April 2008 Blog Posts (5)

Goldman Sachs Foundation Youth Prizes for Excellence in International Education

If you work with students in a US high school or American international school, this opportunity from Asia Society and the Goldman Sachs Foundation is a great way for them to showcase their global learning with technology.



The 2008 competition asks students to create an in-depth written essay or multimedia feature examining a social or economic issue that has relevance to them in a global context. Up to five winners will be selected to receive up to $10,000 each as well as an… Continue

Added by Emily Kornblut on April 28, 2008 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Live Meeting on Audio and Video for Instruction and Learning May 5, 2008

A live online meeting and synchronous discussion is scheduled for Monday May 5, 2008 at 9.00 P.M. Jerusalem on audio and video for instruction and learning at… Continue

Added by Dr. Nellie Deutsch on April 21, 2008 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Done and Done!

Wow,



Just finished my first Assignment for my Computer Based Ressources in Education course and I am exhausted. With the exeption of Saturday, I've been on this every free waking minute for 5 days. I will recite the procrastinators prayer now and vow to manage my time better for the next assignment. I feel as if I've crammed too much info to fast and that I am swimming in computer jargon...



That being said, I'm truly enthused about the idea of collaborating with Teri and… Continue

Added by Jeremy Guerin on April 21, 2008 at 6:29am — No Comments

Web 2.0

I just finished reading Tim O'Reilly's article entitled "What is Web 2.0?", and my brain is still reeling from the technologies, acronyms and concepts...



I come away from the text with mixed emotions concerning the future of the Internet and the roles of individuals vs. companies/websites.



On the one hand, I am excited at the ever-increasing possibilities for uses online. The fact that I sit here now, typing a blog, checking the latest RSS feeds for my MEd course and… Continue

Added by Jeremy Guerin on April 16, 2008 at 2:40am — No Comments

AUP Policies

I recently read a curriculum article in Education World Online concerning Acceptable Use Policies in schools, and ultimately came away from it feeling a little split on the issue, given it's implications for free speech and freedom of information. I remember being a very young teenager and obtaining pornographic materials, literature involving hate mongering and ways to make explosives using household products. I do not condone any of them, but was able to sift through the information on my own… Continue

Added by Jeremy Guerin on April 13, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

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