November 2011 Blog Posts (65)

GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE!

It's online! I'll be presenting November 15th, 0900 UTC +8 Beijing Time. "Global 3D Virtual Student/Teacher Community."

http://globaleducation.ning.com/

Added by David W. Deeds on November 2, 2011 at 3:37am — No Comments

My lesson plan and Bloom's Revised and Digital Bloom's Taxonomy

While researching the differences between Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and Digital Bloom's Taxonomy, I first thought of my lesson plan on "Re-cancellations."

As background, I teach employees how to make specific changes to health insurance policies.  When coverage under a policy is no longer needed, a cancellation is processed and unused premium is refunded to the insured.  Sometimes a refund is sent to the insured and later a payment the insured made for coverage is returned as…

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Added by Ambur Halla on November 1, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Is Podcasting Dead?

It seems that at least for my group of sixth graders, it certainly is.  Several are very avid Youtube users and even those students not direclty uploading to Youtube certainly show a keen interest in what the others are doing.  Recently, a student (one of the avid Youtubers) suggested that we watch a fun science clip by Charlie McDonnel on Youtube.  We did, and the students as well as I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Without the video, the same fun science clip would not have been as effective.  Does… Continue

Added by Eriks Kronitis on November 1, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments

The old, compartmentalized approach to learning

The past 21 years, I have taught about half of the subjects covered in most public schools:  French, humanities, English, mythology, creative writing, math, physics--you get the picture.  Maybe this is why I've always been disappointed to see the way that most public schools compartmentalize learning.  Why don't we do things like integrate math, writing, physics, art history, and aesthetic design as students replicate Leonardo da Vinci machines and inventions?  Most likely, this is because…

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Added by Matthew Isom on November 1, 2011 at 1:21pm — No Comments

The non-techie issue

Problem number one with trying to be technologically awesome is that I didn't know the difference between a Mac and a PC until last year, which I think can help all of you understand how well I know my way around listservs, blogs, and social networking sites.  The biggest struggle for me throughout this process has not been learning how to use so many new devices and resources but…

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Added by Alexandra Wazny on November 1, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

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