Hey Kids! Google Wants You!

I know this has been all over the net by the time I post this, but for those folks that haven’t seen it check this out… Google wants students to Doodle for them. Pass this on to anyone who has that little knack for Doodling (Hint: teachers check those notebooks and textbooks… they just might…

Local Over Global Network Building

I’ve been thinking more and more about the networks/communities we build using technology. My experience at Educon had me thinking even more about it as several of the attendees discussed building global networks vs. local networks. Reading about the Science Leadership Academy’s culture you’ll see that local communities of learners (educators included) without the focus…

Multi-task with a Purpose

I’m not the strongest blogger. I honestly struggle with writing posts. Most times they just seem, to me, to be so thin and inconsequential. I’ve been told that some of my best posts/comments take place in a few Ning networks that are supporting some local initiatives that I am a part of. So, I decided…

eXperiencing cOllaboration

Friday, I had the opportunity to work explore the XO laptop with Bud Hunt. If you aren’t familiar with the XO you can learn more about it at www.laptop.org and at the OLPC wiki. We (my wife and I) decided it might be a good idea to contribute to the Give One Get One program…

Embedded PD: Enhancing Learning Experiences for Everyone

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/xAkvqxUHqXk” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] I love it when a plan comes together and this was a school history project was fun to work on. Check out the video a local reporter put together.  It’s always nice to work with great people especially when they understand the model of embedded professional development. Judy Wegman,…

Students 2-Oh (My Gosh)

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/gwQOyEwspKY” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Just came across this this morning as I was skimming some “tweets” on my Twitter network this morning. Arthus, posted that he was checking on and talking up Student2.0. I’m excited about this. I love the line “Watch out Edublogosphere… the silent majority is here” at the end of…

I have the Shifts

My mind is all over the place lately.  After NYSCATE earlier this week, I’ve been giving some thought to my focus lately.  My focus has been on connecting and networking online.  That’s good.  But I think it’s just one phase of the shift that educators need to work through.  It’s very much a journey for…

Welcome to Blogging

Welcome to my new friends and colleagues in the Western New York – Powerful Learning Practices (WNY-PLP) group! Undoubtedly, Web 2.0 tools, including the infamous blog, may be completely new to many of you. This post is designed to give you a sense for the blogging experience. I’d like you (both WNY-PLP participants and you…

My Aggregator’s on a New Diet

I have been struggling with my RSS feeds lately as have others in light of new tools like Twitter. My feeds have become a beast that I do not want to face. Just now I’ve pressed the “mark all read” button on many of my feeds as well as unsubscribed to others. To commit to…

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