The personal learning network for educators
Below is a great example of a preschool teacher who uses Skype to connect with children all around the word. The children are learning a ton from this experience. I plan on doing some thing similar this coming Spring :)
Added by andy mellor on September 24, 2012 at 5:55am — No Comments
I just began research for an article, which will tie together technology use, 21st century global classrooms and interdisciplinary studies. While media are endless, ways in which teachers can use them often are not. My aim is to shed some light on the how global projects can be used across content areas to engage students in authentic and meaningful learning experiences.
An additional component of global classrooms that will need addressed is the resistance of teachers to rise…Continue
Added by Sasha Reese on September 23, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Dell Computer has sponsored four education Think Tanks over the last year, or so, and I have been fortunate to participate in three of them. At each get-together educators, education related organizers, education industry executives, and most recently students, were brought together in an open discussion on the weighty topics of education and education reform. All of the discussions were video-taped, and live-streamed, and even animated on a mural to a viewing audience. The final production…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on September 23, 2012 at 8:11pm — No Comments
After attending a workshop for the Southwestern Pennsylvania's Principals Academy this month, I had the opportunity to speak with an administrator from a nearby district. The high school in this district became BYOT in the 2010 school year. It was a very rough start because student guidelines and expectations were not given, teachers were not prepared, and discipline issues not discussed. Eventhough this was not well supported, the middle school started BYOT in the 2011 school year and…Continue
Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 21, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Just come across the online tool Mural.ly.
The tool allows you visually store collections of information. These can be web pages, images, pdf files and more. It seems to be like Wallwisher with an adrenaline rush.
I really like tools that offer visual ways to show collections of data.…Continue
Added by Richard Nelson on September 21, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments
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Added by iGameMom on September 20, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to prepare special lessons and stay late to help tutor struggling students.…Continue
Added by Rebecca Howard on September 19, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Timeline Eons is an app that displays major events throughout the history of the world. All events are organized along the timeline. You can choose to zoom the timeline to see more events during a certain time period. Most events have pictures. Tap on each single event will bring up more detailed information of that event. If you are connected to the…Continue
Added by iGameMom on September 19, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments
Rounds: Franklin Frog is a great interactive nonfiction app for toddlers. It explores the life cycle of a frog — including feeding, hibernation, mating, birth, growing from tadpoles, and maturation — in a way that the toddlers can understand and are intrigued to explore more. ...[…Continue
Added by iGameMom on September 19, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments
The Oregon Trail is an educational simulation game teaching kids what it was like to be a pioneer traveling west in the 1800s. It is based on the classic PC simulation game The Oregon Trail, which was created in the 1970s.
In the game, kids join a historic wagon train traveling westward fromMissouri to Oregon. ...[…Continue
Added by iGameMom on September 19, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments
I was meeting on Friday with Andrea Hernandez, our Director of Teaching & Learning (formally "21st Century Learning" - we are trying to message that "21st Century Learning" is synonymous with "Teaching & Learning"), who chided me for not role modeling what was expected of all our faculty. Namely, where was my evidence for my own summer learning!
I blogged, …Continue
Added by Jon Mitzmacher on September 19, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments
Teaching About the 13 English Colonies
The Colonial Era is one of my favorite periods to teach. It is so dynamic, with so many forces at play. It formed the foundation on which all of the United States’ history and future is built. It is very important for us to help our students make these connections. In this post I will share some ideas for teaching about this exciting era when all was new in America. Visit…Continue
Added by Debra Collett on September 18, 2012 at 11:22pm — No Comments
In a school district that has felt the hardship of budget cuts, creating a organized successful model for introducing BYOT is needed. Questions and concerns from all stakeholders in the school rise concerning controlling usage, wireless connections, possible theft, and digital responsibility.
The first challenge for an administrator is to have the faculty jump on board to this trend.
Added by Lenni D. Nedley on September 15, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments
As I have been travelling internationally speaking on assistive technology, I have been tuning into the fact that we tend to use the idea of disabilities incorrectly. We tend to use it as a category where we can place children or adults who have issues causing them to be outside of the "norm." The more I meet these people, the more I see that they have differing abilities from us, but still have a voice (figuratively) and a story to be told. Do they lack certain abilities that we have,…Continue
Added by Dr. Raymond T. Heipp on September 14, 2012 at 8:01pm — No Comments
My next post will be on teaching about the Era of Colonization. Right now I am
working on a student and…
Added by Debra Collett on September 12, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
As we open the 2012-2013 school year, I cannot think of a more important idea than the one that Vince Lombardi speaks to in the above quote. Vince Lombardi, was an American football coach. He is best known as the head coach of…Continue
Added by Eric Skanson on September 12, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments
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