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At 9:01am on October 13, 2012, Amelia said…

Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back(
amelia_herbert23@yahoo.com)I will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks

At 10:02pm on January 16, 2009, Jack said…
Hi J. I was wondering if you and your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some educator contacts you could direct me to.

You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
At 9:23pm on December 27, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…

I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham,MA, and engineering students) who has taken a year off to work on an education related project. Since you are in the 'connecting content and technology' groun, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:

Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2009, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.

Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win an idea competition on Ideablob.com You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975 . We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.

Feel free to email me back, check out alightlearning.com, anything you like!


Alyshia Olsen
At 9:33pm on December 8, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi J,

Wiziq is a virtual classroom that is pretty much a state-of-the-art virtual classroom. It is web based.

Cick on these links:

Wiziq virtual classroom

about Wiziq

Wiziq's blog

I also recommend you take a look at authorstream's web based power point presentation platform.
At 3:26pm on December 6, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi J,

Have you ever used Wiziq's virtual classroom in your online educaiton initiatives?
At 3:51pm on March 11, 2008, J Harrington said…
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At 8:36pm on January 14, 2008, Vincent Mespoulet said…
Hi ! Thank you for your message about environment. I'll give you more infos about what we do about Education to Environment:
1. Save the Planet Project: this is a european Comenius Project with partners in Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia and... France. We'll prepare it for next schoolyear. I have a preparatory document about it (in english but translation in english is bad, let me some time to improve it !). Comenius Projects are specific to the European Union. But i know that thera are now Comenius Mundus. I have to check this info
2. we're just running discussion on my ning about environment with an american school at Buffalo, N.-Y. to copare american and european policy. You can join us if you are interested
3. I'll join your Green Schools Group inside Classroom 2.0
Have a nice day !
At 6:02pm on January 14, 2008, Lucy Gray said…
Hi Jack -

Sure, come on over the Global Education Collaborative Ning and post about your work! http://globaleducation.ning.com !
At 1:06pm on January 13, 2008, Esther Lojo-Escalante said…
Hi Jack! There are many resources that you can find on: http://www.teachers.tv/, at least to me it has been of great help. Of course they are different solutions depending on the age of the students, and the subject to teach.
About virtual games, Liam O'Donell kindly shared this with me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcaE5NwfgUA .
There are also some links below the discussion "Does the current educational system kill creativity?" posted on the forum. Hope they help!
At 12:18pm on January 12, 2008, Esther Lojo-Escalante said…
Great blog Jack! Totally agree on how obsolete the system is, not just in US, but also in Europe. Many things need to change in order to take education to the next - and right - level.
At 10:26am on January 12, 2008, J Harrington said…
Please help get the word out about benefical programs for green education and programs in K-12 schools. Here is forum where you can read or post news: http://grabaforum.com/greenschools/viewforum.php?f=2

thanks, jack
At 10:21am on January 12, 2008, J Harrington said…
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