This week I had the privilege of visiting my first classroom. The room looked and smelled exactly the same as it did back in 1993. I, however, look completely different. I think differently too.
I was flooded with memories as I walked around. I began thinking of my mistakes and successes in… Continue
Added by Janet Abercrombie on June 22, 2011 at 5:12pm —
Interview: Director of Virtual Learning Illustrates Vision of the Future - Interactyx: http://bit.ly/krf2gq
Added by Jodi Harrison on June 22, 2011 at 1:04pm —
If mathematics has a poster boy it is – or at least should be – Dan Meyer. Meyer is something of a rarity in the field of public discussion of mathematics; he is not an academic, he is not an educational administrator, he is a teacher - someone who works in real classrooms with real students with real mathematics. It is this “real world” context that makes him worth listening to – and which provides the grounding for his instruction.
Meyer is an advocate of authentic… Continue
Added by nevbar1 on June 21, 2011 at 5:30pm —
I tried to shoot all the required shots sort of freestyle at a wedding. It proved to be difficult because I could not edit properly. Can't seem to copy anything to Movie Maker 2.6. I guess I'll try in YouTube next. I love the over the sholder shot most of all. It does add depth of field and more interest to the subject. It will be a great shot of teacher helping student or student on student work. I loved Carlos' video showing his work over the shoulder. Great. Profiles seem awkward in… Continue
Added by Dr. James M. Dennis on June 21, 2011 at 1:20pm —
Infographic: The Enterprise Mobile Explosion - Interactyx: http://bit.ly/l9aacs
Added by Jodi Harrison on June 20, 2011 at 6:47am —
This has been a great term for our students to be able to use ICT to access expertise. Here are three stories.
Story 1 - The scientist, the biology teacher, and the immunology competition
When one of our Virtual Experts, the fantastic Dr Krystal (a microbiologist in Melbourne) alerted us to an immunology competition, I popped it up onto our forum, not expecting anyone from our school wanting to enter (particularly as our focus is on history at the moment).… Continue
Added by Rob Sbaglia on June 16, 2011 at 11:30pm —
Following on consistently in my habit of being the last kid on the block to discover something I recently fell upon “Mathematician’s Lament” by Paul Lockhart.
The history of the book is interesting in itself – it actually started life as a 25 page type written document that was presented to math guru Keith Devlin at a conference. Devlin was intrigued and impressed by… Continue
Added by nevbar1 on June 16, 2011 at 8:28pm —
Moving toward 2020 - The Learning Decade - Interactyx: http://bit.ly/myzhGO
Added by Jodi Harrison on June 16, 2011 at 10:55am —
Welcome. My name is Carlos Mendoza. This blog is my reflections on 21st century learning. The goal is to promote/provoke discussions on education.
Education needs to be different from its current form to meet the needs of 21st century society. I am concerned that the reforms and legislations of the last twenty years have not been effective in… Continue
Added by Carlos Mendoza III on June 16, 2011 at 7:54am —
Our school would like to have all of the homework assignments posted on a google shared calendar so that teachers will know what assignments others are giving. Does anyone have success or experience with this?
Added by Lorraine on June 15, 2011 at 9:10am —
E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen - Interactyx: http://bit.ly/jGv41H
Added by Jodi Harrison on June 14, 2011 at 1:09pm —
Does any one know of an school district that is hiring teachers? I have looked at every district in my county and I can not find one. I am willing to travel or relocate .
Added by Carolyn Pepe on June 14, 2011 at 12:16pm —
I have been an ipad and generally a tablet skeptic from the get go (I like screens that can stand up on their own!). But recently I was asked to help set up a social network for a project that purchased ipads for all the participants. Ugh - I cant seem to find a good social networking tool that can deal with mobile safari. So far only edmodo seems to provide any formatting options for entering text - but it wont let ipad users attach… Continue
Added by Brian Foley on June 14, 2011 at 11:03am —
So many of the open source SN tools use editors like coeditor and tinymce that do not work well with iPads. I decided to give Ning another look. So far I see a few glitches, but text at least is easy to use.
Added by Brian Foley on June 14, 2011 at 10:45am —
Have you ever wondered why so many students fail to graduate? In today’s unsteady…
Added by Sal P on June 13, 2011 at 1:20pm —
These talks offer insights, concerns, and inspiration while discussing today’s educational practices and shortcomings, from a variety of perspectives.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”, bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. If you’re not already a fan of TED, maybe these will open your eyes to this wonderful… Continue
Added by Kelly Walsh on June 13, 2011 at 6:00am —
This site is dedicated to the use of modern technological advances in education and specifically to social collaboration as an education activity. If you are interested in joining, contributing and collaborating with peers, welcome!
Added by Felipe Urdaneta on June 12, 2011 at 11:00am —
What do you think will be the next big innovation to disrupt education as we know it?
1. Electronic Books
2. WiFi Capable Hand-Helds
3. Fostering Global Connections
So why do you think so? Have any research to back up your claims?
Added by Lisa Durff on June 11, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Everyone in industry, research, and scientific research seems to realize that we have a severe shortage of quality math students coming up through college. And the kids themselves in K-12, specifically in High School tend to realize that math is not their strong suit, but why I ask? It appears to me that the kids are not applying themselves correctly to learn mathematics, and there are not enough solid math teachers teaching math the most efficient way.
Over the… Continue
Added by Lance Winslow on June 10, 2011 at 3:31pm —
I have been a strong believer in the importance of teaching vocabulary to my students since I began teaching back in the dark ages. I like to provide a list of ten words that have a common theme and ask the kids to be able to spell and define the list each Friday. It has worked very well for me in the past. Recently, our school board mandated a vocabulary workshop book for every student. This book provides lists of 20 words that have no reason to be placed in the same list and then the… Continue
Added by Lisa M. Hadenfeldt on June 10, 2011 at 2:38pm —