Jeff Hyson
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Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Pemberton Mar 29, 2009. 48 Replies

 

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Jeff Hyson replied to Chester R. Cruzado's discussion WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS SCHOOL POLICY? Teachers will be suspended if they will use social networking sites in education.
"I assume this is a religious (Christian?) institution... I have experience with this type of censorship myself, having gone K-12 in a Christian school, and 4 years at a Christian college. I understand that in that environment, especially in K-12,…"
Nov 18, 2010
Jeff Hyson posted a discussion

Help with my iPhone app

Hi all,I'm a middle school science teacher and I am creating an educational iPhone app for younger students (like preschool).  I would like the input of other teachers/school tech people as to how to improve my app.  It's already for sale on the app store, and it's called "Games for Kids" (original right?) Easiest way to find it is with a search for "eieio" which is my company.If you feel so inclined, use one of these free codes below (like an itunes gift card) and download it for free.  Please…See More
May 26, 2010
Jeff Hyson replied to Shawn Kibel's discussion Seeking Teachers Using Free Image Editing Software to Interview for a Podcast
"Hi Shawn, I have used both DrawIt Lite and Gimp with students. This has generally been more of a individual or very small group instructional setting, due to the complexity of the tools (particularly Gimp). I'd love to give some insight. PS -…"
May 26, 2010
Jeff Hyson replied to Fred Ravan's discussion Adult Summer Reading
"I'm planning to read something else by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - I would describe him as the modern/ spanish embodiment of Hemmingway. Pick up Memories of my Melancholy Whores or Love in the Time of Cholera. Both stunning works. Here are some…"
May 18, 2009
Jeff Hyson replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Teaching the Science/Economics/Sociology/Politics of Climate Change
"Hi Steven, ScienceTech 2.0 Well, it's not much of a resource yet, but I'm hoping you and others will join and share your ideas. This topic is a good one for the site. I'd take a look at http://www.nextgenerationearth.org, which is a…"
Apr 9, 2009
Jeff Hyson replied to Hall Monitor's discussion Corporal Punishment Right for 21st Century Schools?
"I'd say that your "Responsibility Model" would work great is students were young adults. However, in the elementary grades, a child's primary motive for behaving is not to get in trouble. They aren't necessarily motivated…"
Apr 6, 2009
cprofitt replied to Jeff Hyson's discussion Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?
"Another LMS to consider is Sakai - http://www.osalt.com/sakai"
Mar 29, 2009
Anne Pemberton replied to Jeff Hyson's discussion Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?
"Thanks, Julie, I'll look up the information, and if appropriate, hang it on my website for teachers. I know Blackboard is costly."
Mar 29, 2009
Julie Baird replied to Jeff Hyson's discussion Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?
"Hi Anne, Just wanted to let you know that Blackboard and Moodle are similar. They both allow teachers to set up a "course" and students can interact with the material in that "course." Blackboard costs and Moodle is free. It…"
Mar 29, 2009
Anne Pemberton replied to Jeff Hyson's discussion Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?
"Nancy, I wish I had invented Blackboard or Moodle. I still don't know what Moddle is --- I hear the word flashed around on here a lot. Blackboard is nice. I used that when I took online classes with Cal State to get my online teaching and…"
Mar 28, 2009
Anne Pemberton replied to Jeff Hyson's discussion Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?
"Nancy, Thanks for the advice to pass on to Brenda about seeking a grant. Unfortunately, I don't know if she has access to the country grant writer. This county has a bloated central office and they tend not to let teachers do things they…"
Mar 28, 2009
Nancy Bosch replied to Jeff Hyson's discussion Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?
"I've recently read The Fun They Had to my students, you should have invented Blackboard or Moodle and you could have been a millionaire."
Mar 28, 2009
Nancy Bosch replied to Jeff Hyson's discussion Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?
"Anne, I think you have based your lengthy arguement with Indigo on a specific classroom you are aware of. Rather than complain, step up and work with the district to provide the technology the students need, As a retiree you you are in the perfect…"
Mar 28, 2009
Nancy Bosch replied to Jeff Hyson's discussion Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?
"Anne, You've got it wrong--historically special ed kids on both ends, reading teachers, speech teachers, and any other specialists are always left out of the technology loop. Those kids' access to computers is suppose to be in the regular…"
Mar 28, 2009
cprofitt replied to Jeff Hyson's discussion Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?
"I am glad I did not offend you."
Mar 28, 2009
Nancy Bosch replied to Jeff Hyson's discussion Operating systems: Which OS is best in the classroom?
"Indigo, No offense taken--I'm one of the most non-confrontational people you could ever meet. I won't even tell my sons to put down the toilet seat and the oldest one is 33!! I'm pretty impressed that you can keep the discussion…"
Mar 28, 2009

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I am a science/technology coach in a socioeconomically deprived (ghetto) community in South Jersey.

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