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November 2009 Blog Posts (20)

K12 Online Conference 2009

The K12Online Conference 2009 is about to begin! So far this year we have enjoyed 3 LAN parties leading up to the main conference. The LAN parties featured past presenters, their presentations, and chat room hullabaloo. While this was all connecting and learning, the main event really gets me dancing! The preconference keynote goes live on Monday, November 30, 2009 at 12:00:00GMT --> Time Where You Are. This doesn't mean you have to be there the… Continue

Added by mrsdurff on November 28, 2009 at 6:11pm — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

Would you like to join us?

Christmas is a time when we come together with our families or share the joy of the kids at home or remember people who need our help, affection or concern.



For us, the EFL teachers, Christmas is a time when we try to do fun activities with our classes.



Watching the movie, About a boy, with my students and listening to the Christmas song Will’s father wrote rang a bell and I just jotted down the ideas to start this project. I’ll do it… Continue

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 27, 2009 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Building Delicious Network

Looking to connect with HS English teachers and HS journalism teachers.

Added by Deborah Aughey on November 27, 2009 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Watch Know: Videos for kids to learn from



As we all know, there are some great educational videos out there to use with our students. Some of us have the luxury of using Discovery Education Streaming, Safari Montage, Learn 360, BrainPop, or other subscription-type services. For those that do not, WatchKnow is a terrific site that "organizes all of the best free educational videos made for children."



"WatchKnow is both a… Continue

Added by Kurt Schollin on November 25, 2009 at 1:26am — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

I just posted a list of the web 2.0 tools and how I used them on my blog. http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/ and later I found out PinDax, an online message board creator with colorful post-it note options and I prepared a noticeboard with the tools I've used so far.http://www.pindax.com/myboard If you add the ones that you like to use, I'll be very happy.

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 23, 2009 at 5:04pm — No Comments

My Other Blog

I created the following Blog to increase communication with my teachers. Feel free to visit and share as well as comment.

http://edutechintegration.blogspot.com

Added by Michael Zimmer on November 23, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

I started posting warmers, fillers and ice breakers here http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/ I'll be glad to hear yours.

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 21, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

I started posting warmers, fillers and ice breakers here http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/ I'll be glad to hear yours.

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 21, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

A journey in TEFL is my personal blog where I try to share what I have collected throughout the years. I tend to update it at least once a week ant it's a great pleasure for me.

My last post is on using glogter posters for listening activities on our class blogs.

http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/



I'm keen on warmers and fillers and think they save our lives so I really want to hear yours, too. I decided to post the ones that I… Continue

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 16, 2009 at 7:55am — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

A journey in TEFL is my personal blog where I try to share what I have collected throughout the years. I tend to update it at least once a week ant it's a great pleasure for me.

My last post is on using glogter posters for listening activities on our class blogs.

http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/



I'm keen on warmers and fillers and think they save our lives so I really want to hear yours, too. I decided to post the ones that I… Continue

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 16, 2009 at 7:55am — No Comments

Twillionth

Follow Stephen Fry -… Continue

Added by Pilar Pamblanco on November 15, 2009 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Wave invite

Although I got an invite for Google Wave today, when I went to check it out, I was unable to get on. I got an error message. I am so disappointed because I was eager to try it out. Any suggestions?

Added by Jane St. Pierre on November 12, 2009 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Wave invite

Although I got an invite for Google Wave today, when I went to check it out, I was unable to get on. I got an error message. I am so disappointed because I was eager to try it out. Any suggestions?

Added by Jane St. Pierre on November 12, 2009 at 8:45pm — No Comments

40 Years of Lessons: What Can We Learn?

My recent blog post is here.

Added by Stephen Ransom, Ph.D. on November 12, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

Building Relationships of Mutual Trust & Respect

Early Childhood Educators understand that children thrive in environments where student expectations are clear and classroom routines are predictable. The Missouri Early Childhood Standards state that Preschool age students should be able to:



-listen responsively to books and stories

-listen to and engage in conversations with others

-follow simple rules

-respect the rights of others



Many of your colleagues have found value in involving their students in the… Continue

Added by Tammy Flowers on November 11, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What Kind of Tech User Are You?

You are an Digital Collaborator



If you are a Digital Collaborator, you use information technology to work with and share your creations with others. You are enthusiastic about how ICTs help you connect with others and confident in your ability to manage digital devices and information. For you, the digital commons can be a camp, a lab, or a theater group – places to gather with others to develop something new.



From… Continue

Added by David Peter on November 6, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

John Merrow on technology and schools

You may be interested in the discussion on John Merrow's blog: http://bit.ly/1nJjvE

Added by amanda_ lmtv on November 3, 2009 at 4:19pm — No Comments

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