October 2010 Blog Posts (78)

Flip Cam, blog, cell phone and projector all in one day - OMG!

In my German 3 class we recently finished a story we have been reading for the last three weeks. We have done several different types of

activities to facilitate the understanding of this story, and each

different activity has proven to have both its advantages, and

disadvantages. The unique thing about the activities I have done is

that each activity is something brand new that I have never tried

before. As any educator… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on October 10, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments

ISTE Unveils 2 New Sites and a Sweet APP!

Now, I know being on the Board of Directors of ISTE means I'm a wee bit biased...But they don't pay me and I've been an avid ISTE association fan & member since I attended my first NECC conference in 2007 - Atlanta - where Kathy Schrock first introduced to me the virtual world of Second… Continue

Added by gwyneth jones on October 9, 2010 at 11:29pm — No Comments

An Assessment Becomes a Learning Tool

This blog was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.
Today I had the privilege of observing a Salem High School Algebra 1 Part 1 class being taught by Jennifer Shannon. I watched a teacher very intentionally make sure that her classroom assessment - in this case the test she had given the previous day - was used as… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on October 8, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Call for chapter proposal (15 November 2010)

Call for Chapter Proposals (15 November 2010)

A Book to be co-edited by Chaka Chaka (Walter Sisulu University, South Africa) and

Tamishra Swain (Banasthali University, India)

Title of the Book

Afro-Asian Experiences in Language Learning through New Technologies:

Research and Practice


Issues related to African and Asian experiences in language learning and teaching may have

been researched and documented accordingly. However, there exists a… Continue

Added by Dr.Tamishra Swain on October 8, 2010 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Create Videos in Your Classroom - Free Educational License

Hi everyone,

my name is Felix and I am with Stupeflix an online video and slideshow creator that has found quite a large fan base among teachers.

We are therefore working on a special license - Stupeflix for Education - and are looking to reach out to the educators community to find beta testers and receive feedback.

Please find all details for the program here:…


Added by Felix Fidelsberger on October 8, 2010 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

Your Online Reputation Matters!

I just saw this on ABC News. Its so important for all professionals, not just teachers to know just how easy it is to share too much with too many while online, then its posted forever! Now there is hope, some companies are coming to the rescue (for a price) to help make things better. This story does a good job of addressing this important issue for everyone including teens!…


Added by George Grachis on October 7, 2010 at 10:59am — No Comments

Digital Nation Wordle

Added by Susan Charbonneau on October 6, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Wordle for Cyberbullying

Added by Susan Charbonneau on October 6, 2010 at 9:22pm — 3 Comments

Bullying Wordle

Added by Pamela Voyles on October 5, 2010 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Digital Nation Wordle

Added by Pamela Voyles on October 5, 2010 at 7:22pm — No Comments

5 things we can learn from our four-legged friends...

My wife and I have been married for a little under three years, and about a year ago we decided that we wanted

to grow our family. As we discussed the most typical way of growing a

family (a baby), we came to the conclusion that we should start small

before taking the big leap. Last summer we purchased an 8 pound, runt

of the litter, slightly discolored, adorable, and loving yellow lab


Added by Justin Tarte on October 4, 2010 at 3:18pm — No Comments

K-12 needs Internet Filter Flexibility.

While most US corporations turn on Web filtering to control content and reduce their liability exposure, K-12 has different needs. We are now planning a RBAC, (Role based Access Controls) project for our web filter. This will allow us to remain CIPA compliant for all students, (Child Internet Protection Act) yet still offer the much needed access to our… Continue

Added by George Grachis on October 4, 2010 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

SchoolTool and other Parent Portals in K-12 Education

Parent Portals are gradually becoming an invaluable part of the K-12 education application environment.

I’ve just had my first hands-on introduction to Parent Portals. I live in the Wappingers Falls school district in New York state, and they’ve just launched the SchoolTool parent portal. I love this idea and I’m delighted to see it taking root here.

In today’s feature post we’ll examine some of the features these…


Added by Kelly Walsh on October 4, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Biology Educators Network Gains Partnership

A couple of years ago a few of my digital friends and I brought this space to life: The Synapse. A week later I wrote about it here. The site derives its origin directly from a frustrating discussion in the Twittersphere between biology… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on October 2, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Teacher's Manifesto

With a group of teachers participating in "The school that works", a

community of practice founded by Gianni Marconato to allow communication

between teachers of various italian regions and contribute, through

cooperation, sharing, communication, improving the education and the learning of students
, we have developed the Manifesto of the teachers presented for…

Added by Maria Teresa Carrieri on October 2, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

TEDxRedmond - Priya Ganesan - Creativity in School

TEDxRedmond is "by kids, for kids" with a theme of "Power to the Students." With over four hundred youth attendees watching in the all-youth theater, this was one of the largest TEDx events entirely for youth. Organized by an all-youth committee headed by former TED speaker Adora Svitak, TEDxRedmond focused on issues (like education) pertaining to youth as well as adults.

Priya Ganesan is a teenage poet, book reviewer,…


Added by Jack Olmsted on October 2, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Practical Examples of AFL to Try in Your Classroom

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Assessment FOR Learning has grown to the point where that it now contains many different examples of how AFL can be practiced in a classroom. These ideas are scattered throughout the site. To make this site easier to navigate, this one blog will include links to all of the other classroom AFL examples. It's sort of like an AFL Wal-Mart -… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on October 2, 2010 at 7:37am — No Comments

The power of "hello" and "goodbye"

Every Friday morning I have the opportunity to see and greet almost every single student at my high school. The high school at which I work

has a little more than 1,800 students, and as I stand their doing my

duty I can't help but think how amazing it is that this process goes as

smoothly as it does. It is my personal goal to say "good morning" to

every student I have, have had, and potentially expect to have. The

typical… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on October 1, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments

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