- How fun it was for him, even though it could have been perceived by him as an 'assignment.'
- How much the public presentation of the video influenced the work.
- What he learned about story telling and the writing process.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
And regardless if you feel that way, the change is imminent. Building off of this, I see this momentum as the perfect opportunity to conduct the practices that we've always wanted. If technology is the medium in which teachers feel comfortable sitting beside their students and learning with them, then fine. There's no better way to learn a topic than to have to teach it to others. And where teachers may no feel comfortable learning beside their students on algebra or reading, they usually have no problem having a student show them how to post to a blog. If you are not a learner, then you are not a teacher. Since this 'tech stuff' is the latest wave, we should use it as the medium to change the learning for the better. If I had been given the power to give out an actionable item to the group, it would be go to the source. Start bottom up with students as mentors for the adults in their lives. When the onus of their education is put on them, they will respond.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
- Download Google Sketchup, a 3D modeling tool for MAC or PC.
- Then, create a 3D model or download one from the 3D Model Warehouse. Note: The smoothness is dependant on the speed of your computer, so I'd start with a model without a ton of detail. Like this.
- Go to the AR-Plugin page and download the 30sec trial.
- Then download and print the marker needed to display the object.
- Copy the plugin into the plugin folder in Sketchup. The locations will be dependant on your computer, but here are the MAC and PC user guides.
- Turn on your webcam, load a model, click on the AR icon, and let the amazement begin.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I've included a couple videos of the day.
Monday, June 08, 2009
STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
If you can't make it physically, take a VIRTUAL TOUR with a student as your tour guide through the projects. We'll be using Skype for viewers online to show them what the day is all about.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Working with Cheryl Oakes, Alice Barr, Sarah Sutter and Jim Moulton we're offering a super-session around the ability to ask questions and collect data. So, in preparation for this session, we have prepared a "tell us about school where you learn" survey that I would like to ask you to provide anonymous input about your school.
and thoughtful questions!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Last Thursday I was invited to another Seedlings Edtech Talk show with Alice Barr, Cheryl Oakes and Sarah Sutter. It was terrific fun and focused on some Google Certified Teacher stuff as well as much more, check it out here:
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Historic Blockbuster Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past