What Makes a Good Project?
is a new article about how teachers can take project-based learning to the next level.
Added by Sylvia Martinez on November 13, 2008 at 4:55pm —
I've seen the video of Dalton Sherman, the 10 year old speaking to incoming teachers this year in Dallas. He's an amazing speaker, but I have more to say on the subject... as usual!
Read my post Believe in…
Love your thoughts either here or there...
Added by Sylvia Martinez on September 4, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Ever thought about presenting at an education technology conference? Here are some ideas - and how to include your students.
You (yes, YOU) should present at a conference
Added by Sylvia Martinez on September 3, 2008 at 3:51pm —
I just posted something new on my blog
about the book, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future.
. I know it's been very popular in the education community, and I can see why. We certainly need more creativity and freedom in education.
However, I found some things really bothered me about the book and I share them in my post.
The idea that you… Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 17, 2008 at 8:17pm —
I'm looking for some translating help - no heavy lifting, I promise!
I've had a Hebrew blog link to two of my recent blog posts and I'm just really curious about what they say! I don't need a word for word translation, but if anybody does read Hebrew, and can give me the gist of it (bad or good!), I'd be in your debt ;-)
Here are the posts:
תהליך - ולא רק תוצר… Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on February 20, 2008 at 11:00am —
I just posted a blog that might interest classroom 2.0'rs. What research says about project-based learning.
Lots of teachers looking at technology in the classroom find that technology and projects go really well together. But it's not easy to implement project-based learning in the traditional classroom. There are lots of ideas here that might be helpful!
Added by Sylvia Martinez on February 14, 2008 at 11:31pm —
Hi Classroom 2.0-rs!
I just finished a 3-part blog post about a chapter in a great book called Meaningful Learning Using Technology: What Educators Need to Know And Do
edited by Elizabeth Alexander Ashburn, Robert E. Floden. This is on my GenYES blog: Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on December 10, 2007 at 8:35pm —
The Constructivist Celebration II is coming to NYSCATE (the New York state educational technology conference) on Saturday, November 17, 2007. This event will be a daylong hands-on workshop celebrating the
fun of creative learning with technology. If you are going to be in
Rochester, NY for NYSCATE, be sure to sign up for this pre-conference
Added by Sylvia Martinez on November 7, 2007 at 9:33pm —
Hi Classroom 2.0'rs-
For your Friday persusal, I offer you my latest blog musing:
Did you know:
- In one week, more people will purchase a copy of Halo 3 than there are teachers in the United States.
- Every public…
Added by Sylvia Martinez on September 28, 2007 at 9:44am —
Hi all Classroom 2.0-ers!
I just finished a new whitepaper, Sharing Student Voice: Students Presenting at Conferences
. There is more about it on the GenYES blog
, but in short, it's about how planning and presenting at a conference can be a part of enabling student… Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on September 10, 2007 at 10:21pm —
Hope everyone is having a great summer!
I just posted some thoughts about Web 2.0
in education and the impact on educational reform. So many educators are being inspired by new tools and technology! It's an exciting time, and it feels like "something" is going to happen to change education. That's the good news... the bad news is that this is very similar to what happened when… Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on July 29, 2007 at 10:01am —
OK, just like always, despite my plans, NECC has completely slipped away!
I did post two blogs about it.
About the commercial interests - NECC, Buyer Beware
About the Constructivist Celebration
Hope to get to see some people today!
Added by Sylvia Martinez on June 27, 2007 at 5:36am —
Cross-posted at the Generation YES blog
“____ 2.0″ is turning into a catch phrase for educational technology bloggers and conference presenters, who know that anything with 2.0 in the title Continue
gets attention. Taking a dip into the marketing world, it’s easy to see
why. Although Web 2.0 has a…
Added by Sylvia Martinez on June 21, 2007 at 10:30pm —
Hi Classroom 2.0'rs-
I just posted something on my blog with my two cents about the gender imbalance in educational technology leadership
. Love your thoughts too!
Added by Sylvia Martinez on June 17, 2007 at 11:33pm —
is coming up soon, in Anaheim, California (June 19-21). Educomm is the
educational side of Infocomm, the world’s largest AV communications and
presentation technologies trade show.
Alan Kay (inventor of the personal computer), David Pogue (tech writer for the New York Times and author of the Missing Manual series of books) are keynoting.… Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on June 1, 2007 at 2:06pm —
I've been spending some time in Second Life. Here's my first post about it
I "get" the collaboration possibilities, but fear overhype about the educational potential (like proposed math manipulatives, physics sims, etc.)
I'd love input, especially about the math/science/programming… Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on May 16, 2007 at 6:09am —
Hi Classroom 2.0'rs!
I just posted something on my blog over at GenYES about one reason why teachers stick with instructional techniques (1.0 teaching) instead of using more 2,0 teaching techniques - call it guide-on-the-side vs. sage-on-the-stage, or constructivist, or project-based, or progressive. There are many, many reasons, but here's one that may be new (plus I got a comment on that post! I'm so excited!)… Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 30, 2007 at 9:54am —
Eli Broad and Bill Gates plan to spend $60 Million
to push "educational reform" to the top of the 2008 political agenda. Who thinks this constitutes reform?
Here's the agenda:
- National standardized curriculum
- Longer school day
- Merit pay
There are some great comments about this on the web:
Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 26, 2007 at 5:52pm —
Nate Stearns read my bio here about being a game designer in a previous life and asked me some questions about that. We had a nice email discussion, but it seemed like a good subject and I'm never one to waste good content!
I've posted some resources for educators interested in game design at the Genyes blog
. Game design is a terrific activity for students. It requires critical thinking,… Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 26, 2007 at 3:20pm —
Thought you guys might like this graphic portrayal of the "verbal jousting in the life cycle of a blog post." Could this be us in the future? I think I've seen this happen in blogs out in the "real" world!
Scenes from a Blog
It apparently ran on the editorial page of the NY Times 4/7/07. I happened to find it on a search for something… Continue
Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 18, 2007 at 6:17pm —