Blogger. 10 Minute Teacher Podcast. Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm, and belief that teaching is a noble calling. This is an archive of my blogger blog since I started blogging here before I set up www.coolcatteacher.com
Margaret Lincoln, a librarian from Battle Creek, Michigan and a member of the Maine Holocaust Education Network Ning has posted a request for educators who use art in teaching about the Holocaust to submit curriculum ideas. The artist is a Holocaust survivor. Would you be willing to look at it and add it to your blog? The only thing I am unsure about at this point is the commercial aspect of it, if any."
This video shares interviews with kids who use itouch and the iphone and what they think about them and the things you can do on these devices. Another great one for flat classroom.
If your kids have itouches and iphones on campus - they are probably doing things you may not want - are you going to ban it or work on behavior - like self discipline - it is a great video. I really enjoyed it.
I love Diigo - if you love them too, vote for them. Diigo is simply one of the best additions I've made to my classroom AND BLOG over the past year -- I LOVE IT. You should look at bookmark sharing classes - the privacy settings are great - they've done a great job on it!
"We are sad to announce that Pownce is shutting down on December 15, 2008. As of today, Pownce will no longer be accepting new users or new pro accounts.
To help with your transition, we have built an export tool so you can save your content. You can find the export tool at Settings > Export. Please export your content by December 15, 2008, as the site will not be accessible after this date."
I predict that 2009 will be the year many Web 2.0 apps were "left behind." Export that data -- bye bye lots of stuff.
A video about the students in Texas and their struggle to raise money to come to the Flat Classroom conference - this is a great piece and captures so much of the essence of what makes this project so special - it is so much bigger than any of us and a HUGE undertaking for any teacher - but is so worth it.
I find it so interesting that so many schools don't have "room" in their curriculum for these experiences.