Tag: k-12

In case you missed it: Are You Ready to Enter an Interactive (Whiteboard) Classroom?

One of the presentations that our students and alumni presented for the Midsouth Technology Conference last week was on the use of interactive whiteboards in classrooms. This session was for teachers and administrators who currently have or will soon have interactive whiteboard technology in their classrooms. The reports I heard were that the session was




Bookmarks for March 17th through April 13th

These are my Jumptags for March 17th through April 13th: Problems with ADDIE – Moving Your WordPress Site and Database « Weblog Tools Collection – here comes a time you may have to leave one web host for another. No matter the reason the idea of relocating an entire website – especially one that has




Bookmarks for February 9th through March 17th

These are my Jumptags for February 9th through March 17th: Free and legal music downloads – Jamendo – Download and listen to over 20,000 albums, legally. Use BitTorrent or download directly to discover and share new artists. All content is Creative Commons or "Art Libre" licensed. Philip Hutchison Talks SCORM and E-Learning — Campus Technology




K-12 Education: Moving from the Schoolhouse to the Superhighway

Guest Blogger PostOn March 9, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton announced via Twitter that Memphis was filing an application for Google Fiber for Communities. This initial tweet was followed with a post on the mayor’s blog From the Mayor’s Desk. In his blog post, Wharton asks you to “Imagine a promising inner-city 7th-grader collaborating with classmates around the world while watching a live university lecture.” Wharton is asking his readers to imagine e-learning in our K-12 classrooms. This call to imagine e-learning in Memphis classrooms comes less than a week after the US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released a draft of their National Educational Technology Plan 2010 titled “Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology“. This plan calls for readers to embrace the use of e-learning as the catalyst that will propel our schools through the 21st century. With this political focus being put on e-learning, let’s explore how this will look in the K-12 classroom. First we will define e-learning, next we will look at a few of its benefits, then we will note a few barriers to its implementation.




What I learned from teaching kids and how it changed my instruction

Guest Blogger PostI am now in my third year as a Middle School teacher. Definitely still a novice with much to learn from my veteran teacher peers. However, some of the best lessons I have learned in my short career as a teacher have not come from other veteran teachers, but rather from my students. Perhaps two of the most important lessons I have learned are the immensity of student differences and the importance of flexibility.




Bookmarks for January 31st through February 9th

These are my Jumptags for January 31st through February 9th: Project Cartoon: How Projects Really Work (version 1.5) – How Projects Really Work (version 1.5) How Projects Really Work (version 1.5) Malcontent Blogger | bLaugh – Source: ReviewMe Domain: MalcontentBlogger.com <img class="comic" title="Malcontent Blogger" alt="Malcontent Blogger" … The Whole Internet Truth | bLaugh – Source:




Bookmarks for January 24th through January 27th

These are my Jumptags for January 24th through January 27th: Software Project Management Resources — Columbia University – Project management resources: templates, samples, articles, software, lecture notes on software & general PM. Updated January 6, 2009. John Musser. Custom E-Learning Training & LMS Solutions Kineo – Tip 35: A Shot of Theory – Elaboration Theory




How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?

Image Courtesy of Technology Review at http://www.technologyreview.com/files/21853/cloud_x220.jpgWell, now you can. Cloud computing has been a popular resource in the scientific research community because of its tremendous computing power. The amazing realm of cloud computing is now being used widely in the education sector. The reasons for its popularity are the ease of management, availability of consolidated resources and infinite computing power. Before we go any further about the aspects of cloud computing that make it an invaluable resource for education, let us find out what is cloud computing.




Bookmarks for October 21st

These are my Jumptags for October 21st Xtranormal | Text-to-Movie – Use Xtranormal to create movies quickly. Drag and drop actors onto scenes. Add text and the software syncs the actors mouths with the text. Windows only. Storybird – Collaborative storytelling – Storybirds are short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to




Bookmarks for September 8th

These are my Jumptags for September 8th The Five Design Elements Every Website Needs – Discover the five design elements that every well-built website needs. Includes tips and tricks for content and navigation design. How To Jump Start The Website Design Process – Discover a simple four-step process that can help any web designer squeeze




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