Charting the Course of Teaching and Learning in a Networked World
Hello all, my name is Waymon Huggins and I am the Technology Coordinator at Thirteenth Avenue School located in Newark, New Jersey. We are a Pre-K through 8 school serving nearly 650 students. The majority of our students are African American and Latino who were born technically literate.
I am looking to gain strategies and techniques from this group to improve academic achievement levels of all students. I need to match their technical wizardry with concrete thinking and problem solving skills. I’m sure many of you face a similar dilemma.
Looking forward to sharing and growing.
My name is Prakash Dheeriya and I am a father to 2 young boys, ages 7 & 8, and an author of children's books "Finance for Kidz". In my day job, I am a professor of finance wth over 25 years' of teaching experience. I thought I would use my teaching skills and experiences to write books for children that explain complicated financial concepts through children's stories. I know we can teach these concepts (which, traditionally, are discussed in college level course-e.g inflation, deflation, risk & return, identity theft etc) to our elementary age school children if we couch these concepts in their daily experiences and in the form of chidlren's stories.
I believe in teaching them early on so that we don't have a repeat of the financial mess we are in..If we can teach our children to look both sides while crossing a street, or to not run with scissors, etc, then we should be able to teach them key financial principles that they can carry all their lives. Why not teach them how to be financially healthy, in addition to being physically healthy?
I look forward to interacting you.
PS: I met Steve Hargadon at a recent CUE conference and have followed him since.
My name is Rajan Chandi and I am co-founder and programmer at Qlazzy.com, a social venture designed to make education available to everyone in the world at low or no cost.
How do we aim to do this?
We are building an lesson library using open educational resources, which currently hosts 8000+ flipped lessons consisting of videos and flash cards. Anyone can contribute to and learn lessons for free. We are also collaboratively dividing these videos into flash cards to make it easy-to-learn by everyone. If you're teacher looking to flip your classroom, feel free to try out Qlazzy and let us know what we can do to help you and improve our product.
Beleza Ostrava o.s. organizes educational and sports activities for Roma youths of all ages, primarily in the city of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Initially, we intend to use "distance learning" to improve the Czech and English composition skills of our secondary school / university students through "Internet editing" tasks.
We welcome you to visit our websites:
hi, art educator in Shanghai, China. (originally from the UK)
Interested in management in education, creativity, and making wonderful positive academic schools.
Hi, I am back. Steve & I have known each other on the net for several years. I have a mission to establish Peace on Earth by 2027. The formula = Entertainment + Education + Prosperity = Peace
There are 10 obstacles to Peace on Earth: #1 eliminate domestic violence, #2 proper water & sanitation, #3 universal secular education (affordable)
Thanks to recent developments at Google, I am now pretty sure I can develop an interactive online world where key people as well as countries & schools can win points for moving toward peace and away from negative, anti-social behavior.