I love the Flickr, but alas, my district does not, and I understand why. Part of the The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) says that a school that wishes to be eligible of eRate funding must enforce a policy of Internet safety that includes the use of filtering or blocking technology. This Internet Safety Policy . . . → Read More: Thing7
WFMU’s Beware of the Blog has seven peppy tunes from a 1960s LP designed to perk up employees… I wonder if I can use these on my students… hmmm.
Thing 6 is all about using photo sharing sites as part of your professional practice. I decided to use one of my own:I live about 5 minutes from the Frederick Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park and love to hang out with my favorite sculpture. Any idea why I picked this one?
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I posted a comment at RESA’s 23 Things about RSS feeds and readers and how using RSS is way more than just a ‘favorites’ list.
The way i think about RSS readers is like this. Would I want to drive to the newspaper printing plant everyday to get my news? How about if I wanted . . . → Read More: Thing4
One of the very cool things about students using blogs is that it gives them a voice that may have otherwise not have been heard.
Some posts about Thing 3 at the RESA 23Things blog indicate a concern about predators and the like.
One should just do a cursory search for internet predator statistics and . . . → Read More: Thing3
I’ve had a go at blogging several times, but usually gave up, because other ‘things’ came along. In prior attempts, I had my own domain name, and installed WordPress or something similar on my own site… I think that’s where my time went.
Having someone else take care of the technical side of things helps . . . → Read More: Thing2
“Networks don’t have people. People have networks.” – Demian Entrekin
Sheryl, at the 21st Century Learning blog presented 9 awesome principles for the implementation of educational technology.
It gets even better after beginning with this statement:
Principles for Managing Change
Long-term transformational change has four primary aspects: scale (the change affects all or most of the school), magnitude (the degree to which it challenges the . . . → Read More: The Big Shift
The thing about Thing 1 that is most poignant, is that change is happening so rapidly and the world that we are sending our students into is as well. The problem is – the education system isn’t doing too well a job at understanding that it’s a whole different world out there.
To borrow the . . . → Read More: Thing 1
Scott Mcleod at Dangerously Irrelevant posted this awesome video from Charles Leadbeater, author of We Think: The Power of Mass Creativity.
I’m going to have to borrow this one for an upcoming presentation. It still amazes me how a simple, poignant video can replace 10 minutes of a ‘set-n-get’.
. . . → Read More: We Think