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
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
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.
Sample Activity Using Kidspiration for L2/ESL learners
• 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
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
“… And I have become convinced that the most revolutionary force for change is the students themselves. Give children the tools they need and they will be the single most important source of guidance on how to make the schools relevant and effective”.
Don Tapscott, author of numerous books that discuss technology’s affect on our daily lives, including 'Growing up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation', McGraw Hill 1998; and, one of the most sought after experts on how the… Continue
Earthcast is a 24 hour broadcast held on April 22, 2009. It begins on April 22, 2009 at 00:00:00 GMT, which is 8:00pm Tuesday in my time zone, and runs until 23:00:00GMT or 7:00pm Wednesday where I live. All the live action can be heard by navigating to http://earthbridges.net/live
and more information about the Earthcast is available at… Continue
Added by Durff on April 18, 2009 at 8:25pm —
Escape the Museum -Now available on Nintendo Wii - Release 14/04
Escape the Museum is a great adventure / hidden object game. You will use your Wii remote to solve a variety of puzzles and salvage priceless artifacts
Develop your thinking and analytical skills to outsmart the security system to unblock exits and work towards a reunion with your daughter ...more
A few friends and I have been working at a startup building a tool for very large conversations online. We've only recently introduced it to the world of education, and we are very excited at the possibilities. Students as young as eighth grade have found it easy enough to use. The importance of this type of technology is that it challenges students how to really think about what they want to say; that sounds simple, but the results are surprising.
Announcing our Spring conference:
Learning in a Participatory Culture
At NML's May 2nd conference, we will share our new web-based learning environment, the Learning Library, and host a series of conversations and workshops about the integration and implementation of the new media literacies across disciplines. Workshops include "The Complexities of Copyright: Shepard Fairey v. the AP," "Mapping in Participatory Culture: Boundaries," "Using Wikipedia in the Classroom" and many… Continue
Great fun ... Thanks Steve for inviting me. Let me know if you have any questions and hope to see all of you at MIT's Project New Media Literacies conference on May 2, 2009! We will share the launch of the Learning Library, other NML resources, implementation strategies from the field, case studies, professional development and more!
For more information: http://newmedialiteracies.org/
Cheers! ~ Erin
Hi! My name is Amelia and I work for Nortel LearniT, an initiative of Nortel Community Relations to prepare teachers, students, and learners of all ages to develop 21st century skills that will provide a basis for their ongoing engagement in learning and personal achievement. Visit our website www.NortelLearniT.org where you have access to all of our FREE online resources including lesson plans, video tutorials and much much… Continue