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Today Online > Raising Readers YouTube Video Series for Parents. #ECEtechCHAT Weekly Topic 1.18.2012- Overcoming Resistance « 140+: In the Moment. #ECEtechCHAT Weekly Topic 1.18.2012- Overcoming Resistance The (temporary) home of the official Early Childhood Education Technology Chat on Twitter Wednesdays at 9 PM EASTERN TIME!

#ECEtechCHAT Weekly Topic 1.18.2012- Overcoming Resistance « 140+: In the Moment

Hey there #ECEtechCHAT tweeks. This week’s topic is overcoming resistance to integrating technology tools in early childhood settings. Kinderchatplay - Google Earth Projects. Google Earth Play Project Classroom Project The goal of the Google Earth Play Project is for students to be able to share important landmarks in their communities and learn about places important to other students around the globe.

kinderchatplay - Google Earth Projects

Students will each choose a landmark to share and, in collaboration with their families, take photos of the place and gather any other information they would like to include. Seeking Female Founders In The Tech Startup Scene. Hide captionThe founders of startup accelerator Women Innovate Mobile (clockwise from top right: Deborah Jackson, Kelly Hoey and Veronika Sonsev) aim to boost the profile of tech companies founded by women.

Seeking Female Founders In The Tech Startup Scene

Lisa Tanner/Courtesy Women Innovate Mobile The founders of startup accelerator Women Innovate Mobile (clockwise from top right: Deborah Jackson, Kelly Hoey and Veronika Sonsev) aim to boost the profile of tech companies founded by women. More often than not, when we hear about hot tech companies, all the founders are male (see: Google, Facebook, Twitter and Zynga). But in an effort to change that profile, a new funding source is targeting companies founded by women. Kelly Hoey thinks a lot of investors may be missing some good business opportunities because they aren't coming from someone who looks like the next Mark Zuckerberg. Great #GlobalEd Sites / Connecting classroom with Skype. EngVid · Free English Video Lessons. *Recently Added. Piazza - The New, Free Way to Q&A for Classrooms.

Tweetdoc. Search, plus Your World. Google Search has always been about finding the best results for you.

Search, plus Your World

Sometimes that means results from the public web, but sometimes it means your personal content or things shared with you by people you care about. These wonderful people and this rich personal content is currently missing from your search experience. Search is still limited to a universe of webpages created publicly, mostly by people you’ve never met. Today, we’re changing that by bringing your world, rich with people and information, into search. Search is pretty amazing at finding that one needle in a haystack of billions of webpages, images, videos, news and much more. Social Media & Tech / A great video explaining HTML5 in under 2 minutes. Pinterest: 13 Tips and Tricks for Cutting Edge Users. On Pinterest?

Pinterest: 13 Tips and Tricks for Cutting Edge Users

Follow Mashable to check out our favorite infographics, tech news, internet memes and digital culture! Pinterest has been one of the hottest new social networks on the radar for a few months now. Some Tech Goals for 2012. Last week, I wrote some reflections on 2011 and after looking back on the past year, I decided it would be good to also think about 2012 and some of the tech goals I hope to accomplish.

Some Tech Goals for 2012

The first one is to keep up with this blog and to start adding more pictures to my posts! I think I got a good start with this goal in my last post. :) In the Bronx, a New School Combines Tech Skills and Cultural Literacy - Education. Digital literacy is a required skill for the 21st century, but in today's globalized economy, knowing how to work with diverse groups of people is just as critical.

In the Bronx, a New School Combines Tech Skills and Cultural Literacy - Education

So Tech International Charter School, a new middle school campus set to open this fall in the Bronx, hopes to give the area's low-income students an edge in both technology and cross-cultural understanding. The school's founders, Steve Bergen and Adjowah Scott—both former teachers at some of New York City’s most elite private schools—say their goal is to give kids from the Bronx kids (including immigrants still learning English, and those with special needs) the same technology and cultural literacy opportunities as the wealthier students they've worked with. They hope that setting high academic standards and "clear expectations of international responsibility through experiential learning" will help put the students on the college track and build an understanding of our "shared humanity and cultural differences.

" Visualize your resume in one click. Infographic: Get More Out Of Google. 1:1 iPad use in Full Day Kindergarten. Background This is the first year of 1:1 iPads in my kindergarten classroom.

1:1 iPad use in Full Day Kindergarten

In October 2010 I received one to use with my class of 26, and by the end of May 2011 I had 11 and my class had dropped down to 22 children. I absolutely loved that half the class could be working on the iPads completely independently, at various levels, while I worked with the other half of the kids.

New Course-Management Software Promises Facebook-Like Experience - Wired Campus. Three University of Pennsylvania students who recently dropped out to start an upstart course-management system today unveiled their software, called Coursekit, after having raised more than $1-million in venture capital.

New Course-Management Software Promises Facebook-Like Experience - Wired Campus

The trio, frustrated with the systems offered by universities, such as Blackboard, decided to team up and design their own online course platform, which emphasizes social networking and an easy-to-use interface. By May, the founders, Joesph Cohen, Dan Getelman, and Jim Grandpre, had raised so much start-up cash, from sources including the Founder Collective and IA Ventures, that they decided to quit school to focus on developing Coursekit. Thirty universities tested Coursekit this fall, including Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania. Coursekit offers a platform for hosting discussions, posting grades and syllabi, sharing calendars and links, and creating student profiles. The Year in Education: Seven Innovations Changing the Way the World Learns - Education. Another Year Gone By. Wow, another year has gone by and we’re already three days into 2012!

Another Year Gone By

With the start of a new year, I wanted to take some time to reflect back on 2011 and things that I learned, accomplished, and hope to carry with me into the new year. 11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011. Michael Staton is the founder of Inigral, which develops social software for student recruitment and higher education retention. Inigral recently brought on the first PRI as a venture investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and has been named one of the top 10 innovative companies in education by Fast Company. In 2011, entrepreneurs and startup activity sprouted up everywhere. 10 Ways to Enable Student Collaboration. Well, another semester has come and gone. As always, I’ve learned so much from my students. One of the things I have started doing in my classes (remember, I teach online) is to make just about every activity and assignment collaborative.

That means that students sometimes work together, view each others’ work, and/or are included in all class conversations. There are many ways to share information and enable collaboration than ever before, but you need to use the tools and include instructions for your students. Monday Matters: Lavaca Teacher, Class Embrace Social Media - The Times Record: News. Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform. It’s been almost 5 years since Twitter came into existence and it has become quite the versatile platform. Lingibli.

How Educators Teach Geography with Tech Tools. In 2006, the National Geographic-Roper literacy survey showed that only 37 percent of college-age students could identify Iraq on a map of the Middle East. But U.S. troops had been in Iraq since 2003. And last week, student scores on the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress were released in a report on geography. Between 2001 and 2010, average scores for fourth-graders moved from 208 to 213 out of a possible 500.

Create Your Own Space Program. Kerbal Space Program is a neat new program (still in beta) for Mac and Windows that allows students to create and manage their own virtual space travel programs. One of the highlights of Kerbal is that through the software students can develop and test rockets. In the testing phase students get instant feedback on the speed and potential orbiting path of the rockets that they virtually launch.

Watch the video below for a complete overview of the Kerbal Space Program. Textbooks Finally Take a Big Leap to Digital. Light-bot-20-6061.


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