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Honored! I'm 11! That's 1 more than 10 It's #Louder
The sentence "For many of our students, school is the only place where opportunities to work with technology occurs." is very significant.
It seems that in all the folderol with the flashy education trends and hot topics, flipping, making, genrefying, etc. (And don't get me wrong, I'm a fan!) When it boils down to it, the digital divide still exists in this country. It's not the tool, it's the skill. It's not the iPad or device, its the application - of thought, of ideas, of skills.
Thank you for reminding us all that our kiddos NEED us to give them these experiences, these skills, and exposure to new technologies.
And librarians are the BEST educators in the building be both a technology and learning leader.
I was first introduced to DonorsChoose a few years ago when they had the promotion with Starbucks where gift cards were given out to patrons to spend on projects. I had several successful projects...
I haven't done one of these. I'm probably like the last one!
But I'm intrigued after I helped fund Jennifer LaGarde's 3D printer last summer!
I used to have 18 Apple computers in my school library - Like almost an Apple history! In 1997 we had PowerMacs 5200's, then blueberry iMacs, then eMacs - now I only have 4 left....and they're my PACs!
I really would like at least 4 iMac desktops to do iMovie editing, video production, and graphic design. I know that's not considered cool anymore w/ the Makey Makey movement but dag, it's what I want.
I asked my Supervisor last week if I had any chance in the future to get 4 desktops and she was like ....nope. [sad face]
What do you think? It's too much $$ for donor's choose, right?
Hey, you older, tenured profs, you’re being greedy and selfish, and your students would be better off if you left.
Are professors and teachers getting too old?
Why do we hold on so long?
Is it because ....according to Dave Hickey:
"The problem with teaching is that it offers an ongoing sense of redemption. In the real world, which you have now re-entered, if you muck up, there are consequences. In the university, you get a new semester to pretend nothing bad ever happened."
iTunes 12 introduced a new screen when you click "Get Info" that's far simpler than it used to be. Gone is the place to drag and drop artwork, grouping info, and more. Thankfully, TUAW points out you can get that old screen back with an Option-click.
Sometimes improvements aren't so evident - at first!
New Daring Blog Post: @ItCanWait co-written by my amazing 8th grader Stephannie J who shares Mobile Safety AWESOMENESS & insight into Youtuber celebrity power! https://flic.kr/p/pd4r1s#EdChat #TLChat #ItCanWait
ShareTweet When you’re a teacher, student, or someone else involved in education, it’s important to know who you should be learning from and where to get the best advice. That means identifying the best education blogs is a critical step for anyone who wants to keep their finger on the pulse of education trends and …
The BEST Education Blogs to Follow on Twitter - @DailyGenius - you know I added my 2¢
@garethhinds is the author-illustrator of some of my favourite classic graphic novels in my library collection like the acclaimed Beowulf & The Odyssey (a must buy!) and @neilhimself Gaiman is another fav, rock-star author-illustrator, school library & librarian champion, & Dr. Who guest writer!
Put them both in the same small theatre in Cambridge Mass, add in the Pirates of Penzance and WHAMMY! You get a great story - with sketches!