Monthly Archives: September 2010

Prezi – why you should move beyond slides

I’ve been working on several presentations lately using Prezi – exploring more of its new capabilities and playing with the desktop version – trying to hone my own skills. In my rummaging around on Prezi, I found this presentation by … Continue reading

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Celebrating Intellectual Freedom

Banned Books Week is today through Oct. 2, 2010. It’s a great time to read a banned or challenged book and remind everyone how important it is to our democracy to have intellectual freedom – the freedom to be able … Continue reading

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The Power of One:One

There’s been a lot of buzz about 1:1 learning/classrooms/environments in education circles during the past few years (One-to-One K-12 Information Resources, Anytime-Anywhere Learning Foundation). The one laptop:one child or one learning device (of some technological kind) per child concept is … Continue reading

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Teen turns water into an authentic learning project

Kids care. Here’s a Salt Lake Tribune article about a middle school student, Stephen Jarman, from the Canyons [Utah] School District who is raising awareness about the lack of accessible and safe drinking water for many people in the world … Continue reading

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President Obama Expands “Educate to Innovate” | GeekDad |

President Obama, in a press conference yesterday, announced an expansion to last year’s Educate to Innovate campaign. If you’re not familiar with Educate to Innovate…(read rest of original post on Wired/Geek Dad blog.) Back in the early 1990’s I was … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Guide to Web 2.0 at School

Got a tweet from Steven W. Anderson about this Slideshare presentation from Sasha Chua‘s blog Living An Awesome Life and thought it was the most creative, non-threatening, fun presentation I’ve seen on the topic of Web 2.0 for teachers. Take … Continue reading

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Something to Think About: Labels and 21st Century Students

A colleague shared an email that was sent to her school faculty by a fellow educator today.  The brief note indicated this was “something to think about”, and it contained two lists from a 1989 professional journal that described the … Continue reading

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