Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 04/16/2011

  • YouTube – YaleCourses's Channel

    Yale has released several more high def courses hinging upon video posted on youtube. Wither you can use it with students, you could easily learn a lot. There are several videos including one on capitalism that would be great for an economics course.
    Take your students to Yale for a day!

    Yale has been busy with 20 something videos posted this week. They are also on itunes U.

    tags: education openeducation opencontent

  • Funschool – Fun Blaster – Super Hyper Spider Typer

    super hyper type spider recommended by @fsinfo on Twitter for typing.

    “Hungry lizards with words on their backs are after Berry the hairy spider! Save Berry from these colorful, wacky creatures by typing words quickly as they appear on their backs and help her from becoming someone's lunch! Type in the letters or words you see on the lizard's backs as soon as they appear on the screen to clear them away. Some words will be harder than others so type really fast to win! Each round will end when the spider reaches the top of the tree. “

    tags: education typing technology

  • “Embedded Librarians: Three Models to Promote the Library and Improve S” by Krista Godfrey, Andrew Colgoni et al.

    Learn about 3 models for embedded librarianship: in a program, virtually and in a centre for teaching and learning

    I need to ask some of my library friends about these three models and which they use.

    tags: education library techintegrator

  • iPod Touch to help improve student learning – Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

    I'm not sure how the licensing is working for them. I didn't think you could have one app and share on 40 ipods, but that is what the Charleston County School District says they are doing. After checking with Twitter friends – they confirmed that it is illegal. I wonder how they got this far and didn't know this.

    From the article:

    “”Everything from vocabulary, to e-book reading, to art, to science,” said CCSD Media Services Coordinator Connie Dopierala.

    CCSD hopes to invest in a set of 40 iPod Touches for every school in the district, at $150 each. Students can learn math or grammar on inexpensive application programs.

    “We can download a 99-cent app and load it on all 40 iPod Touches or however many, and that's very cost-effective with taxpayer dollars,” said Dopierala.”

    tags: education ipod edu_news edu_trends

  • To boost student learning, improve student health, says panel

    “Charles Basch, a professor of health education at Teachers College of Columbia University, presented highlights from his research on the relationship between student health and achievement. Basch’s research identifies major health risks that have a negative impact on learning, including asthma, teen pregnancy, poor vision and a lack of breakfast.

    “It’s not a coincidence that children in the 5,000 lowest-performing schools are the same ones that experience the greatest health disparities,” he said.”

    tags: education student improvement

  • Joliprint | Print friendly & PDF your blogs and websites

    Website that creates printer-friendly copies of articles. (Hat tip Free Tech for Teachers)

    tags: education tool

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