I learned so much and gathered so many great ideas at NCTies in Raleigh this year. I wish I could visit all the presenters at their schools. I can't wait to get back to my school to share everything I have learned.
My first project is going to be SKYPE in the Classroom. I have been using SKYPE for years for personal communication, but I want to use it in the classroom to give our students the opportunity to go global!
Think about the immense accomplishment of safely putting a human being on the moon and then returning that person back home to planet earth. Truly, it's almost unreal when you think about the size and scope of…
One experiences a lot of things in life but in a nutshell we can all categorize our memories in school life, college life and the various jobs. Whatever be the case some of the most cherished memories of anyone’s life remain the college days. The times that form a naïve student into a personality, the times that forces one to react, decide and choose for…
I would like to think I am decent with understanding technology. I mean, I use a SMART Board and document camera in my classroom. I use facebook, email, Discovery Education, and various other educational resources for teaching. However, I had never heard of Personal/Professional Learning Networks before this class. So I know I have a ton to learn about these networks and I am very excited, since after reading and viewing all the information about them I know how educational and effective they… Continue
Waiting is a horrible trick that the invinter of time does to us all. It is Thursday morning and tomorrow is my last day as a Special Education Paraeducator. On Monday I start my student teaching internship, and in June I will be graduated with my MA ED in Special Education. It has been a long four years, but it has gone by quickly; from finishing my undergrad degree at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA to…Continue
Added by Joe B. on March 4, 2010 at 2:52pm —
Gatha is a Sanskrit term meaning "verse" or "hymn". In Buddhist literature it is used to designate the versified portion of the sutras. Chinese scholars have adopted this word for their Versified compositions, which are known as chieh, an abbreviation of chieh-t'o, or as chieh-sang,
which is the combination of the Sanskrit and the Chinese. The gathas
collected here are not exclusively those of the Zen sect;…
Is e-learning effective? How can you better excite and engage children and students? FutureCampus brings together an unrivalled international speaker line-up comprising of government thought leaders, academics, university representatives and industry experts to deliver a balanced mix of real-life best practice case studies, expert presentations and interactive panel discussions. Leverage the potential of ICT in providing high quality,…
Members of this network may have noticed a video that seems out of place on an educational social network. The video is of a post-game interview with NBA player Allen Iverson. Why in the world is that on here?
Source: Children are hungrier for snacks, study finds By Melissa Healy on (latimes.com)
When American kids reflect upon their childhoods decades from now, snacks may figure more prominently in their memories -- and around their waists -- than meals shared around a table.
From 1977 to 2006, American children have added 168 snack calories per day to their diets, a study finds. They're munching cookies after school, granola bars on the way to piano lessons, chips… Continue
Added by ConorK on March 2, 2010 at 12:30am —
As spring break is approaching - or what's left of it after we make up snow days - I have been thinking back to last year's spring break. I have to admit that the 2 or 3 weeks leading up to spring break were not exactly my favorite. It is not uncommon for people to ask, “How can you be a high school administrator? Don’t you get tired of dealing with nothing… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on March 1, 2010 at 8:00pm —