March 2010 Blog Posts (139)

NCTies 2010

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!

Added by Maureen Davis on March 5, 2010 at 5:36pm — No Comments

If we can put a man on the moon, we can certainly measure teacher effectiveness.



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…
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Added by Alan Sitomer on March 5, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Other Options than MBA Colleges in India





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…

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Added by Saumil Shrivastava on March 5, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

What I Think About PLNs

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

Added by Roxanne Warner on March 4, 2010 at 10:31pm — 6 Comments

Skipper Rich Wilson Presents at the MIT Museum March 12, 2010

Boston area teachers might be interested in MIT's Second Friday's program. On March 12, 2010, Skipper Rich Wilson, a Marblehead native, will be give a presentation on his Vendee Globe voyage completed in March 2009. Program information is at: http://web.mit.edu/MUSEUM/programs/secondfridays.html#March

Added by Lorraine on March 4, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Hurry Up and Wait!!

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 — No Comments

zen

I. GATHAS AND PRAYERS

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;…

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Added by Megan on March 4, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Information about Digital Cameras for Classroom Use

I am going to purchase some digital cameras for my classroom. They will be used by 3rd-5th graders. Does anyone have any suggestions on a durable, easy-to-use camera?

Added by Debbie Wilson on March 4, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments

March 4: Holidays Today

Iran Birth of Prophet Mohammad and of Imam Sadegh

Iraq Public Holiday (Kurdistan)…
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Added by Eric Snyder on March 4, 2010 at 3:29am — No Comments

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Today I’m happy to announce that…

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Added by Mrs. Blossom on March 3, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Another Great Song to Share - Our Lives by The Calling

This was originally posted on The Freshman Transition Network.


Here's another great song to consider sharing with your students (if the video doesn't load the first time try refreshing this page):







This song, Our Lives by The Calling, has an axcellent message for our young people. As I have recommended with songs before, try playing it for your students as a Do…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on March 3, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Dr. Seuss is my Homeboy!



Tuesday was…
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Added by Alan Sitomer on March 3, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

March 3: Hinamatsuri (Japan)

Today is...…

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Added by Eric Snyder on March 3, 2010 at 5:57am — No Comments

FutureCampus Forum 2010

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,…

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Added by Kevin Chilton on March 3, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Why is Allen Iverson on Assessment FOR Learning?

(This post was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.)


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?


Salem High School teachers on this Ning know the answer to that. When our school first started taking a… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on March 2, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Unhealthy Snacks For Children

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 — No Comments

The 3 Magicians

This was originally posted on The Freshman Transition Network.


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 — No Comments

Learning about Lecture Capture – Part 2 (features and functions)

This week we continue our research into the technology behind today’s Lecture Capture systems.

Last week, I started a series of posts focused on learning about the lecture capture systems being used in education today, and the technology that enables them. My first…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on March 1, 2010 at 7:55am — No Comments

Pew, Millennials and Bubbles



I really like the…
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Added by Alan Sitomer on March 1, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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