Showing posts with label Wired Classrooms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wired Classrooms. Show all posts

Monday, January 12, 2009

Win a Wireless Classroom

Fred Delventhal posted a reminder today for the CDWG Wireless Lab Sweepstakes. I was unaware of the sweepstakes until Fred posted it today. You can enter the contest every day. If you need a reminder, Fred Delventhal has posted on his blog a video demonstrating how to create a reminder for yourself in Firefox. You can see the video here and read all of contest information here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wired Science Videos

This morning when I logged into my Twitter account I was reminded, by Guy Kawaski, of a video resource that I should have added to the list of educational alternatives to YouTube. Wired Science has hundreds of videos addressing a variety of science and technology topics. In addition to the library of videos, Wired Science, has great articles and lists of science resources like this list of ten amazing biology videos.

Applications for Education
Wired Science is a great resource for short educational videos as well as article and images. If you're looking to incorporate current news into your science curriculum or technology curriculum, Wired Science is a good place to start looking for material.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Win a Wireless Computer Lab

I love free technology and I really love winning free technology. If you love free things and love winning free things too, then head on over to CDW and Discovery Channel's current contest and enter to win a free wireless computer lab.
Click here to enter the contest. Hurry because all entries are due by May 1st.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: It's Not Just Schools Incorporating Technology Into Education

On the Museum Two blog there is a thought provoking article about the struggle of children's museums to integrate current technology into their presentations. Read the full article here.

The author of the blog, Nina Simon, summarizes some of her conversations with Bob Whicker, an Education Development Executive at Apple. One of the great statements from the conversation regarding wired classrooms was "teachers still steer the boat, but students have much more freedom and opportunity with the controls."

This week I have been reading about Internet filters for schools and talking to a lot of teachers about filters. The general consensus seems to be that everyone is concerned about what students access on the Internet, but at the same time teachers are worried that too much filtration done on an administrative level restricts their ability to effectively integrate technology into the classroom. (One teacher I spoke with said that his students are not allowed to access Google Documents).

How does your school balance letting teachers "steer the boat" while providing more freedom and opportunity with the controls? Where should the "steering" come from, the classroom teacher using discretion or administrators? I would argue that the steering should come from the teachers not administration because the majority of administrators (not network admin) are not up to date on current web applications.