February 2008 Blog Posts (82)

Landmark 2008 Project coming to a close ...

The tallying is about to begin - we are coming to the end of the 3-week Kidlink Landmark 2008 game. Kids from many different countries have been exchanging questions during the past 15 school days, narrowing questions, drill-down type questions, trying to decode the clues to find a specific landmark on the face of the Earth. Is it in Egypt? Does it have anything to do with a temple? Was it famous during the 1800's? and so forth. I'll compile the lists of… Continue

Added by Terry Smith on February 17, 2008 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Digital Storytelling Blog Carnival #2

is now online: http://tinyurl.com/2vfvzq

For those interested in video production, this features a great assortment of articles for both beginners and advanced users about what's going on in the digital storytelling world in the past month.

Thanks for visiting.

Added by Mathew Needleman on February 17, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

World Languages and Cultures

Cross posted from the Global Education Collaborative ning:

I'm meeting with a group of middle school world language teachers on Monday to discuss technology integration ideas. Languages taught in this school district include: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, German, Italian, French and Spanish.

This school district is also developing courses involving world cultures and global perspectives and are particularly interested in… Continue

Added by Lucy Gray on February 17, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Becoming More Literate Daily

I recently posted my response to Warlick's steps to 21st century literacy. I have completed one of the steps on my to do list. I have created a wiki for my network of teachers to share ideas, links, etc. The hard part is getting my intended audience to buy into it since we meet face to face on a regular basis. Anyway, it is a step closer to literacy. I have a lot to add to it, but it is a… Continue

Added by David James on February 15, 2008 at 10:04pm — No Comments


How to Become Student Council President of Middle School

from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

Becoming Student Council President is very easy if you know what your competition is. For many it seems like the hardest thing ever with… Continue

Added by JUME18 on February 15, 2008 at 9:20pm — No Comments

New inputs to interact with 3D virtual environments

I have said in past posts direct input is to 3D environments what the mouse is to flat ones. Which is basically the point of Mitch Kapor in this article - http://www.news.com/8301-13772_3-9873205-52.html?tag=tb — We are using surface devices with Edusim now of course … but as other more natural forms of input emerge I can see this having an impact in immersive education as well.…


Added by Rich White on February 15, 2008 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Calling all Music Technology Teachers

I have developed a ning - musictechieteachers.ning.com

Added by Carol Broos on February 15, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Soical Networking in the Classroom

Hey everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am a senior at a technical high school. I am in the Computer Programming and Web Development course. For a graduation requirement, i must do a 20 min presentation about something above and beyond what we have learned.

I am doing my presentation on how Social Networking can be used in the classroom. The 3 major points are YouTube, Podcasting and Blogging. Like what I am doing now...

Since a lot of people here are educators...or… Continue

Added by Stephanie Sousa on February 15, 2008 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

Here we go!

Well, now I'm a blogger. Today we work to learn how to better use certain technologies to aid instruction for our students. Lots of fun useful information! Check back later for more updates!

Added by Matt on February 15, 2008 at 8:32am — No Comments

physics course

Hello, my name is kevin. For my final project i am building a course in physics that applies Web 2.0 to a lesson unit. It's all about transforming the classroom to 21st century learning. Right now i'll be focusing mainly on an introduction to physics involving online instruction. For example: Distant time graphs, Velocity time graphs, solving problems algebraically, etc. I could really use some helpful ideas on how to go about building my course.

Added by Web 2.0 Class on February 15, 2008 at 7:11am — 1 Comment

What research says about project-based learning

Hi all,
I just posted a blog that might interest classroom 2.0'rs. What research says about project-based learning. Lots of teachers looking at technology in the classroom find that technology and projects go really well together. But it's not easy to implement project-based learning in the traditional classroom. There are lots of ideas here that might be helpful!


Added by Sylvia Martinez on February 14, 2008 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Podcasting and the Super 3 - Build Reading and Writing Fluency

Podcasting can improve your child’s reading and writing skills. It’s true. The steps of the Super 3 plan / do / review to create good podcasts require many skills. Students communicate with peers, think through ideas, write (or type), talk, record, evaluate, and edit-edit-edit. Their favorite part seems to be the challenge of making a satisfying recording. Students repeatedly listen and record and build fluency skills with each… Continue

Added by JoNelle on February 14, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Exchange Teacher Group

If you've landed here because I invited you to join Classroom 2.0. You're not quite finished yet. I need you to join the Exchange Teacher group I've created.

I created this group for a few simple reasons.

  1. I see a need for a social network for teachers who have participated in an exchange program. I think we could all benefit from sharing experiences.
  2. I think this would also help promote the…

Added by Mari Hobkirk on February 14, 2008 at 7:18am — No Comments

A.P. Calculus in web 2.0

My name is Mackenzie Proe and I am a student at Millis High School, Millis, MA. I am taking a web 2.0 class this year and I am trying to find different ways to apply web 2.0 in the classroom. I have chosen A.P. Calculus as my subject, and I am looking for any insight as to how web 2.0 can help students learn objectives faster and better. An A.P class is mainly on how to take the A.P. test and score to get college credit. With this in mind, there are many deadlines that teachers have to follow… Continue

Added by Web 2.0 Class on February 14, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

E- Learning

There is a sudden surge in the demand of online tutoring in countries like USA and UK.

Online tutoring has gained unexpected popularity and the primary reason is the ever increasing usage of computers and Internet worldwide. Online tutoring works much the same way as the traditional one-on-one physical tutoring does.

With increased connection and data transfer speed students and tutors can now engage online at the same time as in a physical classroom. Using some advanced technology,… Continue

Added by Jasonrichmond on February 14, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

MidLink Magazine Seeking New Teacher/Editor

MidLink Magazine, is looking for a new teacher/editor to join us! I have been an editor for 7 years and the experience has been so valuable! Our chief editor is Brenda Dyck, an amazing innovative educator from Canada who writes for Education World and who is the recipient of several major awards. New MidLink Editor will be added to the existing team of editors this spring. This is our call for submissions of applications which are due by… Continue

Added by karenklieg on February 14, 2008 at 4:01am — No Comments

New Friends!

So now I've got a lot more friends... What, you didn't think I had any? HAHA!! :) Okay so now we can talk about this "blogosphere". What do you think? I've found many different groups on this site, from Earth day to Greek interests. All kinds of subject matter. If you get a chance check out the groups page on your own site and see what you can see. While your at it, take a look at the link for my blog, Science Island. I am very interested in getting as many science teachers involved in… Continue

Added by Charles Miller on February 13, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Web 2.0 in the English

Hello, this is Bryan from Millis High School and for my final project I am working on integrating Web 2.0 and 21st Century learning skills in an Freshman English Class. Anyone who has any ideas, it would be awsome.

Added by Web 2.0 Class on February 13, 2008 at 6:15am — No Comments

My digital literacy

I posted this to my blog. Not very often do I have such a thought producing moment, but this was one of those. Check it out and tell me what you think.

Added by David James on February 12, 2008 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Edusim Alpha PDF Training Manual

Our instructional media specialist produced a hard copy of the…

Added by Rich White on February 12, 2008 at 4:36pm — No Comments

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