Archive for Category: "Reach-Sources"
As much as we like to think that every teacher is using RSS Readers and Twitter to get innovative news and working to build their Professional Learning Network, this is just not the case for many teachers- yet. EdReach is working to change that.
Here’s the third part in your EdReach Winter Viewing Party. Sit back. Enjoy. Share.
Here’s Episode II of the EdReach Winter Viewing Party. Relax, sit back, and watch the learning fly.
As 2011 winds down, I have spent a good deal of time thinking about all of the online resources and tools that have helped make this past year a successful ‘Year of the iPad’ in my school district. And with an upcoming winter vacation ahead for many educators next week, I thought it might be nice to share out some of my favorite resources for using iPads, iPods, and iPhones in the classroom. Although there are many, many fantastic resources [...]
We know that it’s Winter Break for many of you. Educators treat this time in many different ways. At EdReach, we know this can be a great time for us to catch up on watching some of those “fav-ed” videos that we clicked on so many months ago. We reached out to the EdReach contributors and asked them: What would you recommend as some sweet holiday viewing vids for educators?
Social media is a powerful tool that, when leveraged correctly, can be an invaluable resource for teachers. I wanted to create a way for educators around the world to harness the power of twitter and share great video finds/resources with one another. Why spend hours wading into YouTube, Vimeo, or one of the many great educational videos sites when our colleagues are discovering great content on a daily basis? #edvid Friday is a way to teachers to connect and share their great [...]
Just about one week. That’s how long Google+ has been open to “invite only” status, though that admittedly is still a bit on and off. Fortunately, some of us on the EdReach network were able to get in and are continuing to play around with all that this new social network has to offer. John Sowash started us off with our first in a series of posts on Monday about how Google+ could be used in Education. For this second post, [...]
I just spent my spring break watching movies. And sleeping. I love a good flick, but I also love a good flick that has education in mind- or at least teaches me or introduces me to an experience that I wouldn’t normally have otherwise. A movie like Waiting for Superman (2010) only comes along once in a while, and while that movie got folks talking (and helped ease the director’s conscience for taking his kids to private school) the movie [...]
At the recent Illinois Computing Educators’ Conference, I presented about tracking the health of many of our district “tools” that we use. Tools are great, but how do we know if they are going to be around very long? Is a tool just a calling card for a developer such as Drop.io was for Sam Lessin (now an employee of Facebook), or Wallwisher.com probably is for… whomever makes Wallwisher. One of my favorite ways to track the health of these [...]
I am always learning from my students, especially when it comes to technology. I admit that it is both amazing and scary to watch them interact with technology. Students are continuously surprising me with their knowledge about technology, as well as their lack of knowledge about using it safely and appropriately. Despite their need to be taught appropriate digital citizenship, I deeply respect how my students view technology: without fear. When I watch students use technology, they really are fearless. [...]
For years we dreamed of a day where, you said to your computer “Computer- tell me everything there is to know about ______________.” And the computer would then show you all details, movies, pictures, related stories and text regarding that subject. The first thing I think of is the scene in Star Trek II (or many previous Star Trek episodes), where Kirk needs to get up to speed on some data or planet. I also think of Wall E, where [...]