1. List four major search engines and a major directory.
Friday, November 19, 2010
1. List four major search engines and a major directory.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
5. What would it take to support kids like Cameron at your school? What are the potential challenges?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
- Using educational technology to fundamentally change the learning process by making it more engaging and tailored to individual student needs and interests;
- Using ed tech to develop a new generation of assessments;
- Connecting teachers with their peers and experts so they are always up-to-date on the resources available to them;
- Building infrastructure that lets schools support access to technology in and out of the classroom; and
- Harnessing the power of educational technology to increase school district productivity and student achievement.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Please let a member of the technology department know if you are interested in "attending" the webinar.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
What is the Friday After Thanksgiving? A grand event that could only happen at MIT! Participants link their mini chain reactions together forming one mega chain reaction - set off at the end as the event's thrilling culmination. It's like watching a giant domino demonstration. 1,500 people from all over watch and participate in this fun-for-all-ages "extreme" event.
Also, every Sunday, from 10 a.m.-noon, admission to the MIT Museum is free.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
1) Online History Games
Playing History is a forum and rating website for over 126 online history-related games for teachers and students alike. The games are compiled and organized by topic, difficulty, general ratings, and much more. The search tool is also very helpful and easy to use when trying to find a specific game. Playing History is also user-friendly, allowing students and teachers to post reviews, scores, and comment on feedback of the website itself. Although not all of the games have consistently high ratings, Playing History is a great place to find educational games online for students to learn more about a particular subject.
2) National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults
The NARA Digital Vaults is an interactive exploration of history that examines thousands of documents, photographs, and pieces of history that have been integrated in a digital format. Upon entering the homepage, the user is given eight random archives to choose from. Clicking on one will give a description and a brief history of that archive, as well as displays a large variety of similar archives. The user has the ability to shuffle, rearrange, collect, and explore archives, as well as search for specific points in history using a keyword search. Although a lack of initial organization or index might seem overwhelming, Digital Vaults is a wonderfully imaginative resource for exploring history in a digitally compiled way.
Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration
3) Life Magazine's Civil Rights: Women in the Struggle
Life.com presents a photo gallery of famous women in the struggle for civil rights. Each photo provides a concise description of the importance of each woman, along with links providing more information. Although the collection is not very extensive, each of the fifteen photos provides a unique insight into an important part of a movement that largely goes underrepresented. As far as a general resource, this website is a good start to further student research and understanding, albeit not very comprehensive.
4) EdtechTeacher's Best of History: Games and Animations
The Games and Animations section of EdTechTeacher's Best of History sites is a list of fun history games and animations organized around broad historical periods. Most of these games and animation are aimed at students ages 10-16.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Students have ideas and opinions about online learning, but they don't often have the opportunity to share these ideas when schools are exploring or implementing online learning programs. In this webinar, you will hear what students want and expect from online learning. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, shares national Speak Up data from K-12 students and leads a panel discussion with three students currently learning online. Join the discussion, along with George Warren, vice president of K12 Inc., to learn how to bring student voices on online learning to your school's planning process.
Tuesday, November 9 4-5pm
Click here to register
Webinar sponsored by ISTE- International Society for Technology in Education
Sixth grade students at BB&N just completed their first Scratch project of the year. This collaborative Language Arts and Technology project supported the students’ reading of “The View from Saturday,” which involved a mini Challenge Day where students shared a piece of themselves with their classmates. Check out the online gallery of the students' final projects, and let them speak for themselves!
-Jaime Goldstein and Megan Haddadi
According to Edutopia, “Among all the links and downloads out there, it can be hard for teachers to know which ones work best. Google has made it easier by creating Google for Educators, which compiles some of the search engine's most useful features in one place. Whether you're teaching Spanish or social studies, mathematics or music, there's a free Google feature that will make your lessons more dynamic and your projects more organized. The lively, informative Web site offers step-by-step visual tours and even videos to help you get set up.” This Edutopia article walks teachers through the best Google tools out there, including: Google maps, Google docs, Glogger, and Google Book search.
Google for Educators
Learn more about Google for educators
Teacher’s Guide to Google Tools for the Classroom
Google suggested classroom activities that use Google Aps