 28, 2009 at 11:08am —
Is the video gaming entertainment industry evolving into a more serious version, or has it come to a fork in the road where one species splits off from another. I am speaking of where entertainment becomes "entercation" or "edutainment" and the technology is being used for training, fun, entertainment, and educational simulation. We all know that pilots train in simulators much of the time, and have seen computer… Continue
I've had a LOT more iPhone apps recommended given by my Twitter friends. Remember that I learned recently that the maximum number of screens you can have on your iPod/iTouch is 9. Each screen can hold a maximum of 16 apps. This means the most apps you can have at any time on the device is 144.
I am assigning the following for our last day in class. Tell me what you think...
1. Contact another person. Verbal speech will disqualify you.
2. Find out what your contacted person had for breakfast today.
3. Show their answer to me in order to get your points.
4. Post their name/pseudo, location, relation to you, & how you contacted them on your blog.
1 point = someone in this room
2 points = someone in this school
3 points = someone in Maryland
It seems a long time ago now, but way back then I was in charge of equipping all our staff with Laptops - we are talking about a decade ago, so back then it was pretty revolutionary. I was convinced, still am, that giving staff access would be the best way of moving everyone up in terms of their ICT use. This, of course, meant they had access to 'THE INTERNET' (shocked horror gasps in soundtrack), suspense builds......
I got asked the question, what can we do, how can we use this,… Continue
Just as there is a problematic digital divide among regions of the U.S., where some students have 24/7 access to information while others have no access, there is a problematic division between teacher's understanding of and use of technology for learning. I am talking, here, about situations where technology would actually be significantly more beneficial than traditional means of learning.
It seems we may be approaching a point where technology standards ought to be developed for… Continue