Daily Spotlight on Education 03/24/2009
If you want to get in on flat classroom - this is the last one for this 2008-2009 school year.
Cathy Nelson’s Professional Thoughts » Blog Archive » If an assignment can be plagiarized…
Great post from Cathy Nelson that I agree with so very much!
"If an assignment can be plagiarized it isn't a very good assignment" theme that Doug Johnson and Will Richardson also echo.
TLC = Tech + Library + Classroom: Tracking Our Thinking
Tara talks about her bookgroup for elementary kids reading Silverwing and the Silverwing Readers wiki as well as the rationale behind it.
2009-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf (application/pdf Object)
K12 Horizon Report -- read it and plan!
Does Kindle spell the end of intellectual freedom? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog
Doug Johnson shares some of the thoughts and comments swirling around the Kindle and intellectual freedom.
My Dad LOVES his Kindle and I have it on my itouch along with some Sherlock Holmes stories. Really cool and Dad LOVES it - he reads about 4-5 books a week, wonder what this means for revenue.
Angela Maiers Educational Services: Mini Lesson - Teaching the Habitude of Curiosity
Really enjoyed reading Angela's Classroom habitudes - enjoyed reading this mini lesson about teaching curiosity. Love this quote -- kids asking "teacher, do I have the right question?"
Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson : Alice Symposium Duke University June 17, 2009
From Alfred Thompson, my favorite Microsoft Computer Science blogger --
"I was asked to pass along the news that the submission deadline for the June 17th Alice Symposium call for papers has been extended to March 31st. You can of course go to that website to find out more about the symposium and register to attend.
There are also some other workshops going on at Duke in June. I understand that they are filling up quite quickly so if you’re interested you’ll want to sign up soon.
Duke in June 2009
* Two-day Alice 3.0 Workshop June 15-16, 2009
* Two-day CompMedia Workshop June 18-19, 2009
* One-week Alice Workshops
* June 22-26, 2009
* June 28-July 2, 2009"
The Laptop Backlash ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
Great, concise summary of the issues going on with laptops. I do think that itouches have great value in the classroom including faster boot time and for those of us without a lot of money and resources, this is an option we're looking at.
Twitter gets you fired in 140 characters or less - Technotica- msnbc.com
Students need to understand that NOTHING, I repeat NOTHING Is private. Great case study about how 140 characters got someone fired before they were even hired.
Fascinating method of tagging images and helping train the web. Some students turned this up for netgened about the semantic web. So amazing what students turn up!
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