Showing posts with label lee kolbert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lee kolbert. Show all posts

Friday, February 17, 2012

Apply for the Microsoft Partners in Learning U.S. Forum

Microsoft is currently accepting applications for their 2012 Partners in Learning U.S. Forum. The forum is designed to be a time for educators to share their innovative ideas and create new ideas in collaboration with each other. Educators accepted into the Partners in Learning U.S. Forum to be held July 31- August 1 in Redmond, WA will have their expenses paid by Microsoft. You can learn more about this exciting opportunity on the US Forum Facebook page and on this Partners in Learning page.

Thanks to Lee Kolbert for posting this on Facebook this week. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What are Those Kids Saying? - Try Chat Decoder

I have to confess that I'm one of those people that still spells out almost everything in text messages. In part because I'm not sure how to abbreviate things and or what all of the abbreviations mean. So if you're like me and you ever wondered what all of the abbreviations kids use in text messages mean, check out the Teen Chat Decoder. Teen Chat Decoder is a simple translation service. Just type in an abbreviation or emoticon :) and find out what it means to teens.

Thanks to Lee Kolbert for the tip. Of course, Lee's a cool Geeky Momma so she probably doesn't need the decoder.

Applications for Education
During parent-teacher conferences this year, I had a couple of parents tell me that "they don't get texting." Perhaps a little tool like Teen Chat Decoder will help them understand what their kids are talking about.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Palm Breeze Cafe Reviews Free Technology for Teachers

Palm Breeze Cafe is a web video show hosted by Lee Kolbert, Lee Keller, Kim Cavanaugh, and Jamey Akien. The show is a very high quality production. In each episode the hosts review and discuss educational technology tools and practices. You can find and subscribe to the show on numerous video hosting sites including YouTube, Blip, and HowCast. Recently, they were kind enough to tape an eight minute segment about this blog. I am completely flattered by the review. Thanks Lee, Lee, Kim, and Jamey.
The segment is embedded below in form. (If you're viewing this in RSS you will need to click through to view the video).

One thing to note, at the beginning they mention that I'm in New Jersey. While my mother is from New Jersey, I live in Maine.