So is this caused by a down economy with cut backs or is this a result of less than desirable traffic, revenue models and stickiness? Earlier, I made a post about "Free" services moving to different models including the embedding of ads inside the content and deeper into the application vs. traditional banner ads. That did not sit well with some… Continue
Added by John Costilla on November 20, 2008 at 8:22am —
Well, the project is finally gaining momentum after some technical hiccups. Technology does make teaching and learning more effective, but those benefits do not come without some bumps in the road. Some changes in our school's computers and server caused delay in getting started again (similar problems occurred earlier in the semester). Most of the delay is in using softwares on the student laptops. The wireless slate has definitely increased engagement in the classroom. The tool is still a… Continue
Washington State K-12 educators are invited to apply for a 2009 Qwest Foundation Learning Technologies grant. This grant application is the first step in a competitive process that will award $10,000 grants to individual public school teachers or teacher teams.
These grants reward learning projects that integrate technology into standards-based curricula. The grant is managed by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Educational Technology unit.
I just received an update from Clive over at Pixton about their very popular Pixton for Schools product. Due to the current economic climate and the limited budgets available to teachers, Pixton has decided to level out the cost to be $1 USD per student per month.
This discounted price makes Pixton for Schools equally accessible to classrooms, large or small. Remember that you can easily embed a Pixton comic into a wiki, blog or website. So why not grab your free PBwiki and use…
I came across the trip down memory lane and was fascinated by how many of these I have actually used over time. Apple has come a long way over the last 32 years. I remember being an avid Apple user in the late 80s early 90s and then just dropping off to the world of Windows. It wasn't so much the machine as it was the amount of software and access the company… Continue
Added by John Costilla on November 18, 2008 at 9:24am —
Though little research indicates how we can upgrade our traditional exams with newly educational technologies, taking the advantages of Internet really will change any traditional ways. That’s what we expect from Exam 2.0: the efficient solution to host exams anywhere anytime. Transferring traditional exams… Continue
Added by Sabrina Fu on November 18, 2008 at 12:30am —
21st Century Learning is based on the philosophy of “It’s not what you know, but how or if you share what you know.” As I reviewed the NETS-S provided by ISTE, it seemed that this Learning Target could be applied within each standard.
-is user friendly
-enables real time interaction
-allows chat in a moderated environment. Producers have full rights to moderate or block if necessary any comments received.
-allows polls to be set up quickly for quick feedback and variety
-will allow insertion of mp3 files, images and videos
-has a text toolbar
-is free and can be embedded into a blog, wiki or ning
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. & while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.'
4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, and almonds.
6. Try to… Continue
Tonight I was on the computer late at night, trying to get organized for my two days in Melbourne, when a foreign language popped up on my screen, from my skype window. However, the text was in English and my first name was used. I quickly realised that this must be my newly acquired friend from classroom20 who was looking for schools to videoconference with. It was Ekaterina Zhdanova from Russia. How exciting is that!
She had just bought a… Continue