Blogs on All Grades

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Chris O'NealJanuary 11, 2007

Thanks to simulations expert Christopher Walters for providing the following thoughts on virtual simulations for classroom use.

For years, corporations have used computer-based simulations with employee-training programs, augmenting traditional on-the-job training with virtual reinforcement, regular updates on company issues, and so on. Classroom use of simulations, however, has been sporadic, even though many teachers report that children of the MySpace generation thoroughly enjoy online work and simulated activities.

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Chris O'NealJanuary 4, 2007

My friend and colleague Karen Richardson is the perfect person to give novices a quick primer on Creative Commons. Let me share Richardson's thoughts in this special guest posting.

My friend and colleague Karen Richardson is the perfect person to give novices a quick primer on Creative Commons. Let me share Richardson's thoughts in this special guest posting.

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Jim MoultonJanuary 3, 2007

I was working with a group of principals a while back around how to provide building-level leadership in a district that is committed to making effective use of technology to engage students and support their achievement. "Pressure and support," I told them, "are what you have to provide."

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Diane Demee-BenoitDecember 17, 2006

Edutopia.org's blogs launched in mid-March 2006, and their popularity has been spiraling upward, thanks to our talented bloggers and to you, our readers, who visit us daily, bookmark the blog, post your comments, and email suggestions for new postings. Here's my roundup of the picks of 2006.

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Jim MoultonDecember 6, 2006

In several of Edutopia's video segments, students and teachers are seen using global-positioning-system (GPS) technology to accurately identify spots on the planet -- not just to locate a city or a town but to pinpoint a bend in a stream, or the precise location of an animal or a plant or a structure.

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Jim MoultonDecember 4, 2006

In one of the scenes in the GLEF video segment Journey North: Children Practice Real Science, the teacher tells her students they are "going to follow the path of the monarchs."

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Jim MoultonNovember 27, 2006

We recently lost a great dog to illness. Pip came to us a little over nine years ago, a mixed breed, kind and gentle, and way too smart for his own good. Man, what a guy he was.

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Chris O'NealNovember 20, 2006

You've all heard by now of Wikipedia, the online, collaborative, social encyclopedia, written in the form of a wiki. As of this past spring, Wikipedia had nearly 3.5 million articles in more than 125 languages.

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Jim MoultonNovember 15, 2006

The value of a current classroom computer is determined by what you do with it. If it's used only for word processing, you might as well replace it with an electronic typewriter. But when it's used to connect to a world of learning opportunities that otherwise would be inaccessible to teacher and students, it becomes a critical tool with which that teacher works to change children's lives.

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Jim MoultonNovember 13, 2006

Many of the activities highlighted in GLEF's video segments are Web-based projects, so let's start at the beginning. To participate in a Web-based project like Journey North, you have to have access to at least one Internet-capable computer, preferably in your classroom.

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