July 2010 Blog Posts (56)

Too hot to go out? Online ideas to keep bored kids (and teachers) busy over the summer…

Don't let your summer waste away, make a difference, make a change, or at least make it fun!


It's summer break and it's scorching outside. There are some days where you would rather just stay in and avoid the heat. Instead of wasting your day trying to find something to watch on TV, why not make this the summer different? WFP has a few ideas to while away those moments online. Instead of aimlessly surfing the net, why not try…
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Added by Graham Bell on July 8, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

How to Use Wallwishers with your Learners - Please contribute your ideas!

I recently wrote a blog post on Wallwishers here trying to collect ideas on their use.

If you have a minute and would like to add your own ideas to my wallwisher please visit this link and simply doubleclick and add your classroom idea!

Marisa

Added by Marisa Constantinides on July 7, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

How to Prepare for the GMAT



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Added by Erik on July 7, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Gathering Storm to Impact Private Schools by Unconstitutional Agreement by the Department of Education

In order to safeguard taxpayers’ stimulus money sent to bolster the nation’s education industry, the Obama administration announced a number of new rules. At least one of which could adversely affect private schools, and may very well prove unconstitutional.

On the third and final round of negotiations, on May 26th, 2010, attorney negotiators from several states responded to the section that dealt with validating high school diplomas to curtail the proliferation of diploma mills.…

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Added by Bob Bryant on July 6, 2010 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

Veritas Prep’s Industry-Leading GMAT Preparation Books Now Available for Retail Purchase





Prospective MBA applicants preparing to take the GMAT have a powerful new study aid to prepare for and conquer the notoriously competitive business school entrance exam. Veritas Prep, the largest privately-owned GMAT prep company in the world, today announced the retail availability of its industry-leading GMAT prep books. Previously available only with… Continue

Added by CTCSG on July 6, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

Common Core Standards FAQ's

"What are educational standards?



Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful by providing clear goals for student learning.



Why do we need educational standards?



We need standards to ensure that all students, no…
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Added by Kimberly Hulbert on July 6, 2010 at 10:21am — No Comments

Applying Science at Microsoft: Interesting interactive technologies from Microsoft Applied Sciences Group

SAMSUNG TRANSPARENT OLED + WEDGE CAMERA, GLASSLESS 3D, TELEPRESENCE, MID-AIR INTERACTION

Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group works closely with teams from Microsoft Research. The above link is to a post on my blog that includes several interesting videos and related links. Enjoy!


Added by Lynn Marentette on July 6, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments

I really like Kelly Walsh's blog post about keeping students up to par during the summertime. There are some great games on the web site he links to. I am always looking for new ways to keep students…

I really like Kelly Walsh's blog post about keeping students up to par during the summertime. There are some great games on the web site he links to. I am always looking for new ways to keep students up to date during the summertime. Continue

Added by Robyn Berry on July 5, 2010 at 8:47pm — 1 Comment

Live and Interactive Events This Week

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. This post has the live links for each session (which are left out of the emails in order to avoid spam filters),



The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your… Continue

Added by Steve Hargadon on July 5, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

18th EFL / ESL / ELL Blog carnival

The EFL Classroom 2.0 newsletter is public and find information about the forthcoming 18th EFL / ESL / ELL Blog Carnival we will host August 1st.


You can visit the last blog carnival HERE. Submit your entry in our handy…
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Added by ddeubel on July 5, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

MeeGenius - text to speech for reading

I really believe in the power of ebooks with audio, the power of text to speech technology, to help our students learn. You'll find loads of that on EFL Classroom 2.0. Thus, my constant promotion of TTS- through English Central, the Tarheel Reader, Chatterbots and all sorts of other… Continue

Added by ddeubel on July 5, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments

12 Great Resources To Help Keep Student’s Math Skills Sharp Over The Summer

These online resources provide plenty of great ways for students to stay on top of their math skills, or to build on them, over the summer.

This is the kind of thing I really love about the Internet - easy to access and use sites and tools, many of which are free, focused on a specific need. The need in this case is the desire to keep student math…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on July 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

American Civil War Augmented Reality Project

It's very appropriate. On the 147th anniversary of the Battle of

Gettysburg the American Civil War Augmented Reality Project

begins a campaign on Kickstarter

to make the use of augmented reality a "reality" for students studying

the American Civil… Continue

Added by Art Titzel on July 3, 2010 at 7:22pm — 3 Comments

Content in Teacher Education Programs- Math/Science

For those of you who are teaching courses in teacher education programs, does your college or university have content providers for materials/books/software etc for math & science or do you gather your own content sources?

Also, does your college/university department seek to align to state objectives?

Terry Smith
www.smithclass.org

Added by Terry Smith on July 3, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

ISTE2010 Mashup: Highlights and Personal Reflections

I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the festivities and workshops at ISTE2010 in Denver this year. The most memorable part of the event for me was connection with people. It was exhilirating to collectively brainstorm with the best minds in the field on educational issues facing us today while we consider what's over the horizon.

Sitting around the blogger's cafe' with friends, listening to Chris Lehmann's jokes, debating ideas out in the open--not in some closed door session…

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Added by David Ligon on July 2, 2010 at 12:43am — 2 Comments

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