Posts Tagged ‘K12’

Video production in schools

Successful Video Production

Good resource for video production in the classroom
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    India buys a quarter of a million netbooks

    April 30, 2009 Leave a comment

    With no $10 laptop in sight, India buys 250,000 OLPCs – Ars Technica link to external website

    One Laptop Per Child - IndiaOne Laptop Per Child gets new life with India choosing to buy a quarter of a million computers for students throughout the country. It will be interesting to see how they decide to distribute these laptops and what operating system and software they choose to use. India has done an excellent job of training technology workers for the rest of the world. This program should provide early technology-related learning opportunities for those impacted by digital divide issues.

    Teacher training is always an issue with laptop programs. Does anyone know how India plans to train their teachers for this program? What are the plans for sustaining the program?

    (delicious tags: Education learning technology OLPC laptop xo india)

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    Students, don’t defriend your facebook account just yet

    April 22, 2009 Leave a comment

    Facebook Users, Research Need Further Study link to external website

    The link above will take you to an article in the Wall Street Journal that gives hope to students who considered dumping facebook after a recent study reported a relationship between social networking and lower grades.

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      Best practices with clickers

      April 16, 2009 Leave a comment

      Clickers in the Classroom: An Active Learning Approach

      Recommended article on best practices with clickers.

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        Take good care of your digital dossier

        April 12, 2009 Leave a comment

        Digital Dossier link to external website

        This YouTube video from the Digital Natives project can help students and teachers better understand how everything they are doing online is creating a digital finger print or tattoo that can be used later by someone who wants to know more about them. We need to think carefully before adding our personal thoughts and content online.

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        Facebook grows older

        March 25, 2009 Leave a comment

        Facebook’s demographics are changing as older people begin using it to connect with family and friends.

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        Creating an ePortfolio with WordPress

        February 27, 2009 Leave a comment

        In this link, ePortfolio guru Hellen Barrett explains how to create an electronic portfolio with Word Press. I like how her portfolio can be used both for demonstrating competency as well as to create a showcase of best work. 

        I’m starting to believe that a blog might be the best tool for creating an ePortfolio because of its ability to enter data chronologically and use categories and tags to make it meaningful to others, including assessors. WordPress is user friendly and free of ads so it seems like a good fit.  Students can submit category links to a course management system when it’s time to assess a standard.

        (tags: blog blogging e-portfolios Education eportfolio eportfolios learning portfolio wordpress)

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