My brain feels like scrambled eggs
! 6 months ago I didn't know what web 2.0 was. I asked my school ICT teaching and learning coordinator to set up a blog page for me and my students (I was not even sure what a blog page was) because instinctively I knew that it would be a great way for my students to communicate with each other, and for me to communicate with them in a logged, written format. My only previous exposure to blogging was due to the purchase of an iMac (you gotta love a piece… Continue
Added by Jennifer Potier on January 3, 2010 at 9:00am —
What must schools look and be like in order to take advantage of laptop computers and other technology? Here's how my colleague Alan Bain and I are thinking about that question: "The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change" http://bit.ly/4F8B5Z
Added by Mark E. Weston Ph.D. on December 29, 2009 at 8:30pm —
As the year comes to an end, I find myself, like many, reflecting on what worked and didn't work last semester. As I looked back through our projects, I was amazed at the progress made by our children. I want to share some of the ways we used technology to enhance the learning process. Even though some activities were not successful and we ran into the usual frustrations associated with technology, there were many exciting moments. Check out the full post at… Continue
Added by Ashley Allain on December 27, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Added by Mark E. Weston Ph.D. on December 24, 2009 at 6:22pm —
The Teaching and Learning Group
At Hawes Side we have worked for many years to develop student voice. One of the most important groups I meet with regularly is our T&L Group. This is made up of a group of children in Y6 (10 and 11 year olds). One day a week we have lunch together and share our thoughts on a range of topics that we feel will ultimately help us become better learners.
Our research recently has featured on the qualities of an effective learner. The first… Continue
Added by Michael Shepherd on December 22, 2009 at 10:13am —
LETTERS, THE TEACHER'S ELVES
I’m sure we sometimes finish the lesson before the planned time or we see that our students are lost and aren’t following us then we tend to find something to motivate them.
It’s always a good idea to have something ready for these moments. Fillers are great. They are short, energising and motivating.
Whenever I feel we are stuck in the middle of the lesson and have nothing to continue, I use one of the simplest tools that I have,… Continue
Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on December 20, 2009 at 9:41am —
The world at times is a do-ocracy. Tonight I decided to create a Ning community for Ubuntu Educators. I wanted to create this community to give educators and those supporting educators a place to:
* Share ideas about how to use FOSS in the classroom
* Share success stories
* Ask questions on how to develop curriculum using FOSS
In short have a resource that discusses pedagogy. While there is a great amount of information pertaining to the more technical side of… Continue
Added by cprofitt on December 13, 2009 at 1:42pm —
Seeking professors and high school teachers.
Added by Robert L. Frantz on December 11, 2009 at 10:07am —
I've always hated pulling up YouTube videos due to the comments, related videos, and other junk that are crawling all over the pages for individual videos. Well I have just found the cure from (@cliotech aka Jennifer Dorman on Twitter).
The cure is QUIET TUBE. All you need to do is drag the Quiet Tube button into your bookmark toolbar and when you find a video on YouTube or other related site you just need to click the Quiet Tube button and the video plays alone in a separate window...no… Continue
Added by Kurt Schollin on December 10, 2009 at 11:39pm —
Our fourth grader created an interactive report on William the Conqueror using Scratch
. Isn't it great to live in the Age of Web 2.0! Check out my latest post at HyperHomeschool
Added by Ashley Allain on December 10, 2009 at 6:59pm —
This Saturday there will be a live Fireside Chat with Joyce Valenza and Konrad Glogowski, the keynoters for week 1 of the k12Online Conference 2009. The live chat will take place at EdTechTalk --> http://edtechtalk.com/live
where participants can hear the keynoters and chat in the chatroom. The Fireside Chat is scheduled at 6:30pmGMT -->… Continue
Added by mrsdurff on December 9, 2009 at 9:18pm —
The pressure of writing a dissertation is most monstrous and unimaginable. Due to inability to handle the ginormous task on their own and deadly threatening time constraint, many people decide to buy a dissertation.
It is neither an easy task to decide where to buy dissertation
from nor ask for an advice on it. Judgmental as advisors may be, they regard buying dissertation online unethical which is… Continue
Added by Gaili Jensen on December 2, 2009 at 1:37am —
I have yet to have the chance to participate in an Edchat discussion on Twitter, however I have spent some time looking over a few of the transcripts. I think this is a great tool/forum and look forward to participating in the near future. After looking over the transcript this evening, I decided to copy the text and create a Wordle (subtracting date, time, usernames, and other things like "RT", "@", and "#edchat")...it was easier than it might sound.
I thought it was neat to see the… Continue
Added by Kurt Schollin on December 1, 2009 at 11:59pm —
Added by mrsdurff on November 29, 2009 at 12:30am —
The K12Online Conference 2009 is about to begin! So far this year we have enjoyed 3 LAN parties leading up to the main conference. The LAN parties featured past presenters, their presentations, and chat room hullabaloo. While this was all connecting and learning, the main event really gets me dancing! The preconference keynote goes live on Monday, November 30, 2009 at 12:00:00GMT --> Time Where You Are. This doesn't mean you have to be there the… Continue
Added by mrsdurff on November 28, 2009 at 6:11pm —
Would you like to join us?
Christmas is a time when we come together with our families or share the joy of the kids at home or remember people who need our help, affection or concern.
For us, the EFL teachers, Christmas is a time when we try to do fun activities with our classes.
Watching the movie, About a boy, with my students and listening to the Christmas song Will’s father wrote rang a bell and I just jotted down the ideas to start this project. I’ll do it… Continue
Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 27, 2009 at 6:34pm —
Looking to connect with HS English teachers and HS journalism teachers.
Added by Deborah Aughey on November 27, 2009 at 1:39pm —
Added by Kristen Swanson on November 26, 2009 at 8:48am —
As we all know, there are some great educational videos out there to use with our students. Some of us have the luxury of using Discovery Education Streaming, Safari Montage, Learn 360, BrainPop, or other subscription-type services. For those that do not, WatchKnow
is a terrific site that "organizes all of the best free educational videos made for children."
"WatchKnow is both a… Continue
Added by Kurt Schollin on November 25, 2009 at 1:26am —
I just posted a list of the web 2.0 tools and how I used them on my blog. http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/
and later I found out PinDax, an online message board creator with colorful post-it note options and I prepared a noticeboard with the tools I've used so far.http://www.pindax.com/myboard
If you add the ones that you like to use, I'll be very happy.
Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 23, 2009 at 5:04pm —