Added by turkeyteacher on November 4, 2007 at 5:47pm —
This past summer I went to Italy for two weeks. I took a tour and was initially scared about traveling with a group of people I didn't know, but the people were great! We partied, took in the sites and I made life long friends!
Added by Annette on November 4, 2007 at 3:07pm —
Cross-posted to blog of proximal development
Yesterday, we had our first parent-teacher interviews for the current academic year. Some of my colleagues don’t like them. I do.
I enjoy parent-teacher interviews because I always see them as an opportunity to reflect on what I’ve accomplished with each individual child. Getting ready for parent-teacher interviews is an opportunity Continue
for reflection and self-assessment. It’s an…
Added by Konrad Glogowski on November 4, 2007 at 2:30pm —
I just got home from a few days in Colby kansas. I always love visiting the schools and educators in this unique city and am energized by the conversations that I get to have. They call me out to be a part of an ideation process a few times a year and it is usually an intense process. This district employs people in leadership that really work hard to bring new tools to their learners and empower them to be successful.
The first thing you notice about Colby is that the town is West,… Continue
Added by Kevin on November 3, 2007 at 2:50pm —
I was a little lost - had just enough ideas and information to know roughly were I wanted to go, but not the best route to get there. First I blogged it on my own blog
, then I went looking for answers. I found similar questions and GREAT resources/answers right here at the Classroom 2.0 ning. The ability to search by tool, subject or area made this viable. While I still hope I get additional input via my blog post, I am already running with some key… Continue
Added by Sarah Sutter on November 3, 2007 at 2:13pm —
I'm really feeling a lot of success with my 1st year French class wiki
. There is growing evidence that they use the links and videos to do their homework. Students talk about the videos, and one student even sent me a new video link to add. My latest coup in bringing kids to web 2.0 technology has been with comic strip generators. I am so pleased with the positive response I've gotten from kids with comic strip generators that I'm on the lookout for new… Continue
Added by Donna Hebert on November 3, 2007 at 1:12pm —
I've been spending time this week with Kevin Honey . . . cutt and yes we've laughed, cried and learned much. I've come up with this prose to summarize my learning this week.
Google Sketch-Up where you can mock up
I've certainly caught on to the computer hold up
We can make movies with our green screen set up
My kids have enjoyed seeing Kevin crack up
Art Snacks really had the kids keyed up
Added by Teresa Morgan on November 3, 2007 at 9:30am —
Today was a lot of fun. In the BIology classes, students took a quiz on the parts of cells and how they function. The quiz was conducted using individual response devices. (I use a set from TurningPoint http://www.turningtechnologies.com and am very pleased with them.) It was great to see how many students really comprehended the material. They enjoyed taking the quiz and asked when they could take the next quiz "Using clickers again!"
My 7th grade students also used the… Continue
Added by Glen Westbroek on November 2, 2007 at 5:34pm —
At 1:00 pm CST, The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center - Greenbush and Rich White, developer of EduSim which is based on the Croquet Consoritum
in conjunction with Smartboards
, will be doing a live demonstration of EduSim, as well as discuss more about what it is, how it's used, and what it's intent is, on USTREAM TV.
Join us live here:… Continue
Added by Russ Wilcox on November 2, 2007 at 10:24am —
(Cross Posted from my blog
According to Robert Evans, the author of The Human Side of School Change,
this is an essential question that all leaders must ask themselves. He
also suggests that a motto is much more effective than a lengthy
mission statement or a long list of goals or values. I've been thinking
about this a lot lately, trying to… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Davis on November 1, 2007 at 9:25pm —
The Greenbush school technology mini-conference will be held Feb 22nd 2008 at Greenbush - http://tinyurl.com/2n7kg5
I get a lot of email requesting formal Edusim training - There will have a heavy emphasis on Edusim, Edusim training, as well as the announcement of several partnerships we are working on to bring you more Edusim resources (Lessons and some hardware as well!).… Continue
Added by Rich White on November 1, 2007 at 8:16pm —
In my pursuit of active learning examples I discovered four very innovative programs from Roger Shank that I wanted to share with you:
1. Scientific Reasoning Curriculum
The Scientific Reasoning Curriculum, the first in the VISTA four-year program, lays the groundwork for scientific thinking by presenting students with a series of challenges that require students to address problems with a systematic, scientific approach. In each project,… Continue
Added by Deirdre Bonnycastle on November 1, 2007 at 2:36pm —
This video is a wonderful look at Sir Ken Robinson, a visionary who sees children as I see them - only he was clever enough to express it in public!
Go to: http://www.ted.com/index.php/speakers/view/id/69 to view online
Added by Sarah Atkins on November 1, 2007 at 3:35am —