Cloud Computing in Education

March 26th, 2010

Episode 33: Doug Stoner, Manager of Computer Services at Conestoga Valley School District, and I chat about Cloud Computing in education and how CVSD is looking at implementing this at their K12 district.

Show links:

Cloud Computing in Plain English – Common Craft’s explanation video

Conestoga Valley School District – CV is looking to utilize cloud computing in their district.

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Project Based Learning with Sue Sheffer

December 20th, 2009

Episode 32: Veteran Teacher and Technology Coach Sue Sheffer discusses Project-Based Learning.

Show Links:

Movieclips.comSquare Peg in a Round Hole – blog posts via email and text messaging

Moodle – Open Source Content Management System

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Edublog Awards 2009 Nominations

December 2nd, 2009

It’s that time again — it’s tough to try to choose since there are SO many great blogs and wikis out there, but here are my nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards:

Best Student Blog: Civil War Sallie – Great student blog to learn about the Civil War and collaborate with others around the country on the topic. Nice work Sarah!

Best Resource Sharing Blog: Teaching the Civil War with Technology - Jim continues to raise the bar with his Civil War / Tech Integration blog. A great site!

Best Educational Use of Audio: Wicked Decent Learning – Those wild and crazy guys up in Maine do a great service for us educators while keeping us entertained! Where do they find the time?! ;-) Keep up the great work!

Lifetime Achievement: Tipline - Since 1993 Jim Gates is like the Energizer Bunny – he just keeps going and going and going… thanks for all the great work, Jim!

Best Educational Wiki: Web 2.0 Guru – When does this girl sleep?! Incredible amount of resources!

Best Corporate Education Blog: AniktoBlog – You won’t find a better blog on User Centered Design and Web Accessibility. Kel takes this to a whole new level – please check it out.

Best Individual Blog: Indirect Manipulation- Thoughts on Digital Design, Social Technology, and other Stuff.

You can nominate your own favorites. Simply follow the directions from The Edublog Awards Homepage.

A Chat with Will Richardson

October 14th, 2009

Episode 31: Will Richardson chats about helping to start a fire inside administrators, how his blog changed his life, and “Gutenberg on Steriods.”  If you ever get a chance to attend a workshop with Will or hear him speak, don’t miss out

Show links: - Will’s blog

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms – Will’s book on educational web tools

Edublogs – get started with blogging here

Project Gutenberg – the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks).

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Principals Page – administrative resources!

August 26th, 2009

Episode 30: A chat with Mike Smith, a superintendent in Oakland, Illinois, and the creator of – chock full of resources for administrators and educators. Mike also writes the blog which will give every educator a smile.princpage

Show links:

The Principals Page – great resources for administrators and K12 educators

The Principals Page Blog – funny, sarcastic — satire at its best!

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ISTE NETS and CFF Capitol Day

August 3rd, 2009

Episode 29: a chat with Dr. Lynn Nolan and Chris O’Neal about several of ISTE’s free leadership tools; we also chat with a few PA students about their projects at the Classrooms for the Future Capitol Day

Show links:

ISTE NETS – National Education Technology Standards – Leadership tools for systemic change

Classrooms for the Future – Transforming the way we teach in Pennsylvania

Chris O’Neal – the home base for Chris O’Neal.

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Family and Consumer Science Tech Integration

June 4th, 2009

Episode 28: I chat with Tina Shank, a 34-year veteran teacher about the unique ways she incorporates tech into her FCS classroom. As a bonus, two 8th grade students, Gabbie and Matt, join in our conversation. THIS is tech integration!

Show links:

Mrs. Shank’s Moodle site – (use Login as Guest to enter)

Mrs. Shank’s Media pageTHIS is how to use media in your classroom!

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