Daily Archives: December 15, 2010

Being aware, generous and supportive! This is not the ‘soft’ side of shared work – it is at the core of shared work!

Being aware, generous and supportive! This is not the ‘soft’ side of shared work – it is at the core of shared work!

Courage.  Encourage.  Two words, same origin.  Heart. You gotta have heart.  Miles and miles and miles of it.  There’s no bravery or boldness without heart.  There’s no spirit of support without heart.  There’s no sacrifice or soul without heart.  Nothing great ever gets done without heart.  You gotta have heart. And at the heart of

PBS Innovative Teacher Awards

Entries for the PBS Innovative Teacher Awards will open on January 11. This is a good way to share some of the innovative lessons you have developed using PBS resources.  Their website notes:  “The 2011 PBS Teachers Innovation Awards will officially open for entries on January 11, 2011, but you can start preparing your entry

Redesigned EDSITEment Launches on Verizon Thinkfinity

Communication Package from Verizon Thinkfinity Verizon Thinkfinity and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announce a completely updated EDSITEment website designed to immerse educators, families and students in the world of humanities. Use primary resources with students to delve into Arts and Culture, Literature and Language Arts, History and Social Studies and Foreign Languages

Web 2.0 Wednesday: Toodledo

This time of year is a hectic one. If you’re like me then you are probably in crazy list and post-it mode. I make lists all the time and my desk has post-it notes all over it. Toodledo will help you curb that list and post-it clutter. Toodledo was shared by an instructor in a

Make a Snow Flake

In the spirit of this wonderful winter weather that many of us are experiencing, I thought I would share a resource from Michigan DEN LC chair, Cheryl Lykowski. Make-a-flake is an interactive website that allows children to create their own virtual snow flake.  It is based on the age old paper folding activity that has

Web 2.0 Tool of the Week: MyUdutu Teach and Learn

Create interactive online courses for FREE with the Udutu course authoring tool! Courses are SCORM compliant, and can be shared and hosted with the MyUdutu Facebook application, a url link created when the course is published, a Udutu Guru account, or exported to Moodle, Blackboard, and other Learning Management System (LMS) platforms. The following are

iPad-Take 2

I had just settled down for a long winter’s nap, after making a list of how to be productive with this new iPad.  There’s no question that it’s fun to use. Typing is fun, iBooks are fun, the new MythBuster HD app and the new CNN app, wow, even Weather is FUN. Now call me