Durff's Blog – February 2009 Archive (5)

Parents on Facebook

A class entitled, "Parents on Facebook: Connecting with parents using Facebook & What does it mean to be a digital parent?" will be offered on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 8:00pm at https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2008350%3DM.612F85D6F8C95E7398CA7C70EEFFB2 A post explaining how to participate is located at http://edtechtalk.com/node/3633 Please share this information with your parents, family, and friends. This informational session is being offered by Lorna… Continue

Added by Durff on February 19, 2009 at 8:39pm — 1 Comment

Barry Schwartz at TED

Are you celebrating moral exemplars with your…

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Added by Durff on February 16, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Let's Disrupt the Educational Status Quo

"How do we move to a student centric system?" Michael Horn Jan 14, 2008 http://snurl.com/bwfl8 Your ideas? Here's more along these lines : http://www.edutopia.org/student-centric-education-technology and of course the Youtube at… Continue

Added by Durff on February 14, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Network Challenge

Random Acts of Kindness Week 2008: February 11-17, 2009 http://www.actsofkindness.org/ what will your classes do?

I challenge you to: (ideas from the website)

1. Welcome Winter Gloves

Purchase a pair of winter gloves for someone in your community.

2. Set up a Custodian Appreciation Day and have students clean classrooms for the custodian. Make a banner or card telling your custodian how much he is appreciated.

3. Create a bulletin board where kids write their… Continue

Added by Durff on February 7, 2009 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Online Safety

There are three things I teach learners never to put online:

1. their name
2. their photo
3. their location

We, in parentis loci, should not be doing these either. Learners in my rooms choose and use screen names and avatars. We will say the city and town and country of our school for collaborations but not our street address.
Alec Couros' recent post http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/1203 puts this reason in perspective.

Added by Durff on February 7, 2009 at 12:55pm — No Comments

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