New research shows that, through participation in blended communities of practice, individual educators, their classrooms, schools and the blended community itself benefit.
Hi there! Through the ISTE Teacher Education Network, we were recently connected with Torrey Trust, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst whose research focuses on how teachers use web-based and social media tools to expand their professional learning networks and engage in ongoing learning activities. She, along with her colleagues set out to
I was talking to a parent one day and the parent said, “All this technology is great, but I have a house full of books and my child refuses to use them. If I ask him to look something up, he just makes a face, and walks away.” I thought a moment before answering and
In The Untapped Power of Summer to Advance Student Achievement THE LEARNING EXECUTIVE SUMMARY By Beth M. Miller, Ph.D. (note: this hyperlink is to a pdf – so by clicking it it will download the document which you can then open) many excellent ideas and much useful information is shared. Some of the information is
Did you know that research has been done to prove, once and for all, whether a duck’s quack produces an echo? It’s true! There’s an old wive’s tale that states that a duck’s quack doesn’t echo. Acoustics researcher Jonathan Hargreaves, at the University of Salford in England, conducted complex experiments to determine the truth of
Museum Box is an interesting Web 2.0 tool. It allows users to create virtual boxes that displays various types of media on the faces of the box. You can design the boxes to have layers, which affords viewers an opportunity to follow the research as well as develop a response to an argument presented on
Winter’s back in town…. somma1977. 2006. Flickr. 7 November 2008 <http://www.flickr.com> Opening If you live anywhere north of Florida, then the answer is yes, it’s cold outside. As a southern native living just outside of Chicago, yes cold hit today. Gray skies, cool crisp wind and threat of snow this weekend, all part of the