January 2010 Blog Posts (153)

Are Checklists worth the effort? The Checklist and the Group Project

I don’t know about you, but I am the type of person that likes to get things quickly and not spend a lot of time debating or arguing. Case in point, whenever I go shopping I tend to buy things quickly with the goal of getting out of the store as soon as possible. This usually results in my forgetting to purchase a few items or my buying something which is overpriced or doesn’t fit right.



I have realized, the hard way, that whenever I spend a few moments and make a list of things I… Continue

Added by Sal P on January 28, 2010 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Experiments in Virtual Reality

Found my way to a talk at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard on Monday by Jeremy Bailenson. Bailenson runs the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford and they explore the implications of human interactions through avatars, among other things.



Bailenson was talking about avatars, a hot topic right now, for sure. His basic point was that avatar… Continue

Added by Nick Siewert on January 28, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

VCR phase-out survey results posted at AV-1.org

VCR survey results on AV-1 Tech managers from around the globe chime in for VCR phase-out survey at AV-1.org.



130 respondents offered a few surprises...



79% of us still have VCRs in up to 75% of our rooms. (Doesn't that seem like quite a lot of VCRs still in service?)



Only 34% of us have any sort of plan in place to end-of-life VCRs. (An artifact of fiscal hard-times or evidence of a…

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Added by Joe Schuch on January 28, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

Multiple Intelligence Inventory Results

After taking the MII, I learned a few things about my learning style that I didn't know and did not expect to be reflected in the results. My complete results can be seen below. I thought that the MII would reveal that I am more of an Intrapersonal learner rather than an Interpersonal learner, come to find out, I have the same percentage score on both. I also thought that my Mathematics percentage would greatly out way that of the Linguistics, but in comparison they were much closer, with 32 in… Continue

Added by Mandee Sargent on January 28, 2010 at 8:48am — 1 Comment

A Three-Dimensional Model for Understanding Student Disruptive Behavior: Part Three, The Interpersonal Approach

A Three-Dimensional Model for Understanding Student Disruptive Behavior: Part Three, The Interpersonal Approach*



The interpersonal approach, the third dimension to understanding student disruptive behavior suggests that many youngsters naturally acquire anti-social and irresponsible behavior through rewarded peer socialization. Many of these youngsters do not have positive role models in their daily life to imitate. Therefore, the interpersonal approach advocates that… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on January 28, 2010 at 6:59am — No Comments

Age before beauty... it's not right!

Does it happen to everyone in education that they lose touch at some point, like an athlete that doesn't know when to hang it up, and they hold on for too long... to the detriment of those they have been hired to serve?



Thing about this issue though is that age, oftentimes, has very little to do with the matter of when someone should hang up their educational spurs. Truly, some people ought to take their chips off the table after but 3 months in this profession -- and for a… Continue

Added by Alan Sitomer on January 28, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

mapeh

january

11, 15 100 drawings yoga mental health & well being

18, 22

25, 29

february

1,5

8,12

15,19

22,26

march

1,5

8,12

15,19

22,26

29 & april 2

Added by ana fernandez on January 27, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

MII

I have taken things like the MII before, in fact I have taken the MII. They are neat tests because it's neat to see the results. It's neat to somewhat see what I'm like, what I enjoy doing, etc. Although it is good to see those things, I have trouble seeing how effective they are. I mean, how much do they help? How much good do they do? Maybe for some people they work, but for me, they don't do a lot for me, even though as I said it is interesting to see my results.…



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Added by Kelsey Watson on January 27, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

MI Inventory

After completing the MI Inventory, the only thing I know for sure is that I have changed quite a bit since my senior year of high school. My highest category was Interpersonal, which I found to be odd. Most people who meet me think that I'm quiet (at least, that's what they think at first). I used to think that people who said that we're crazy, and then as… Continue

Added by Courtney King on January 27, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Access 1000s of state assessment exams.

Teachers, parents and students can access 1000s of state exams online http://bit.ly/aTAX

Added by Cliff Lee on January 27, 2010 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Snow Days & Pretzels

Just wanted to let you know that it IS possible to make pretzels at home from SCRATCH. We had our FIFTH, (yep, count 'em: 1, 2, 3, 4, FIVE), snow day of the year (and it's only January) and I finally mustered up the nerve to try that recipe from food network that had been hanging on my frig for months. For my first attempt at something with YEAST and completely… Continue

Added by Michelle TeGrootenhuis on January 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Website

A website I use a lot in my science class is from BBC. There are a lot of interactive things that students can come to the board and do. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/

Added by Erika Smith on January 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

art class

In art class today, we are thinking about what were gonna put on a school moral. yesturday we all did designs of what we might want.

Added by kristen rose sanders on January 27, 2010 at 8:45am — No Comments

A Three-Dimensional Model for Understanding Student Disruptive Behavior: Part Two, The Intrapersonal Approach

A Three-Dimensional Model for Understanding Student Disruptive Behavior: Part Two, The Intrapersonal Approach*



The intrapersonal approach, the second dimension to understanding student disruptive behavior, is quite different from the group and community building perspective. It focuses on how individual students process information, and control and manage their own cognitions, emotions and behavior. According to the intrapersonal approach, the irresponsible behavior of… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on January 27, 2010 at 7:53am — No Comments

The higher they rise, the further they are from what they need to see

Why is it that the higher up one rises in terms of being an educational decision maker with real power to wield, the further one is distanced from actually working with real kids on a day to day basis?



Kinda weird, huh?



I mean, by this logic -- wacky as it is when you really think about it -- the ratio works out so that those who make the most influential decisions are the folks that spend the least (if any... and I literally mean, if any) time with real kids in… Continue

Added by Alan Sitomer on January 27, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

PBS

I was looking forward to Eluminate presentation with PBS. I never seemed to be able to make the connection. Hopefully I will find the session archived.

Added by Yvonne Mattix on January 26, 2010 at 8:20pm — 1 Comment

How to: hold down shift, command, and 3 or 4. with the cursor, select what you want to take a picture of. the picture will appear on the desktop. once you have the picture go to the camera icon and a…






How to: hold down shift, command, and 3 or 4. with the cursor, select what you want to take a picture of. the picture will appear on the desktop. once you have the picture go to the camera icon and add the picture from desktop. Continue

Added by Kelsey Watson on January 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"newb"

1. newb 1086 up, 101 down

buy newb mugs, tshirts and magnetsA term used to describe a inexperienced gamer/person/etc. Unlike a noob, a newb is someone who actually wants to get better.

Leet Player: Why is he just looking at the wall?

Other Player: I think hes a newb.



I found this definition on urbandictionary.com and can definitely relate. I know little about technology, but I am exctied… Continue

Added by kelsey faith sutherland on January 26, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

21st Century Computer Lab for an Elementary School

This post is a commentary on the future of Computer Labs as well as a "cry" for your input on what you believe a 21st Century C-Lab should look like. This will also become the first in a series of posts regarding a major transformation both physically and philosophically within our school. We are remodeling our school. I am going to re-purpose and re-structure our lab. I am not 100% confident that I am going in the right direction...this is a bit of a risk. You're input here would be of great… Continue

Added by Nate Krulish on January 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Brennan LaBrie, 10, Presentation At Totem Falls Elementary

On January 13-14, 2010, TIME For Kids reporter Brennan LaBrie gave a presentation to 600 K-6 students at Totem Falls Elementary. Part 1…



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Added by Jack Olmsted on January 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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