Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 03/31/2011
interactive online game to help students see the "impact of smart money decisions."
For every crane you make, oshkoxh will donate clothing to the children of Japan.
ScreenCastle | One Click Screencasting
Easy Screencasting tool. This is super simple and from camtasia. WOW!
Screencasting-Presenter: Lorna Costantini - Classroom 2.0 LIVE!
A link of a screencasting webinar that came to me. If you want to record the screen, this webinar by Lorna Costantini is one that can help you.
Tony Comstock's Kōan of Silence » Blog Archive » The Comstock Foundation SubGenius Grant and Residency Fellowship
Talk about a great grant! Tony is giving time aboard his boat to a "subgenius" in return for dinner with his family as a grant. I LOVE this idea. What if more of us did this! Wow! Thinking I could talk to Dad about our lodge at the shed and offer a week of quiet time away to a subgenius of my own.
I love this!
Student-Centered Learning Environments: How and Why | Edutopia
As is typical of Edutopia, this is a masterful aggregation of articles about student-centered learning.
Kids Teaching Kids - The Vision
With recent coverage in the Huffington post, this platform where kids teach kids is supposedly taking off - let me suggest they buy a proper domain name first instead of a weebly url, but besides that - this echoes what the students "invented" in past conferences - whether it was "Aha" (Amateurs Teaching Adults) or programs where kids would help each other - they want to do it and are already helping each other on Facebook through IM as it is.
Needlebase - Twitter List Creators Who Love @RWWGeo
Marshall K is using Needlebase to build some pretty fascinating Twitter lists. This was a group of list makers who love RWWGEo the most.
Owl.ly reports in Hootsuite is trying to do something similar although it doesn't have near the detail.
A website that marshall K uses to aggregate and compile information. I want to understand how he uses it. Here are many of the public database this service aggregates. This is delving more deeply into data and something that our students have to get to. Past just the surface of "a verbatim Google search" into making meaning of the data.
It looks like this is an important tool for researchers - particularly those researching things pertaining to technology and the ecosystems that are emerging in so many places.
Teachers - I promise you could do some fascinating data aggregation and excel mapping projects with the databases on this page - no sign up required.