The Most Popular Post in 2009.

The Web20Classroom

As 2009 comes to a close I wanted to take a look back and see what post did people visit the most. So here, in all it''s glory (or lack there of) is the most popular post of 2009 on my blog. Training needs to be scaffolded, accessible and continuous. 2009 Most Popular Post edchat What a year it has been! Surprisingly it was a recent one.

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Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Research suggests that when technology is effectively used in schools, access may help to bridge educational and social gaps (Warschauer & Matuchniak, 2010; Eccles, 2009; National Science Foundation, 2017). If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

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New Posted Resources 12/05/2009

The Web20Classroom

is highly interactive, accessible and collaborative. Prestwick Cafe: Building Something New: There’s Always Demolition Required tags : change , favorite Web 2.0 Learn how to utilize it in your classroom with free videos, activities and more from CDW-G and Discovery Education. tags : web2.0 , resources , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

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The PLN Is Powerful.

The Web20Classroom

The value is the plethora of resources, viewpoints, & ideas I now have access to (has become an addiction and time hog :-) Beyond amazing tools, love connections made w/ real people who care a lot about kids. I have had the opportunity lately to do a lot of talking about the power of Professional Learning Networks (PLN''s, or you might know it as Personal Learning Community, PLC, also.) to some of my teachers and to teachers around the country.

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The Essential Tools For The Connected Teacher-Part 4

The Web20Classroom

All you do is apply with a school provided email address and in a few days you have a 6-month pass for unlimited access. You will also receive a classroom code that you can give to your students so they have unlimited access also. Over the past 3 weeks we have examined the tools that I think are essential for the connected teacher. So far we have looked at Tools For Communication , Tools For Student Collaboration and Tools for Professional Collaboration.

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Web 2.0 Tools That Will Break Through Next Year, With Your Help

The Web20Classroom

Once you sign up fo an account you can request free educator access that gives you the ability to create student accounts and class accounts that have special features like privacy settings and broadcast messages. Social Media and Web 2.0 Tools made huge inroads in education this year. From the Twitter explosion to Animoto to Google Apps there were several success stories of various tools making their way into the classroom for learning. But I think the trend will only continue.

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Who Is The Enemy?

The Web20Classroom

Teachers- I understand that you want to have access to programs, applications and tools but that is going to take a little work. Picture it.you have discovered the latest and greatest tool/application to use with your kids. You spend hours at home learning, reading, practicing, getting things right to introduce it the next day in class. The morning comes. On your drive to school you imagine the possibilities. You think about the wonderful learning experience that you are about to create.

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Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter

EdTechSandyK

You can now access my Twitter related links there as well.) The Personal Learning Network (PLN) that I''ve built on Twitter over the past couple of months has become an amazing resource for learning about what''s going on in the educational technology world. I was excited when I had an opportunity last week to present using Twitter as a tool for personal learning to some of my colleagues.

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Using Wise Quotes with EFL ESL Students

Nik Peachey

technology Lots of fast and varied ways to access the quotes There are loads of quotes from a real range of sources There is an iPhone ap which can enable you to get all this information via your iPhone or iPod Touch so great for mobile learners What I'm not so sure about The site is so dynamic that you can see then loose quotes pretty quickly if you are just browsing.

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Creating an Online Journal for CPD

Nik Peachey

The entries are private, but be can be shared We can add images to make the entries more memorable It can be accessed from anywhere It’s quick and date stamps entries for us What I’m not so sure about It would be nice to be able to add a few hyperlinks (I think this is possible in the ‘Pro’ paid for edition.

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9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

I am proud to be able to provide access to Wave for these 9 individuals. It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. I wish that I had more than nine invitations to give out! Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave. Some are ideas for specific classroom lessons while others are big picture concepts. Your invitations should be arriving shortly!

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Using Online Sticky Noticeboards

Nik Peachey

This means that you can use your wall to focus students access to sites like flickr or Youtube and stop them drifting into other content. For the last few days I've been playing with WallWisher a handy tool for creating online noticeboards that you can add sticky notes to. You can see a wall that I created here with some notes about Web 2.0 Tools for EFL ESL Teachers.

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Getting Video Tasks Online

Nik Peachey

Great way to make YouTube videos accessible without sending students to the site. If YouTube is blocked in your school, this probably won't solve the problem, though you can get students to access your video activities from home.

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Research Shows Technology Strategies That Positively Impact Student Learning

EdTechSandyK

December 1, 2009 During the second week of the Teaching With Technology course, I learned the most from the research studies we read such as Michael S. The finding that "Consistent student access to the technology, positive attitudes towards the technology (by both teachers and students), and teacher training in the technology led to the greatest student achievement gains" (1999, p.

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EDLD 5364 Web Conference Reflection

EdTechSandyK

I am immensely enjoying the convenience of an online program and the ability to access course materials and complete assignments on my own schedule. On Saturday, November 21st, I participated in my first web conference as part of the Educational Technology Leadership online master''s degree program I am enrolled in through Lamar University. It was an enjoyable and welcome experience.

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What's The Most Important Thing Teachers of Today Need to Realize or Learn?

EdTechSandyK

They certainly did not have the unsupervised access to technology that today''s students have - nor did they have the opportunities for global learning. An educator I follow on Twitter, thecleversheep , tweeted this this morning: Care to share your wisdom?

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Shaping Well-Rounded Youth in a Digital World

EdTechSandyK

if you want more in depth information about Virginia, her teacher, and her school, you can access it here. This video profile of 14 year old Virginia from Edutopia had multiple impacts on me. First, I was impressed with the balance this young lady is learning as she conducts her life on many fronts: home, church, school, service, and social.

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Did You Know? 4.0 - Shift Happens

EdTechSandyK

I''m not sure why that shocks me or I have a hard time believing it), and that most of us will access the Internet off of handheld devices by the year 2020 are lost on me. Did You Know? was released today. This video, also known in some incarnations as Shift Happens , started out as a PowerPoint presentation by Karl Fisch at a high school faculty meeting in 2006 and was later remixed by Scott McLeod. Since then, these men have continued to collaborate on updates to the video.

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The Future of Education: a futurist's perspective

The Electric Educator

Schools will become tutoring centers and access points for courses rather than disseminators of instruction. Stewart MacLean , a fellow ed. blogger, recommended an article titled " The Future of Education " by Thomas Frey, executive director and senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute. I read this somewhat lengthy article which predicts drastic changes in the educational culture as we know it today, and was struck by the plausibility of Frey''s ideas.

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Essential Reading

The Electric Educator

In this bold article Frey claims that a radical shift in education will occur due to the emergence of standard course-ware software so that companies, universities and school districts can quickly and easily create content that can be accessed from around the world. Those of us planning on being in education for a while need to think about, prepare for, and understand the coming changes in education. Here are three essential works that speak to each of these things: 1.

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Carver STaR Chart Presentation

EdTechSandyK

The slide show below will serve as a visual aid when I present to Carver Elementary staff on their most recent S chool T echnology a nd R eadiness (STaR) self-report regarding campus levels of technology access and integration. NOTE: This blog post is part of a requirement for Lamar University graduate course EDLD 5306 Fundamentals of Educational Technology.

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Opinion on Texas LRPT: Educator Preparation and Development

EdTechSandyK

Since a majority of campuses are at Developing Tech level, I assume the following trends: Most teachers have access to and have participated in nine to eighteen hours of large group professional development regarding increasing productivity and integration of technology into their content areas, and most have attained two or three of the SBEC Technology Applications Standards.

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The New Literacy

EdTechSandyK

In The New Literacy: The 3 Rs Evolve into the 4 Es , Armstrong and Warlick state: The challenge to us as educators lies in keeping up with an information environment that has changed dramatically in the past 10 years, a decade during which the very nature of information has changed in appearance, location, accessibility, application, and communication. One of my first assignments was to react to a quote from the first week''s reading. Below is the quote I picked and my response to it.

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RP: Why your major academic conference doesn’t have (good, free) wireless internet

The Daring Librarian

Reliable, fast, and consistent Interweb access at conferences has been a source of constant consternation. Since NECC in Atlanta, AASL Pittsburgh, to NECC DC and AASL Charlotte (and other conferences in between)…Internet access has been frustrating! Aunty Tech aka Donna Baumbach compiled a free virtual AASL with links to the archive of Tweets here: [link] If you want to see the reactions RT also I blogged about my experiences at AASL Charlotte and access was a sore point!

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275 Twitter Apps You Can't Live Without

The Daring Librarian

Stammy''s RSS To Twitter Not too many people have access to a Ruby-enabled server so the author decided to make a simple PHP script to get the job done. the Only Twitter Applications List You''ll Ever Need from Squidoo I stumbled across this list and was very impressed. in only a few short years so many ways to modify, use, manipulate and make a site like Twitter work for you and your individual needs. Does anyone really need 274 Twitter Apps in their life?

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B There! A Pining Robot's Plea

The Daring Librarian

Full access to b there is included in your conference registration. Access all that b there – Your Virtual Track Pass has to offer and become an active member of this virtual community. What’s @ the Track All conference registrants will have access to content captured prior, during and post-conference via the b there – Your Virtual Track Pass Web site. All of this and much more is included in your registration, with an entire year of access post-conference!

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Neil Gaiman and Twittering the Exquisite Corpse

The Daring Librarian

Frances Harris "I’d love to know – for how many of you is access to 2.0 So, yesterday i got really excited about the Neil Gaiman Twitter writing opportunity the Exquisite Corpse.I instantly thought of our Writers Guild and how they could have really gotten involved with the writing experience. However, Twitter is now Blocked in HCPSS. WARNING: Mini-Rant & Personal Opinion Here Not Related to HCPSS or reflecting on them yada yada yada - yeah.i gotta big mouth!

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Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired. Who wouldn't want content to be accessed by people who are visually impaired? Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game. Facebook has work to do in their accessibility game.

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PROOF POINTS: New evidence of high school grade inflation

The Hechinger Report

points from a 3.0 – a B – in 2009 to 3.11 Columnists Elementary to High School Higher Education Jill Barshay Data and research high school Higher education access

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College Board Hopes to Broaden Access to Coding With New ‘AP Computer Science Principles’ Course

Edsurge

How AP Computer Science Principles Is Different The interest in tech-related AP courses has skyrocketed, even with Computer Science AB being cancelled as a course option in 2009. AP Computer Science is getting a facelift—or rather, an entirely new face.

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An unnoticed result of the decline of men in college: It’s harder for women to get in

The Hechinger Report

area schools, found itself under the microscope in 2009 when a federal civil rights probe investigated whether it was discriminating against women in the admissions process. White men have had access to education since higher education institutions were created.”.

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Biden’s infrastructure plan would create plenty of jobs, but who will do them?

The Hechinger Report

More than 60 percent of the construction workers who lost their jobs from 2007 to 2009 never returned to the industry, said Michael Ibrahim, an assistant professor of civil engineering at California State University, Los Angeles.

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PROOF POINTS: Shift to all-digital SAT could lead to some winners and losers

The Hechinger Report

A 2009 analysis of 81 multiple choice tests given to elementary, middle and high school students directly compared paper versus digital versions. Columnists Higher Education Jill Barshay News Data and research Higher education access online Testing

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Momentum builds behind a way to lower the cost of college: A degree in three years

The Hechinger Report

Less hidebound institutions, such as Wentworth, which started as a trade school and didn’t grant bachelor’s degrees until 1970 and master’s degrees until 2009, are better equipped to try these kinds of changes than longer-established rivals, Tichenor said.

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Preventing Student Debt Problems Begins With Financial Literacy Education

Edsurge

In the 10 years following the end of the Great Recession in 2009, student loan debt increased nearly 130 percent, according to a recent report published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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Veterans are tangled in red tape trying to get their student loans cancelled as promised

The Hechinger Report

Featured Stories Higher Education Adult learning Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Investigations Law and policy Student veteransJodie Parks works full time as an occupational therapist at a Michigan state psychiatric hospital.

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How the last recession affected higher education. Will history repeat?

The Hechinger Report

The 2009 Recovery Act increased the amount of Pell Grants to low-income students to more than $5,000 per year and expanded the number of students who were eligible for it. Completion rates declined for students who enrolled in college during 2008, 2009 and 2010.

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Strapped for students, colleges finally begin to clear transfer logjam

The Hechinger Report

Dickinson College began a partnership with community colleges in 2009, admitting 58 transfer students from area community colleges since then as juniors; of those, 17 were of a race other than white, the college says.

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How higher education’s own choices left it vulnerable to the pandemic crisis

The Hechinger Report

percent from 2009 to 2017, a period during which the S&P 500 index gained 11.2 percent from 2009 to 2017, a period during which the S&P 500 index gained 11.2 Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Higher Education newsletter

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More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies

The Hechinger Report

The dominant OPM player is 2U, which struck its first deals in 2009 with USC to provide master’s degree programs in social work and education under the USC brand. Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionMEDFORD, Mass. —

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