Jack Etter
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  • Monticello, NY
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At 12:00pm on September 23, 2009, aledoux said…
Hi Jack
Found your comments interesting and taking you up on your offer for advice and lesson ideas. I do yearly workshop/presentations with teachers on the infusion of technology/tools included in grade level lessons. What do you have that early years (K-4) teachers found useful? (any suggestions for any subject area)
At 9:43pm on December 28, 2008, Jack said…
Hi Jack!

Hope you're enjoying the winter break. I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get more students involved from NY.

You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
At 12:24pm on December 28, 2008, Donnalyn said…
Hi Jack,
Can you send me some samples of how teachers use Photostory in your district? I would like to see how it is used across the curriculum as I plan to start using it during the second semester in my middle school art program, and try to branch it out to our content area teachers.

Thank you.

At 2:09pm on December 26, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…

I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham,MA, and engineering students) who has taken a year off to work on an education related project. I found you when I searched for middle schools on classroom20, and since our project is specific to middle schools, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:

Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2008, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.

Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win an idea competition on Ideablob.com You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975. We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.

Feel free to email me back, check out alightlearning.com, anything you like!


Alyshia Olsen
At 7:27am on December 4, 2008, Donnalyn said…
That would be great. Please send me the link!!!
At 7:52am on December 3, 2008, Donnalyn said…
Hi Jack,
I am the Model Schools Art Committe Chairperson for the Madison Oneida BOCES. Our group is interested in some ideas for art class applications of Photo Story for our meeting Friday. ( Nothing like the last minute, right?!) Since the technology available to our group members varies widely district to district - this is a good program to get them off the ground with digital stories, etc. Any advice you could share with me would be greatly appreciated.


Donnalyn Shuster
Frankfort- Schuyler MS
At 3:33pm on November 1, 2008, Brian said…
I'm an I.T. teacher also--what's it like in your area? We're required to keep blogs for our teachers. An example is mine at http://ppsblogs.net/brianmckee if you want ideas to spring off of. Good luck.

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