I received an e-mail from one of my lists - Safekids. In it was a blurb about a case in which a court ordered that a middle-school student who was put on probation for criticizing a principal on Myspace in an "expletive-laden entry " has the right of free-speech. Earlier, a judge had declared the remarks obscene. The court of appeals found that her remarks were protected as political speech "under both the state and federal constitutions because they dealt with school policy" and said that… Continue
Added by Shayne Train on April 16, 2007 at 3:33pm —
I've been thinking about the difference between this blog space and the blog that I have just started for my school. I think the answer is audience. On my school blog
I have to be very careful about not going too fast. The audience for that blog includes a lot of people who are very new to Web 2.0. I don't want to overwhelm them with information. They also consist of people who are not reading a lot of other blogs. So it is appropriate to repeat… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Davis on April 16, 2007 at 2:15pm —
Since I began "lurking" in the bloggosphere last semester (making an occasional post), my mind is frequently occupied by Classroom 2.0 issues. A few of us inspired our Grad school advisor to begin a blog for one of her other classes; we also spent a few nights explaining blogs to some seasoned teachers. We did enough public speaking to realize that we did not have enough teaching experience to tell teachers how to get around the red tape. I began to lament over the fate of education in… Continue
Added by Ash on April 16, 2007 at 2:06pm —
Friday, I read Steve Hargadon's Blog about using Puppy Linux on a computer at home. So the wheels started spinning. I'm a Mac user but have an old Aptiva in the basement. So my current project is to see how Puppy works on the old machine. Lot's of families in my district can't afford computers and it's been my dream to see usable machines in their hands. So I'm trying this out. Wish me luck.
Added by Clifton Dancy on April 16, 2007 at 8:17am —
I do my best to blog over at my blog http://lostjohns.blogspot.com. You can catch the latest feed via the RSS feed below. Thanks
William Bishop (Bill)
Added by William Bishop on April 15, 2007 at 10:30pm —
On my blog I have a regular piece that I write which tries to introduce different people to others in the blog world. I have been doing this for about 2 months and just finished my 9th person. I thought I'd continue this here, putting my entry here so that people could access that blog. As we try to find people to communicate and share ideas, I found that it was very difficult to do that at the start and I didn't have too many people visiting my blog. However, I began to visit and comment on… Continue
Added by Kelly Christopherson on April 15, 2007 at 10:14pm —
So, recently I read E.D. Hirsch's The Knowledge Deficit
. Hirsch (Core Knowledge Reading Program
) is know as being a heavy proponent of phonics, but this book goes further in advocating a knowledge heavy curriculum (You can always look it up...or can you
)?. Not only that he suggests the curriculum… Continue
Added by SparklingDrift on April 15, 2007 at 10:00pm —
I was doing research tonight for a Moodle class I am teaching and I ran across the tale of The Good Teacher.
It was pleasant to read, (keeping in mind that I was up to my eyeballs in software documentation) and it reminded me that even in a 2.0 world we need to continue to use good pedagogy in our classrooms.
Added by Teacher K on April 15, 2007 at 8:12pm —
Following and reading blogs, participating in ning, contributing to wikis, writing in my blog
, I haven't thought this much in years. It truly is an amazing phenomenon. I feel so intellectually alive. I'm inspired and challenged constantly. The blogs I read lead me to question and explore new tools and Websites. I haven't written this much since I was in school. It is all so exciting and energizing. For me, classroom 2.0 could just be about my… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Davis on April 15, 2007 at 7:02pm —
I guess I need to acquire some friends, and start some dialogue. This is my first experience with a social networking site, so I am a little uncertain about the whole thing. Am I cool enough? Insecurities aside, this is me trying something new. That's been the fun part of my new foray with technology: I'm taking little risks, and I love it.
As I search for a job for the fall, my mind wanders back to all of the blogs I've read in the past six months. Weblog-Ed and 2 Cents Worth (and… Continue
Added by Ash on April 15, 2007 at 2:33pm —
The NYTimes published an interesting tool : http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/10/business/2007_BUYRENT_GRAPHIC.html
It could be used to illustrate the use of information graphics, create an ongoing discussion of economics, to consider received wisdom (in this case: buying property is always better than renting), to build writing pieces around. I imagine computer science, interactive multimedia educators… Continue
Added by Audrey Hill on April 15, 2007 at 7:38am —
I just wanted to share this movie with you which the team has been created
to sum up what the openlearn project is about.
Back in February this year, openlearn was selected as a finalist in IMS Continue
Global Learning Consortium’s Learning Impact Recognition and
Awards Program. Our entry received full marks from…
Added by Stuart Brown on April 15, 2007 at 6:21am —
Good Morning! First a little background, I was working with a huge Active Board in Pittsburgh Public schools in the early 1990"s. It was a K-5 school I was Tech Support--taught Tech and was the Media Specialist. You know budget shortages!! I have a Promethean in my Media Center, there is an Actiboard in the Lab. The P board has a pen----the ActivB can be manipulated by fingers---especially little kids fingers. The district I am in is just purchasing these boards. I love my P Board and use it… Continue
Added by Karen on April 15, 2007 at 5:44am —
As I have decided to explore Moodle by installing a Moodle server in the next week or 2, I thought I would spin the first coffee clutch tale of how I began my foray into Linux and Open source computing. Continue
I started my business Gwynedd Valley Systems in 1997. At that time Tim Berners-Lee's…
Added by Michael Taylor on April 14, 2007 at 11:55pm —
...is a bit difficult :(
If you don't find anything new here please go to the station and take this train
Some minutes ago I saw this fascinating pictures of the OLPC
Added by erika hummer on April 14, 2007 at 2:02pm —
I'm not sure why to blog here, rather than at my regular blog. I don't plan on doing this regularly!
I just wanted to share some thanks I posted on my regular blog today, by posting a snippet here, so those of you whose conversations I have enjoyed will see it. It really is nice to have your feedback and reflections.
So, I would like to thank those people who have shared their point of view with me lately: Continue
The concerned educators…
Added by Sue R. on April 14, 2007 at 1:59pm —
The rest of the pictures are here....
Added by Aaron Slutsky on April 14, 2007 at 7:24am —
One of the things that I love about the Jewish religion is the importance of learning. When Jewish people study they don't just study with the people in the same room. Instead, they use a book that contains ideas, questiosns and answers from other Jewish people who have lived throughout the ages. A typical page of Torah, when it's written in a book, has several short sentences of the actual text, in Hebrew at the top right of the page. RIght next to the original text is a translation in… Continue
Added by Andrew Pass on April 14, 2007 at 6:11am —
Just finished posting an article on the Techlearning blog
that I think gets to the heart of classroom 2.0. That students are creators in this new digital world, and we need to find ways to allow them to create global content. They're already doing it in spaces like myspace, facebook, youtube, etc.
I also recorded a podcast
this week on a lot… Continue
Added by Jeff Utecht on April 14, 2007 at 3:30am —
I'm going to do this two different ways. First, the blog. A group of us are in the process of beginning a book club
that will look at discussing different books and our reactions, insights, understandings, questions and general ideas about the book. We have started with A Whole New Mind
by Daniel Pink
. We are at the beginning stage so if… Continue
Added by Kelly Christopherson on April 13, 2007 at 11:20pm —