Low-grade panic pretty well described my mood over the last few days.
My plan was to start a new project with my classes today. The idea was to create a wiki about Ancient Rome. Students would pretend to be newspaper reporters, and compose their stories on thew wiki.
The panic came from, first of all, the sheer size of the task of setting up the wiki pages for each assignment. I have 35 or so assignments, and each needs it's own page (of course, I didn't discover Wikispace's… Continue
There's truth in the sales adage ... "When need meets passion, sparks fly!"
Thus, my chief aim in designing THE FUNANCHILL TIMES™ material parked on a private (for now at least) wikispaces.com is to engage the interest of notoriously "shy" students (at least about speaking English) through their "loves".
For example, more than anything, boys (of all ages) love delicious food, so I've found one idea that works ... "express tickets" into the school caf (it offers…
Time for a new blog meme to help us spread the word about the upcoming K12Online07 conference. Please share either three (3) reasons to participate based on your experience from last year or (if you didn't attend last year) three (3) things you hope to gain from the experience this year.
I am looking for information on how the learners can benefit from using the Internet. I need that information to write chapter 4 of my research. I have discovered that most schools in my district do not have Internet including my own school. Now I need literature that can support that Internet is important for learners in today's classroom.
We've formed a group to support our ALI exhibit from this year's
Apple Distinguished Educator Institute. Our goal is to encourage conversation around kicking field
trips up a notch by adding digital components and Web 2.0 apps.
We're into the first real week of the Monsters Project and some new teachers have been attracted this year. I emphacize that this is a "starter" project for teachers wanting to get involved with global education. I am adding a wiki to to the project this year - it has been basically web-based in the past, that is, participants send me their contributions or links and I add them to the project web site. The wiki will be an experiment to see who wants to try it, to use it to add content and share… Continue
Added by Terry Smith on September 24, 2007 at 11:04pm —
I'm looking into offering some sort of online time management for students that allows them set priorities, keep track of assignments, and look at calendars. I have been exploring Airset, which seems promising. What's the most important to me is that the program helps kids set priorities rather than functioning as a mere list of work they need to do. Any suggestions?
Added by tdsmorris on September 24, 2007 at 8:39pm —
Today is a day which we should be showing our appreciation for those people who work so hard finding resources and helping our students to meet the demands of the various assignments teachers assign. I’d especially like to thank those blogging librarians who give me all
kinds of great insights and links to various informative sights.
One of the benefits of my position as a technology training specialist for a school district is that I get to indulge my passion for research. When I say research, I’m not talking about facts and figures, case studies and long-term research projects. I love to research the how-to’s, what’s new and…
This note went out from a teacher at one of my project schools to another one this past Friday:
"To realize what happened with the kids during this project is awesome. Now I understand - the light has dawned. I did less work and kids did more work without complaining and learned more than I would have ever dreamed possible - on so many levels. Okay; now I am hooked - teach me how to use this stuff."
I was so lucky to see this unfold in her classes on Thursday. Students (Junior… Continue
Added by Linda Loder on September 23, 2007 at 10:24am —