Some reflections on foursquare in education on the In Touch blog. I added my thoughts – feel free to join the conversation.
Excellent quote and research relating differentiation in business and education. Chock full of charts and thoughts.
I love this brief but poignant reflection from my new friend McTeach! 😉
My friend Stephen Anderson's reflections on iste. This is becoming more the case with a lot of “hallway learning” and networking for many of us.
I wish this organization that makes audio tours for museums would combine with Gowalla or foursquare to make an education local based game and activity.
A contest and family sweepstake:
“In the past thirty years, obesity rates have tripled in the US, while school budgets for health and fitness have only gotten tighter. Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit (www.HenkelHelps.com) is doing its best to combat these issues by rewarding one deserving school in the US with $25,000 to be used toward providing enhanced health and fitness education, equipment, technology, resources and service for their students and community. “
If you use Adobe software in your classroom, Adobe now has an education exchange. Join in.
Lots of research starting to come in that smartphones make great study helpers and curricular delivery tools. This from the Jacksonville daily news:
“Onslow County students using smart phones in math courses not only outperformed
their peers in math but also went on to take additional math courses.
A Project K-Nect Evaluation Report, prepared by Project Tomorrow for Digital
Millennial Consulting, noted that Onslow County Project K-Nect students —
including students at Southwest and Dixon high schools — were more likely to
achieve proficiency in algebra and algebra II than other students in their
school district or state in the 2008-09 school year. Numbers for the 2009-10
school year will be released later this year.”
Beth Kanter's wiki with resources from her amazing new book “the Networked Nonprofit.” I highly recommend this book!
Lesson plans for using trakaxpc – even if you don't use the software – these lesson plans are full of rich ideas – “making a commercial” “making a newscast” “make a mini documentary” – lots of great ideas.
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