Thursday, April 30, 2009

Diigo bookmarks for today 05/01/2009

  • Here is an alphabetical list of online mathematics books, textbooks, monographs, lecture notes, and other mathematics related documents freely available on the web.

    Tags: education, math, books, publications

  • Chartle.net tears down the complexity of online visualizations - offers simplicity, ubiquity and interactivity instead.

    Tags: education, graphs, charts

  • step by step scientific method, with videos and other media

    Tags: education, science

  • AWS in Education provides a set of programs that enable the worldwide academic community to easily leverage the benefits of Amazon Web Services for teaching and research. With AWS in Education, educators, academic researchers, and students can apply to obtain free usage credits to tap into the on-demand infrastructure of Amazon Web Services to teach advanced courses, tackle research endeavors and explore new projects – tasks that previously would have required expensive up-front and ongoing investments in infrastructure.

    Tags: education, online, online teaching

  • Great article about the partnership between University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and our latest Flat Classroom Project, NetGenEd. This sort of arrangement in which preservice teachers served as expert advisors and judges for the project provided real, authentic learning experiences for both students and participants. We skyped into Eric's classroom a few times to talk to his students about pedagogy and they did a great job providing feedback and input on the project. It would make sense that many more preservice programs are going to want to put in authentic distance learning experiences for their preservice teachers and there are many teachers who need high quality feedback and educator review and interaction for their projects.

    Tags: education, learning

  • Flat Classroom Q2 Session Keynote was from Richard J Roth, Senior Associate Dean for Journalism from Northwestern University in Qatar. The podcast is available on this page. It is about Citizen Journalism. Also included on this page are Citizen Journalims and code of ethics and your guide to citizen journalism available on this page.

    As you can tell, the focus of this Quarter's Flat Classroom project is citizen journalism.

    Tags: education, learning, flatclassroomproject


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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Friday, April 17, 2009

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  • The Den virtual conference is April 25th! Enjoy and register now! It is free!

    Tags: education, learning, technology

  • So what is it that we want students to gain from a k-12 science education? What are the goals we should constantly work to promote in students?

    Considering that rote memorization of scientific ideas leads to little understanding, I have identified ten goals for students that focus on life learning skills, and other traits that will be valuable to them in the future, no matter their career choice. Each goal below is accompanied by more specific explanations of what I might see students doing who meet that goal. I hope whatever your goals are for your students, you have thought about them extensively. We all want great things for our students, but if we do not have well articulated goals, our efforts will not be focused.

    Tags: education, science, k12

  • Here are some great resources for EarthDay. These were made in one of my favorite software programs called Timeliner. Timeliner is GREAT for the research because it completely cites all sources and aids in clipping from the internet. From planning and prewriting to creating graphic organizers - it is a great tool you should look at for next year!

    Tags: education, software, learning, technology, earthday

  • Enjoyed watching the Youtube Symphony Orchestra - act 1. Loved it!

    Tags: education, music, technology, edu_news


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Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

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Monday, April 6, 2009

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A happy present

My mother is a musical person. She sings, plays the piano on occasion and at one time played guitar. We have some old photos of her playing her guitar with a group. Not long after my parents were married, and my father was in college at NC State, they had very little money, the GI bill only paid for so much. The story goes that she got home one day, the instrument was gone, when asked, my father told her it was sold, and that was it. She was upset; this has been a bit of a sore spot between them for the past 60 or so years.

When I was young, this was not talked about. When we stated to look at pictures, and saw the guitar she would not really say much about it. When my brother or I tried to learn how to play the guitar, we never really thought about asking her for help, nor did she offer any. My parents are in the process of selling their house, and moving to Virginia. She is resolute about bringing her piano. Some have tried to talk her out of it, but she IS taking it with them.

This Sunday, while eating breakfast, I showed her some of my pictures, which included some of my mandolin. She looked at it and mentioned that she really wished that she still had a guitar. I didn’t think much about it, but had noticed an add for a store with a name brand guitar for $65. Later, Sally and I were driving around and discussed this, and we decided, what the heck, mother’s day is coming up, let’s get her a guitar. So we did.

We really did not know what the reaction to this present would be, if the resentment was so deep it would cause issues or not. Her reaction was a bit unexpected, she shed tears of joy. I don’t really remember her doing this before, even at weddings. My father was also pleased. I hope that she does remember how to play, and re-learns what she could do in the past.

I also warned her she has about three weeks until I come back with my mandolin and we are to play some music together.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

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