April 2008 Blog Posts (99)

Where I blog

I don't expect I'll blog much here. I have my "real blog" for myself: Experiencing E-Learning. My blog generally covers instructional design, online learning, and educational technology. I do a lot of linkblogging too.

I also blog with the rest of my team at PLS Online Course Development. This blog is mostly aimed at the other people in the company to keep them updated on what we do and why… Continue

Added by Christy Tucker on April 19, 2008 at 3:52pm — No Comments

21st Century Education

I recently came across a posting of Sheryl Nussbaum Beach who writes in her blog about the "9 Principles for Implementation: The Big Shift" .

She's writing about how change can be made possible and understands the fear of teachers facing this change:

"Screaming for Something Concrete to Hold on To

Yet, even knowing this is not "business as usual, but business as unusual" and…

Added by Sigi on April 19, 2008 at 12:36pm — No Comments

What Edusim on Cobalt will look like & TPainter tips (for render the TPainter models)

TPainter tips

Added by Rich White on April 17, 2008 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Why Does Daniel Pink Hate Me?

Hi all,

I just posted something new on my blog about the book, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future.. I know it's been very popular in the education community, and I can see why. We certainly need more creativity and freedom in education.

However, I found some things really bothered me about the book and I share them in my post.

The idea that you… Continue

Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 17, 2008 at 8:17pm — 18 Comments

High School Curriculum for the 21st Century3

Uploaded on authorSTREAM by…

Added by Jack Olmsted on April 17, 2008 at 5:45pm — No Comments

I Read LOTS of Blocked Blogs! So Should YOU!

The Internet world of many teachers I mentor at several different schools has been shaken up recently by the installation of “new and improved” school filtering systems. It is not the fault of these schools’ tech coordinators, who are struggling valiantly to unblock good resources and keep within the boundaries of policy and law while they are doing it. Rather, the schools have been sold services by vendors who seem to believe that the ‘read only’ web is easier to deal with in educational… Continue

Added by Linda Loder on April 17, 2008 at 8:46am — No Comments

YA Lit 2.0

Cross-posted at ThinkTime and the Media Literacy Ning.

This is the last in a series of posts about things we can do in honor of Support Teen Literature Day 2008, which is today, April 17.

In previous entries, I've… Continue

Added by Jennifer Koch Lubke on April 17, 2008 at 6:48am — No Comments


I came across this really cool tool for making snazzy videos in a matter of minutes, and just had to share it here!

It's called Animoto, and all it requires is for the user to upload a bunch of pictures, select a piece of music (from their vast selection) and VOILA! out comes a short video (the only kind allowed in the free version of Animoto) thanks to this really cool "web application that automatically generates professionally… Continue

Added by Shuchi Grover on April 17, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

GreenbushGrid (our Opensim Island) on an interactive whiteboard: Video Demo

demoing navigation & building

Added by Rich White on April 16, 2008 at 1:21pm — No Comments

eSchool News: How multimedia can improve learning

New research sheds light on students' ability to process multiple modes of learning

By Meris Stansbury, Assistant Editor, eSchool News

An analysis of existing research supports a notion that already has begun to transform instruction in schools from coast to coast: that multimodal learning--using many modes and strategies that cater to individual learners' needs and capacities--is more effective than traditional, unimodal learning, which uses a single mode or… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on April 16, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Teaching & Learning Celebration 2008: Where We Stand: America's Schools

Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent for the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer, moderates a panel discussion at the 3rd annul Teaching & Learning Celebration that was held in New York City last month.

Panelist: Billy K. Cannaday, Jr., Michael Flanagan, Kim Oliver, Roy Romer, Andreas Schleicher, Eliot… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on April 16, 2008 at 11:20am — No Comments

ABBA and Billy Idol and ed tech!

Two musical references from the 80's for this one:

First one is in response to some planning we're doing on a retreat topic for our faculty next fall. I'd love feedback.

Remember the old ABBA song: Knowing Me, Knowing You?

Knowing You or, Who are our students?

How about an "tour" of our kids lives--their anxieties, their relationships, their fears, their achievements. . . and how the online world plays a part in this.

Who are we?

Guiding… Continue

Added by Sarah Hanawald on April 16, 2008 at 10:18am — No Comments

Resources for Web2.0

Here is a resource page that I compiled for some common Web 2.0 tools that I thought I'd share with everyone.
Resource Page.pdf

Added by Dena Coots on April 15, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Invitation to a podcast on podcasts

Recently, I read an article by Ian Lamont about podcasting. Written for a business journal, the author questioned whether podcasting had actually lived up to the hype that had been generated a few years before. He looked at the value in monetary terms with podcasting and asked whether the technology was actually paying off. Essentially, he was asking “How many people are listening?”

Of course, loyal readers of this blog are well aware that I hate when education is compared to… Continue

Added by Tim Holt on April 15, 2008 at 1:03pm — 23 Comments

Immersive Education and the Education Grid - a Discussion with Aaron Walsh

Added by Rich White on April 15, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

YA literature and blogs

Cross-posted at ThinkTime and the Media Literacy Ning.

This is the second in a series of posts about Support Teen Literature Day 2008, which is April 17.

Sponsored by the Young… Continue

Added by Jennifer Koch Lubke on April 15, 2008 at 3:44am — No Comments

Stop the Web, I Want to Get Off

With the fast pace of current Web 2.0 applications, it is all getting to be a little daunting to even try to keep up with current technologies. As an instructional technolgist in higher education, I have a vested interest in keeping up with the latest and greatest in technology. But I do find myself at times screaming inside, "Stop the Web. I Want to Get Off." After recovering from my brief internal meltdown, I realize that I could no sooner stop using the Internet than I could stop drinking… Continue

Added by Dena Coots on April 14, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard this month on TED talks

Added by Rich White on April 14, 2008 at 11:10am — No Comments

Holiday Celebrations in India

Can anyone point me in the right direction to upload a video of a holiday similar to a U.S. celebration being celebrated in India. Something like their New Year (Ugadi)? Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer.

Added by Katy on April 14, 2008 at 3:58am — No Comments

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