Archive for November, 2007

I have been battling kidney stones ever since Thanksgiving and they don’t want to leave. However, there is something I am thankful for after two trips to the emergency room, one trip to the doctor, untold gallons of water consumed, and lots of pain medication. I am thankful the medical profession does not treat technology […]

Busy Short Week

November 21, 2007

It was a very short but packed week. Monday, I had the pleasure of working with a education professor from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas about video podcasts. We also talked about some other technology challenges for teachers. Tuesday, I did a Tech Tuesday on creating movies with Microsoft Windows Movie Maker. Everyone […]

An ARS Technica article tells about a Ohio Education Association (OEA) memo recommending teachers to not participate in social networking sites such as MySpace or Facebook. The reason given is to keep any possible inappropriate postings from being used against teachers by administration or parents which could jeopardize careers. Another reason given by the OEA […]

According to a CNET News.com article, former Democratic Senator Bill Bradley claimed national security is “going to be won the classrooms” and “A train wreck is going to happen unless we wake up in this country. ” Bradley was speaking to a group of technology elites about education’s inability to produce enough skilled workers. To […]

Here are some random thoughts about using camcorders in the classrooms.

An English Language Arts teacher came into the lab with her class today to finish unp an assignment. She directed those students who were finished to go to a website called FreeRice.com. She explained the purpose of this website is for students to learn vocabulary. However, this site has an interesting twist. FreeRice.com presents you […]

An English Language Arts teacher came into the lab with her class today to finish unp an assignment. She directed those students who were finished to go to a website called FreeRice.com. She explained the purpose of this website is for students to learn vocabulary. However, this site has an interesting twist. FreeRice.com presents you […]

Click on the following links to view the rest of Senator McCain’s speech: Part 2, Part 3 In a November 2, 2007 article about the No Child Left Behind law, US News and World Report writer Eddy Ramirez wrote the law was “expected to be one of the most contentious debates of the political year…But […]

Click on the following links to view the rest of Senator McCain’s speech: Part 2, Part 3 In a November 2, 2007 article about the No Child Left Behind law, US News and World Report writer Eddy Ramirez wrote the law was “expected to be one of the most contentious debates of the political year…But […]

Teaching Media Literacy

November 10, 2007

Wikipedia defines media literacy as “the process of accessing, analyzing, evaluating and creating messages in a wide variety of media modes, genres and forms.” Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather calls for more education in media literacy. Andy Carvin of Learning.Now recently engaged in a conversation on his blog with students about how media literacy […]