Affordable Professional Development to Meet Your Needs
- Looking for more information on Bootstrap? Kodu? HTML5?
- Perhaps you always wanted to learn about the Beauty and Joy of Computing?
- Google scripts piqued your interest?
Well you don’t have to look far. This year the Computer Science and Information Technology Conference (CS & IT) has all these things and a whole lot more.
Please join like-minded computer science and IT educators for a great learning experience July 9th and 10th, 2012, in Irvine, California.
As part of your registration, you will:
- Learn new ideas and skills
- Network with your peers
- Meet computer science and IT industry staff and experts
- Enjoy a complimentary lunch
- And more!
For a full agenda and to register, please visit www.cstaconference.org.
What do these folks have in common?
You may recognize some of the names. Some of them appear regularly on the list of Ontario Edubloggers. Others may be new to you.
Their voices have joined together with colleagues across Canada to share thoughts about education in Canada.
They are part of a growing community called voicEd.ca and they’re taking time away from their regular blogging routines to build this collaborative.
In its infancy, there’s already a nice collection of entries representing a wide diversity of views.
Take a few minutes to read through what’s there already.
If you’re a Canadian educator and would like to share your thoughts, visit the Contact Page and get involved!
Real-world math problems are everywhere | Sine of the Times
We hear this everywhere – students should be doing “real-world” math and they should be applying what they learn in math to “real-world situations.” Textbooks and math resources advertise their “real-world problem solving” experiences and “real-life math applications.”
Comparison of Citation Software at MIT – Overview of Citation Software at MIT: Managing Your References – Research Guides at MIT Libraries
Overview of Citation Software at MIT: Managing Your References
English tools for ANSWERSHEET | English tools for WORKSHEET | Tools for english | language | Gap Fill | Filter Articles | Match Pairs | Scramble Words | Multiple Choice Questions
On this website you can find a variety of tools that can help you prepare English language exercises within minutes. And it’s all FREE!COPY/PASTE or write the text you want to use in to our generators and they will instantly create a WORKSHEET and an ANSWERSHEET for you that you can print out or export to PDF.
Differentiation LiveBinders – Unwrapping the Gifted – Education Week Teacher
LiveBinders are a free, virtual 3-ring binder, a place to collect and store (using cloud technology) documents, links, PowerPoint presentations, images, videos, etc. One nice feature of LiveBinders is you can view the external link (or other source) within the LiveBinder page, so you’re not constantly loading new windows, media, or pages (unless you want to, and a separate link is provided for that option.) They are a great way for students and teachers to gather together information and other resources for various educational purposes.
iPad Spectrum For Teachers – jfarm’s posterous
25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom by Degree of Difficulty
SpeEdChange: Rejecting “Evidence-Based Practice”
There are many words and phrases I’d love to toss out of our educational vocabulary. “Rigor” is, of course, a big one. “Flipped Classroom” is another – unless we’re going to really try the old Fred Astaire-Royal Wedding thing. “Special Needs,” “Special Education,” and “SpEd” are others because it is way beyond time to embrace Universal Design for Learning, full inclusion, IEPs for everyone, and Toolbelt Theory for all. But here I am with one more… the dreaded “Evidence Based Practice.”
Microsoft updates SkyDrive with support for ODF, Twitter — Engadget
There’s no day like today for the titans of tech to beef up their respective clouds with abandon. First, Google went and updated Chrome’s Cloud Print with the convenience of FedEx and now Microsoft’s taking a spin at the remote wheel, enhancing its SkyDrive service with support for ODF (Open Document Format) — an XML-based file type for documents and spreadsheets
Conference Attendees Remember What They Think About
Conference speakers make assumptions every day about how their attendees comprehend, remember and apply the information they hear.
MMORPGs as a Metaphor for the Workplace | Gridjumper’s Blog
Proponents of using MMORPGs for education and professional development contend that gamification provides learning opportunities that are difficult or impossible to replicate in a FtF classroom setting.
Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom | Edutopia
Minecraft in the Classroom is a recent addition to the field of game-based learning. It is a sandbox game where players can create and build, fight off enemies and explore vast landscapes. As is the nature of sandbox games, players can roam free, choosing objectives as they go. Because Minecraft has such open possibilities and potential, the teacher can choose how he or she wants to use it. Just as the student has the ability to be creative, the teacher has the same. That can be overwhelming, but luckily, there is a tool for using Minecraft created by teachers for teachers.
5 Websites To Watch Educational Videos That Will Expand Your Mind
Watching videos is a fun and entertaining way to pass the time. If we were to watch every video available online, we could spend a lifetime. If you want to do more with your valuable time than watching shallow YouTube videos, dive into this article, which explores five websites that present fun, mind blowing, and advanced educational videos to expand your mind.
You May Be Able to Actually Make Yourself Smarter—All It Takes Is Practice
New research shows that, with simple brain exercises, you may be able to actually increase your intelligence—something scientists previously thought impossible.
How Mobile Technologies Are Shaping a New Generation – Tammy Erickson – Harvard Business Review
Technology, of course, has also been a powerful influence on the Re-Generation, so much so that Bill Gates proposed that we call this next wave Generation I, for Internet. Gates has used the term to refer to children born after 1994, describing them as the first generation to grow up with the Internet.
McGuinty government faces showdown with teachers – The Globe and Mail
The battle between Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and the province’s teachers is escalating, leaving him facing his first showdown with labour just as delicate talks to save his minority government enter the 11th hour.
The Scariest Video Ever Seen
The Scariest Video Ever Seen
Use the larger Jolls to collect same color smaller Jolls. This is a real brain bender!
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