The personal learning network for educators
Added by Betsy Spence on December 30, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments
I'm glad I found this group. I'm an 3rd Grade Special Education Teacher in San Jose, CA. My passion is instructional technology and literacy. I started a blog a few months back to post my discoveries and work. I also created a keyboarding/spelling program called Phonetic Typing. The program is free to use. I developed it for my students; many have reading disability. I would take my students to the computer lab, and the computers would occupy them with Edutainment while I conducted…Continue
Added by Adrienne Akinsete on December 30, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments
I recently asked principals and administrators across North America one simple question: What do you love about your job? Here are the responses I got...and I must say, they are pretty awesome. Enjoy!
Added by Justin Tarte on December 29, 2010 at 7:11pm — No Comments
A song to introduce middle school children to the science fair. Animated by Land O Lakes, Florida High School senior Kevin Temmer.
Added by Bryan Temmer on December 28, 2010 at 10:46pm — No Comments
NO. Absolutely not. No way. Hell to the no. NO.
Okay, that's out there. I feel better after having typed it, I really do. So let's take a deeper look at it.
Grant Wiggins started this call - and I don't really care if he meant this piece to be satirical or not - he's too widely respected (by myself as well) and too many people are running with it, one…Continue
Added by Jeremy Lenzi on December 22, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments
feel free to comment this is learning for me. i have some misgiving about the post. Please know understand i am not exactly suggesting that children teach themselves, more like--- children should not be evaluated on their drawing as a means of demonstrating their understanding of concepts. As a parent with a visual arts background when my is asked to draw i feel pretty sensitive about any evaluations…Continue
Added by klweir on December 21, 2010 at 12:38am — No Comments
I admit, academic research can be overwhelming. I have spent countless hours reviewing different research topics in my field in an effort to find my academic voice. As an instructor, this is important. It is important to present different types of research to support a the material being presented in class. My students are very curious! They want to know different resources that can help them in their research of technology. On this site, we have discussed the reference list many times…Continue
As I prepare my thoughts for the first brainstorming meeting for my new job (Instructional Technology), I'm thinking about what is obviously the future of education: 21st century skills. Weather you agree with this direction or not, the current vision of education is to put all our eggs in developing 21st century skills and expecting educators of all types to adapt immediately. The pressure isn't just from administrators, school boards, and state and federal…Continue
Added by Jacob Standish on December 16, 2010 at 7:48pm — No Comments
Is the tablet/slate an extension of the computer or a disruptive technology...
Will it change education dramatically?
Added by Leon Lenchner on December 16, 2010 at 1:14am — No Comments
Dr. James Tarwater, Superintendent of Lake Tahoe USD, "Lake TahoeUSD pays $39.95 per Netbook" and will soon be a totally 1 to 1 computing school board from Grades 3 to 12. The Board will provide the hardware and cellular access for every child in the district. Does this mean 'equitable access across all levels'? Has Seymour Papert's prediction come true... a desktop for every desk at $25 per computer.
Could 'mobile learning be at the tipping point'? as Linda Uhrenholt…Continue
Added by Leon Lenchner on December 16, 2010 at 12:39am — No Comments
Added by mrsdurff on December 14, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Light Immersive Platforms ... an example
This is a recording of an event that took place online in a
"Light Immersive Platform"
Virtual (online) Photography Event http://www.pdnvirtualevents.com
This one day online event (8 Dec 2010) was focussed on the Photography…
Added by Shamblesguru on December 10, 2010 at 6:20am — No Comments
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Added by Robin Phares on December 7, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments
Have you ever had the situation where you had a file at work and wanted to edit it at home? Then to get it back at work you either had to email it to yourself or put it on a flash drive? There is a free service on the Web called Dropbox and its purpose is to…Continue
Added by Lesley Morrell on December 2, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments
Sometimes, you just can’t appreciate the potential of a brain-friendly strategy until you try it. Today, I tried the “Oprah Winfrey” interview to help students think more critically
about a story we read. I was…
Added by Scot Graden on December 1, 2010 at 8:45am — No Comments