Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Classroom suggestions for wikipedia

Andy Carvin has posted great suggestions for the use of Wikipedia in the classroom in this blog article. The topics in his suggestions could be easily adapted to each teacher's content in the classroom.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

A neat weblog project!

Anne has described a neat weblog project in her blog! I am going to continue to refer to her posts as she generously shares what she has learned about blogging with students!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Technology skills for educators

T.H.E. Journal published an article describing "20 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have" . It's a really comprehensive list. I don't know many educators with these skills. As I think about it, my students helped me learn many of the skills. The article is good reading but David Warlick takes it to the next step in his post today. His thoughts, from my perspective are right on target!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Innovate: An exciting resource

I've just been back to Innovate and found two articles that are good reading, one on blogging and the second on online environments. This is a great resource!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Thoughts on the 4th

Originally uploaded by lanihall.
A recent post by a good friend while on his trip to Alaska included these comments: "As we drive through these rural communities I wonder if folks from Red and Blue states can reach some form of compromise today. Our politicians are shouting at each other across such a wide chasm. Instead of leading, politicians are more concerned about retaining or gaining office by speaking to their own fellowship. I can see that the life experiences encountered in Red States are so different from those of the world of Urban America, that they do not understand problems each uniquely faces. The issues plaguing Red States and plaguing Blue States are so different, that if who ever holds power forces their agenda upon the other, we all lose as the forces of globalization pass us by!"

This July 4th, as we reflect upon and celebrate the freedoms of this great nation, may we also be mindful that the greatness of this nation has been derived from the diversity and the commonalities among its peoples. Differences are many but rational, wise people can work together to help our country move forward in this everchanging world.

As educators, how can we use utilize the potential of cutting edge technology to support meaningful conversations that highlight the commonalities of all our peoples, celebrate the diversity of our nation, and encourage rational compromise and consensus building?

Friday, July 01, 2005

Even more convinced of the potential Blogging holds for k12 classrooms

The recent postings from NECC have only validated my belief that blogging is good for k12 classrooms. I just started reading Anne Davis and certainly am glad that I discovered she is out there.

Her posts in the last days have had so much good information!
She discusses lessons learned which you can review by clicking on this link.

Good reading!