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Viral Education 2.0

The viral education project (vir-ed) is a media research project looking at how we can adopt creative dissemination strategies from web 2.0 philosophy to eng...
Jul 27, 2011
Meg Buckley commented on Meg Buckley's video
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The need for technology in our school

"I really enjoyed the facts in this movie, but now I want to know what happened in the Westerly School district!!"
Jun 30, 2011
Timothy O'Rourke commented on Melissa Jacobs's video
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Achievement vs. learning

"I have seen both finding superman and race to nowhere. I thought it was insightful about how students can become pressured and overwhelmed by homework. But it didn't really change my views on the importance of homework."
Jun 30, 2011
Meg Buckley commented on Timothy O'Rourke's video
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New School: iPads and iPods in the Classroom

"Although I agree that ipads are great resouces and AMAZING tools in the classroom (especially for those with special needs).....   But what if they drop them?! Ahhh! So much money wasted!"
Jun 30, 2011
Meg Buckley commented on Melissa Jacobs's video
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Achievement vs. learning

"Has anyone here ever seen The Race to Nowhere?  It will change your opinion of homework forever.    I really hope to be a teacher that does not assign a lot of homework in the future. Teaching should mostly happen in the classroom,…"
Jun 30, 2011
Melissa Jacobs commented on Melissa Jacobs's video
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Achievement vs. learning

"Tim, although I think some of his ideas make sense, I don't think mentality of U.S. schools are neccessarily ready for his ideas to be implemented. For instance, he believes students should not recieve grades. In short he thinks that grades…"
Jun 30, 2011
Chuck Buder commented on Linda Turbide's video
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How to Use Skype: A Video Tutorial

"Hi Linda,   I think like you touched on, time is an issue.  I would definitely  recommend as a learning center for students due to it is more for 1 one 1 interaction, but if there are 2-4 students total/watching, it will be a great…"
Jun 29, 2011
Ryan Cleary commented on Kelly McLaughlin's video
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Dan Meyer on Real-World Math

"What awesome ideas!  I love how Dan uses these real life situations to teach math.  Playing basketball or going to the mall and being on an escalator are very real experiences for high school students.  His students will be able to…"
Jun 29, 2011
Ryan Cleary commented on Janet Scully's video
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iPads for students with autism

"Hey Janet this video is great.  The use of ipads and this app seem to create a lot of possibilities for students with special needs.  It is really exciting to see this technology at work.  It seems that the use of ipads for special…"
Jun 29, 2011
Timothy O'Rourke commented on Melissa Jacobs's video
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Achievement vs. learning

"Melissa, he has some interesting concepts. Do you agree with his ideas on education? and how would you integrate his ideas into your classroom?"
Jun 28, 2011
Linda Turbide commented on Linda Turbide's video
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How to Use Skype: A Video Tutorial

"I agree with you again, Chuck.  What disadvantages do you see with Skype, and how can we improve the experience  for our students?"
Jun 28, 2011
Linda Turbide commented on Linda Turbide's video
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Recording Audio Using Skype and Pamela

"I agree, Chuck.  How would you incorporate Skype in your classes?"
Jun 28, 2011
Chuck Buder replied to Jess Oliva's discussion What do students care about today?
"Hi Jess,   I think there is a lot of potential for growth for veteran teachers and students.  Just as we present uses for technology with our website reviews and our upcoming application projects, we are teaching each other new strategies…"
Jun 28, 2011
Chuck Buder commented on Chuck Buder's video
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How to use Animoto for Education

"The only problem I have is the limit for characters per page and the controls for transitions.  With the educator account, you can create your movies with uploading your own photos, music, and videos.  There is a lot you can do with it and…"
Jun 28, 2011
Chuck Buder commented on Linda Turbide's video
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Recording Audio Using Skype and Pamela

"Hi Linda,   I don't use skype yet, but there are a lot of advantages that can go with it if applied correctly in the classroom.  Instead of the "old school" pen pals that we had as kids, they know have video chat friends…"
Jun 28, 2011
Chuck Buder commented on Linda Turbide's video
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How to Use Skype: A Video Tutorial

"I've seen a lot of videos with kids using skype to talk to other students and educators.  It is a great tool that can cross the globe like you had in your class Linda.  I think there is a lot of potential as long as you find a good…"
Jun 28, 2011

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What do students care about today?

Started by Jess Oliva in Sample Title. Last reply by Chuck Buder Jun 28, 2011. 3 Replies

Watch this short clip in which Henry James discusses how the internet is combatting the apathy of young people. Students do show values and ethics when using the internet, and they certainly do care…Continue

Tags: Values, Social Media

Animoto in Action! Beatles too!

Started by Chuck Buder in Uncategorized Jun 23, 2011. 0 Replies

Hey everyone, I wanted to provide you all with an example of an English student in High School who used animoto in the classroom for a project.  It…Continue

Tags: class, projects, youtube, studies, social

WebQuests

Started by Judy Arzt in Uncategorized. Last reply by Diana Coyne Jun 23, 2011. 8 Replies

Developing a curricular- and age-appropriate WebQuest involves considerable planning. Let's discuss in this forum ideas you have for an appropriate WebQuest for your teaching area and how you will go…Continue

Tags: Inquiry-based-learning, WebQuest

Frustrated Educators

Started by Kelly McLaughlin in Uncategorized. Last reply by Janet Scully Jun 22, 2011. 9 Replies

Ever since I started my undergrad in 2003 and then moved onto my teaching career in 2007 it has been the same old story. Drill and grill for the upcoming CMTs or whatever performance assessment…Continue

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Facebook in Classroom?

Posted by Timothy O'Rourke on June 8, 2011 at 8:18pm 2 Comments

Like many other people I am skeptical about applying Facebook into the classroom. The article, Facebook in the Classroom. Seriously,  is a great article that helps support the many different uses students and teachers can apply it into the classroom. The cite mentions that Facebook is more limited than other websites such as… Continue

Free lunches, free computers?

Posted by Janet Scully on June 5, 2011 at 7:39pm 6 Comments

Imagine heading home after a day at work or  school, and having to leave your computer and internet access behind. Or try to imagine how it might feel to be a young student who wants to share with his family a new computer skill learned or a areally cool website he visited that day at school, but being unable to becuase the family does not own  a computer. According to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, that is the reality for the approxiamtely 300,00 students who qualitfy for free lunches in the…

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How comfortable are you with blogging?

Posted by Jess Oliva on June 4, 2011 at 8:09am 5 Comments

Blogs as a tool for learning is a concept that has been discussed in many of my classes at SJC and in several professional development experiences. I feel very comfortable using the technology, whether it is Blogger, Ning, or another site. The problem lies in after blog creation.  It’s managing the blog, responding to students in a meaningful way, assessing students, and making important connections between blogging and course curricula often that keep me from implementing…

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Hybrid Schools-The New Education Craze or a Way of the Future?

Posted by Kelly McLaughlin on June 4, 2011 at 7:53am 5 Comments

Wouldn’t it be every student’s dream to be the center of attention when they are at school and spend less time in the classroom? Well that dream is coming true for students in Hawaii.…

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