January 2008 Blog Posts (123)

Spring08: the first Storybook coverpages are up!

In all three of my classes, the main focus of attention is the Storybook projects which the students create (here are past Storybooks from my Indian Epics class, for example). It's a semester-long process, starting right from the first week, with several weeks of brainstorming and learning to publish webpages, and then the students start creating their Storybooks online.

Well, since it is possible to work… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on January 23, 2008 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Search Engine RedZee

Service RedZee has got a an animated mascot! A lot of fun!

Added by Hans Feldmeier on January 23, 2008 at 8:56am — No Comments

I feel like e-learning

Yes, I must admit it. The deeper I go into e-learning, the more interested I become in this phenomenon; a perfect combination of two of my major interests: education and technology. I love teaching and I think I’ve been interested in technological stuff

ever since I got my first watch.

As soon as the personal computer became an affordable item, I started to search for ways in which I could use it as a tool to enrich and widen my teaching practice. So applying…


Added by Carlos Guerrero on January 23, 2008 at 5:43am — No Comments

Sales Pitch Tomorrow

Tomorrow I will bring in the high school students into the Wiki Mentoring Project. The sophomore English teachers are very excited to bring this project into their classrooms, because they see the benefits of students helping students with their writing skills. Last year was a huge success. I hope to be able to build something that lasts throughout the year and not just for a six weeks project.

Who knows? Maybe I can bring along some students from other areas of the world. Teaching… Continue

Added by David James on January 22, 2008 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Clay Animation Podcast Bonanza

Thanks to Greg Paulsen, Kevin Hodgson, and Carolyn Daly for joining me to discuss the ins and outs of clay animation in the classroom including rationale, sample projects ideas, and down and dirty tips on how to get started.

If you have iTunes, please subscribe to the podcast. Future podcasts are now being edited. If you don't have iTunes, you…


Added by Mathew Needleman on January 22, 2008 at 9:54pm — 3 Comments

George Lucas Ed Foundation talks to Tim Holt

George Lucas Education Foundation Executive Director MIlton Chen talks to Tim Holt at Tim's Intended Consequences podcast site.

Hear the interview here:


Please tell a friend about my podcasts. I am quite proud of the lineup of people that I have gotten in recent months.

I am always getting more.

Look for a lot of new podcasts after I attend the upcoming TCEA convention in Austin Texas.

Added by Tim Holt on January 22, 2008 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Can Apple Marketing Techniques be used in education?

Tim Holt Talks to Steve Chazin, from www.marketingapple.com about how Apple marketing strategies can be used to help ed tech.

Here is the interview:


Please tell your friends about my podcasts. I am quite proud of the lineup of people I have gotten recently and am proud to share them with anyone who will listen.

Added by Tim Holt on January 22, 2008 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Joan Ganz Cooney Foundation Talks to Tim Holt

Joan Ganz Cooney Foundation Director Michael Levine talks to Tim Holt at Tim's Intended Consequences podcast site.

Hear the interview here:


Don't know who Joan Ganz Cooney is? Does the Children's Television Workshop ring a bell?

That's them!

Please tell a friend about my podcasts. I am quite proud of the lineup of people that I have gotten in recent months.

I am always getting more.

Look for a lot… Continue

Added by Tim Holt on January 22, 2008 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Spring08: students want their own widgets

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day (a welcome holiday after the hectic first week of classes), but I got a very interesting email during the day from a student - she wrote to ask if it was possible for her to put the "Random Internet Bumper Sticker" widget that I have put in our Desire2Learn course homepage (more about that widget) on the homepage for her other Desire2Learn courses.

WHAT A GREAT… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on January 22, 2008 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Why I love technology in education...

In high school, my teachers never cared about me – they didn’t care about any of us. They didn’t care how well I performed in class. They didn’t care if I was using the best available resources. They didn’t care what I was learning or if I was being challenged. They didn’t care about my success.…


Added by Lisa on January 22, 2008 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

Environmental Change in the Polar Regions

A project by UK, Reunion Island and Polar Year scientists.

Video podcasts created by students about the work of scientist in the Arctic and Antarctic. The impact of human activity is explored.


There is a linked blog for students to leave their questions and comments

Added by Nick Falk on January 22, 2008 at 1:46pm — No Comments

KindleLab opensource interactive whiteboard application for your Wiimote Whiteboard

If you are using the Wiimote whiteboard and are needing an opensource interactive whiteboard app here is something to try - http://kindlelab.com/software.html & a video of it being used is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80-75kPfF48

Will work with other hardware (smartboard - activeboard - mimio - ebeam) as well… Continue

Added by Rich White on January 22, 2008 at 7:33am — No Comments

Hunger For Learning

I believe the following quotation to be true for those of us who sometimes consider ourselves "full" of learning:

"The full person does not understand the needs of the hungry." - Irish Proverb

I am thinking on this deeply, since I don't yet know how to create a simulation in myself that represents a true hunger for learning that might exist in others. I know I have a strong desire for learning, and I am meditating on the difference. More later *:-)

Added by Lee Allan Sanders on January 21, 2008 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Nearing 22,000! Looking good!

WOW! The response so far this season has been phenomenal! This is the first season during which Studica Skills has had a representative working solely on the task of getting the word out there. I have been in my position for just over two months, and we are seeing the impact already! I don't think that 50,000 registrants is unachieveable for season three, and the larger our numbers for this year, the better the prizes from our corporate sponsors for next year! I am absolutely psyched, and…


Added by Studica Skills on January 21, 2008 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Busy updating my stuff....

A couple of updates:

1) I've changed the name of my blog from A Teacher's Life to High Techpectations. There's another Teacher's Life out there now, and frankly, the title was just booooooring. Not sure if I like my new one yet, but time will tell. You can find the blog at http://elemenous.typepad.com.

2) Last fall, I started a ning for teachers within my organization. This ning thing was new to everyone, and by keeping it private, we just didn't have the numbers to drive… Continue

Added by Lucy Gray on January 21, 2008 at 8:21am — No Comments

Perfectionist's PowerPoint Tip: How to E-mail Your PowerPoint Presentations to Others Perfectly

It's so easy and too easy to make mistakes. You may need to know more about multiple ways to email your PowerPoint presentations, in the right version to play, with background music or movies included, and without any hassles.

You probably think emailing a PowerPoint presentation as easy as "just attach it". But sometimes, your recipients may complain that they can't view your presentations properly. Can't open, no sounds or totally deranged. What happened to this easy job?… Continue

Added by William Peterson on January 20, 2008 at 11:19pm — 1 Comment

Colorado Technology Fairs

Check out my latest post on M A G E E's Blog about Colorado Technology Fairs.

Added by Connie Masson on January 20, 2008 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Twitter: teachable moments

from Langwitches blog…

Teachable Moment Twitter Account

Posted: January 19th, 2008, by Langwitches Following an idea that sprung out at me while I was writing my previous post, I have decided to create a…


Added by Debbie Harris on January 20, 2008 at 10:34am — No Comments

21st Century Learning: Observations and Concerns

So, is Web 2.0 a big deal? Is it necessary for education, as an institution, to blend these newly emerging technologies into existing curriculums and goals so that we really are providing a 21st century education for our young people? If the answer is "no" - that this is only a tech fad to be ignored read more

Added by J Black on January 20, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

KindleLab - Wiimote interactive whiteboard software (along the lines of Smartboards notebook) for the wiimote board harware


More work on the Opensource Interactive Whitebaord 2D stuff aimed at a wiimote whiteboard solution... available for download here in a week or two.

Added by Rich White on January 20, 2008 at 9:58am — No Comments

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