Students are already peer reviewing each other's work using kibin.
Another great local press coverage of how our amazing Flat Classroom teachers are collaborating. This is a story that our communities are hungry for. Social media is great but social learning is transformational. The best teachers are attracted to the Flat Classroom projects – apply now at www.flatclassroomproject.net
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Colleges are struggling because incoming students aren't ready for the rigors of college. Here is a clip of a press release about how some colleges are using Knewton.
“Today, educational technology company Knewton announced that its award-winning Adaptive Learning PlatformÔ has been selected by Penn State University (PSU), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), the State University of New York (SUNY), and Mount St. Mary’s University to power college readiness courses that will help condition incoming students for the rigors of college-level academics and identify and address academic areas of improvement for each student. Recognizing the successful implementation of blended learning at ASU, both state universities with large student bodies like SUNY, Penn State, and UNLV, and small selective private universities like Mount St. Mary’s are turning toward Knewton’s Adaptive Learning PlatformÔ to power their college readiness programs.
College preparedness continues to be an issue that impacts students across the nation and can hinder a student’s chance of completing a four-year university program. According to the Alliance for Excellence in Education, 50 percent of students who enter college remediation programs fail to reach graduation. “
Online test site for homework or review. Let the computer do what it does best.
Digital Scholastic is free for the rest of this summer and is being marketed for your IWB. Looks like some interesting content.
Nice write up on how Brad Flickinger is running his elementary classroom with a lot of high-quality technology equipment where the students serve as mentors for each other. Love this model.
Hat tip: Robert Madden
There are some free activities here but this is a tool to develop multimedia activities for LMS systems. It is in beta.
This website helps US public schools install and pay for solar power.
Search tool to help you find the best scholarships online. With a high school junior, I'll be working here.
Website by a 17 year old high school students in a Silicon Valley incubator. Looks interesting. “Find and share notes with your friends.”
If we don't help them share – they will. If they learn is it cheating?
Got a note that if you want to go to the 140 character conference for education and are an educator you can attend for $1.40. Here is the application, it is coming up August 2/3rd.
“Your readers / subscribers may join us for a special price of $1.40 (seriously) if they apply here and prove they are part of the education community. Otherwise, participation is $140.00 for the two-day event. “
Membership study of Discovery Educators network and the impact on their professional development. While I have just become someone that you CAN book through Discovery for speaking (to be on their website soon) I do learn a lot from DEN.
A teacher is working on a global world history project and is looking for friends and partners. If you teach history in high school, he's looking for more partners.
This isn't related to teaching but IS related to managing a household and saving money. I have some friends who are going crazy about how the krazy coupon lady is saving money. Times are tight and I think my teacher friends out there will like this website.
Visual bee looks at the words and text on your slides and helps “soup up” your powerpoint presentation for you. There is a free plug in for PowerPoint. If you've gotta use it, perhaps some of the intelligence in here would be beneficial for you
Apps are emerging like marble jar to help give children rewards and promote long term behavior improvements. This may work for some kids. I prefer the hug and kiss method myself. ;-)
I love this! Apply to spend a month at the museum and win $10,000 in the process. Here is the info:
“The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is once again holding a nationwide search for a live-in roommate for Month at the Museum 2, an innovative experiment where one curious and adventurous individual will have full reign of the Museum for 30 days and win $10,000. Last year’s roommate captured the imagination of people around the world. “
(Hat Tip to Danita Russell for sending this to me)
Here is how you private message people on Google+
Excited about the LED wallpaper and the potential it has for making learning spaces more powerful and engaging. This self-luminating wallpaper takes “mood lighting” to a whole new level.
Cool article on 3D printing in the classroom. There are so many great applications for this! I'm excited it is finally coming.
Hat tip for this one to the president of our tech support contractor, Paul Blough from Bloughtech – great company to work with.
“Big news for little people” this website is targeted news for kids aged 7-14 and may be something you can use in your classroom. What a fascinating discussion you could have about July 13th's topic the “crazy basketball court.”
A childhood obesity program centering around some really cute puppets. These guys are cute. They have a program you can use in health class too.
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