I haven’t completed much research in the past on social networks because I’ve spent my time working at an Elementary School where social networking is not allowed. I’ve also been pretty much blocked from every social media site by my district’s proxy. After reviewing the various sites I understand that many of them collect student information and is probably one reason why they’re blocked. I was really surprised to see that the one social network tool that’s approved in my district is… Continue
Added by Daniel Sharpe on July 26, 2013 at 2:22pm —
The first problem with the Value Added model for teacher accountability
is that it commodifies children. In economics, value-added is the
difference between the sales price and the cost of a product. The higher
the sales price relative to the cost of production,… Continue
Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:32pm —
I am a 6th grade teacher in Oklahoma. I am looking for another 6th grade teacher to check out my curriculum mapping for Social Studies and let me know if the content is similar to what you teach, or completely different. I have aligned with the PASS Skills for Oklahoma. My wiki can be found at: http://uturn41.wikispaces.com/Curriculum+Mapping
This is my first time blogging and using a wiki. Thanks a lot for taking… Continue
Added by Carrie milburn on April 7, 2010 at 2:22pm —
Added by Paul Ramirez on March 21, 2010 at 7:36pm —
Here are a few links that might be of interest.
Apple iPad ad: http://bit.ly/9XgALK
Added by Lynn Marentette on March 11, 2010 at 3:49pm —
Found a great site for current events and wanted to share it. Just scroll over the map and bring up front page headlines from all over the world.
Added by Mr. Ryan Graham on January 23, 2010 at 7:23pm —
Last year I wrote a post for Remembrance Day and shared it on my blog.
I thought I'd share it here too.
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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow,… Continue
Added by David Truss on November 9, 2009 at 1:37pm —
Last week the Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com - Mark Bauerlein) had an article about Gen Y not being able to "read" each other. Which got me thinking "Is non-verbal communication" all that important? Is the sound of a person voice or the smile on their face needed? Nielsen Mobile reported late last year that teenagers on average sent and received 2,272 texts per month. A year earlier the National School Boards Association estimated that middle and high school students devoted an average of 9… Continue
Added by Jodi Harrison on September 9, 2009 at 2:43pm —
The concept of branding is an essential part of social media and web 2.0 literacy. The way in which an individual or business presents themselves online through a variety of online venues is absolutely essential to how viewers will perceive them. This can have either positive or negative consequences depending on how one's web 2.0 brand comes across. Case in point, in the latest issue of Government Technology an article entitled "The Trouble with Twitter and other social networks" depicts an… Continue
Added by David Ligon on August 9, 2009 at 9:00am —
Bryant & Stratton College announced today that Philip Rosedale, Founder and Chairman of Second Life, will speak at its graduation, the live Second Life college graduation to be held June 10, 2009. Mr. Rosedale has agreed to speak at this historic event to the approximately 40 graduates from the 150 year old institution’s online degree program as they receive their hard earned diplomas in their avatar form on the college’s virtual campus… Continue
Added by Erik on June 4, 2009 at 10:30am —
The virtual world of Second Life has seen a host of experiences over the years, but on June 10th, the first Second Life college graduation will be held on the Second Life campus of the 150 year old Bryant & Stratton College. Approximately 40 graduates ranging in age from 25 to 45 will don their virtual cap and gown to receive their college degrees with all of the pomp and circumstance regularly witnessed in the real world, including the procession, the commencement speaker and the… Continue
Added by Erik on May 28, 2009 at 11:08am —
It seems a long time ago now, but way back then I was in charge of equipping all our staff with Laptops - we are talking about a decade ago, so back then it was pretty revolutionary. I was convinced, still am, that giving staff access would be the best way of moving everyone up in terms of their ICT use. This, of course, meant they had access to 'THE INTERNET' (shocked horror gasps in soundtrack), suspense builds......
I got asked the question, what can we do, how can we use this,… Continue
Added by Roger Neilson on May 26, 2009 at 3:39pm —
Technology is transforming how students learn and engage in our information society. Over 300 registrants learned about forward-thinking technology solutions from four leading educational entrepreneurs who have unleashed student talent through the use of online, interactive platforms. Steve Hargadon, Founder of Classroom 2.0 and an architect of LearnCentral.org; Paul Kim, Chief Technology Officer for Stanford University School of Education and a leading researcher for Programmable Open Mobile… Continue
Added by NCTI on May 26, 2009 at 9:25am —
I've been engaged in a conversation with some of my fellow tech coordinators in my state about social networking, more specifically Facebook, and how it all fits into schools and the curriculum. Some of the schools have blocked sites like this and a few others, definitely the minority, have left them open. The discussion has ranged from the blocking issue to teaching how to use Facebook and the deeper issues of privacy and posting in general.
Here's my take: Our students are going to… Continue
Added by Martin Sieverding on February 24, 2009 at 11:49am —
[Cross posted on Education Musings
I spend much of my time reading, writing, discussing, and blogging about ideas around the broad theme of 21st Century learning. More specifically,… Continue
Added by Shuchi Grover on December 8, 2008 at 5:36am —
Study: Social networks may subvert 'digital divide'
Social networks like Facebook and MySpace have reputations as time-sucking procrastination tools, but a new study from the University of Minnesota says au contraire.
Social networks build beneficial technological, creative, and communication skills, the study says, leading the researchers to actually describe social networks with the adjective "educational." Who knew?
"What we found was that students using… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on June 22, 2008 at 6:52pm —