I don’t know if I can add anything else to this story – Proof is in: Career-oriented education works from the Las Vegas Sun.
Oh – except this: students crave relevant education, with great relationships and don’t mind if it’s rigorous on the way.
The synopsis of the 15 year study done my Manpower is . . . → Read More: From the "You had to do a study for this?" Department.
I’m in the market for a USB-Flash drive again. It seems like each one I buy always has some downside and I don’t figure it out until I try to use it. Some are too wide to fit next to another USB plug. Some connectors detach from the body very easily. Some have caps that . . . → Read More: Where is my flash drive?
Christine Greenhow, a research associate at the University of Minnesota released a study that says social networks like Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo offer educational benefits to students.
After all the noise in we often hear about the digital divide, the study also found that low-income students are just as technologically savvy as their peers, going . . . → Read More: Social Networking is… educational
I look forward to reading the trend analysis reports of technology use of tweens and teens by GenDigital – except when it makes me feel old.
The report results are from March 2008, but just recently published show teens and “tweens” are reading less, instead spending more time surfing the web, playing games, and watching . . . → Read More: I use email. I am 'old people'
Here’s a CoverItLive test.
After reading about Johnny Chung’s Wiimote Whiteboard project, I simply HAD to build one. During the last few days of school this year, my students and I tore apart a few old TV remotes, got some old whiteboard markers, installed the software and had fun playing with Google Earth on the $30 interactive whiteboard that . . . → Read More: Wiimote Hacking
The winner of the NECC “I’m Here for the Learning Revolution” button contest is Bill Moseley. I really like the message and the graphic… time to get a mug made.
You will have one or more of these kids in your classroom. Take a look at this UK-based cyberbulling video. Important stuff to address, especially in the early days of the school year.
Jeff Cobb at the Mission to Learn blog, posted a great list of learning games. All of the games and simulations have the mission of exposing learners to some of the critical problems that face people around the world. Take a look, and be prepared to spend a lot of time on these compelling sims/games.
. . . → Read More: Change the world with learning games
Dumpr is a web-based photo editor that adds quick effects to photos like poor Rubrik Nepeta which took all of about 10 seconds to create. Upload photos to Dumpr from your computer, or grab them from Flickr or any photo URL. The real timesaver Dumpr provides is the quick link panel beside each picture it . . . → Read More: Rubik's cat