June 2009 Blog Posts (133)

Top Ten Most Requested Posts on TeachPaperless.com

Here's a link to the Top Ten most requested articles on TeachPaperless.com as well as the series on using Twitter in the Classroom.

340 posts in four-and-a-half months, and TeachPaperless is going strong. I'll be continuing to post daily throughout the summer, and remember that every Friday TP runs the Friday Chat -- a 45 minute live chat discussion of topics important to educators in… Continue

Added by Shelly Blake-Plock on June 11, 2009 at 6:37am — No Comments

T3 Notes from @wfryer

I pulled this out of the notes taken by @wfryer regarding T3 (Target Tech in Texas) which is the artist formally know as E2T2 in Texas. Wes provides a great deal of insight and summary information around the grant opportunity. Read more.…


Added by John Costilla on June 11, 2009 at 6:01am — No Comments

Web 2.0 class at ASU

To blog or not to blog? (With great apologies to William!)

Okay...waaay off base. I thought I had to create a blog at another site, so now I've got a blog here in Classroom 2.0 AND a blog at the following: www.anneashiker.blogspot.com

Share your outing adventures with me.

Added by Anne Bryan on June 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Creating Video's in the Classroom


I am taking an on-line class called Video Production in the Classroom. I am very excited to create videos for the classroom to engage my future students. This is all new to me. Does anyone who has experience with this have any tips for me?

Added by Zelda Trujillo on June 10, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

I Wonder ... About Work-Arounds

Today one of Clarence Fisher's thoughtful posts at his blog, Remote Access, caught my attention. The topic was work-arounds. As often happens, I found myself writing a response that grew and grew until it was too big for a comment. So I cut it in half and resolved to author my own post which builds upon what I understood Clarence to be saying:

He wonders.

Should we be teaching work-arounds as a digital skill?

detourThose of us who teach in labs do it all the… Continue

Added by L. Suzanne Shanks on June 10, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

eLearners.com Launches the National “Career Stimulus Package” from Denver, to Tackle Crisis of Undereducated, Underemployed Adult Americans

eLearners.com, a web resource of EducationDynamics, which has successfully connected learners to online education since 1999, announces the Denver launch of a new national program aimed at helping adults kick start their careers through education, entitled “Career Stimulus Package” (www.careerstimulus.com). The comprehensive career education program will offer undereducated, underemployed adults access to online education opportunities,… Continue

Added by Erik on June 10, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

iPhone Apps for Lifelong Learning and Fun

Learning with the iPhone

I love my iphone. I've had it for 3 months and am always on the hunt for apps.

I stumbled on this list of iPhone Apps for learning. Those of you with a passion for lifelong learning should check out this list. There are apps for literature, the arts, foreign languages, travel, science, math, and nature, to name a few.

Here is a sampling of what you'll find:…


Added by Donelle on June 10, 2009 at 9:24am — 3 Comments

It's About Connection

As a middle school teacher, if I have learned anything about being an effective teacher, I have learned it's all about connection. Not connection with 'the class' because there's no such thing as 'the class'. The connection(s) you must cultivate are those between you and each and every student.

Students will largely forget what you say to them but they will never forget how you made them feel. Connection offers the opportunity for you to build… Continue

Added by Andrew on June 10, 2009 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Network Challenge

Do you buy your morning coffee on your way into work? Well STOP IT!!

I challenge the network to give up the gourmet coffee once a week. (You know it has to be serious if I say that!)

Instead brew the coffee at home or drink the free coffee at work.

Use your credit card to donate the money you save (about $5) to the Relay For Life. You can either go to… Continue

Added by Durff on June 10, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Target average GMAT Score for Top USA Business Schools

This article will be useful for working professionals who are planning to pursue MBA from USA universities or USA B-schools.

Being a working professional myself, I understand that during recession many of us are planning to go for higher studies. In my circle of friends out of 10 professionals six have already applied to different b schools in USA, UK or in India and others have taken the GMAT 2009 date.

Most of us while preparing for… Continue

Added by Saumil Shrivastava on June 9, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Leveraging The “Networked” Teacher: The Professional Networked Learning Collaborative

The Professional Networked Learning Collaborative seeks to leverage the new reality of education.

Individual educators used to operate under this model. Alec Couros of Open Thinking blog created this graphic.



Added by Rob Jacobs on June 9, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

I agree I feel like digital media is advancing students education in the classroom. Yet I guess I am a traditionalist, I feel like it makes them lazy in other elements in the classroom. I feel like s…

I agree I feel like digital media is advancing students education in the classroom. Yet I guess I am a traditionalist, I feel like it makes them lazy in other elements in the classroom. I feel like students writing is not at the level it should be and I also feel like because all of the degital media and technology takes away their imagination and creativity. But I have a hard time with this because I also find that it is beneficial, in the aspect that this ishow our society is advancing as… Continue

Added by Angel Montoya on June 9, 2009 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Teen Voice Report

Yesterday, the Search Institute and the Best Buy Children's Foundation released its report, Teen Voice 2009.

There were a couple surprising things:

One third of 15-year-olds cannot identify a talent, interest, or hobby they are deeply passionate about.

Less than 50% of 15-yr-olds who know their talent or strengths say anyone at school (48%) encourages… Continue

Added by Mike Palmquist on June 9, 2009 at 8:36am — No Comments

Calling All English Teachers!

I am looking for ways to incorporate blogs in my classroom. I would love to see some examples of what others are doing to inspire me. I would like to set it up for the upcoming school year with a set format and procedure for students and parents. If you have ideas, please let me know.

Added by Cary Fields on June 9, 2009 at 8:13am — No Comments

Wait No More

Gone are the days when we waited to read about the latest happenings on Yahoo, Google, ZDNet, or your other favorite news & search resource. You will tell your children and grandchildren..."remember when we had to wait to read about it online… Continue

Added by John Costilla on June 9, 2009 at 6:36am — No Comments

Mentoring Program at the Community High School of (San Francisco) Bay



On this website you will learn about the mentoring program of the Jewish Community High School (JCHS) of the (San Francisco) Bay

Each student at JCHS is included in a mentor group comprised of 6-8 grade peers and one faculty member. Mentor… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on June 9, 2009 at 5:44am — No Comments

Teaching Struggles - Some medicine.

I have the honor and privilege of quite often giving end of year, end of course, graduation and other speeches to teachers. I take it seriously and usually end with a story. Stories work well and inspire. One of the ones I've used most often is this one - MAKE A DIFFERENCE. But I have a number of personal anecdotes and also folktales. You can read many others in the… Continue

Added by ddeubel on June 9, 2009 at 3:39am — No Comments

The Passionate Redheads Gala Event

On June 14th 4:00pmSLT - 9:00pmSLT at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Southern%20Colorado/163/42/26 the Passionate Redheads Team of the Second Life Relay For Life will be holding a Fashion Show followed by a Gala Ball with concurrent Silent Auction.

One can view and place bids on the auction items starting Saturday, June 13th at 9amSLT. Directions on how to place bids will be available at the auction location. Stop by anytime between Saturday morning… Continue

Added by Durff on June 8, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Five ways Gen Y will change the way you work

Interesting article that touches on something I've been speaking to schools about for several years now. Are we adequately preparing our children for the workforce they will be a part of? If it was bad already, in this economy, it's only going to get worse, so how do we capitalize on the existing technology available to get them ready for the real world.

Five ways Gen Y will change the way you work

By Nick Heath silicon.com

Posted on ZDNet News: Mar 27, 2009 5:29:21… Continue

Added by Blaine Transue on June 8, 2009 at 6:50pm — No Comments

"Does online Learning Work?"

"Does online Learning Work?"

It's my observation now, after spending nearly 20 years supporting education technology, that there continue to be major hurdles in getting teachers to adopt technology into their curriculum, no matter how one attempts to integrate it. I do believe that a fair percentage of them have a genuine interest in trying, but the reality is still today, that only a very small percentage end up successfully integrating technology directly.

We deal with… Continue

Added by Blaine Transue on June 8, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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