Monday, February 09, 2009

How mobile phones help learning in secondary schools

Becta Emerging Technologies - How mobile phones help learning in secondary schools:

"These champions of change have shown that, with good planning and anticipating class management and technical issues, using mobile phones can be a very productive way to augment access to tools for computing, communication and photography. As one student said 'It is good to use new technologies. It prepares us for the future as we will be using mobile phones more and more.'"

Technology in the Classroom - The Role of the Principal — Open Education

Technology in the Classroom - The Role of the Principal — Open Education:

"In our continued quest to bring our readers information about the use of technology in the classroom, today we talk with David Sherman, the principal of South Park Elementary School in Deerfield, Illinois, about the role the school leader can play in classroom technology use. Sherman began his career 21 years ago teaching fifth grade and for the past 14 years he has been in administration, the last three years as principal at South Park."

Friday, February 06, 2009

One to watch…

One to watch… | Finding Common Ground: "One to watch…"

From a blog: Tipline: Gates' Computer Tips:

"I wanted to get permission before I made this post. Remember the story and link to the girl who did the performance art piece for Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday? Well, in the words of the infamous Paul Harvey, "Now it's time for the REST of the story."

This is a story that's fun to tell, as it always gets the "Ahhhh"'s from the group. I've even seen tears. What's your reaction?

First, if you didn't do it before, go back and watch that video on Michelle's blog. Now you'll know the girl I'm talking about.

Michelle told the story of how she talked to the girl's mother recently, and her mother told this story which I'll re-tell to the best of my recollection. (This was at Educon at 10:00pm - or later - so you'll have to grant me some wiggle room here. )

It seems that when this girl was just four years old her mother found her outside in the yard, staring up at the sky. "What are you doing", her mother asked. "I'm just looking at God's painting.", she replied."

Please take 5 minutes out and watch this talented young lady.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


I updated to Firefox 3.x and now my blog extension doesn't work. Off to Google to find a new one and came across ScribeFire. I really like the old extension since it would let me post the page I was on at the moment to this blog.

But time marches on and I'll try this one out. If you have any other suggestions, please, please let me know.