October 2011 Blog Posts (55)

Wordle experiences and links

Using Wordle was fun and easy; I enjoyed all the color options.



Added by Ambur Halla on October 27, 2011 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Blog Wordle

Added by Ambur Halla on October 27, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Wordle on Blogs

Added by Ambur Halla on October 27, 2011 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Movies and Philosophies of Education

Click to take the quiz about your own philosophy of education

I've written lots about philosophies of education. How important they are to develop and sustain.  A lot of what is "stress" in today's teaching world, derives from teachers working in settings that conflict with their own underlying philosophy of education - often, the teacher not really even knowing that this conflict… Continue

Added by ddeubel on October 27, 2011 at 1:38pm — 2 Comments

Interesting conference in VA

Saw an ad for a conference May 4-6 in Virginia on learning and the brain. It will focus on how digital tech is altering attention, instruction, and intervention with today's students. It is co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Added by Robin Rybarczyk on October 26, 2011 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Reflection Three Session Three

It is 12:30 at night, so it's Monday anyway. I'm going to bed and will reflect bright and early in the morning on such subjects as assessments and lesson plans.

Added by Larry Blodgett on October 23, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Podcast links.

I have a few podcast links to share...useful for teachers. 

A lesson on irregular verbs.

Several audio versions of William Shakespeare's sonnets.

Added by Amy Bauman on October 22, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

The power of social media

I am posting these 2 links to show the power of social media.  The first one is a rally cry to the public to help stop bullying following the tragic suicide of an Ottawa teenager earlier this week (Oct 15).  The first video was made on Oct 18.


The second link is to a video made by members of the Canadian Parliament.  Again note the date: Oct 20.




Added by Catherine Gagnon, OCT on October 22, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments


My husband has downloaded Podcasts for years and spends most of his time traveling in a vehicle with headphones in his ears listening to them... catching up on the world, the world of sports and his talk-shows.  Until recently, I never understood why he liked them so much... but now I, too, spend a lot of my travel time listening to Podcasts.  We both download them to our phones, plug in our headphones and go.  My recent favorites include: "Children's Book Radio", "Meet the Author",…


Added by Angie Richeson on October 21, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Why the Real Power of eLearning is Social Learning

Social Learning Blog: http://bit.ly/nKy2LY via @AddThis

Added by Jodi Harrison on October 21, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments


I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for good music ed software to use at the elementary level.  My school is fortunate enough to have many iPads, and I would love to get my kids using them if there are apps out there that are worth it.  Any thoughts?

Added by Rebecca Rice on October 20, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Edcamp

There are so many reasons why anyone in the education industry should be attending as many Edcamps as possible, but instead of reinventing a list, I simply cultivated some of my favorites. Here are my Top 10 Favorite Reasons To Attend An Edcamp from various blogs:

  1. It is free.
  2. Hierarchies do not exist at an Edcamp. Regardless of his or her perspective, each participant’s ideas and contributions are equally respected.
  3. Teachers,…

Added by Shana Ray on October 20, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments

Managing Techology in the Classroom

Hello Everyone,

I am new to blogging and currently taking a class called "Technology for the Adult Learner."  I would love to hear from individuals who are currently using technology for their organiztion or in the classroom.

What thechnologies are you using and how are they managed by your organization?

Added by Jerry Hendrix on October 19, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments

Is Facebook revolutionising education?

Please read this article on the potential of social networking to enhance learning amongst students.


Please give us any insights that this article provides for you.

When you see the term facebook, please think of it as a generic term for "social networking site, just like classroom 2.0 is.



Added by Kevin Sharkey on October 18, 2011 at 10:58pm — 3 Comments

Which Education Technologies Do Educators Think Can Have The Biggest Impact (Survey)?

A different approach to the question of whether or not technology makes a difference in student learning and outcomes.


We want to know what YOU think – if you are a teacher, or work closely with teachers in a supporting role, please take a few moments to answer these 6 brief questions about which technologies, or technologically-related actions or…


Added by Kelly Walsh on October 17, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Using Tablets in Assistive Technology #1

One promise on the horizon in the field of assistive technology is the promise of the usage of tablets. With the use of tablets, devices could be customized to meet the needs of the individual students. Specific apps that could downloaded on the tablet that could provide services needed for each student. In fact in Nova University is currently…


Added by Steve Tanksley on October 16, 2011 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Who is my teacher? Who isn't my teacher?

This is the question a couple of my students could be asking themselves, having just been awarded third prize in a state-wide immunology competition. This is their entry...

The curious thing about this is that these students found out about the competition not from their "teacher" (in the official sense), but from one of our Virtual… Continue

Added by Rob Sbaglia on October 15, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

has anyone tried any web conferencing software in the teaching

has anyone tried any web conferencing software in the teaching

Added by Janet Fung on October 13, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

More Plants Are Sprouting!

Day 3

Some of our gardens have flourished more than others. Some of the gardens are very green and are coming along very nicely.

Added by nickmillspaughadamkesslerbryceC. on October 13, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

Welcome to the Personal Learning Network Challenge

At Catholic College Bendigo, teachers are following the EduBlogs Challenge #10:



Teachers are invited to sign up for this challenge and to join our conversation in Classroom 2.0 about our experiences with personal learning…


Added by Kevin Sharkey on October 12, 2011 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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