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Jane's Pick of the Day

Jane's Pick of the Day
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Calling all bloggers! – Leadership Day 2010 Since the past three have been so successful,* I am putting out a call for people to participate in Leadership Day 2010. As I said three years ago: Many of our school leaders (principals, superintendents, central office administrators) need help when it comes to digital technologies. A lot of help, to be honest. How to participate On Friday, July 30, 2010, blog about whatever you like related to effective school technology leadership: successes, challenges, reflections, needs, wants, etc. Some prompts to spark your thinking What do effective K-12 technology leaders do? Here are the ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT posts from the past three years A badge for your blog or web site I hope you will join us for this important day because, I promise you, if the leaders don’t get it, it isn’t going to happen. Checklist * Footnote

eLearning Pulse E-Learning Queen Weblogg-ed Tic en quinto About My name is George Couros, and I am currently a Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. The schools are from ages K-12, and I love working with kids of all ages. I am passionate about distributed leadership within my division, and believe that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders, will help to ensure that we meet the best needs of all children. Personally, I am someone who is passionate about all of the things that I do. Music is also a passion of mine. I am originally from the small town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and my parents are originally immigrants from Greece. It is important to me that we always work to get do “what is best for kids”, and I appreciate discussion when talking about meeting the needs of students with all stakeholders. My family and inspiration

The Rapid eLearning Blog Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life. This allows them to see the content in ... Read the full article After last week's post on the different drag & drop interaction examples, I had quite a few emails asking for tips on how to create drag and drop interactions for elearning. Sliders are used as a means to make adjustments/selections or as a simple way to navigate content. It helps to look at what others are doing to get ideas and inspiration for your own work. Create ...

Stephen's Web Reader (399) Para que sepan Finding Ways for All Kids to Flourish Learning Ecosystems From DSC: I’m not sure where the item below ultimately came from, but it was in one of those emails that came to me via a family member. It reminds me of how people come in and out of our lives — and that goes not only for parents, siblings, spouses, and other family members, but also for teachers, professors, coaches, mentors, pastors, managers, supervisors, etc. They all help us learn and grow…and then we no longer have them in our lives. So it’s very relevant not only to our personal lives, but a reminder to be thankful for those who have ridden a train with you, with me — if even for a brief period of time. The Train of Life At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant (i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life).

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