Scott's Blog (6)

The Connected student

I ran across this video about the connected student, accessing their education through a variety of resources including scholarly research, blog searches, rss feeds, and elements of the open courseware movement. Really great intro to connectivism...

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Added by Scott on June 18, 2009 at 11:54am — No Comments

Ubiquitous Equity: Student Access, Socio-Economic Status, Poverty, and Homelessness

I have been thinking lately about how our district ensures ubiquitous access to all students and there are definitely bright spots, but for a number of reasons there are serious discrepancies. We have serious geographic complications, as a sizable region of our district has very limited access to high speed Internet. There are also populations with little interest in the Internet as a tool for learning or even as part of their life. Poverty and economically disadvantaged families cannot afford… Continue

Added by Scott on March 2, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

Evaluating online resources

A simple to use matrix for students to use for evaluating online resources, quick and easy. Useful for any source.

Added by Scott on February 13, 2009 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

Harvard Panel: Enhancing Child Safety and Technology Online

I haven't read it but plan to peruse shortly. I am posting here in case anyone hasbn't seen the news regarding it. I would be interested in anyone's feedback for this. Perhaps a good precaution in using technology online which I think is a good responsible track to be aware of as we add Web 2.0 technologies responsibly to our schools.


Added by Scott on January 15, 2009 at 10:50am — No Comments

NSBA Research and Guidelines on Online Social and Educational Networking

Based on my reading of the NSBA report, research by Grunwald and Associates LLC shows that social networking rivals television based on time spent on both activities and 96% of students surveyed have used online services such as chatting, social networking, blogging, messaging, etc. Social networking tools are used weekly by 71% of students. Education is a major source of discussion in this medium, with 60% of students using the tools to discuss education, and 50% using it specifically for… Continue

Added by Scott on January 8, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Effects of blogging, wikis, and social networking on education

I am trying to gather a list of resources, especially those based on research, which support the use of blogs, wikis, and social networking and it's positive effects on education. I am trying both build a case for the use of these tools, as well as provide a thoughtful and reasoned approach to safety issues, content management, and some effective safeguards and bets practices surrounding their use. Any help would be appreciated.…


Added by Scott on December 17, 2008 at 9:30am — 5 Comments


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