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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

The Educational Value of SMARTMUSIC





One of the never ending ironies in Public Education is this: Arts in schools get little respect.… Continue

Added by Andrew Garcia on October 31, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Flatclassroom09-3 - Sounding Boards

Every fall a global project takes place led by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis. This year over 220 students from 5 countries will research trends in information technology and globalization, write a collaborative research report on a wiki, and produce digital videos about their topics. Sound impressive? Well it is! These students are not graduate level… Continue

Added by mrsdurff on October 30, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

How Do We Treat New Teachers? Do We Baby Them or Baptize Them by Fire?

Posted from MooreOnThePage



I’m new to teaching. Sometimes I wonder if it’s obvious to others in ways other than my optimistic smile and twinkling eyes. Talking with veteran educators every day is one way I test the waters, and feel out their perceptions of me. No matter the level of experience over me, rank, or area of specialty, I’m always treated delicately. They handle their conversation with me as a one might a small child… Continue

Added by Steve J. Moore on October 30, 2009 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

RIP Gerald Bracey

Gerald Bracey died this week - a real loss for education. He was a relentless critic of bad research used to attack teachers and education.

This post summarizes some of his work and links to many articles.

Added by Sylvia Martinez on October 24, 2009 at 12:51am — No Comments

Top 10 Reasons to Use Loop-Based Music Software in Music Class

Why use loop-based composition software in a music class?

Here are 10 reasons:

  1. Students don't need prior knowledge of music fundamentals (though this knowledge certainly helps)
  2. It is empowering when students are working on "real" music in their own way.
  3. It is empowering because students can work on projects for "real world" purposes.…
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Added by Andrew Garcia on October 18, 2009 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

Share your insights in an online Media textbook/resource

Currently preparing online resource/textbook.I'm Looking for contributions from those interested or working in media studies. I'll post on-going chapters sourcing your comments to you. for more and prototype: http://tinyurl.com/ya4yfwy

Added by David Robbins on October 18, 2009 at 10:49am — No Comments

Personal Learning Environments

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Added by Pilar Pamblanco on October 18, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

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