Thursday, January 31, 2013

Video Conference call with China and a 4th grade US Classroom

here is an example how skype can be used to connect student from around the world. Here a 4th grade class made up question and then sent them to this young lady and then on this day ask them to here. It created a chance for the students to think about what to ask and allowed the presenter to prepare for the questions.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jack Andraka, Gordon E. Moore Award Winner

A 15-year-old schoolboy could save millions of lives after he invented a new, low-cost test that can detect the early stages of a deadly form of cancer.

A Sincere Compliment - helping to change the world one person at a time

This video promotes the opposite of cyber bullying and is one that every one needs to watch. It is changing peoples lives one person at a time. This young man needs to apply to speek at TED he is changing the world in a simple but effective way.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Psychology 101 - Personality Part (3/8) - Id, Ego and Superego

Psychology 101 - Cognition Part (6/14) - What Is Language

Psychology 101 - Learning (Part 2/8) - Watson and Little Albert

Critical Thinking (playlist)

Critical Thinking (playlist)

Critical Thinking (playlist)

Do You Think?

With increased societal polarization, especially political, where people are bombarded with "facts" and opinions by pundits and experts, too many people choose to blindly follow their pundit of choice like rats following the Pied Pipers, without really thinking and questioning. I've felt that if more people were exposed to critical thinking principles, they might at least be able to identify when statements, opinions and actions aren't completely rational. This video is about teaching some very basic critical thinking standards with the intent to intrigue the viewer enough about critical thinking to learn more about the subject.

Critical Thinking and the Basic Elements of Thought

Dr. Richard Paul discusses and defines the basic elements of thought involved in critical thinking. Excerpted from the Socratic Questioning video series.

Critical Thinking and The Intellectual Traits

Critical Thinking - Standards of Thought - Part 2

Critical Thinking - Standards of Thought - Part 2

Critical Thinking - Standards of Thought - Part 1

Dateline Schools: Capac Middle School Ranking - Monday

This week on Dateline Schools, Terry Harrington visits Capac Middle School to which had a high rating in the Blue Water Area Conference of the State of Michigan's Top to Bottom List. Our guest this week is Matt Drake, Principal at Capac Middle School.

Dateline Schools - Virtual Learning Academy - Wednesday

This week on Dateline Schools with are following up on the Virtual Learning Academy or VLA. Talking with your host, Terry Harrington, today is Assistant Director and Health Education Director, Ryan Murphy and the Administrator of the VLA, Denise Lapish.

RDI - Preliminary Data

RDI - Preliminary Data

RDI - RDI Overview

Become a connected educator and learner in 12 weeks with this eCourse

Register at http://plpnetwork.com/lite - PLP Lite is a 12-week eCourse that will take you from "What is 21st Century learning and why is it important?" to "How do I create a 21st Century classroom or school?" If you joined us for Connected Educator Month, you're going to love this extended learning experience. Take what you learned during the month of August even further and learn how to bring Web 2.0 tools and connected learning into your classroom every day.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Education at the Speed of Trust!

Education at the Speed of Trust!

Official Prezi Tutorials (playlist)

How to use grouping and layering for an effective prezi

Tutorial2: Grouping and Layering

How to use grouping and layering for an effective prezi

Prezi Tutorial: 3 steps to a great prezi

Mastered the basics? Learn what makes a great prezi from an expert.

Prezi - Anytime Anywhere

With the new iPhone and enhanced iPad apps your prezis are just a fingertip away.
Download Prezi apps here: https://prezi.com/mobility/?

Ideas Matter - Prezi Tool

Prezi is a communication tool that helps you organize, present, and share your ideas.

THE Journal January 2013

Great article on Kahn Academy and how his free math program is changing the face of education.

Link to the Article
THE Journal January 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

http://www.ted.com Career analyst Daniel Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TED Talks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate.

#TED #Daniel Pink

Technology Assistance Center Video

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ellen MacArthur - Learning & The Circular Economy

Sailor and founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation presents this talk about population, depleting natural resources and the role of education in establishing a new approach based around the Circular Economy.

Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference, January 25th 2012, London

http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com

Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Jaron Lanier - Learning by Experience & Play

Ray Kurzweil - Exponential Learning & Entrepreneurship

Sir Ken Robinson - Leading a Learning Revolution

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) - What is BYOD? Animated video

NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bringing Passion and Collaboration to Professional Development -- THE Journal

Bringing Passion and Collaboration to Professional Development -- THE Journal:

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Presentation Skills With Whiteboards

How to Whiteboard Effectively

Using a Whiteboard in the Classroom

Blended Learning in Plain English

The Basics of Blended Learning

The Future of Learning

At 2Revolutions, we are partnering with forward-thinking governments, funders, nonprofits and entrepreneurs to innovate across the human capital continuum - to ensure that each learner can be successful on the path he or she chooses. We design and launch Future of Learning models, and help catalyze the conditions within which they can thrive. If you are involved -- or want to become involved -- in building the Future of Learning, we hope you'll reach out. Come check us out at www.2revolutions.net.

Did You Know 3.0 (Officially updated for 2012) HD

YouTube for Schools: Join the Global Classroom Today!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Disruptive Innovation: Online Learning, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and One-to-One Devices...Are Your Systems Ready for This? "


"Disruptive Innovation: Online Learning, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and One-to-One Devices...Are Your Systems Ready for This? "

Fred Sharpsteen, Director of Technology, Unionville-Sebewaing Area School District

https://sites.google.com/site/mobidisruption
Google site with all the information and videos for this presentation.

Abstract:
How does online learning stand to transform our educational system over the next several years? This is what Christen Clayton and Michael Horn have coined, "Disruptive Innovation," in their book, Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. This session will look at how other innovations are standing by ready to replace public education as we know it today if we don't work to transform our school systems rapidly. Internet traffic is increasing at a rapid rate due to online learning and streaming educational videos. As CTO, are your organization's systems ready for these changes? Is your wireless network system up to the task needed to support these changes? What trends do Level 5 leaders need to be looking at?

Fred Sharpsteen's Biography:
Fred Sharpsteen is the director of technology at Unionville-Sebewaing Area School District. His professional work over the last 17 years has focused on integrating technology into curriculum so that it becomes seamlessly integrated into student learning. Fred received his B.S. in networking and business management with a concentration in Cisco Networks from Davenport University in 2006. He completed his M.S. in technology education at Central Michigan University in 2009.

Intro to the topic Talk about what we are going to be talking about

Learning Objectives of this session

What is disruptive innovation?
What is are the driving trends of technology in education today?
What is Online Learning?

CES 2013 preview: Laptops and tablets

TED Weekends: The best TED talk videos and blog posts on Huffington Post

TED Weekends: The best TED talk videos and blog posts on Huffington Post:

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CMU MA in Educational Technology - Who the program is designed for

MA in Educational Technology - Who the program is designed for
Learn about the latest classroom technologies with a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology -http://bit.ly/MAinEdTech. Dr. Timothy Brannan discusses who this program is designed for.


Salman Khan Describes Future Classrooms with Blended Learning - YouTube

Salman Khan Describes Future Classrooms with Blended Learning - YouTube:

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Friday, January 4, 2013

An Open Letter to School Leaders Now Manning the Firewalls of Education

An Open Letter to School Leaders Now Manning the Firewalls of Education

This link is about how we are restricting the learning of children by limiting social networking in school. This is an interesting article that we need to examine our school policies.

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I am the Director of Technology at a K-12 School system.