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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 04/21/2011



  • From turning Foundation:

    "The Turning Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, in partnership with NBC Learn and Turning Technologies today announced the Spring 2011 Classroom Improvement Technology Grant. The goal of this joint effort is to help educators develop 21st Century classrooms and improve achievement by providing effective, engaging technology and professional development tools from multiple industry leading companies.



    Turning Foundation Director, John Wilson stated, “With our third CIT grant, we’ve partnered with the educational division of one of the world’s leading news organizations. NBC Learn’s rich library of historic film and video archives combined with Turning Technologies’ student response system is an ideal solution for teachers to engage students in the learning process. We believe this grant award will positively impact learning outcomes and increase the overall success of students and teachers in the classroom. The Turning Foundation appreciates the contributions and involvement of both NBC Learn and Turning Technologies in our upcoming Classroom Improvement Technology Grant.”



    Grant applications will be accepted from teachers in grades 3 – 12 who are currently teaching in an accredited, non-profit, public school building in the United States. Ten (10) classroom awards estimated at $3,500 each will be distributed. Each will include student response technology and subscriber access to NBC LEARN K-12. "

    tags: education grant

  • This stuff is amazing. Ideapaint.

    THIS WEEK:

    "For every 50 square feet purchased on IdeaPaint.com the week of April 17th, 50 square feet will be donated to a school of the purchaser’s choice"

    A little bit pricey but think about getting rid of boards of all kinds. Put it in conference rooms, etc. I am thinking about putting it on my wall at school.

    tags: education

  • fourth grade teacher, Kimberly Powell, who is looking at global economies. Contact her here if you are interested.

    tags: education learning

  • The Flatclassrooms Ning is becoming a place where teachers find each other. The group is small enough that it is really made up of those who are serious about collaborating. This is an example - although it was some time a go - join us and see if you can find projects like this.

    "Dear all,

    I am writing to invite you to join our new integrated humanities project for a group of Grade 6-7 students (age 11-13), "Antarctica Expedition". (http://www.antarcticaexpedition2011.wikispaces.com : This website is going to be collaboratively built-up by teachers and students.)


    The objectives of the Project are:
    1. to explore the relationship between the living things and the environment in Antarctica
    2. to explore the effects of ozone depletion on the earth
    3. to develop a sense of global citizenship
    4. to develop global perspectives through collaborating with international students



    Duration of the Project: Jan-Feb 2011



    In this Project, we will use different kinds of web 2.0 tools such as wikispaces wordpress.com to do the collaborative works.



    Your participation is always welcome. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested to join us. :)



    Cheers,
    Sally
    "

    tags: education collaboration flatclassroom

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