Shared Items – May 9, 2010

  • iPhone tutorial from a two-year-old
  • May 4, 2010

  • The 10 Zens of Technology Planning
  • May 4, 2010 – Good advice on steps to develop a solid technology plan.

  • It’s the News Media, Stupid (again)
  • May 3, 2010 – Amen!

  • Rethinking School Reading
  • May 3, 2010 – Doug Noon makes me think, always. This post has me thinking about what we need to make available for our students to read. Textbooks are reference books, and not intended to be read cover to cover. Amen.
    With such rich access to relevant reading material and media, why do we continue to rely so heavily on textbooks?
    The links to podcasts and articles in this post will inform my learning on the new digital literacy that we need to make sure our students have access to.

  • NCLB was designed to define public schools as failures
  • May 3, 2010 – Another book I must read soon. Will this book make a difference? As much as I like Obama, I do not like his current educational policy. It feels like more of the same that we’ve had the past 8 years. When is it going to stop! It seems rather insane.

    After reading this post, I am more determined to get this book in my hands this week.

  • Forks Make Us Fatter! (No, wait. It’s something else.)
  • May 3, 2010 – I always like how Bud pushes my thinking about what is happening these days with gizmos and gadgets. These new tools have begun to replace the software fix – craze – of a year years past.
    Software was sold a solution to a problem. Buy this software and your students will learn algebra. Spend millions (big district) on this software, and your students will read and write and score better on standardized tests.

    Now, often, the media gets it wrong when citing scholarly success with the ipads, ipodtouches,cellphones, kindles, smartboards…

    Bud reminds me to think about what this is selling. What we really need to be talking about is the learning. Always.
    Still, how do you convince people who think like this that technology is important, but only when used to make that learning more accessible.

  • Subscribing to YouTube RSS Feeds
  • May 3, 2010 – Good to have the directions for getting a YouTube search feed. Can’t wait to see the TEDxBANFF videos.

  • Subscribing to YouTube RSS Feeds
  • May 3, 2010 – Good to have the directions for getting a YouTube search feed. Can’t wait to see the TEDxBANFF videos.

  • Rethinking How Students Learn
  • May 3, 2010 – I want this book. Has to be an exciting read.

  • New Report Finds That Writing Can Be Powerful Driver for Improving Reading Skills
  • May 2, 2010 – Brian shares links to recent research that state that writing improves reading. Seems obvious, but sometimes, we forget the obvious when we get caught up in the moment. Good reading and thoughts to digest.

  • Dealing with My/Our Attention and Information Issues «Ideas and Thoughts from an EdTech
  • May 2, 2010 – An excellent post by Dean Shareski on how to deal with the enormous amount of information available to us today. He offers what has worked for him and why he chooses to filter and attend to information in the way that he does.

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