Monday, August 31, 2009

Diigo bookmarks for today 09/01/2009

  • Facebook app that lets you create a graphic story and print it in the form of a picture storybook. Perhaps teachers SHOULD be allowed access to Facebook at work!

    Tags: education, tool, edu_newapp

  • ResearchBlogging.orgI think there is a lot of potential for use of wikis in classrooms, particularly in the area of collaborative writing. There are a number of articles out there extolling the possible virtues of the tool. However, I also think it is important to look at potential pitfalls so they can (hopefully) be addressed during implementation. Here are five areas of caution that peer-reviewed articles have suggested:

    Tags: web 2.0, education, wikis, web2, curriculum, bestpractices


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Saturday, August 29, 2009

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Diigo bookmarks for today 08/28/2009

  • Wikis are an exceptionally useful tool for getting students more involved in curriculum. They’re often appealing and fun for students to use, while at the same time ideal for encouraging participation, collaboration, and interaction.
    Using these ideas, your students can collaboratively create classroom valuables.

    Tags: wikis, wiki, collaboration, education, classroom, web2.0, classroomwikis, technology, 21st century

  • Just received this in my inbox:

    "WASHINGTON DC (August 25th, 2009) - Curriki, the largest online community for creating and sharing open source K-12 curricula, was asked by the Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) to provide a continuity of learning plan for states, school districts, and individuals as part of a nationwide readiness initiative for a possible resurgence of the H1N1 virus.
    Curriki’s continuity of learning plan includes access to a free and open repository of teaching and learning resources built on an open platform that can be customized for individual states or school districts. Like an iTunes playlist, users of Curriki can create collections of free and open educational resources, along with repositories of other supplemental content. If a teacher prefers one lesson to another, he or she can easily swap content in or out to meet the individual needs of the students. States or school districts can take advantage of customized landing pages designed to provide specific information, news, resources, and links to their education stakeholders. Additionally, Curriki’s group function allow members of a district, school, or community to stay connected and privately share resources, communicate and post news and collaborate on projects from any location. "

    I think that perhaps online learning is about to completely boom largely as a result of the growing pandemic and the need for isolation and ongoing learning. Curriki has things together for this and I'm going to take a look at this for our school.

    Tags: education, learning, h1n1, edu_trends


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Monday, August 24, 2009

Diigo bookmarks for today 08/25/2009

  • Excellent article from Scholastic Administrator Magazine that pulls from a wide variety of sources including Peggy Sheehy, Jim Gates, several college professors, and current research. (oh, and yes, I have a little in there also.) This is a good one to facilitate discussions about reaching today's students as it is backed up by a variety of sources.

    Tags: education, research


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Saturday, August 22, 2009

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Diigo bookmarks for today 08/15/2009

  • OK, this breaking news from Spellquizzer 9software for helping with spelling:

    "I'm currently offering SpellQuizzer free to any educator who contacts me at http://www.SpellQuizzer.com/Contact.htm so if you know of any other educators who might be interested please let them know. They would need to provide an email address from an educational institution in order for to qualify."

    This is from an email from the owner.

    Tags: education, spelling, edu_newapp

  • "The North Atlantic Ocean has spawned more hurricanes and tropical storms over the last decade than it has since a similarly stormy period 1,000 years ago, according to a new study."

    This article would be excellent for some discussions in science about climate change.

    Tags: education, science

  • If your school doesn't have the health department to come in and brief your teachers - you are not only risking health but also something like this.

    The city of New York is being sued with a wrongful death suit for not addressing H1N1 in their school more proactively.
    Call your health department and get a 20 minute session on it - it should be free and you'll be responsibility. Do it because it is the right thing and not because you'll be sued (although that is a risk.)

    Tags: education, h1n1, science, health


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Monday, August 3, 2009

I don't like podcasts

video

Been having issues posting this, so it is a few days old.
What do you think?

Diigo bookmarks for today 08/04/2009


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