August 2010 Blog Posts (75)

Student voice: do we *really* care about student voice? Live Webchat today

In a few hours I'll be facilitating a live web chat on an area that, after three weeks seeing some fascinating practice in New Zealand and Australia, is closer to my heart than ever. I've written a longer blog post on how I think we could listen… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on August 31, 2010 at 7:50am — No Comments

Edusim is FINALLY on Facebook ... give us a [LIKE]

I FINALLY got an Edusim fan page on Facebook ... If you feel the urge .. jump on over and "LIKE" it

Added by Rich White on August 30, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

Blogging in Education Today (Part 5 – Education Technology Blogs)

This week we wrap our series, in which we’ve been learning about many of the ways in which blogs are being used in today’s educational institutions.

As promised last week, this final post in our series will examine blogging that focuses on education technology, as practiced by…


Added by Kelly Walsh on August 30, 2010 at 7:59am — No Comments

Taking risks and experiencing failure...the two perfect ingredients

Educators across the country are returning to their schools with fewer resources, larger class sizes, increased work loads, and the fastest

changing student population ever...these challenges and setbacks do not

excuse us from taking risks and doing whatever it takes to meet the

needs of our students.

This school year several colleagues and I have chosen to

implement some major changes in our classrooms. These… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on August 29, 2010 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Still Looking for Middle School or High School Students to Collaborate With

Hello All,

Looking for middle or high school classes to share in discussions on the internet, web 2.0 and some concepts from "The World is Flat" by Thomas Friedman.

Our wiki is :
my email: or

We are located out of New Hampshire and I would love for my students to experience true global collaboration. I am hoping to start discussions on Sept. 4th. Would love to hear from you.

Added by shegstrom on August 29, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Flat Classroom and Digiteen Projects: Looking for global classrooms now!

Hello Global Educators, especially those who want their students to have a global collaborative experience through a Flat Classroom(tm) Project!

We are looking for more classrooms around the world to join our Flat Classroom(tm) Project and Digiteen(tm) Project…

Added by Julie Lindsay on August 29, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

A Personal Definition of the Field of Instructional Design & Technology

Instructional design and technology is a…


Added by Bethany Massey on August 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Le camp international de l'expérience eTwinning

Le Bureau eTwinning de Lituanie a organisé une réunion "Le camp international de l'expérience eTwinning» du 18 au 20 août à… Continue

Added by Gražina Likpetrienė on August 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Creating a Freshman Transition Program

The Freshman Transition Network is full of blogs and resources related to starting/creating a Freshman Transition Program (FTP). In an attempt to make it easier for members to find these resources, this blog post is being added to the Hot Topics section of the main page to consolidate the resources related to starting/creating an FTP.


Added by Scott Habeeb on August 26, 2010 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Fall's Journey South is about to Begin! Free Project Tracks Migrations, Plants, and Seasons

Teachers and students in K-12 classrooms are invited to sign up now for Journey North's 17th annual global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. A free Internet-based citizen science project, Journey North enables students in more than 23,000 schools to watch the seasons unfold. Students monitor migration patterns of monarch butterflies, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, and other animals; the blooming of plants; and changing sunlight, temperatures, and other signs of the seasons.… Continue

Added by Mary Hosier on August 25, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Mainstreaming environmental education in K12 science

Over the past ten or so years, I've been working at bringing a more environmental approach to my high school science classes, while still engaging students in science, technology, engineering and math with appropriate rigor.

I'd like to share some of the things that are working for me, and I'm curious about the experiences teachers of younger students have with teaching science to their age groups. I'm curious - can we imagine a way to create an educational experience for students that… Continue

Added by Ken Wells on August 25, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Help with google earth

Looking to do Biome project using Google Earth. Suggestions? Have tried putting biome name into search but that doesn't find anything. Do I need to be more specific with the area? Thanks for any help

Added by Robert Capes on August 25, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

A Map to Your Future Education

Believe it or not September 1, 2010 is almost here. So how are you mapping your plan for a successful 2010? Have you written down at least 10 goals you want to accomplish? What are the top three goals on your list? September is a great time to write down your goals. You can develop a road map that helps you to strategize the actions you will take right away. Don’t stick with the same old plan that did not work before. It’s better to forget the things that are behind and to pursue a higher… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on August 25, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Blogging in Education Today (Part 4 – Administrator’s Blogs)

This next phase in our series examining how blogs are being used in education today looks at how school administrators are using them.

For the last few weeks we’ve been looking at current examples of blogging in an educational setting. We’ve looked at teachers blogging individually and…


Added by Kelly Walsh on August 23, 2010 at 6:16am — No Comments

John Wooden's Corner

This was originally posted on The Freshman Transition Network.
John Wooden - the man, his accomplishments, his life, and his legacy - is a gift to teachers trying to help students reach their full potential. By bringing John Wooden into the classroom teachers will have an amazing opportunity to give your students glimpses into the type of character and virtues that need to be present in their lives. For that matter, students can… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on August 22, 2010 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Ten Commandments for Teachers on the Web

To prevent good teachers and other public figures from making bad posts,

I have created the following list. I hope it helps!

(Note: multiply the cautious attitude of this list by ten if you an un-tenured teacher.)

1. Thou shalt never publish anything you wouldn’t show your…


Added by David Mach on August 22, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Finding...and taking the road less traveled

I was inspired to write this post after

speaking with a friend and colleague. Over the course of a lifetime and

career we all experience the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows.

So much of what we do in our lives comes back to our goals,

expectations, hopes and dreams. The biggest difference between those

who accomplish their goals and those who do not...are the paths they

choose while developing their vision.…

Added by Justin Tarte on August 22, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

JMET 2011 Exam in India - Is it worth for MBA?

The season for MBA exams is on... lakhs of students with an aspiration to make it to top mba colleges in India are having sleepless night. Many are confused about the weightage of JMET 2011 , is it really worth for doing a full time MBA?

Well, the answer is certain Yes. IIT is a big brand not just for engineering but for a… Continue

Added by Saumil Shrivastava on August 21, 2010 at 5:11am — No Comments

Seven Secrets of How to Study

According to Indiana University the average American student only studies 3 hours each week. That amounts to 20 minutes a day. A total of 60,000 students responded to this study skills survey. Each year thousands of students enter college thinking they can use high school study habits and easily sail through a college degree. They have a rude awaking when they discover success in college requires a minimum of three to five hours studying each day. Some students say studying the night before… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on August 19, 2010 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

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