September, 2009

Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose

The Electric Educator

Ever since I visited Google for the Google Teacher Academy I have been mulling the idea of what Google calls "20% time." That is, time set aside from your normal duties to work on projects of your own choosing and liking.

How Do I Introduce Twitter to Someone Who Is Interested?

EdTechSandyK

This is a follow-up to my last post.

Drawing & Painting: Kerpoof Studio

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Kerpoof Studio is another tool for drawing and creating on the computer. It''s kid-friendly, and again, no sign in is needed to use the tool in it''s most basic form. But, Kerpoof does offer free teacher accounts which are certainly worth the trouble of creating.

Help Me Help a High School Get Started on Twitter!

EdTechSandyK

First, thank you for taking the time to visit this post and offer your advice! :-) A public high school I work with is interested in broadcasting info to parents and students via Twitter.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Did You Know? 4.0 - Shift Happens

EdTechSandyK

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.

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More Trending

School YouTube Pages

The Electric Educator

In the past couple of weeks I have discovered two good examples of school YouTube pages. One is from Staten Island Academy and the other is from Castilleja Girls School.

How's Your Web Presence?

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Blogger Flicker Twitter Facebook Picassa Glogster SecondLife WikiSpaces GoogleSites GoogleDocs Del.icio.us VoiceThread YouTube Diigo GlobalSchoolNet. the list goes on. If you are using Web 2.0 tools, then you do have a web presence. Have you googled yourself lately? Unfortunately, the Internet does not allow us to categorize ourselves to make a distinction between our personal and professional selves. This is true for everyone.

Anyone Using ePals for Student Blogs and/or Email?

EdTechSandyK

If anyone is using ePals for student blogs and/or email, I''d love to read about your experiences with this program as I begin to investigate it. Please comment on this post. If you can leave contact info in case I have follow-up questions, that would be awesome, too. Thanks! :-). epals student blogs student email

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Web Activity Packs from PBS Teachers

EdTechSandyK

This looks pretty neat, so I thought I''d experiment! PBS teachers has posted web activity packs with code you can embed in social media sites (like blogs or even Facebook) or into traditional web pages. There''s a wealth of resources under the topic headings of The Arts, Science and Technology, Health and Fitness, Reading and Language Arts, and Social Studies. When you drill down into specific resources, you find video, interactives, and lesson plans teachers can use with students.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Happy 40th Brithday, Internet!

EdTechSandyK

Quick, short post. I''m sure others have waxed more eloquent, but I could not pass up this opportunity to wish the Internet a Happy 40th Birthday , today, September 2nd! Most of us probably didn''t become aware of the Internet until the late 80''s/early 90''s when the World Wide Web began to invade our lives, but the Internet itself had its beginnings about 20 years before that. I''m pretty sure I wouldn''t have the job I have today without the Internet.

Drawing & Painting: ArtPad

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Drawing and painting can create a bridge between the ideas in a child''s head and the blank piece of paper. Students are generally pretty movitivated and engaged when drawing and painting on the computer, and many are very good at it. In an effort to encourage content based writing and promote tech literacy, I''d like to introduce you to a very good, easy to use, online painting tool. ArtPad.com This simple tool is designed to bring out the artist in us all.

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