Posts Tagged ‘ Symphony ’

KC TechNet and Benjamin Wilkoff

February 14, 2010
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KC TechNet and Benjamin Wilkoff

This past Friday I had the honor of being a presenter at the annual KC TechNet conference.  I conducted a morning session over implementing Dan Pink’s 21st Century skills from A Whole New Mind into the classroom.  The session went extremely well, and I think that the participants left with a great framework for implementing…

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Slashdot Mobile Story | XCore’s EduBook, a Netbook That Runs on AA Batteries

February 13, 2010
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Slashdot Mobile Story | XCore’s EduBook, a Netbook That Runs on AA Batteries

Even though this $200 Netbook may not be it, the future is just around the corner. I have the privilege of teaching half of my day in a classroom setting where every student has a Macbook.  As you can imagine, this has changed my entire approach to education. But the technology is just a tool…

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Colts curriculum gets kids excited | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star

February 12, 2010
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Colts curriculum gets kids excited | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star

What a great lesson plan!  If you look through some of Dan Pink’s presentations, he speaks about developing the entire right brain, and not being too caught up in individual aptitudes. As the Indianapolis Star points out in this article, teacher Chad Wallace uses football statistics to enhance his mathematics lesson plans. Students wear jerseys,…

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Glogster – Poster Yourself | New Info

February 9, 2010
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Glogster – Poster Yourself | New Info

I was sent this update from Glogster EDU and thought I should pass it along: As of February 28th, Glogster will begin limiting its free education accounts to 100 students. If you are like me, you teach more than 100 students in a day.  If you sign up for your account before the deadline, you…

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A special report on social networking: Yammering away at the office | The Economist

January 30, 2010
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A special report on social networking: Yammering away at the office | The Economist

I ran onto this article on The Economist website.  I think it really hits at the heart of technology use. The article discusses social networking and the desire to harness its value for business purposes.  What if your students used something like Facebook to collaborate and create? I think this will be the defining struggle…

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Northwest High students building a rocket under NASA contract | Local News | Star-Telegram.com

January 22, 2010
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Northwest High students building a rocket under NASA contract | Local News | Star-Telegram.com

What if your students were under contract with NASA?  That’s what is happening at this Texas high school. Talk about A Whole New Mind!  This is where design, symphony, and meaning all come to life. Students at this high school are under actual contract from NASA.  They placed in the top 20 in a national…

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Wired to learn: Engineering Academy new option for high school students in fall

January 21, 2010
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Wired to learn: Engineering Academy new option for high school students in fall

If you are not familiar with Project Lead The Way, then it would be worth your time to read about it. This article highlights a school in the Lacrosse district that has implemented PLTW.  It basically takes science and engineering and applies it to real situations, giving a hands-on experience to the students. This type…

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3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology

January 16, 2010
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3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology

I ran into this article while researching social media in the classroom.  It looks at Skype for learning a foreign language, as well as Twitter and mobile phones for student communication. I think that finding ways to use this technology in a productive manner is critical.  Not only does it develop the empathy attitude from…

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New York City Schools Put Stronger Focus on Environmentalism – NYTimes.com

January 13, 2010
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New York City Schools Put Stronger Focus on Environmentalism – NYTimes.com

I ran into this article and immediately thought of Daniel Pink’s Meaning from A Whole New Mind. Kids at these “green” schools work on projects that are meaningful to them and their families.  And it goes much deeper than classic environmental issues.  Schools study the impact of political and economic decisions on their own neighnorhoods.

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Student web designers help businesses

January 11, 2010
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Student web designers help businesses

This article shows the power of realistic, project-based student work.  High school students used to develop websites for fictitious companies, working in isolation from the outside world. When the business departments in the Bismarck public school system went out to find real companies to work with their students, they added both Meaning and Symphony from…

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