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Some schools are not ready to accept technology!

My current high school has asked me to stop using the computer lab and only work in the traditional classroom. I am not going to stop using technology. Starting September 1st, my students and I will only be connecting from home. I may be able to get a few computer classes to get the students started but that's all. I guess I am lucky that I am very experienced so I can manage such a program, but some schools are just not ready to accept technology.

Added by Nellie Deutsch on July 18, 2009 at 7:46am — No Comments

The Jakarta Post-Learning goes the distance

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/07/15/learning-goes-distance.html



Learning goes the distance



Anissa S. Febrina , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Wed, 07/15/2009 12:30 PM | Features



A passion for knowledge can be limited by neither time nor space, especially with distance learning helping people to indulge that passion, wherever they might be.



For eight years, 41-year-old housewife Ida Rahayu has been juggling her daily house chores and her… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on July 15, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Learning Through New Technologies at High School

New Zealand High Schools are placing time and money into development of learning management systems. What experiences do others have of using this technology? Our experience so far has been that the potential is huge, but the uptake can be very slow. Very good technical support is needed and continuous opportunities for staff to learn have to be provided.

Added by Robin Kirkham on July 12, 2009 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Le Monde.fr - University of the people se veut mondiale, gratuite, accessible à distance

University of the people se veut mondiale, gratuite, accessible à distance



Article publié le 07 Juillet 2009

Par Catherine Rollot

Source : LE MONDE

Taille de l'article : 357 mots



Extrait :

UNE UNIVERSITÉ internationale, quasi gratuite et entièrement accessible à distance. C'est le projet un peu fou lancé par un entrepreneur israélien, Shai Reshef, qui a fait fortune dans l'offre éducative en ligne et qui veut « rendre l'éducation accessible à tous, y… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on July 7, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

We need input for our New Internet Safety Reviews Resource

Hey everyone!



We will be launching our upcoming web safety resource on KiwiCommons.com called Kiwi Reviews this July.



Kiwi Reviews was created to provide our readers with in-depth product, software and book reviews in the interest of internet safety, in addition to the editorials, late-breaking news and resources available on the site. It will be useful for tech users,… Continue

Added by Kiwi Commons on July 1, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Online CAT 2009 Path to Get in to Top Indian B Schools

Path to top Indian B Schools has never been easy. Every year lakhs of graduate students (B.E, B.Tech, B.Com, B.A etc) and working professionals appear for CAT chasing their dreams of making it to top Indian B schools such as IIM Ahemdabad (IIMA), IIM Bangalore (IIMB), IIM Calcutta (IIMC); NITIE, Mumbai; SP Jain, Mumbai; FMS and MDI, Gurgaon. Competition has been rising every year. In between the talks of new IIMs being opened this year another news came that CAT will be Online in… Continue

Added by Saumil Shrivastava on June 25, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

World’s first tuition-free online university opens-Article from FutureGov.net

World’s first tuition-free online university opens

By Kelly Ng | 8 June 2009





NEWS

The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), a UN department that aims to reduce poverty by promoting the use of information and communications technology (ICT), wants to make higher education available more accessible to people who cannot afford rising tuition fees, or have problems travelling to the nearest college.



To date, US$1… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on June 22, 2009 at 3:21am — No Comments

Chief Learning Officer- Power to the People

http://www.clomedia.com/executive-briefings/2009/June/2663/index.php

Added by Shai Reshef on June 17, 2009 at 1:27am — No Comments

The Gala Masquerade Ball awaits you!

On June 13th 1:00pm - 3:00pmSLT at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Southern%20Colorado/163/42/26

the Passionate Redheads Team of the Second Life Relay For Life will holding the first Gala Ball Event. A Fashion Show will follow the ball at 4:00pm - 6:00pmSLT.

On June 14th 6:00pm - 9:00pmSLT at…

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Added by Durff on June 13, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments

Teaching Digitally: The Power of PDF



The Paradigm is shifting. One word encompasses the new global paradigm which affects everything and everyone: DIGITAL.



It's about creating and keeping things in a digital format. It's about sharing information digitally. It's about reading and writing digitally. Creating music digitally. Sending invoices digitally. Keeping medical records digitally. Archiving… Continue

Added by Andrew Garcia on June 10, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Higher Education in USA - Target average GMAT Score for Top USA Business Schools

This article will be useful for working professionals who are planning to pursue MBA from USA universities or USA B-schools.



Being a working professional myself, I understand that during recession many of us are planning to go for higher studies. In my circle of friends out of 10 professionals six have already applied to different b schools in USA, UK or in India and others have taken the GMAT 2009 date.



Most of us while preparing for… Continue

Added by Saumil Shrivastava on June 10, 2009 at 1:32am — No Comments

Students Seeking Relevance In Education



Ben Grey raises one of the most fundamental questions regarding our present situation:

What are we doing for students accomplishing their most amazing feats of education outside the education system?
Information has become decentralized.… Continue

Added by Andrew Garcia on June 5, 2009 at 5:47pm — No Comments

A mutant learning system

Ray Kurzweil - presented by Bill Gates as the best man in the world to predict the future of technology, since he has never failed yet - says that, due to the exponencial increase of its speed, during the XXI century, technology evolution will be equivalent to 20 thousand years.

Considering that technology affects human behaviour and how they learn, any new learning system will have to be designed to accept continuous improvement in order to keep suitable to new tech tools… Continue

Added by Miguel Sacramento on June 2, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Translate Text and Speech into Sign Language for the Deaf Using Avatars - By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow



You know those cute little characters you pick to represent you on Internet forums and Blogs, well imagine a dynamic Avatar that works with speech recognition software and coverts it to sign language? A deaf person could attend Professor Lectures, Speeches or listen in on a group discussion without having to read lips. How about a Text to sign language Avatar that would read a book to a deaf person or an email?



Well, imagine no more because this technology… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on May 29, 2009 at 2:12am — No Comments

Share your teaching experiences with other educators

Share your teaching experiences with educators and students around the world.

Added by Nellie Deutsch on May 26, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Students Love Moodle

PC World Article - Students Love Moodle



Earlier this week, a friend of mine, Phil Shapiro, wrote an article in PC World entitled, Students Love Moodle.I was surprised and pleased to learn that Phil's article chronicled my experience using Moodle with my sixth grade students on Long Island. As teachers we all have many , many stories about our classrooms and students throughout the years. Every year is… Continue

Added by Sheila Gatling on May 24, 2009 at 9:09am — No Comments

New Research Report - Interested to Get Educator's Perspective

"Portland Public Schools: From Data and Decisions to Implementation and Results on Dropout Prevention".



I wanted to bring this new piece of research to the group's attention. As folks who concern yourselves with school improvement and innovative ideas about the future of education, I thought you might be interested in a new report that was recently added to IssueLab's collection. "Portland Public Schools: From Data and Decisions… Continue

Added by Gabi@IssueLab on May 22, 2009 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Education? What do you mean?

Developing, testing and implanting any new teaching/learning system will require a lot of time and effort. Things are changing so fast that it's mandatory practicing futuring and creating some scenarios for the near future before start designing new educational systems. Only then it will be possible to analyse what learnig (not educational) systems would be more effective at these new environments. Otherwise they will be born dead.

Added by Miguel Sacramento on May 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Inference-based Kidspiration Lesson for L2 learner/ESOL

Sample Activity Using Kidspiration for L2/ESL learners



Objectives:

• To use inference skills

• To make predictions

• To accurately identify an animal in the target language

• To apply descriptive phrases in the target language

• To recognize language in print

• To recognize oral language

• To apply descriptions to nouns

• To organize graphically the ideas of a process



Target Grade Level- K-12 depending on the role of the… Continue

Added by Her Appleness on May 12, 2009 at 2:08pm — No Comments

ESL and FLES go 21st century- Smartboard and Kidspiration 2.0

Five sample activities that you can do with L2 and ESOL learners using Kidspiration 2, PPT, the Smartboard and simple clipart tools.



Activity 1: Counting hearts


1. Go to www.cryptogram.com/hearts

2. Make one heart of each color, and label them (can be done in English or Spanish)

3. Save each heart as JPEG and place them on your My Pictures file in a separate folders you will name “hearts”

4. Open a PPT slide, and add the hearts by doing INSERT- PICTURE-… Continue

Added by Her Appleness on May 12, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

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