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Any CTO will tell you it's important to have handy answers when others ask. The question is, {*style:<i> </i>*} </i>*} Believe it or not, I actually subscribe to multiple email lists where actual conversations happen. It's one of the reasons I join email lists and online communities, read voraciously, and have created the Texas for Technology Enhanced Education (Texas4TEE; ) email list.

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Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet The Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally. These materials were prepared as part of the Department of Education's International Education Initiative. This guide is designed for online access. On every page, teachers will find many projects and suggestions to begin or expand classroom projects that reach across the globe.

2¢ Worth Listen A few weeks ago I worked and attended North Carolina's ISTE affiliate conference. I opened the NCTIES conference with a breakfast keynote address and Marc Prensky closed it with a luncheon keynote the next day. Dustin Bachrach Blog Flickpad 2: Every Photo. Every friend. Every day. Chad and I couldn’t be happier with the newest version of Flickpad. Flickpad is an immersive photo experience that pulls your friends photos from Facebook and Flickr. bit by bit » bob sprankle Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes… Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve written on this Blog. I’m dusting off the old server to officially announce some changes. As some of you know, due to health reasons, I haven’t been able to be in the classroom since November 2014.

What's the Purpose of School in the 21st Century? - Education Consider some of the basic symbols of education in the United States: the textbook, the chalkboard, and the apple. Thanks to technological innovations and cultural forces, we’ve seen textbooks supplanted by videos and e-books, SMART Boards replace chalkboards, and the apple on the teacher’s desk pushed aside by the latest gadgets from, well, Apple. Just as our classrooms have changed significantly since the 1800s, so have our ideas about the purpose of schools.

ProjectWriter- A Great New Tool for Group Writing Projects January 8, 2015 I just learned through this press release that the popular Boom Writer announced today the release of ProjectWriter. This is a tool that teachers can use to conduct engaging nonfiction group-writing projects with their students for Science, History, & more. "ProjectWriter is ideal for dissecting whole units of study into smaller sections, letting students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and terms being taught." to-Go Featured articles All of my friends know I have serious reservations about smarmy self-important libertarianism of TED and loathe speaking in the format – essentially a television program without any of the accoutrements of a television studio. That said, I’ve now performed three of them.

Speed Reading Tips & Speed Reading Training – EasyScript LanguageScript is a short form of the language that can improve reading, writing, typing and transcription skills. It is based on the English grammar and language structure utilizing its basic components such as prefixes and suffixes. The LanguageScript concept outline is shown at the end of this page. EnglishScript a reading application of LanguageScript is an alternative to the whole language approach. ThingLink: Engaging Students in Learning and Discovery “I became a teacher because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people. I wanted to empower them to have a voice through creating, collaborating, and connecting,” writes Shannon Miller, a librarian, teacher, and technology specialist in her blog, Van Meter Library Voice. ThingLink turns images into a platform for rich media. Educators and students can take any photo and add video and audio clips that play inside the image.

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