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We knew it all along

We knew it all along

Congratulations, Discovery Education Assessment, on being selected as one of the top software products of the year.  These choices were made by actual users of the products, by people who have discovered what we are living every day: the more we know about  how are students are learning, the better our instruction be tailored to

Student Discussion Boards

My district has recently installed Microsoft Sharepoint. This is a dynamic tool (albeit from the MotherShip) that allows me to create and control groups where users can collaborate though shared documents, discussions boards, blogs, and wikis (and many other features). My initial observations of Sharepoint made me realize that it has a distinct Microsoft footprint

Digital Photo Frames Redux

The use of digital photo frames to show slideshows is nothing new. But while I was setting up our house for Christmas (tree, lights, etc), I noticed the digital photo frame in the family room that has been repeating the same family pictures for the last 11 months (it was a 2006 Christmas gift). Immediately,

Rate of Reaction Videos

Inspired by Dale Basler’s stop-motion video project in physics, I recently had my freshman biophys students make videos that examine the factors affecting the rate of a chemical reaction. We used a lab from an Addison-Wesley Chemistry lab manual entitled “Factors Affecting Reaction Rates”. This lab was ideal, as the instructions are already neatly divided

Gettysburg Address as Powerpoint

To illuminate how Powerpoint presentations can be abused, Peter Norvig (research director at Google) has recreated Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address as a Powerpoint Presentation. [Link] My favorite part is the introduction (we’ve all been here/seen this): Good morning. Just a second while I get this connection to work. Do I press this button here? Function-F7? No,

Using ThinkLink

Hello again, I’ve been reflecting on some of the posts I’ve read since I first began participating with you here.  It seems we’re all in agreement that technology has really changed the face of teaching and how we assess our students’ progress.  There’s one glitch, however; where do we find the time to use our

Great Tech Training!

Okay gang………I am in the midst of my first DEN Summer Institute and WOW!We are in Sliver Spring this week and are in day 3. I have seen and learned so many amazing things thus far. If any of you are singed up to attend the other two institutes in FL and CA you are

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