So I've been developing a plan to lifecycle faculty/staff laptops this summer. What to get was pretty easy. How many to get was pretty easy once I figured out how many laptops could fit in the building and divide that by three. Where they need to go wasn't too hard. Now I'm looking at the names of the people and thinking about how I'm going to pry the old laptops from their fingers and I think it's going to be a long summer.
Added by Chris Jones on February 26, 2008 at 3:52pm —
At long last, I've finished editing the wiki
, "Digital Natives, Global Citizens,"
created by my 11th-grade students in response to our semester-long study of technology and civilization as part of my Language Arts class. Other than the editing, the wiki was created and designed by students from start to finish.
Here are some teasers from their Proposals
for how to bring these issues to a larger audience:
Added by Susan Davis on February 24, 2008 at 3:20pm —
Several years ago I taught Modern World Literature as a one-semester English elective for seniors. At that time, I included texts such as Fountain and Tomb by Naguib Mahfouz; Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton; Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard; and The Sound of the Waves by Yukio Mishima. We also studied short stories by Kafka, Camus, and Marquez and the poetry of Octavio Paz.
I will be resurrecting that course as a junior/senior elective for the fall semester next year… Continue
Added by Cindy Douglass on February 21, 2008 at 1:22pm —
I feel way to busy to do this, but feel that it's way to important not to do this. I already have another blog started so why don't you take a look over there
Added by Susan Smith on February 20, 2008 at 4:05pm —
Just a reminder that we are participating with Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach in a year-long professional development opportunity next fall. We are beginning to form the core group of 20 schools, so if you are interested, don't hesitate to email if you have questions. Here is part of my previous post. You can look for the rest below!
We, at Fredericksburg Academy, have the opportunity to participate in a national program with key people engaged in this process. The Powerful… Continue
Added by Susan Carter Morgan on February 18, 2008 at 6:43pm —
I just read Ted McCain's Teaching for Tomorrow
(2005). It is a quick (90 page) book that lays out a great rationale for changing pedagogy towards real-world project-based-learning where the teacher… Continue
Added by Demetri Orlando on February 16, 2008 at 10:00am —
Google announced a competition for k12 students today based on their famed Google Doodles, a whimsical tradition in which holidays and important dates are noted. Artist Dennis Hwang draws these doodles around the Google logo and can be viewed from time to time on Google's home page.
In this contest, students are asked to ponder the question, "What if..." and use their imaginations to construct their very own Google Doodle. The winner will have their doodle appear on Google's home… Continue
Added by Lucy Gray on February 13, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Next Monday, we'll spend a professional development day considering the following prompt:
The world is changing, content is cheap, and collaboration is easy. We should....
How would you answer that question? You can follow along with the discussion Collegiate-Richmond at this wiki.
I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Added by Jamie Britto on February 12, 2008 at 10:27am —
This morning's blog post by Larry Ferlazzo offers excellent advice to those working with teachers to integrate educational technology. He says, "Identify teacher self-interests through listening and relationship-building, and afterwards help them see how using technology can help them get what they want — if it can." Then he mentions a… Continue
Added by Demetri Orlando on February 10, 2008 at 9:30am —
I know many people will be attending NAIS about this time, but if you're looking for an alternative consider the following.
Illinois Computing Educators' annual conference is taking place in St.
February 26-29 with the theme of Learning Outside Boundaries. Anyone is
welcome to attend. Our keynote speakers
this year are Dan Buettner of Blue Zones Quest fame and Mitch Resnick
Spotlight speakers include retired Mabry Middle School Principal… Continue
Added by Lucy Gray on February 9, 2008 at 11:00pm —