Tag archives for 21stcenturyskills

  1. An Interactive Starry Night

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    You may have already seen this awesome interactive version of The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, but it’s beautiful and worth a re-run. This was created by Petros Vrellis, who credits the software openFrameworks for allowing this to be possible. According to their website openFrameworks is an open source C++ tookit for creative coding. Be sure to have […]

  2. iPad vs. Netbook

    The afternoon Apple launched the iPad, my cell phone lit up. It was a text from one of my fellow technology facilitator in our district. She wanted to know what I thought about the device. I replied with a text smiley face. Then my Assistant Superintendent called. The topic was no surprise. You guessed it- […]

  3. Thanksgiving….

    What are you thankful for this year? From a teacher’s perspective, I’m thankful for… ·         Students…for having the opportunity to teach them and to learn from them. ·         Administration…Support ·         Faculty/Staff…Collaboration ·         Technology…Enhancing curriculum and keeping students engaged. ·         Tools such as these… T   Timeglider      http://timeglider.com/ TimeGlider is a free web-based timeline application. Used by […]

  4. Tips and Treats…

    As we wind down towards the end of the 1st Quarter –  a point where teachers have somehow have managed to get over the initial speed bump of the new school year, find themselves looking back to reflect on their classes. What worked? What didn’t?  How do you/we make it better? So what are some […]

  5. October-Tech-Fest?

    Flipcams and Snow Leopard Posted on October 3, 2009 in Hardware, Software by Joe Brennan ”I’ve been getting a few questions from Mac users (including myself) who recently updated to Mac OSX 10.6 wondering what happened to their Flip camcorder accessibility. Turns out it’s just a matter of re-installing the latest Flip software and/or adding Perian to your bag of […]

  6. 21st Century Schools

    If you read anything about education and technology, you will hear the term 21st century skills.  21st century schools are being built.  Classrooms are being fitted with 21st century tools. But what does it really mean? I recently found a great site by Apple called Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow-Today, or ACOT2.  The site outlines what […]