A few interesting sites...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Particularly interesting were the variety of social networking sites- both strictly social and professionally focused ones. Here are some interesting sites that were referred to in class...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
While we didn't arrive at the answers, the discussion was interesting. Thanks go out to Steve for taking the time to share with us... BTW- NCSD has its' Director of Technology Services position open and posted.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
A very informative and interesting presentation by Don. Great insights- especially since NCSD is about to launch a new, district-wide set of sites. I think that we have achieved uniformity across our district with enough flexibility for each school site to demonstrate its' own character/flavor. Check out our site beginning on 2/15/09.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
"ET should reach the underpriviledged first and not the other way around"- The relative increase in student achievement is tremendous if ET is placed into the highest need schools compared to when applied to the high performing/more affluent school settings. The study that showed student achievement drops proportionately the farther away the school is from Delhi was interesting (check out the video if you haven't seen it). Was this a result of lack of technology or of lower teacher job satisfaction?
Interesting- without training, kids with no prior schema are able to learn not only about how to use the computer, but gain foreign language and other concepts/skills. That just the introduction of a computer in a village/rural town can enable students to learn new things speaks to the power of technology in our societies- Would this be the experience in non-western societies? I think to my years in Senegal. Would the kids of Keur Momar Sarr be engaged?
Here is the link to this presentation...