I love the student’s reflections on her experience with ICT and also presenting virtually at the Flat Classroom conference 2009 in Qatar. Sometimes virtually isn’t there but it is close!
- Last year with video link up, I and three fellow class mates were able to give a presentation to thousands of teachers, students and educators who attended the Flat Classroom Conference in Qatar. This was an unreal experience and it was one of the first times I realised how phenomenal the internet is.
It is so great to see authors and students interacting. The Reading Workshop here reflects on Erin Downing commenting on a student’s post about Prom Crashers.
Here is Doug Johnson’s endorsement policy. I like it!
Excellent post by Stephanie Sandifer about designing blogs. This is very detailed and has good examples at the end.
Excellent reflection from Audrey Watters of the Read Write Web about the Newsweek article about the Creativity Crisis in America. I think it is an excellent synopsis.
- It’s no surprise that the Newsweek article is quick to blame television and video games for dulling our children’s creativity, even though the authors admit that there is no conclusive evidence that they’re the culprit.
- But he notes that the Newsweek article points to the creation of “paracosms” – detailed imaginary worlds – as being strongly correlated with winning a MacArthur “Genius Grant” as an adult.
- As teacher Vicki Davis notes, “Measure the wrong thing, get the wrong thing. Our students are a product of the formula of measurement we use to gauge progress.”
Some nice tutorials from Mike McCormick to teach you how to use voki on your website.
Read twitter as a newspaper. You can create it for any twitter user, list or tag.
Looking over what Mr. Allen wrote that he’d teach students about digital citizenship.
I’ve moved a discussion that has emerged from the “wall” area of my page to the discussion board. There is quite a conversation going on about how we can keep our children safe. JOin the conversation if you’re on facebook.
“Cool Cat Teacher A great conversation has emerged on the homepage of this area about how to keep our kids safe on facebook. If we have a lot of friends and our children have set their settings to “friends of friends” can see their information – anyone you friend now has access to your children.
How do you friend your kids on FAcebook and keep them safe?”
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