Thursday, April 29, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/30/2010


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/29/2010


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/28/2010


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A bit of cybersafety

I have been working on this site for a few weeks, hoping to build a cybersafety course. Please have a look and let me know what you think. I need ideas of where to go with it, and text to go with the video portions.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/27/2010


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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/26/2010


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/20/2010

  • Tags: astronomy, telescope, science, education, web 2.0, tools, learning

  • This is fascinating.

    Ms. Davis, I found your website not too long ago and wanted to tell you that I really enjoy your blog. Loved the posts about your "Daily Spotlight on Education." You make an a lot of important information easy to follow and it definitely seems like you got a great thing going for you. Keep up your great work and best of luck to you in the future. My name is Jeffrey and I'm with ASPEX, a leading producer of Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and Microanalysis software. Our company recently kicked off a "Send Us Your Sample" campaign, which allows anyone to mail us an object of their choosing and have it scanned for free under one of our powerful desktop SEMs. Since your blog primarily deals with education, this would be a great opportunity for some of your educators to get some samples done for their class. People can send us a broken iPhone, an old toothbrush, or even a dead insect...anything they want to see a picture of under a powerful microscope. It's pretty cool. Once we receive the samples, we'll notify senders of their results via email. You can view other reports we've done here: http://www.aspexcorp.com/resources/send_sample.html Since we started this campaign, we've seen a lot of interest from professionals, educators and students all around the globe. Given the focus of your website, I wanted to contact you about posting the information about "Send Us Your Sample" on your blog. We have recently posted a YouTube video that shows how we go about sampling and how to demo our SEM. We would love to partner with you to spread the word about this offer in a blog post so more people get the unique opportunity to have something scanned by an SEM. We also have our "Name That Sample" Campaign in which we put up a sample and the person who guesses correctly, or closest, wins a Brand New Netbook! Just another way of interactivity within your blog. Encourage your readers to Name That Sample! We can talk about details if you're interested. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Tags: science, education, edu_news

  • Tags: technology, strategies, integration, education, teachers

  • Specific writing strategies can play an important role in boosting reading comprehension. That's the bottom-line finding of a new analysis of research.

    The report, out today from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, says that teachers can improve students' reading skills by having them write about what they are reading, teaching them writing skills, and increasing how much they write.

    Tags: writing, reading, education, improve, bestpractices

  • Tags: poster, education, resources, technology, tools, posters, poster-street

  • Tags: Harry Grzelewski, principal, Looking Ahead, 21st century learning, change, education, administrator, all_teachers, bestpractices, edu_trends, technology

  • From my email today:

    "Turning Technologies, a leader in the student response industry, is sponsoring a webinar, “Simple Strategies That Provide Big Improvement,” that will take place on 4/30 at 2pm ET. It is part of the eSchool News free webinar series. During this workshop, participants will learn how to promote team-based, short-term thought and action, effectively use data to progress monitor student gains, produce immediate and frequent wins, and tools that can help you increase student achievement."

    Tags: education, learning, edu_news


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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/18/2010


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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/15/2010


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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/14/2010


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Friday, April 9, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/10/2010

  • I will be skyping into this free webinar hosted by Scholastic with David Rowe, Chief Scientist of Cognition and Learning at the Center for Applied Special Technology. Join us.

    April 21, 2010 - 3:30 pm EDT - free!

    Tags: webinar, education, learning, edu_news

  • Cool webinars and expert activities. I just love these -- go to this website and sign up! Dr. Wayne Clough, former president of Georgia Tech (my alma mater) now runs the smithsonian and they are doing some of the coolest things! Here is a list, but go to the website to join in.

    " Day One: Understanding the American Experience
    Tuesday, 13 April 2010

    11:00 to 11:50 am EDT
    How do we change a stereotype?

    12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT
    What can science tell us about American history?

    2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT
    What does clothing communicate?

    Day Two: Valuing World Cultures
    Wednesday, 14 April 2010

    11:00 to 11:50 am EDT
    Who owns music?

    12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT
    What happens when a people meets its past?

    2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT
    How does design solve everyday problems?

    Day Three: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe
    Wednesday, 28 April 2010

    11:00 to 11:50 am EDT
    Are there other worlds out there?

    12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT
    How have we imagined other worlds?

    2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT
    How do we grasp the vastness of the universe?

    Day Four: Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet
    Thursday, 29 April 2010

    11:00 to 11:50 am EDT
    What do modern animal bones tell us about biodiversity?

    12:00 to 12:50 pm EDT
    How can we learn about nature’s most elusive animals?

    2:00 to 2:50 pm EDT
    How (and why) do we count living things?"

    Tags: education, learning, activities, history, science, math, literature

  • "You might be surprised at how much water it takes to bring that hamburger to your plate or oto make your favorite t-shirt. Compare apples to oranges, beer to wine, wind power to coal and see how your choices add up"

    Tags: water, environment, science, compare, educational, interactive, tool

  • Free Microsoft Office Add in for Moodle - you can save files directly from Word to Moodle. This is pretty cool.

    Tags: education, learning, moodle, microsoft, edu_news

  • Tags: education, employment, statistics, vs, visualization, graphics, USA

  • Excellent Webinar opportunity this Thursday from edutopia.


    The Power of One: Greg Mortenson's Crusade to Promote Peace through Project Learning
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
    Webinar Registration
    Host: Suzie Boss, journalist and Edutopia.org blogger

    Presenter: Greg Mortenson, best-selling author of Three Cups of Tea

    Can one person really make a difference in the world? Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, describes his own unlikely path from mountaineer to humanitarian. His best-selling story has inspired thousands of students to contribute to school-building efforts in remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan through a service-learning program called Pennies for Peace. Supported by a multimedia, standards-based curriculum for grades K-12, Pennies for Peace culminates with student-driven projects that develop leadership skills and build cross-cultural understanding. Mortenson explains how the program works, how teachers can get involved, and why students benefit from authentic opportunities to make their own difference in the world.

    Tags: education, flatclassroom, edu_news

  • If you discuss sun protection in your health program - here is some information for you. I had skin cancer removed when I wasn't even 30 yet! Skin Cancer has been an issue in my family and I hope you discuss this with kids. Here is information from my inbox.

    "With the UV Index on the rise, it's time to remind your students to
    Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap! In our effort to raise awareness about a
    health issue that is largely preventable and too often ignored—skin
    cancer, EPA encourages you to promote sun safety before the second
    annual Don’t Fry Day on the Friday before Memorial Day (May 28, 2010).
    As millions of us prepare to enjoy the great outdoors this Memorial Day
    weekend, EPA and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention are
    reminding Americans to practice sun-safe behaviors. We need your help;
    go online and pledge to incorporate sun safety into your spring and
    summer activities.

    Take the Pledge: www.epa.gov/sunwise/dfdpledge.html

    Participating classrooms and informal education organizations will
    receive a Don’t Fry Day poster and a set of sun safety stickers. The
    stickers feature SunWise animals showing children how to Slip! Slop!
    Slap! and Wrap! Additionally, you will be entered into a random drawing
    for a SunWise Prize Pack. The prize pack includes a set of UV-sensitive
    beads, a real-time UV monitor, UV-sensitive nail polish and other sun
    safety resources.

    To learn more about Don’t Fry Day, visit the National Council on
    Skin Cancer Prevention’s Don’t Fry Day resource page,
    www.skincancerprevention.org, where you can find background information,
    skin cancer statistics and facts, and public service announcements you
    can put in your school’s newsletter or distribute electronically to
    parents."

    Tags: education, health


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Monday, April 5, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/06/2010


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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/05/2010


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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Diigo bookmarks for today 04/02/2010


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