Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 26, 2010 at 10:18am —
When faced with a new concept it is natural and necessary to attach meaning to that concept. Sometimes when we find an understandable example of that concept we begin to confuse that idea for the concept itself. As Salem High School
and the City of Salem Schools
strive to… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on March 23, 2010 at 7:37pm —
Added by Scott Habeeb on March 22, 2010 at 6:55pm —
Share your ideas, meet people and build your connection base. Ed Tech Start Ups group on Linkedin has almost 1,550 members already. Our focus is technology and education. Those that are interested in exploring the possibility or are in the process of developing a start up business will find this an outstanding… Continue
Added by Kimberly Hulbert on March 10, 2010 at 11:30am —
Members of this network may have noticed a video that seems out of place on an educational social network. The video is of a post-game interview with NBA player Allen Iverson. Why in the world is that on here?
Salem High School
teachers on this Ning know the answer to that. When our school first started taking a… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on March 2, 2010 at 6:00am —
Should effort be a part of a student's grade?
Earlier this week I attempted to answer this question with a brief response. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that such a big question was deserving of a big response, so here's my long answer.
I think effort is important, REALLY important. The reason that I had such a hard time answering this question is that I really, REALLY think grades are overrated. A good grade might get a child free… Continue
Added by Karren Colbert on February 17, 2010 at 5:27am —
I would like to use this space to blog about my learning experiences with the University of Wisconsin at Stout. I decided to attend online classes in order to receive a graduate certificate in eLearning. The University of Stout seemed to have what I needed. I finished the first class in September which was very informative.
The class I am taking now is eLearning
Assessment. The first week included reading various articles on assessment and some interesting ways of really getting… Continue
Added by Carol E. Kubota on January 19, 2010 at 10:31am —
Under resting conditions, the ECG of healthy individuals exhibits periodic variation in R-R intervals. Heart rate variability refers to the beat-to-beat alterations in heart rate. This term has become widely accepted though in practice, one usually measures the variation in the beat-to-beat interval rather than the variation in the instantaneous heart rate. Heart rate variability is a measure of variation in… Continue
Added by neil johnson on November 4, 2009 at 4:07am —
I'm currently exploring several different websites that allows my students to be assessed online. I have recently experimented with classmarker.com and I have been pleasantly surprised. Any FREE sites out there that someone would like to recommend (or not recommend)?
Added by Brad Klitzke on October 13, 2009 at 1:43pm —
Google Docs is a favorite thing for us teachers. It is a totally free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and form application. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users, especially for teachers using it in online classroom. In addition to being a stellar way to write, store and manage your documents and slideshows, it is also a fantastically useful way to create online quizzes for online assessment.
Added by SunnyY on October 13, 2009 at 3:13am —
Dennis O'Connor and I have created a new online course in information forensics for students, teachers and librarians. It's called Investigative Searching 20/10, playing off the metaphor of 'better-than-average' vision. When it comes to locating and evaluating information from the Internet, students (on average without training) score in the 40% range. That means that more often than not, they cannot locate and determine the credibility of the author,… Continue
Added by Carl Heine on July 7, 2009 at 3:05pm —
shares his flickr set @ CoSN 09
This was one image I found noteworthy.
My favorite is... ' reinvent yourself as a teacher, professor or educator."
With all the emerging technologies and Web 2.0 practices, as educators, we can and should embrace the inevitable.…
Added by John Costilla on March 12, 2009 at 6:35am —
For over a hundred years, paper-based test has been the only way to deliver robust, fit-for-purpose assessments of learning. At the advent of computer, e-assessment
(Wikipedia definition, e-assessment is the use of information technology for any assessment-related activity.) will gradually get the better of paper-based test in teaching and learning. Is "paper-based test" still irreplaceable? NO
. Just look through the… Continue
Added by SunnyY on March 9, 2009 at 7:00am —
I have been doing lots of research on on-line teaching and learning recently. I have gotten into the habit of downloading loads of podcasts from various websites, putting them on my 2GB iriver media player and listening to them as I walk my cocker spaniel pup around the neighborhood (http://www.edtechtalk.com or http://www.palomar.edu/atrc/FeaturesIndexes/TipsIndex.htm). I'm a high school science teacher and I remember learning about the hey day of German scientific scholarship around the early… Continue
Added by Cameron Brown on March 7, 2009 at 8:15pm —
I have a grandson (actually, three grandsons and three granddaughters, but I digress already...) Grandson in the middle attends school in a large city district in another state. He called his Grandpa and me last Friday night on his own initiative; I don’t think his parents even know that he called us. He was just missing us, he said.
During the conversation, of course I had to ask how school was going. The boy just sighed. “It’s OK, but it’s getting hard. We’re practicing for the… Continue
Added by Linda Loder on February 12, 2009 at 8:23am —
posted a tweet today about her Dr. Seuss-inspired publishing project
for primary students, in which they write about (and illustrate) the "marvels" they see on their ways to and from school. Based on "And to Think that I Saw it On Mulberry Street." Perfect candidate for Voicethread, I think. Check it out.
Added by Shelley Paul on February 2, 2009 at 11:00pm —
The biggest reason cited for prohibition of cell phones and/or iPods in school is cheating. As technology continues to evolve, so are the creative ways students devise to beat the system (check out my personal favorite, #8)
It's no secret technology is everywhere, and as a result, so is information. If you have a cell phone, you can get an answer… Continue
Added by Brian Carter on October 5, 2008 at 9:45am —
We just wrapped up a two week unit on exactly what it means when the teacher says, "You have to read nonfiction differently." Kiddos at my school have HEARD that phrase before, but many could not really explain exactly what that meant. So on Friday, as an assessment, I had them write out answers to these three essential questions which we had discussed in… Continue
Added by Michelle TeGrootenhuis on September 28, 2008 at 7:30pm —
To maximize the learning efforts of online tests in virtual classroom, teachers need quick insights of miscellaneous test results in a simple yet smart report.
September 25th, 2008
- More and more teachers are benefiting greatly from the simplicity and flexibility of online tests and exams to measure learning performances. Teachers would have obtained the value of assessment results for effective teaching and learning, with detailed test items and responses in an… Continue
Added by William Peterson on September 26, 2008 at 8:19pm —
To measure learning performance in a flexible approach, many instructors have successfully implemented online tests and exams with e-learning authoring tools. Theoretically instructors would obtain all test items and responses in detail, and generate analysis report of scoring statistics for effective teaching and learning. However, due to the lack of system-based tracking support or tech knowledge, most instructors are muddled by these enormous raw data of test results from participants.… Continue
Added by William Peterson on September 18, 2008 at 9:18pm —