I am the only member of my Nuclear family that is not an educator, traditional or virtual - it is kismit that I have found web/graphic design work with Educational Tools Inc, creators of iCORE.
The CORE Curriculum is an online resources for educators which is a fully-aligned,
web-based program that employs diverse delivery options and features targeted activities teachers can actively exercise to suit a range of
learning styles.… Continue
In India the number of study abroad consultants have grown many folds. This is primarily because there is demand at both sides of the coin. Not only larger number of students are interested to study abroad but also colleges and universities across the world taking more and more interest in inviting students from India. But is it… Continue
In India if we look back a few years from now and you will find the most dreaded exercise for every school pass out was to apply for colleges and stand in long queues all day till evening on a hot summer day. Such a popular and unavoidable exercise this was that news channels had begun to actually have entire series for how to apply for colleges and what to do when you go to college to get application forms. So every summer after the class 12 board…
Here is a copy of my original forum discussion post, plus a few updates:
If you are interested in emerging technologies, you might want to follow the link to the TechSparked website!
I recently came across a few long-standing blogs that never crossed my path during my Google searches, and I was thinking that a Classroom 2.0 discussion about blog-sharing might be helpful, since… Continue
The school year is over for most of our families and summer is here. I don’t know what people’s plans are for the summer. My family is busy with plans for summer camps, schools, and a family vacation. As parents, we try to strike a balance between relaxation and fun, creative activities and being productive. We try to keep our children’s minds sharp, so we try to give them something academic over the summer, to try to ensure they don’t forget everything they learned over the past year. If you… Continue
Added by GoldStudent on June 15, 2010 at 6:09am —
Discovery Education Canada has asked me to reach out this week to all Canadian educators going to ISTE. They're hosting a social gathering for us with food, prizes, and Steve Dembo on Tuesday, the 29th (6-9 pm) at the local Earls. I've attached the
invitation with all the details below so you can RSVP to Austin -- our
host for the evening.…
Comics are what I am into right now. The last several posts have been about comics, so today I spent some time playing with several different comic creators. I was surprised at how many there were out there that were free. As with any app, some of these may be blocked due to their social networking nature. However, I think that at least a few of these will be usable in most schools.…
When the stuffed crust pizza first came out in my area, like everybody else we tried it. We found out quickly that the pizza makers had became so fascinated with the stuffed crust that they had forgotten the rest of the pizza. It was a lousy pizza.
That is what many makers of "educational games" do. They get fascinated with what they are trying to teach and forget about the "game." Games above all should be fun. On the other side teachers and parents ignore games that… Continue
We invited teachers to show us how ePals has opened the world for their students. Applicants each submitted projects that they had successfully implemented in their classrooms, examples of student work, and a video application, telling us what ePals brought to their teaching and to their students’ learning. Outstanding entries came from all corners of the world, inspiring us with amazing projects, successful collaborations, and enthusiastic students.…
Earlier this year, as I was teaching my Developmental Reading and Writing students, I noticed that during the break, they would immediately plug in their MP3 players or smart phones and begin listening to music files. They would also share music with one another. That started me thinking about how to utilize their interest in music to get them more interested in what I was teaching in the classroom. Many of my students struggle with note-taking and other traditional ways of learning new… Continue
Adora Svitak, 12, is the host of TEDxRedmond, a local TED program that is being organized "by kids, for kids" that will be held Saturday September 18 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. Follow on Twitter.
In her interview, Adora explains what TEDx is, how she got inspired to set-up her own TEDx event and some of the issues she has run into… Continue
Added by Jack Olmsted on June 8, 2010 at 3:11am —
Integrated brand-comm, a leading communications consultancy firm, will start Brandware II Edition, a comprehensive six weekend brand management course from June 18.
The lead faculty Ramanujam Sridhar, author of One Land One Million Minds and Googly-Branding on Indian Turf, has specially designed the second edition to help practicing managers learn newer aspects of branding and also simplify branding for professionals in other functions.
Brandware ensures to give right exposure to… Continue
Added by Ritesh Shete on June 7, 2010 at 11:47pm —
Recently, I decided to make a VoiceThread for use in my 20th C. American Literature class. I started exploring different teaching strategies for my students when I realized that they were not very excited to read and respond in the traditional way. A VoiceThread is a wonderful tool which enables you, the instructor, to upload your media file (like a slide presentation), add your voice to it, and then allows the students to add their comments as well. The entire VT then can be seen by either… Continue