September 2011 Blog Posts (55)

My New Blog on Tech, Learning and Such (Hello APPR)

Just started a new blog to meet APPR reflection requirements.  I've always wanted to get one going anyhow and this was the perfect opportunity.  One of my first posts is about using my Xoom to remotely access my school computer.  Pretty cool.

I'll be posting about twice a month.


Added by Scott Beiter on September 29, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Algebra lesson

I understand that math is not always a students strong suit and may not always be the most interesting subject.  I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of how to make a basic algebra lesson more engaging for students at the fifth grade level (ex. n-5=8).

Added by Stephanie Oswald on September 29, 2011 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

Computers for Everybody

Whilst out and about in sunny downtown Bendigo, I stumbled across this book in an 'op-shop' for $1.50 and I knew I had to buy it. Published in 1983, despite loads of funny-looking pictures, there are some insightful things mentioned. There is a whole chapter devoted to computers in education. For example, this is in a section called "The De-Schooling of Learning".

The point is that we…

Added by Rob Sbaglia on September 28, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Different Learning Styles

There are three main types of learners; visual, auditory, and hands on learners. As a teacher it is very important to be able to teach in ways that help each different type of learner. I believe that teachers either need to find other ways to teach the information besides just lectures, or have notes accessible to students that what them so they can pay better attention during the lectures.

Added by Alex Pokorny on September 28, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Reading Strategies

I am currently a student in college studying special education and I am always looking for new ideas from others on different reading strategies that can be used in a classroom that has students with special needs. I would greatly appreciate any strategies that have worked well in the classroom so that I have as many ideas on how to work with my students.

Added by Tori on September 28, 2011 at 8:24pm — 1 Comment

Managing ipads in schools

I would like to start a discussion on using ipads in education.  I would specifically like to discuss management issues.  I see two different scenarios, one being a mobile lab situation and other being a single ipad used by a teacher with a variety of students.  I would like information on such things as who can add apps, what itunes account do you use, what happens to apps when a teacher leaves and you no longer have the itunes account, how often do you synch, issues with the volume purchase… Continue

Added by Tara on September 27, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Why NCLB is a failure

Hello fellow readers! The post that I am about to

write is going to give a few ideas and or thoughts as to why NCLB is a complete

failure. I think that the general consensus is that the overall effects of NCLB

is a resounding failure, albeit an admirable attempt by the Federal Government

to close the achievement gap between urban and suburban students.

The continual and constant testing that students

have undergone since the…


Added by Todney Harris on September 27, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments

Classroom Management: Quick Student Groupings

Early in my teaching career, I learned that if I can manage classroom movements, I can manage behavior. If I can manage behavior, students learn better.


An earlier post discussed the importance of quick and easy transitions between activities. David Ginsburg discusses smooth transitions in terms of …


Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 27, 2011 at 5:25am — 1 Comment

Using Technology to Teach Language Arts

Today in class, I guided students through the steps of creating their own introductory wikipage for my Language Arts class. On this page, they included a welcome greeting using a “cool” text generator, uploaded a favorite picture using, and added a favorite quote from a quotation site. These pages will be linked from a Student Pages site on our class wiki, and students will be responsible for maintaining them throughout…


Added by Melissa Johnston on September 26, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

New to Classroom 2.0 and my blog site

I am new to Classroom 2.0.  I am a physical education teacher interested in integrating web 2.0 technologies in my learning setting.  Our goal is to educate students about ways to improve and maintain their physical health, but also to encourage the use of 21st century learning skills. Always looking for new (free) technology to integrate in P.E.  I am finding great resources online with Twitter, Google +, reading blogs and following links. I am sharing my blog if you are interested in…


Added by Chuck Morrison on September 25, 2011 at 5:53pm — No Comments

A era do compartilhamento Pt-BR

A era do compartilhamento


Hoje abri o meu Facebook, mandei felicitações aos meus entes, chequei o minha caixa de e-mails, mandei um link via Twitter, recebi um novo cliente via internet, pesquisei no Wikipédia, compartilhei alguns links via blog e estou quase todo tempo conectado. Não me vejo mais desconectado. No mundo tão evoluído, fechar os olhos é se fechar para as diversas janelas do aprendizado e conhecimento.


Imagino os grandes da história (Nietzsche,…


Added by Emanuel Limeira on September 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Quick Formative Assessment of Student Writing

Since reading Bill Ferriter's post on whether or not true formative assessment is possible, I've been wondering how I could make my own formative assessments more efficient. This post features a screencast of me looking at student work for the purposes of formative assessment.


Formative assessment is continuous assessment. In the context…


Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 24, 2011 at 1:56am — 2 Comments

Thoughts for the day- UDL vs. AT

UDL and Assistive Tech are very interesting things to compare. 


As I look more in depth into UDL, I see that UDL involves creating a curriculum that allows full inclusion for students. AT involves adapting the curriculum and creating, using, and making use of different tools and concepts that allow students to become a part of the overall "UDL" ideal within a classroom.


It is important to remember that everything involved in Special Education go hand in…


Added by Mary Katherine Shaughnessy on September 22, 2011 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Capstone One Reflection Blog #1

I'm trying to get as many of the intro. session assignments done as I can, because I plan to be on a trail ride this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Therefore, I need to do some work ahead of time.

Thus far, I've not had the opportunity to read many new publications this week, or to participate in forums, etc. I have taken a much closer look at some ot the organizations and web sites I'm already a part of, I've applied to join the Internations Society for Technology in Education, and… Continue

Added by Larry Blodgett on September 22, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments

My First Day on the Ning!

I'm a bit confused with how to navigate the Ning, maybe someone has some suggestions of where to start? I have to add an avatar, hmm, mine is a bit rubbish but here it…


Added by Emma Ahmed on September 22, 2011 at 2:53am — 1 Comment

What technologies do YOU think can make the biggest difference in student learning?

Please tell us about the types of instructional and education technologies that you think can make the biggest impact on education.


There is a good deal of controversy and debate still surrounding the question of whether or not technology can make a difference in the educational process. At EmergingEdTech, we’d like to…


Added by Kelly Walsh on September 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This Week's Figurative Language Post: Hyperbole!

Last week, we brought you examples of Alliteration from hip-hop, literature and history. This week, we give Hyperbole the same treatment:


Share your students' examples with us in the comments!

Added by Flocabulary on September 21, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

8th Grade Collaboration

Hello my Classroom 2.0 friends.  Currently teaching 8th grade technology in New Hampshire.   Looking for other 8th grade classrooms that would like to collaborate or form projects around a three to five week time frame each quarter.  My quarter began in September and will end at the end of Nov.  I am working on curriculum integration and would love to discuss possibilities of blogging, wikis or open projects of a web 2.0 nature with other like minded 21st century teachers around the world. …


Added by shegstrom on September 19, 2011 at 7:35pm — No Comments

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