Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Not on the Test

What a wonderful video/song by Tom Chapin - please watch!


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Power Up - The Game

Here is a site worth looking at for an approach to teaching science concepts

Past Sites of Week - Multiplayer online game teaches students about energy, engineering
IBM recently launched a free multiplayer online game, PowerUp, that challenges teenagers to help save the planet “Helios” from ecological disaster. The game is part of IBM’s TryScience initiative, which encourages students to investigate, discover, and try science by linking it to engaging, real-world activities. PowerUp can be played alone or with other students and features a planet in near ecological ruin, where three missions to supply solar, wind, and water power must be solved before sandstorms, floods, or SmogGobs thwart the rescue. IBM devised the three-dimensional virtual game to engage students in learning about engineering, energy, and diversity awareness. PowerUp aims to use kids’ interest in fantasy virtual worlds to encourage them to learn about engineering principles by riding over rugged mountains in buggies to build solar towers or searching through grim junk yards to repair wind turbines. Classroom lesson plans covering energy transformation, and an interactive module where kids can learn about technologies to build virtual worlds, also accompany the game. To ensure a safe environment, avatars use phrase-based chats to interact during missions.


Monday, March 17, 2008

A demo for class

This blog is a demo - and I hope i recall to erase it later

Technorati: Discussion about “How the Irish made NYC their new 'Home'”
Made over three years with very little money, the documentary "Home" examines New York like a cat. It prowls the perimeter, prowls the interior and checks all the angles before it decides that it's okay to settle down here for a nap.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

School Web Lockers

School Web Lockers is a leading provider of cost-effective, web-based tools for collaboration, distance learning, one-to-one computing and online storage.
School Web Lockers

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Model Intelligent Classroom | Reports, resources and tips for building an intelligent classroom

The Model Intelligent Classroom | Reports, resources and tips for building an intelligent classroom: "Curriculum and technology go hand in hand today to help students learn both basic and 21st century skills. Yet it’s often confusing to figure out what technologies will make a difference and how to integrate them. This web site is designed to take the mystery out of technology practices by providing resources for building a Model Intelligent Classroom."

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

KASD Action Research Home

Here us a great example of using Action Research - Kudo's to Kiel in their sharing of this.
Action Research Study Kiel Area School District recently completed an action research study which attempted to evaluate the methods of the past and present delivery systems used in their professional development of technology integration for in the classroom. This website shares the results and makes recommendations for constructing effective professional development at any district.
KASD Action Research Home

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