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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


• 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

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

CRM for Students - Cloud Computing for Higher Ed

“… 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

Added by Ed Schlesinger on May 10, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Integrating Technology and Teacher Collaboration

April 24, 2009


Added by Nellie Deutsch on April 23, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Have your voice heard on Earth Day 2009!

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

and more information about the Earthcast is available at… Continue

Added by Durff on April 18, 2009 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Distribution of resources must be part of conversation on future of education

I added a new map to my photo album on Future of Education today. It's one of many you can see here and here. I've also added an interactive Tutor/Mentor Program Locator, that enables site users to create their own map views.

These are intended to support visual thinking so when we talk about… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on April 15, 2009 at 7:38am — No Comments

Free 5-day Online Workshop for Educators

Join a free 5-day online workshop on how to integrate technology into your classroom by learning to use and collaborate on Wikieducator !

Every educator is welcome!!!

Added by Nellie Deutsch on April 12, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Adventure Games - fun educational tool - New release

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

Also check our Extended… Continue

Added by Nathalie on April 10, 2009 at 2:43am — No Comments

Should we vest students as co-owners of market-based schools?

In many public schools, learning has been paralyzed by a combination of poor teaching, peer pressures that undercut academic success, and outright disruption of classrooms.

Is it possible that healthier outcomes would emerge by engaging students as designers -- and stakeholders -- of for-profit learning ventures that compete with under-performing schools?

A new framework for success-sharing

Many states now permit formation of for-profit charter schools,… Continue

Added by Mark Frazier on April 9, 2009 at 6:42pm — No Comments


Just join the group and wanted to say hello.

Looking forward to participate

Fun Educational Games

Added by Nathalie on April 7, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Using free Web 2.0 tools in education

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.

It can be used when teachers want… Continue

Added by Lucas Cioffi on April 6, 2009 at 12:40pm — No Comments

May 2, 2009 MIT Conference: Learning in a Participatory Culture

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

Added by Erin Brockette Reilly on April 2, 2009 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Tonight on The Future of Education

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:
Cheers! ~ Erin

Added by Erin Brockette Reilly on March 31, 2009 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Survey about Social Networks.

Hello everyone,

At this time I am conducting research on social sites. I would be so grateful if you can participate in this survey.

Please visit or simply click on the link below.

Click Here to take survey

Thank you!!!

Added by Josie Davila on March 28, 2009 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Nortel LearniT: 21st Century Learning

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 where you have access to all of our FREE online resources including lesson plans, video tutorials and much much… Continue

Added by Nortel LearniT on March 13, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Letters to the Next President Video Project

Thought you might be interested to know that registration is now open for teachers of students 13 years of age and older who want to participate in "Letters to the Next President: the Video Campaign."

Register here:

The NWP has partnered with the Pearson Foundation on this new video campaign, which empowers young filmmakers… Continue

Added by Paul on February 27, 2009 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

Designing in virtual world of Second Life

How difficult is for an educator to innovate in teaching and learning? To invent and implement new pedagogies?

I am interested in designing and implementing an educational environment for teacher training and professional development in the virtual world of Second Life.

Has anyone else ever tried something like this?

Added by Vasilis Vas on February 23, 2009 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

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