Archive for February, 2010

Live Chat: Are Digital Textbooks Starting to Click?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

College of Education colleague, Brian Filipiak, suggested you may be interested in the following link to a Live Chat hosted by Education Week  and scheduled for March 9: http://www.edweek.org/ew/events/chats/2010/03/09/

This fits well with a previous blog post about electronic texts.

Using the Touch to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

EDMT alum, Mike Buchholz, submitted this:

Joe Morelock, Director of Technology and Innovation at the Canby School District in Oregon, will discuss the iPod touch programs implemented at his school district and the Escondido Union School District in California. In addition, Chase Kelly from Apple will talk about iPhone and iPod touch integration and explore the iPhone Configuration Utility. This webcast is sponsored by MacLearning.

March 2, 2010 at 10:00 am PT
URL: http://webcast.training.apple.com
Webcast ID: MacLearning
Passcode: 612817

MACUL conference

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
*MACUL Conference Banner*

MACUL Conference banner, used with permission

This year’s MACUL conference (March 10-12 in Grand Rapids) looks to be a great event. MACUL is setting up a model classroom where you can see technology in action; the exchibit hall will have the latest and greatest (as well as a booth staffed by EDMT faculty); the sessions are always thought provoking and useful; and Grand Rapids is a nice town to spend some time in.

If you’re coming to MACUL, put in a response below and let everyone know what you’re hoping to see and if you’ll be presenting.

Winner

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Breaking News: I was delighted to receive notification yesterday that I had won MACUL’s first annual Action Research Award. My paper was about ways of improving the teaching of Web 2.0 applications to pre-service teachers.

21 things for the 21st Century Educator

Monday, February 15th, 2010

This just came across my desk this morning:  http://www.21things4teachers.net/ .  Put together by a group of Michigan ISD (Intermediate School Districts), it’s a listing of some of the things 21st century educators should know about and be able to do.  What do you think?  Is this the right list?  Are there things here that don’t belong?  Things that are missing?