Believe it or not, many instructors/managers do not see games as a serious teaching tool. It may be hard to admit, but, in some ways, they’re right! In most cases, their beliefs have been influenced by a variety of factors, the most common of which is their personal experience seeing how games are used in a classroom. To make matters worse, many instructors who use games are unknowingly reinforcing the negatives that so many have about using games.
In this article, I will show you… Continue
Added by John Dillon on July 6, 2009 at 9:00am —
I'll be there... jcostilla
EduBloggerCon / Classroom 2.0 "LIVE in DC" 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Main Room 206!
This is an international… Continue
Added by John Costilla on June 24, 2009 at 1:05pm —
Google have recently rolled out a new twist on their search engine in their continued bid for world domination – Google Squared.
Google Squared takes a category and creates a starter ’square’ of information, automatically fetching and organizing facts from across the web and producing them in spreadsheet format. You can then add additional columns and rows to this grid of information (if more info is available)
read more at the Whiteboard Blog… Continue
Added by Danny Nicholson on June 23, 2009 at 1:18pm —
Here's a link to the Top Ten most requested articles on TeachPaperless.com
as well as the series on using Twitter in the Classroom.
340 posts in four-and-a-half months, and TeachPaperless is going strong. I'll be continuing to post daily throughout the summer, and remember that every Friday TP runs the Friday Chat -- a 45 minute live chat discussion of topics important to educators in… Continue
Added by Shelly Blake-Plock on June 11, 2009 at 6:37am —
I pulled this out of the notes taken by @wfryer regarding T3 (Target Tech in Texas) which is the artist formally know as E2T2 in Texas. Wes provides a great deal of insight and summary information around the grant opportunity. Read more
Added by John Costilla on June 11, 2009 at 6:01am —
I am desperately searching for ideas for my classroom blog. I want to have this set in place so that I am ready for next year.
Added by Cary Fields on May 27, 2009 at 8:24pm —
This is the final post in a 3 part series on web based collaboration and brainstorming tools for educational applications. In the first post, we examined some mind/idea mapping tools, last week we looked at some collaborative document editing applications, and this week we wrap up by checking out a free collaborative workgroup application for teachers and students. Edmodo.com is a tool that provides workgroup functionality specifically for education, and I am going to sign up and give it a… Continue
Added by Kelly Walsh on May 11, 2009 at 10:30am —
I love this blog post response to a leading news publication that states the following:
Added by John Costilla on April 24, 2009 at 7:14am —
Since it is a holiday weekend for most, I thought I would take a break from eating chocolate and jelly beans...mmmmmm jelly beans and make two videos on how I utilized my wikispace in the classroom.
Here are two videos that I made through the use of JING
and screencast.com. These are two great free resources - that allow upgrades to pro accounts - for any classroom.
In my classroom, I found my wikispaces to be a great source of… Continue
Added by Andrew Marcinek on April 11, 2009 at 10:44am —
roars towards 125 posts in the days leading up to the Ides of March!
Recent discussion includes: 21st Century Skills, Tech Camp, Interactive Digital Storyboarding, and Online Texts. Come join the discussion.
: Helping Teachers Create Paperless Classrooms
Added by Shelly Blake-Plock on March 12, 2009 at 7:21pm —
The Online Virtual English Class
Thousands of Koreans attend English Classes everyday trying to learn to speak a Language that is now deemed essential. All teachers of English in Korea are expected to be able to Speak English by 2010. Schools, Colleges, Universities and a myriad of tiny after-school centers pay enormous fees for native speaking… Continue
Added by Maggi Carstairs on January 6, 2009 at 7:17am —
Probably out of context from the entire article, I read this excerpt from the following post: The Role of Educational Leaders in Implementing Web 2.0 from… Continue
Added by John Costilla on December 30, 2008 at 9:37am —
I'm always looking for tools and resources that making teaching and learning online easier for both educators and students. In that quest, I was intrigued by the ease implied in the name EditMe
. So, what is it?
It's a Blog. It's a Wiki. It's an Intranet. It's a Website.
And, not only is it super easy to use, it's also respectful:
Instead of demanding credit card information in exchange for a free trial and then hoping users… Continue
Added by Ellen on December 26, 2008 at 8:36pm —
Added by John Costilla on November 20, 2008 at 8:41am —
The other day, my son had done something we didn't approve of and so we took his cell phone away and access to the computer. He loves technology for what it offers, both good and not so good: YouTube
, social networks for kids or not (myspace
) and research for school. Over the course of a summer break, he taught himself how to read music, play the guitar and follow along with these videos to learn certain songs - I must… Continue
Added by John Costilla on October 27, 2008 at 3:05pm —
I need to have my head examined. I got so excited over the Web 2.0 tools we discussed in class and the few more that I stumbled on that I volunteered to conduct a one-hour workshop at my school in two weeks. We just had a week-long virtual school after the terrorist attack on Marriott hotel, and the teachers were wondering if there were other ways to make virtual school more interactive and interesting, especially for elementary students.
So I prepared a list, went through it with… Continue
Added by Antoinette Go on October 23, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Last night America
, went out for weekly Tuesday meeting and so I had the kids at home to myself. After giving the critters their baths and getting them into their pjs, we got into the Halloween spirit
. With that, we pulled out all the gear from the attic and decided to create a haunted hallway. The kids love making tents with blankets and such so we… Continue
Added by John Costilla on October 15, 2008 at 7:00am —
has released Platform 3, the latest of their online video distribution service. Read the complete review
by Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins
. Improved publishing system and media management tools… Continue
Added by John Costilla on October 14, 2008 at 8:12am —
The K-12 Online Conference
invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2008 conference theme is “Amplifying Possibilities”. This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote… Continue
Added by John Costilla on October 13, 2008 at 8:04am —
Who doesn't like 80's music? Okay, the song is a little cheesy, but take a look at this in 4 x YouTube HD! We've all see a lot of YouTube in our time, but this is really cool and probably very time consuming. Four YouTube Videos running simultaneously to form one video. Click play at the top to have them auto synced. I wish I would have thought of this...…
Added by John Costilla on October 10, 2008 at 1:55pm —