All Blog Posts Tagged 'tech' (24)

Taking Notes: An Essential Tool for Effective Learning

Taking notes is a surefire, practical way to acquire and retain information during the learning process. It’s also an incredible mental workout, which teaches us the valuable lessons of being smart and organized. Still, the issue is muddled by a dispute between propagators of traditional and digital note-taking. Much has changed in the information age, and both sides have put forward their arguments, so which medium is superior and brings better results?…


Added by Tracey Clayton on January 23, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

Open Online Experience

This year has been the year of MOOCs for me, and it seems the rest of the world. I started with DNLE at Stanford, the first MOOC I actually finished. (My first MOOC was edfutures with Dave Cormier in 2010 but I kind of petered out after 6 weeks)

In September I started working with Alec Couros and his many co-conspirator on #…


Added by Brendan on May 20, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

Research Shows Teachers Need a Very Different Set of Skills to Teach Today's Students

The Challenge of Modeling 21st Century Learning

A Complimentary White Paper from Atomic Learning

Today's students are different. Today's world is different. The changes suggest a very different role for schools and teachers.

Based on findings by Atomic Learning's partner, SEG Measurement, this free resource discusses the importance of professional…


Added by Amy Schoenrock on August 5, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

Two Tech Tips for Language practice

Today, two quick tips of two very innovative and adaptable tools. The Cue Prompter and Listen/Watch as I show you them and suggest some uses. Get the dialogues mentioned… Continue

Added by ddeubel on January 2, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments

Contest For Technical (Auto) Instructors and Students - CB 3M Accuspray Contest Giveaway



Schools and colleges are almost over for this semester. To start the new semester off right, 3M and Collision…


Added by Donnie Smith on December 19, 2010 at 8:42am — No Comments

Weekend Website #13: MS Office--03 to 07

This is a two-fer, for those who are upgrading from Office 2003 to 2007. Here are the sites that will show you where all your favorite commands have gone in that pesky, confusing ribbon at the top of the


excel 2007

Added by Jacqui Murray on June 25, 2010 at 7:55pm — No Comments

21st Century Education is Happening: What does it look like?

The video posted on this page on 21st Century Learning suggests requirements that neither make all schools the same, nor require we drop everything we do. But it does suggest a framework for renewal. We need to:
  • Use a project/problem based curriculum and experiential learning
  • Have students address real world problems
  • Nurture and support creativity
  • Instill curiosity -- lifelong
  • See the arts as…

Added by Jeff Leppard on May 9, 2010 at 8:10pm — 2 Comments

Looking to expand your ed tech network on Linkedin?

Share your ideas, meet people and build your connection base. Ed Tech Start Ups group on Linkedin has almost 1,550 members already. Our focus is technology and education. Those that are interested in exploring the possibility or are in the process of developing a start up business will find this an outstanding… Continue

Added by Kimberly Hulbert on March 10, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Looking for a Rising Star Administrator

Earlier this evening I wrote an incredibly long post in which I described in detail the administrator position that is expected to be advertised for very soon. I’m going to paraphrase that post those of

you who are willing to help me out by cross-posting on your blog can do

so without taking up too much space. People who want to read more can

track back to the original post.Please feel free to copy and paste this

summary on your blog.…


Added by Beth Still on March 7, 2010 at 12:37am — No Comments

google wave , takes a step!

Google wave takes another step towards public release!

After using my google wave sandbox account for about 1/2 the summer ... I finally got 8 invites to add people I know to google wave; Well I only have 7 left, but I am very excited about the propects. My students were also beta testers so we should be able to get an entire class in.

this technology is awesome. I am excited. My… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on October 1, 2009 at 7:46pm — 5 Comments

Are Ebooks the Future of Textbooks

There has been a lot of talk about the rising cost of textbooks and different methods of helping defray those costs for students. MORE..

Added by Shawn Roner on September 28, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

5 Clues You’ve been Hacked and 8 Keys to Lock Down Your Computer

How do you know if your computer has been breached, hacked, cracked or otherwise compromised? If it won’t boot up or vomits up the Blue Screen of Death, it’s pretty obvious, but what if your intruder is more devious. Doesn’t want you to know he’s been there, so leaves none of the obvious signs?

Here are some clues:

* Applications… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on August 15, 2009 at 1:55pm — No Comments

There are few programs that say 'competence' more than Adobe Photoshop. If a student can accomplish this photo editor, he becomes the go-to guy for technology. He develops a confidence that carries o…

There are few programs that say 'competence' more than Adobe Photoshop. If a student can accomplish this photo editor, he becomes the go-to guy for technology. He develops a confidence that carries over into so many other skills s/he'll want to use with computers. On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher, I've itemized some of the favorites among my students, the easiest for a fifth grader to use when they're putting themselves into that… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on August 9, 2009 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Blogging for Education

I have a chance to win $500 for the cause of my choice (you could, too. Just click my blog for the link). I have so many, I want your input. What do you think I should talk about? Here are the details. Read them and then post a comment. Thanks, friends!

tnk_educationSummer Fun: What Happens When You Mix an Intern, $500, and a Non-Profit for Education?

The story: One of our… Continue

Added by Jacqui Murray on July 23, 2009 at 11:24am — No Comments

Make Wise Ed Tech Decisions with ARRA Funds

Are you ready to allocate Recovery Act funds in ways that will stimulate teaching and learning?

The Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd) has many resources to help your school, district, and community work together to invest these funds wisely. Use these decision support tools to start a conversation and integrate your technology purchases into your core reform goals, and share this information as a flyer with colleagues.…


Added by CITEd on May 4, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Call for Nominations: 2009 Ypulse Totally Wired Teacher Award

The Ypulse 2009 Totally Wired Teacher Award (sponsored by Dell) will honor a trailblazing teacher who has successfully pioneered the innovative and educational use of technology, mobile technology, social media (blogs, wikis, social networking, photo/video sharing) in the classroom.

The award is inspired by Ypulse founder Anastasia Goodstein’s book, Totally Wired: What Teens & Tweens Are Really Doing Online, and the challenges she observed around integrating…


Added by Derek Baird on April 17, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Introducing the Digital Arts Toolbar and the Teacher Tech Toolbar!

I recently created a toolbar for my Digital Arts students to access the various freeware and cloudware resources we use in class. I also included a directory of engaging educational games and activities. Though it's designed with my students in mind, I'd like to share it with the rest of the Classroom 2.0 community. Here's the link -…


Added by Andy on April 9, 2009 at 8:43am — No Comments

windows 7 on iMac Attack

Installation of windows on mac ??? what the what.

Technology stack:

* intel imac
* rEFIt
* Ubuntu
* Mac OS X // maybe you do not need this; and thus should not be in the stack; :?:
* Windows Seven

just because we can ....

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on March 25, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Ed Tech Company PN Develops Educational Game for Microsoft Surface

UK educational software company RM has released a demo of their game Finguistics. What makes this so interesting is that this educational game is being designed to work on the Microsoft Surface platform.

As you can see in the video, these kids are…


Added by Derek Baird on March 23, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

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