August 2012 Blog Posts (48)

2012 Social Learning Summit session Keynote: D.Warlick

The Landmark Project (


1980s - simple programmed or his own program games

Shared his experience and his students learning…


Added by Joy Fitzgerald on August 21, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

2012 Social Learning Summit sessions and Learning 2.0 Notes, Comments of others during session on GAMING and Ideas

Dorian shared examples and experiences with his students using Gaming in his session:

This link was shared at beginning:…

Added by Joy Fitzgerald on August 21, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

Claremont Montessori 9- to 12-year-old student blog spring 2012

The photo on our Helping Hands website shows the nuclear bombs, Fat Man, and Little Boy that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan 66 years ago. War always kills people, but these bombs opened up a new world with weapons of mass destruction, entire cities at a time.

Nuclear warhead stockpiles of the United States and the Soviet Union/Russia, 1945-2002.  

US nuclear warheads, 1945-2002

USSR/Russian nuclear warheads, 1949-2002

These numbers are total stockpiles,…


Added by Valerie "Terry" Ellis on August 19, 2012 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Free/Open Source Course

I took an Elementary French I course through the Open Learning Initiative.   I have been to France several times and am planning on going back in the next year.  However, I took Spanish in high school and stumbled around France using that knowledge and a smile.  I have often talked about taking a French class to help me on my future travels.  So, I thought this was a great opportunity.  While I only took the first lesson in this course, I think I will be revisiting it.

This course is…


Added by Sara Finney on August 19, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Free/Open Online Courses

Open Yale Course

HIST 116: The American Revolution

Since the adoption of the CCSS, the American Revolution is now a part of the fifth grade curriculum. Upon looking for free online courses I came across Open Yale Course which allows people to take part in various introductory courses of all subjects. In choosing HIST 116: The American Revolution, I was given a quick synopsis of the course as well…


Added by C Thomas on August 19, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Free/Open Source Courses


I attended parts of a course titled AMST 246:  Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner from open source courses at Yale University.  I thought it was a pretty neat learning experience.  The course offers a complete syllabus which includes information about the professor, a description of the course, texts for the course, requirements (participation, short paper, term paper, and final exam), and the grading criteria.  There is also a link where you can purchase the required books for…


Added by Elizabeth Gentry on August 18, 2012 at 11:11pm — No Comments

The PDF Tool Kit


Added by Ms. Lynda Hall on August 16, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Back to School

Today was the first day! I must say I was totally out of routine but I quickly got back in it lol I am very excited about this new year because I know what to expect and the nerves are almost behind me :) 1 day down 174 to go #bittersweet

Added by Shamone Mitchell on August 16, 2012 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Veterans Day, Google Apps, And More

I know everyone is ready for that first bright day when our students return to socialize and learn. But here are a few ideas for using Google Apps, including an activity for Veterans Day: a short 150 word essay on the simple topic "Honor All Veterans." This was sponsored by our local VFW last year, but two of my students carried it further, and if you use Google Apps, you might want to try this, or adapt it to another project.



Google Docs is our tool to…


Added by Sheri on August 16, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments

Google Reader Subscriptions and Folder Name

These are the sites I subscribed to using Google Reader and created the folder titled, College Class.  I cannot however, get them to link to this page. 
College Class(71) > Home Page(14)Techdirt.(11)Top Stories - Google News(11) What's News US(18)All items Mark all as read Folder settings...

Added by Kristen Calhoun on August 15, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

5 No-Nonsense, No Fluff Websites &Teacher Apps

iPhone_With_Aps Apps for your iPhone and/or iPad can make your job a lot easier. We’d like to share what we think are 5 of the best teacher apps out there. These will not only keep you organized, but place helpful resources at your fingertips.

5 No-Nonsense, No Fluff Websites &Teacher Apps…


Added by Karen Cameron on August 15, 2012 at 7:53am — No Comments

About SlideSpeech

Imagine a Wikipedia-scale resource of learning materials.  The English language Wikipedia has 4 million articles, 25 times as much information as Encyclopaedia Britannica. New technology allows us to collaborate to build a new system of linked lessons which will enable anyone, anywhere to search and learn whatever they like, at any time.

At the core of this new learning system is text -- just as with Wikipedia. Using text allows the collaborative editing…

Added by John Graves on August 14, 2012 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Experiencing Free/Open Source Courses

     I participated in an open source course on recognizing and employing different parts of a sentence.  This lesson discussed how to identify independent and dependent clauses, how to spot prepositions and prepositional phrases, how to find infinitives and infinitive phrases, and how to distinguish between participle phrases and gerund phrases.  

    This course had a definition of each general term (for example, clauses) followed by a definition of the types of clauses (independent…


Added by Elana Kline on August 14, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

Outdoor Schools. Kid-Tested. Walt Whitman Approved.

Walt Whitman This morning I opened my email and was greeted by a link to an article profiling what is commonly being referred to as an "outdoor school" or “nature preschool.” We usually blog about issues concerning Educational Leadership and…


Added by Karen Cameron on August 14, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

spanish is fun

Spanish is fun

Added by maria zanetti on August 14, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

Connected Educator Month

For those of you who are following along with any of the Connected Educator Month activities, I am blogging daily to create a month long series of blog posts for Connected Educators Month on my Change Agency blog, you can access all of the posts by clicking…


Added by Stephanie Sandifer on August 13, 2012 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Thin Line between Learning a Language and Not Learning in YouTube

Some learners have been flexible enough to depend on the internet to help them learn foreign languages. In fact, due to the endless opportunities a learner can take advantage upon learning a language, most students only prefer in internet learning rather than going to Foreign Language School for intimate learning. Who could blame them? Most students, such a reality indeed, they prefer taking the…


Added by kristomagno on August 13, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The new year in Teacher Ed

Preparing for the new year in teacher education at Western Illinois University.  Lots of excitement about iPad use as all faculty were given one. I'm looking to have my college kids (pre-service teachers) skype/facetime elementary classrooms and get authentic tips about using projects and technology in a time when all we hear is Common Core standards and testing.

Added by Terry Smith on August 11, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Creating e-portfolios using Weebly for Education

Creating a website has never been so easy!

Weebly for Education is a fantastic resource for…

Added by Ms. Lynda Hall on August 10, 2012 at 10:55pm — 5 Comments

Public Speaking, Death and Twitter in the Classroom

How many times have you said something about public speaking or your reluctance to give speeches and had someone come right back with the threadbare cliché about how “one study” found that “the average person fears public speaking more than death?

Who conducted this study, exactly?

Regardless of whether or not this “study”/cliché can be…


Added by Karen Cameron on August 8, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments

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