June, 2009

Google Teacher Academy Video Application

The Electric Educator

I spent most of today working on a one minute video as part of my application for the 2009 Google Teacher Academy in Boulder, Colorado. Creating a 1 minute video may be one of the most difficult video projects I have ever done!

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A Vision of K-12 Students Today

EdTechSandyK

We have come so far.and we have so far still to go!!!!! 21st centruy learning educational technology

New PodCast Series

The Electric Educator

Several of my previous posts have mentioned work that I have been doing in conjunction with MACUL and the MDE on podcasts that are being listed on the MI Learning channel (iTunes link) of iTunesU K-12. My first podcast project was a series of lab demonstrations that I call "labcasts."

MI Learning Portal on iTunesU K-12

The Electric Educator

Note: the following post was published in the Fall 2009 Edition of the MACUL Journal While some teachers are battling to keep iPods out of the classroom, I’m encouraging my students to use them as learning tools.

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.

The Three R's Are So 20th Century.

EdTechSandyK

Great overview of the educational challenge before us. The three R''s (Reading, ''Riting, and ''Rithmatic) are obviously still important, but education has to expand beyond those three basics. Warlick does a great job of explaining why and what the new definitions need to be in the video below.

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Carver STaR Chart Presentation

EdTechSandyK

NOTE: This blog post is part of a requirement for Lamar University graduate course EDLD 5306 Fundamentals of Educational Technology. 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.

Why We Can Never Educate Enough About Copyright and Online "Privacy"

EdTechSandyK

Stumbled across this story on Yahoo! news this morning and thought it was a perfect example to use when trying to make the points to teachers and students that Just because the picture is posted on the Internet does NOT mean you have permission to use it. You give up control and privacy when you post anything on the Internet. Even if people aren''t supposed to use your stuff without your permission, they still do and will. The short synopsis is a family photo that a U.S.

The New Literacy

EdTechSandyK

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. 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.

Fatal Failure: High Tech School Fails!

The Electric Educator

In 2003 Microsoft and the city of Philadelphia set out to build the " School of the Future." In 2006, the school opened and touted a 1-1 laptop program, campus-wide WiFi, an innovative schedule, and "project based learning." Three years later, the school has been labeled a failure by the American Enterprise Institute.

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.