Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
U & D: A Space for the Exploration of LD291 and Its Implementation
Wabanaki Studies Resources & Lessons
The Wabanaki Technologies Projects
Check out this gem of a website for 4th graders by Elaine Bartley: Wabanaki People
Additional Resources at LIM Wiki
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
See earlier posts on programming.
Also see Alice.
Oxford Hills' loss was MSAD 48's gain. Keith now runs the integrated technology classes at Somerset Valley Middle School and Sebasticook Valley Middle School in that progressive district.
To get an idea of the powerful learning that is taking place in his classes, check out the following blogs in which Keith documents and promotes his work with kids, as well as giving an online audience for his students' successes.
Fifth Grade Integrated Technology Classes
Sixth Grade Integrated Technology Classes
Seventh Grade Integrated Technology Classes
Eigth Grade Integrated Technology Classes
Keith's Public Gallery on Picasa
Want to know more?
You are invited to visit:
Student Technology Showcase (6th Annual)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Note that Keith is entirely transparent in that he shares course syllabus, rubric, forms, etc. for his projects at each level. Good stuff.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 3:00 - 5:00
Classroom Management at LIM Resources Wiki (Feel free to edit)
Behavior Management at LIM Resources Wiki (Feel free to edit)
Process Skills at LIM Resources Wiki (Feel free to edit)
Wicked Decent Learning Podcast: Classroom Management: "Can I Speak to the Manager?"
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Who would have thought that such a seemingly innocuous web application with the simple question, "What are you doing," would suddenly explode into such a versatile tool? Following the history of the domain name at the Wayback Machine archives shows its humble beginnings and yet it now is becoming more powerful by the day. Check out the NYT article on new uses being dreamed up and implemented.
Earlier Post: "Pros & Cons of Twitter"
Standards-Based Education in Maine
Re-Inventing Schools Coalition
Chugach Standards-Based System
What do you think?
Monday, April 13, 2009
Essential Question: How do we know information is true?
Link to today's after-school Learning and Technology workshop
Saturday, April 11, 2009
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." ~ Henry David Thoreau
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." ~Walt Whitman
Nicole Ouellette brought this beautiful book to my attention on Facebook. Check out her post on it at her blog, Breaking Even.
Tom and Craig at Google Talk
Friday, April 10, 2009
This is a very interesting set of data from Department of Labor statistics, which might have an especially significant effect on Maine employment, given the leading industries in the state. This might also be timely given the debate over going 1-to-1, it being either a wise investment or a big squander. Please read the post and share your views.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This workshop is designed to introduce participants to a range of online applets, tools, and web-based resources that utilize content centered technology application to support mathematics teaching and learning. The primary focus will be on the use of high quality yet freely available resources to support teaching and learning goals in mathematics at the middle and high school level including the use of the OER tool GeoGebra.
Additionally, the content will include the use of formative assessment and activities with interactive applets specific to areas of known student misconception and errors as informed by research. This is an interactive, hands-on workshop that engages participants with tools and activities that can be used directly with students.
Please bring your laptops!!
Facilitator: Pam Buffington
Times: 8:00 - 2:30
- April 27 - Lewiston High School
- April 29 - Jefferson Village School
- May 15 - Wiscasset High School
- May 22 - William Cohen School
- June 4 - Noble High School
MISTM Math Portal
The 2009 MLTI Spring Teacher Leader Institute will take place during May 4-7, 2009, and be entirely online using Adobe Connect Web-Conferencing Software and other technologies. Proposals for presentations are being accepted now. More Information
Monday, April 6, 2009
The Annotated Emperor's New Clothes
Tonight's Bedtime Story
Wikipedia: Transparency (behavior)
Will Richardson: "Transparency = Leadership"
Dean Shareski: "Advocating for More Transparency"
Read Alfie Kohn's full article title "When '21st-Century Schooling' Just Isn't Good Enough: A Modest Proposal" at Teacher. net . . . and here at District Administration.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Decades at LIM Resources Wiki
MARVEL - Maine's Virtual Library
Research at Lim Resources Wiki
Finding and Organizing Internet Resources
Who(m) Do We Trust?
Lewiston Middle School Website