This past week I presented at the NYSCATE Conference in Rochester New York on the topic of "Issues in Internet Law for Educators". My session was at the end of a long day, and I truly expected to see just a few attend. Not so! The room was filled with many teachers, administrators and tech folks eager to discuss the many issues which arise for educators in light of the use of new tech tools and the web in teaching.Read more
Attention all art teachers, students, or folks interested in animation! Here is la link to a great global collaborative project where students create a continuous animation! Learn about ROTOBALL!
Here's the link! http://www.carrotrevolution.com/rotoball/Read more
We love the Commoncraft videos! This is a great explanation for all of us! Now we understand! Thanks!
We all know how hard it is sometimes to keep things organized! We can all use a little help working on projects. We wanted to share a free tool to help manage projects and keep things on track. Check it out! We think it has real potential!
Here's the link to Voo2do! http://voo2do.com/
We love to add interesting widgets to our school website pages! We found this one today which is especially cool! Check it out!
Many of us are heading back to the classroom in the next few weeks. It is always great to start with some new ideas for the new year. Here is a new link I found with lots of great ideas. Browse and let us know what you think!
Register for our WIKI and add your favorites and your experiences there as well. You can also embed in our SHARE space. Add your favorite podcasts and teaching videos. Login, and click on the create button on the top left side of your screen.
Here's the link to these new ideas! Enjoy! http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Read more
2008 Research Results!
Podcast listening is on the rise!
Edison Media Research recently reported the results of its study of podcasting trends. Not surprising to those of us who are podcasting, or love to listen, both video and audio podcast consumption is on the rise! One in five Americans have listened or downloaded a podcast!
Here in the Maze we know that podcasts can be used to help us study. Take a look at this current study. do you think education will transform to use more of this technology as well?
Here’s the link to the report results which also characterizes the typical podcast consumer! http://www.edisonresearch.com/home/archives/2008/04/the_podcast_con_1.phpRead more
Timelines have been used by teachers since the beginning of time! Why? Because it helps all learners to get a visual idea of the events they are studying. We have featured other timelines in the Blog, and you can check them out in our past posts. Here is another that we found and also like. It is simple, and able to embed in sites for easy access by students. Take a peek!
Here's the link! http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/86Read more
This weekend begins this year's premier educational computing conference and convention in San Antonio-- NECC! If you were unable to attend, don't despair! You may follow along via the web as many presentations will be streamed. Bloggers from all over the world will be covering the activities as well. Follow along at the NING which has been established for the sole purpose of sharing information on this great conference.
Get more info at http://www.necc2008.org/ !Read more