October 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Flatclassroom09-3 - Sounding Boards

Every fall a global project takes place led by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis. This year over 220 students from 5 countries will research trends in information technology and globalization, write a collaborative research report on a wiki, and produce digital videos about their topics. Sound impressive? Well it is! These students are not graduate level… Continue

Added by mrsdurff on October 30, 2009 at 7:25pm — No Comments

2010 Trends in Teaching - by Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow

Oct. 23, 2010

Due to massive budget cuts, many teachers were laid off during this last global recession. In some states like California many teachers who had nine years worth of tenure were cut from the payroll. Imagine a second grade school teacher who had taught for nine years being laid off due to budget cuts; it doesn't make sense does it? Nevertheless, that's exactly what happened.

Not only that but… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on October 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

2nd LAN Party of the K12Online2009 Conference

Please join us on October 20, 2009 at 22:00GMT/3:00pmPDT/4:00pmMDT/5:00pmCDT/6:00pmEDT for a live event of the 2009

K12Online Conference

On October 20, the K12Online Conference is hosting a LAN party from 6:00PM to 8:00PM EDT. We invite everyone to gather at the LAN party site with colleagues in order to view two past conference presentations and then engage in lively discussions in our chatroom. The presenters will be in attendance.… Continue

Added by mrsdurff on October 18, 2009 at 11:22am — No Comments

Teaching Technique-Stop the Tape


Early in my teaching career there was only 16mm film. The Memphis City Schools Board of Education published a film catalog listing hundreds of film available for teachers to show in their classrooms. The usual procedure for the teachers that worked in the school with me was order a film, get a student to put in on and monitor it and then go to the teacher’s lounge.

Of course no teacher does that today.

When I order a…

Added by William Lambert on October 15, 2009 at 4:46am — No Comments

Black Eyed Peas “Youth Voices” PSA Empowers Youth Through Digital Arts

The Adobe Foundation and The Black Eyed Peas Peapod Foundation today unveiled a new public service announcement called “Plant Inspiration.” The PSA promotes the launch of Adobe Youth Voices, a non-profit that stresses the power of technology to engage middle- and high school–age youth. Adobe Youth Voices provides… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 7, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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