July 2008 Blog Posts (106)

Ga-Ga Over Google Pages

I love Google Pages!

This sample work portfolio needs updating, but check it out: Sample Work Portfolio

Its completely, super-duper fast (took me 20 seconds to create a webpage, but I'm somewhat tech-savvy. Best to plan for about 20 minutes) and easiest (absolutely no programming or tech knowledge required) way for teachers, and even schools or districts, to keep students and parents… Continue

Added by Ellen on July 23, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Toys before Teachers

In conversation recently, I heard that US Dept of Commerce research of a few years ago listed EDUCATION as the least technology intensive area of western digital culture. Some web research showed that it’s absolutely true. The conclusion of this research is not old enough to be irrelevant.

Unpacking this statement for teachers and school administrators; our profession, the way we teach and the way we manage our schools has benefited LEAST from the technical revolution… Continue

Added by Sholom Eisenstat on July 23, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Tera Byte Video

A little long, but for those 60's lovers should enjoy… Continue

Added by David Kapuler on July 23, 2008 at 12:58pm — No Comments

The power of blogging for students

There have been so many success stories for my students with blogging but yesterday's example is one never to be forgotten. One of my year 10 boys has a learning disorder - he is a nice student but completes little in traditional subject areas-never a behaviour problem just rarely completes anything. Over the last two years he has been in my information technology classes as multimedia, photography and digital storytelling suit his learning styles. On commencing a blog, he was proud to upload… Continue

Added by Anne Mirtschin on July 23, 2008 at 4:16am — 1 Comment


According to a news report, a certain private school in Sydney was recently faced with a unique problem.

A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom.

After they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.

Every night the maintenance man would remove them and the next day the girls would put them back.

Finally the principal decided that… Continue

Added by Harish Rajpal on July 23, 2008 at 2:58am — 1 Comment

Hooray for Google Docs

I am obsessed with using Google Docs for collaboration and my daily work, but the greatest contribution made by Google Docs to K-12 education is the gift to all students of a suite of tools and space to save files. Many of our student don't have a personal home computer, but they do have access to someone else's. It may be at their grandparent's house, at the public library, at the Boys' Club, or at the after hour school computer lab. Students no longer have to carry a flash drive or worry… Continue

Added by Becky Hart on July 21, 2008 at 7:49pm — No Comments


Sometimes there are tools that are so useful they make me wish I was back in the classroom just so that I could use them. LessonWriter is such a tool!

Of course it's been added to the Teacher Toolbar under Tools.

Check it out and huge kudos to Stephen Churchville for this practical, easy to use teaching and learning resource!

Added by Ellen on July 21, 2008 at 10:56am — 3 Comments

My precious clustrmap

My poor little map, you started to break out in spots

Then I realised they that they were in fact good dots,

Somone was actually visiting me

So I started writing with glee!!

Giving you prime spot I put you right up at the top

But now that you are so red, you are at the bottom

However, even there you are never forgotten.

Once I had learned how to add widgets to my blog, I inserted a clustr map. The sheer delight… Continue

Added by Anne Mirtschin on July 21, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Trouble with Internet Explorer

Lately I haven't been able to see YouTube videos or open certain sites when I use Internet Explorer, but if I use Firefox Mozilla I have no problem. Anyone know how I can fix the Explorer problem?

Added by Maryanne Burgos on July 20, 2008 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Roll out plan for web 2.0 tools/blogging in subject areas

looking for comments on roll out plan for blogging by teachers and students. Please Go to http://21stcenturyleader@edublogs.org. I need all feedback before I get slaughtered by faculty

Added by una raimondo on July 20, 2008 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

The Immersive Education Initiative

The Immersive Education Initiative is an international collaboration of universities, colleges, research institutes, consortia and companies that are working together to define and develop open standards, best practices, platforms, and communities of support for virtual reality and game-based learning and training

systems. The Immersive Education Initiative is focused on 10 specific areas.

Read more at:… Continue

Added by Kevin Chilton on July 20, 2008 at 3:02am — 1 Comment

I Seminário Web Currículo - PUC-SP

O I SEMINÁRIO WEB CURRÍCULO – Integração de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação ao Currículo – será realizado nos dias 22 e 23 de setembro, pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - PUC-SP, sob responsabilidade do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação: Currículo. O evento busca também identificar as abordagens pedagógicas mais utilizadas em práticas escolares desenvolvidas com o uso de tecnologias.

Veja mais em: I Seminário… Continue

Added by Neli Maria Mengalli on July 19, 2008 at 9:34am — No Comments

Hacking the technical interview

Funny stuff and some actual thought provoking ideas can be found here about giving a "technical… Continue

Added by David Kapuler on July 19, 2008 at 7:50am — No Comments

Do You Subscribe to My Blog, But Have Stopped Receiving New Posts?

Google Reader and Bloglines have been having some problems with a couple of feeds from my blog. If you haven't been receiving recent updates, please read this post explaining how you can easily fix the problem.


Added by Larry Ferlazzo on July 18, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Laptop Institute, Tablets, and Servers

Our student workers got the rest of the tablets imaged yesterday, so at least that is done! One month from today we have the opening faculty in-service. It's going to be a crazy month.

Went to the Laptop Institute in Memphis from Sunday thru Wednesday. It was a fantastic conference. I highly recommend it to anyone if there school is even remotely considering a one-to-one program. My biggest takeaway of the conference is the realization that putting a tablet in the hands of every… Continue

Added by Kevin Stachowski on July 18, 2008 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

Make educational materials better & win some money

Do you have an interest in mathematics education?

Do you support open access and reuse of educational materials?

Would you like a gift certificate to Amazon?

Volunteers have made…


Added by Turadg Aleahmad on July 18, 2008 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Test post


Added by Roger Travis on July 18, 2008 at 1:40pm — No Comments

iPod Dilema

So pay day is here and my b-day is around the corner. I told my family that I would be happy to buy my own present this year (I've been asking for an iPod for two years to no avail). So, I'm finally getting an iPod. And, no, not my daughter's hand-me-down 30G classic that she wants to "sell" to me so she can get herself a new one. LOL!

Here's where the "dilema" comes in. I just can't decide which one to get!!! Honestly, I REALLY want the… Continue

Added by Michelle TeGrootenhuis on July 18, 2008 at 12:08pm — 6 Comments

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