October 2007 Blog Posts (133)

It's societal

I’ve been in a discussion over at Infinite Thinking Machine with various people including Arthus who is “… a 14-year-old student in Vermont who has recently become actively involved in the online dialog

about educational technology.”

Part of the discussion I’ve been having with Arthus and Steve Hargadon, of Ning…


Added by Kelly Christopherson on October 31, 2007 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Ning

(Cross-posted with my blog)

Below is a Halloween Scavenger Hunt I did on a (private) Ning Network that I created for a class Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) project I am doing in my two Planning 10 classes.

The scavenger hunt does the following:

  1. Introduces students to flickr and…

Added by David Truss on October 31, 2007 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Just catching on here.

I just found this site in the last 2 weeks. After reading through a few of the discussions and groups I thought it a good idea to join and try to become more involved with the groups here.

I'll be most interested in seeing what other k-8 teachers are doing with students as far as "tech" is considered. I'm in an all Macintosh environment (much to the chagrin of our district's heirarchy!) so will be looking for ideas and apps that work on OSX PowerPC machines.

I support about 100 iBooks… Continue

Added by Bob F. on October 30, 2007 at 11:35pm — 2 Comments


Two of the three science teachers at my school decided to apply for the e-MINTS grant provided by our District. There were about 160 applicants. 60 grants were awarded. We were excited to participate in the first training today. Each person in our training group is excited to be a part of this program. We enjoyed the introduction into how and why collaborative groups are so important in the success of students in secondary schools. We also agreed that these same students will understand the… Continue

Added by Glen Westbroek on October 30, 2007 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Why Use RSS Feeds

Many people are interested in Web sites such as news sites, community and religious organization information pages, product information pages, medical websites, and weblogs whose content changes on an unpredictable schedule. Repeatedly checking each Web site to see if there is any new content can be very tedious. Before RSS Feeds were available, users would have to go to each page, load it, remember how it is formatted, and find where they last left off in…


Added by Ann Bell on October 30, 2007 at 6:54am — 1 Comment

New Website Address

I wanted to let everyone know that my website, which has over 7,000 categorized links specifically for English Language Learners (and younger native English speakers) has a new url. It's:


My blog address has remained the same:


Added by Larry Ferlazzo on October 30, 2007 at 6:23am — No Comments

if wishes were horses...

then beggars would etc. etc...

I've been thinking about grants. I would love to have a camera and video set up for my classroom. I wonder how I can get one.

Added by Jennie on October 29, 2007 at 7:47pm — 3 Comments

October 29th

Today I have so much work to get done so I will just give a list of things that I did today:

  • Shadowed a female student and was very impressed with the classes she was taking. It ranged from jewerely design to treble choir to precalculus to advanced painting and drawing. I have seen two different math teachers and two different economic teachers. It is interesting to see the variety of teaching skills among the teachers
  • I sat in and observed the second day of the…

Added by Jacqueline Marien on October 29, 2007 at 4:23pm — 2 Comments

Edusim Math World for WINDOWS is available for download!

Edusim Math World for WINDOWS is available for download!


Added by Rich White on October 29, 2007 at 6:22am — No Comments

Create New Media with Generators

By Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush

Inside everyone is an artist – often a frustrated artist. Many people seem to equate being an artist with being able to draw or paint. Since most people feel they can’t draw anything beyond stick figures they don’t often venture into self-expression through art.…


Added by Alix E. Peshette on October 28, 2007 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Thematic Tech Units

I still teach a basic computer application

course (as opposed to working with HS teachers to integrate technology

into their curriculum) and my goal is to make sure students have the

tech skills necessary to be successful in class. I don’t, however,

want to just teach “computer skills” - and teach technology just for

the sake of learning technology. The past few years I have redesign

my computer application course around themes, such as career

exploration,… Continue

Added by Colette Cassinelli on October 28, 2007 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

The Last Supper Online

(cross posted on Art Snacks)

Its quite hard to put together the funding for an art field trip to Milan to see Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' in person. looking at a print

of the famous painting isn't quite the same.

All that changed yesterday as officials yesterday put the famous painting online in

stunning detail. How stunning? How about 16 billion pixels? Thats right

16 billion pixels or 1600 times better that the typical 10 megapixel

camera. The website… Continue

Added by Chris Prout on October 28, 2007 at 10:39am — No Comments

Join this VoiceThread Story Experiment

I am a co-presenter at this year's K12 Online Conference and I wanted to invite folks to participate in the interactive portion of my presentation, which was around a collaborative movie project.

Use this VoiceThread presentation and add your voice and story into the mix:…


Added by Kevin H. on October 27, 2007 at 11:24am — No Comments

Edusim Mars & Water World for WINDOWS are available for download

Edusim Mars & Water World for WINDOWS now also are available for download
(got the ready last night)

Added by Rich White on October 27, 2007 at 9:51am — No Comments

Getting a Little More Adventurous

My age and my conservatism still go against me and my use of web 2.0. I wish I was more adventurous especially as I want to put some widgets on the side bar of my blogs. However, I dont want to make a mistake as the whole world can see my mistakes and there is no undo button in wordpress!!! I think I will wait for school on Monday and get Jess to help me.

I tried to embed my voki in the backyards blog but despite copying the code for wordpress, it would not upload - just came up with…


Added by Anne Mirtschin on October 26, 2007 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Edusim for WINDOWS (Intro World) - Is now ready for download

Edusim for Windows (Intro World) - Is now ready for download (let me know if you find bugs !)
get it here:

Added by Rich White on October 26, 2007 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Sliced bread - playing it safe - and staying ahead of the curve

Great Seth Godin Discussion: Seems to have some crossover in the classroom - keeping kids engaged and… Continue

Added by Rich White on October 26, 2007 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

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Added by Gabika Krizovska on October 26, 2007 at 6:54am — No Comments

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