Sunday, November 13, 2011

Register Now for the New England 1:1 Summit

On March 10, 2012 Burlington (Massachusetts) Public Schools is hosting the New England 1:1 Summit. This free event is open to teachers, administrators, and IT professionals who are interested in sharing ideas and learning about teaching in one-to-one computing environments. The event promises to tackle questions like; is 1:1 practical? And what does a successful 1:1 environment look like? The event is free, but you should register ahead of time.

If you're interested in presenting at the New England 1:1 Summit, session proposals are now being accepted through December 1. Submit your proposal through the Google Form on the New England 1:1 Summit homepage.

The Wild Classroom - Science Videos and More

The Wild Classroom is a website that features a collection of podcasts and videos for science classrooms. One aspect of The Wild Classroom that impressed me was the Biomes of the World Map. The Biomes of the World map allows students to explore the map and watch an informational video about each biome.

Here is a sample video about sharks from The Wild Classroom.

Applications for Education
The Wild Classroom could be a fun and informative place for students to explore biology concepts. The lesson plan section of The Wild Classroom is sparse right now, therefore The Wild Classroom is seeking contributions from teachers.