Articles Archive for April 2010
Education, Social Media »
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been organizing the I Heart EdTech Blog Swap and it has turned out to be absolutely fantastic! We had an awesome turnout! I hope the participants enjoyed doing the swap as much as I enjoyed putting it together and I’m sure many new friendships were formed.
Some of you may be wondering what a blog swap is, exactly. Well, it’s when two bloggers (Blogger A and Blogger B) get together and write posts for each other’s blogs. Blogger A writes a post …
Looking for a new way to engage your students in the classroom? We’re giving away a Mouse Mischief Classroom Makeover to one lucky blog reader… watch this video for details:
My eyes are always peeled for the coolest, newest, FREE-est (<– a Freebie Man technical term), tech tool to use in the classroom – especially those goodies that are simple for even the least tech-savvy educator, and that can engage students in new ways.
And hey, tools with fun names get my attention too – how about “Mouse Mischief“?
Sounds fun to me!
Education, Social Media, Technology »
I was reading an article yesterday on eCampus News titled, “Are today’s students addicted to social media?” They conducted a study in Maryland where students went 24 hours without TV, cell phones, MP3 players, and laptops. Students reflected afterwards, expressing feelings of isolation, aggravation, and frustration.
eCampus News discussed one student’s response, “I got back from class around 5, frantically craving some technology and to look through my phone, so I cheated a little bit and checked my phone,” the student wrote. “From my phone, I accessed text messages, close to …
Is your school effectively marketing its teacher professional development program? Do you use creative ideas to generate excitement and increase participation? This quick video will give you two of our favorite tips…
So… what is YOUR school doing to create excitement and encourage lifelong learning through professional development? Let’s share and learn from each other…
OPEN LETTER TO ALL SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS:
At some point along the line, I’m sure you’ve been approached by your IT or Tech departments to use open source software because (a) open source is created by hundreds/thousands of great minds from around the globe all working together to create a world-class product/service and (b) it’s, hmmm, well, it’s free.
Don’t get me wrong, I love free. In fact, we believe in free, so check this out. We’ve built our business, in part, around free.
But, all free is not the same.
Specifically, when it …
Education, Technology »
I have an idea for you today… and a challenge.
But, first a little diversion because I need to tell you about Terry Freedman.
Terry does a lot of really cool things in and for educational technology (he’s in the UK, but he and his work get around all over the place). I don’t know him personally, but I’ve come to appreciate and admire his approach to all-things-ed-tech by the work he does.
And, what he does is interesting, intriguing, and most always thought-provoking.
One of Terry’s latest offerings is called 31 Days to …
There are tons of free technology tools on the internet today… but, problem is, many people don’t quite have the time to find, review, and learn how to apply these tools in their classroom. But…thanks to a top-notch EdTech Blogger, Richard Byrne, now you can learn the best of free in one spot!
We still aren’t quite sure where he has the time to do all of the work on his site…perhaps he’s cloned himself a few times? We’ll dig a little deeper for you, and if we find the answer we’ll let you …