A very easy bibliography maker
Here is the official ISTE Newbie site along with Newbie-wear for ISTE 2011.
This year’s ISTE Newbie project has selected George Couros to come to ISTE 2011. What a great selection If you’d like to help, please read more!
Did you know that Richard Byrne, the writer of free tech for teachers, was the first person sponsored by the ISTE Newbie project. This is such a worthwile project by Beth Still. In Spring 2008 she wanted to see if it was possible for “a regular classroom teacher from Nebraska to leverage the power of Twitter to accomplish a goal.” They raised $1500 to send Richard Byrne to NECC.
So many of us in EdTech have benefited from Richard’s blog Free Tech 4 Teachers. See what happens when you pay it forward? When you help others?
40 classrooms participated in the monster project this past year! What a great project for younger age students which encourages reading and writing skills while integrating technology in the classroom. Plus it is about monsters! Kids love (or hate them) either way, fun conversations ensue.
Lists of tons of global projects for schools.
Founding in January 2009, this website requires that you be directly involved with students. The challenge is to connect with 80 different classrooms via Skype. Once completed you will be inducted into the hall of fame! Created by Silvia Tolisano.
Teacher fired this may for Friending students.
The School Superintendant, Peter Shafer, said:
““We have an ethics policy about appropriate boundaries and behavior, and certainly ‘friending’ students on a social network is not an appropriate boundary to cross,’’ Schafer said this week. He declined to reveal the nature of the allegedly inappropriate communication between O’Keefe and the students.”
7 pointers on school improvement. Make sure you delve down into the expanded conversation of these 7 down on the webpage.
A nice post about building trust in virtual groups. For those of you teaching online, this is an informative read.
Research tags before you use them. This is a perfect example. A youth revival that decided to use the hashtag #LookAtMeNow when tons of people were using it for not so Christian content. You can laugh but people use hashtags all the time. We spent quite a bit of time picking the hashtag for global conversations and popularity has a cost – if a hashtag becomes popular, some spammer will hit it eventually.
he Global Virtual Classroom (GVC) is a collection of free, online educational activities and resources. It aims to complement the efforts of governments and educators around the world to integrate technology into their classrooms and curricula and to link their schools to the Internet in educationally productive ways.
They have several contest sites.
Kristin Hokanson’s presentation about Copyright. She is one of my go-to people because she explains this so well and helps me see how to best teach my students.
A video that includes information about Hannah, an amazing student in Maine who is empowered with change. She is a product of Maine’s 1:1 laptop initiative. Cathy Wolinsky from Maine mentioned Hannah’s work in her Flat Classroom Certified teacher closing cermonies.
A teacher who travels and takes students “vicariously” with her through her blog. What is ahead for Egypt after the revolution? is their question. Join in!
A global collaboration between several classrooms who use art to communicate. Alaska, China, US. Exciting! Presented by CAthy Wolinsky from Maine in our Flat Classroom Certified teacher closing process.
A Ning created by some Flat Classroom Certified teachers as they get ready to deploy their global collaborative project.
WEbstory is an offline blog edtor that seems to have a lot of people who really like it. I’m looking for a good offline blog editor that will let me do some extra things on my blog.
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