heasulli's daily diigo bookmarks 07/10/2008

  • tags: edtech

    • George Mason University has received a five-year, $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to build and run an interactive web site that trains the nation’s elementary and high school history teachers in their craft.
    • The site will include features such as a searchable database of state history standards, customizable lesson plans, and online discussion forums with education experts on current trends in teaching American history.
  • tags: edtech

    • Smart video collections keep appearing on YouTube. But rather antithetical to the ethos of its parent company (Google), YouTube unfortunately makes these collections difficult to find. So we’ve decided to do the job for them. These enriching/educational videos come from media outlets, cultural institutions, universities and non-profits. There are about 70 collections in total, and the list will grow over time. If we’re missing anything good, feel free to let us know, and we’ll happily add them. You can find the complete list below the jump.

      Also, feel free to check out our YouTube playlist.

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  • tags: edtech, vodcasting

    • This is interesting. I am a firm believer of students working on problems in class when a teacher is there to help (google Problem Based Learning). I really wonder about the effectiveness of the lectures students watch at home. What happens if the lectures are taken away entirely? – post by tharveypa
  • tags: edtech, vodcasting

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  1. Tonya Wilson, NJ LC said:

    Heather, THANKS!
    I really like this strategy for pulling kids into the learning process. It will be interesting seeing how long they remain engaged.

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