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October 2010 Blog Posts (18)

Flip-Thinking

Wondering what the next new buzz phrase or sexy subject is in education?

The answer seems to be Flip-Thinking.…

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Added by John Burrell on October 31, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Accident and Casualty Reduction in an Unlicensed and Unregulated Activity: Social Media





The advent of the automobile brought dramatic advances in our capabilities around travel and mobility. Over time, the affordability, reliability, capabilities and infrastructure would develop such that its use spread from a select group of adventurous pioneers to the everyday lives of average individuals, including young adults. Over time, rules, regulations, laws, etiquette, licenses, mandatory training and government oversight bodies would develop to improve…

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Added by Terry Eberhart on October 29, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Three Partners in an Effective School Environment





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Added by Akevy Greenblatt on October 29, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments

Being a Lifelong Learner- a Must for Educators

Last night (October 26th) during Edchat there was a discussion about instilling the concept of being a lifelong learner into educators. Personally I am of the opinion that someone who has devoted their life to instilling a love of learning in others should be expected to be lifelong learner themselves. I do agree that there needs to be… Continue

Added by Akevy Greenblatt on October 27, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Standards and Globalization

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Added by Mogens R. Jensen on October 22, 2010 at 6:26pm — No Comments

BrainPOP Spotlight: Digital Citizenship (Free Videos!)

BrainPOP has a great digital

citizenship spotlight
, featuring the following topics:





http://www.brainpop.com/spotlight/digitalcitizenship/

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Added by Kurt Schollin on October 20, 2010 at 2:15pm — No Comments

The vocal minority vs. the silent majority...

I was once told by an Athletic Director that those who criticize your work are in the vocal minority while those who support you are in the silent majority. I didn't really want to admit that this was true and it

took me some time to come to terms with this, but it really hits this

subject on the head. My current principal and I have had this

conversation recently as well when dealing with what it takes to get

people to follow directions. If you take the time to think…

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Added by Jeremy Lenzi on October 19, 2010 at 8:58am — No Comments

More on Waiting for Superman

I'd like to make something clear regarding my recent post on Waiting for Superman -- please don't read my post thinking that I'm necessarily drinking all of the Kool-Aid. I have questions and doubts just like

anybody else. I don't believe that charters and KIPP and Geoffrey Canada

are the end all be all, if you will. I'm a public school teacher who

believes very strongly that we need to fix our system and I believe that

teachers in the public schools are doing a…

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Added by Jeremy Lenzi on October 18, 2010 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum 2010: Demanding Education that Matters, Nov. 10-13, SF CA. Help us spread the word!

The Coalition of Essential Schools invites Educator's PLN members to San Francisco to Fall Forum: Demanding Education that Matters,a professional development experience for K-12 educators featuring powerful exchanges of innovative practices and democratic policies that increase equitable student achievement. Fall Forum offers a range of solutions and approaches from schools and districts effectively serving a wide… Continue

Added by Jill Davidson on October 18, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

Why the PLN Matters

Sure, the PLN has provided me with a rich supply of digital resources.

Certainly, the PLN has given me access to so many wonderful teaching ideas.

And absolutely, the PLN has kept me informed about what is going on in education both nationally and globally.



But that is not why the PLN matters to me.



I know that most school environments and staffs support their teachers. I know because most of my 20+ years of teaching has been in these environments.

But some of us… Continue

Added by Katje Lehrman on October 17, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Call for Papers - Academic Exchange Quarterly Summer 2011 Issue - Topic: Virtual College

Academic Exchange Quarterly



Summer 2011,

Volume 15, Issue 2

Expanded issue up to 400+ pages.

Articles on various topics plus the following special sections.



Addressing the challenges of the 21st Century Paradigm for Virtual Colleges

Feature Editors:

Larry Davies, Ed.D. -…
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Added by Larry Davies on October 15, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Digital Storytelling?

Hello everyone out there. I will be attending a two day digital storytelling inservice and was curious about the following:

1. How many librarians/media specialists out there use it?

2. How often is it used?

3. If you do use it, is it stand alone or is it coupled with other lesson content?

Let me know!

Added by Lawrence Persinger, Jr. on October 10, 2010 at 12:59pm — 5 Comments

Food and Culture - a global, collaborative classrooms project

Let your students learn with the world, not just about the world!





This project is designed to be adaptable to any course, any grade level or schedule, so you can schedule a class period per week, or do a several week unit, a year long unit, or adopt this as an… Continue

Added by Anne Shaw on October 8, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Tour Around the iPad Exhibition in Second Life

Added by Shamblesguru on October 4, 2010 at 3:11am — No Comments

Does Size Really Matter?

This is my latest blog post on Apples & Chalkdust


The debate… Continue

Added by Vicki Caruana on October 3, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Inanimate Alice a Learning Journey

I recently taught a digital literacy unit over a term and recorded our learning journey on a wiki. The story is is about Alice, a young girl growing up in the first half of the 21st century, and her imaginary friend, Brad.



http://inanimatealice-aperspective.wikispaces.com



I hope you will stop by an view our hard… Continue

Added by Shaun Wood on October 1, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Giving valuable feedback to students

Feedback to students can come from different sources: peers, teachers and the student's own reflection. In this post, I will concentrate on feedback given by teachers and how it can contribute to student

learning. Having written a minor thesis on formative assessment, I have found the literature on feedback quite prolific. In my post, I offer 7 characteristics of good feedback… Continue

Added by Ziad Baroudi on October 1, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

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