With your interest in Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording conducted by Nellie Deutsch on Technology Integration.
Hi Jeff - sorry this took so long! I signed up for Classroom 2.0 and then didn't use it for a long time. Hows the ADE life for you.. if you're interested in checking out some of the work i'm doing, my blog is http://thinkinginmind.blogspot.com
Happy New Year! I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a nationwide Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get more students involved from Wisconsin!
You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
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. Since you are in the 'connecting content and technology' group, 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, 2009, 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!
Hi Jeff - thanks for the invite. Even though I am at a 'pc' school, I've managed to get a few Macs in my room thanks to the wonderful support of one Paul Shaw - and of course I want a room full of them! Last year, after only a couple of months dabbling with the Macs, I was involved with running a breakout at the Kids Connect event Paul mentioned. I had a lot of learning to do - fast - but I had a ball. My Year 1's (5 and 6 year olds) wanted to take on the same task - so why not? You can see some of their at - although some things aren't working or displaying properly. Is that because of the move over to MobileMe?
Hi Jeff, I would be guessing there would be lots of ADE on this site. Did you get to NECC.? I unfortunately didn't but a colleague of mine Amanda Rablin is over there. Have a look at our Kids Connect event we been running which is a 2 day conference entirely organised by kids.
http://web.mac.com/pashaw/iWeb/Paul/AboutPaul.html you can get to the sites following the links on my page.