Sunday, February 22, 2009

Safe blogs becoming a part of school

Safe blogs becoming a part of school

Teachers suggest topic; kids open up online

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

web 2.0 learning

Consider Web 2.0 in your class.
Consider your Board Policy
Consider hosting student work off Board Servers
Consider using Curriculum Specific Tools
Consider Safety
Consider @ home access and soci-economics

Networked Learning Manifesto

A great statement on the "new learning" we are experiencing. here's a sample....

# Learning is conversation.
# Learning consists of human beings, not demographic sectors.
# The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media.
# Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy.
# In networked learning, people are speaking to each other in a powerful new way.
# These networked conversations are enabling powerful new forms of social organization and knowledge exchange to emerge.
# As a result, learners are getting smarter, more informed, more organized. Participation in networked learning changes people fundamentally.
# People in networked learning have figured out that they get far better information and support from one another than from traditional media.
# There are no secrets. The networked learners know more than schools do about their own learning. And whether the news is good or bad, they tell everyone.
# Schools struggle to speak the same voice as this new networked conversation. To their intended audiences, schools sound hollow, flat, literally inhuman.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Classroom Bibliochaise

I saw the "Bibliochaise" in a "treehugger" article here and thought it would be the perfect addition to my classroom. I knew I could not afford to buy the very nice Italian original, so I figured I could make it. There were no plans to speak of on line yet, so I got the measurements off the original site here, and planned it out. Many trips to the Home Depot and here's what I came up with. Please take into consideration, I am not a carpenter, I've never built something like this, so please excuse the unfinished look of the chair. It is meant for the classroom not the home.

ORIGINAL "Bibliochaise" My "Bibliochaise"

Process slide show....