Archives for November 28, 2007

  1. Tech Savvy Supers?

    Hey… Nominate Illinois’ tech savvy superintendents. I am not trying to get brownie points with my superintendent, but I nominated her for the award. The district has made some very impressive technology changes and more are on the horizon. The best aspect of her leadership in my opinion is her own modeling of technology. As […]

  2. Don’t miss these webinars! Daniel Pink and Adora Svitak

    We have two webinars coming up in December that you absolutely do NOT want to miss. On December 5th, Adora Svitak, a 10 year old child prodigy who published her first book at age 7, will be sharing with your students her tips for improving writing skills as well as her experiences filming “My Life […]

  3. Looking for that perfect image!

    This may sound a little strange, but for a publication coming out soon we need a digital photo. Looking for a picture of a teacher with some students gathered around a computer displaying Discovery Education Streaming. If accepted, this will be published in print media, so we DO need permission for any faces in the […]

  4. In the news: STAR Tom Turner and One Place in Colorado

    Found a couple of articles today that I just had to share.  The first one comes from PolkOnline and features the Florida DEN’s very own Tom Turner!  As blog coordinator for the Florida Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council, Tom Turner of Polk County Public Schools organizes and encourages educators statewide to improve student achievement through […]


    Hey everyone… Most of us who read this blog are focused on improving technology use in Illinoois. Here is an amazing opportunity to really make a difference. Let’s stop shouting from the mountaintops… Let’s get some face time with the people who are making some very important decisions about education in Illinois. DATE OF TECH […]

  6. NCLB – Football Version

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like if NCLB was run like other types of school activities?  Well, wonder no more!  Here is a football version of what is going on in education right now. For all educators in and out of the education system:     1. All teams must make the […]

  7. Writing with Video

         How’s this for a university course description? “Directed writing is integrated into all aspects of the production process — brainstorming and conceptualization, drafting and storyboarding, revision, and critique. Writing is positioned as an integral part of the process of thinking, problem solving, and creating… Students who understand visual, time-based communication and have robust […]