I have taught computer skills to every grade level from K - adult for the past 21 years. I started my career as a business education teacher and hope to retire from my current technology education facilitator role in about 4 years. I have a degree and teaching certificate in business education and a master’s degree in instructional technology. Upon retirement, I hope to work as a consultant or on the college level. I also have New Jersey certifications in elementary education and supervision.
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When I tried to login using a domain account, the google system would not accept it; however, it can be done with a personal gmail account and then you can generate code to paste on a site within your domain. I can do it but to explain this to teachers an yet an extra step, is a pain.
Hey no worries, Deb. The video contest is over, but MIT was so happy with the results that we're now running another contest. This time, instead of making videos, we're asking kids to make their own custom flashcards. Submission due date is 5/22. Check it out here: brainyflix.com/main/contest_rules. Perhaps your colleagues/students would be interested?
Hi Deb. I was wondering if any of your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some other educator contacts you could direct me to. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
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 'e-learning and online teaching' group, 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 a competition for startup funding 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!
Lovely to meet you too and Tommy (my 4-year-old Australian Terrier) says hi to Mandy. He is the apple of my eye; feisty, intelligent and he makes me laugh. I am an Australian too and I posted a response to your Teaching Keyboard post yesterday and was looking forward to a response or two when I woke up this morning, but there were none. Has your post closed, should I not have put my special offer at the bottom, is it a holiday in the US? I am so eager for feedback on what I said