April 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Juggling Blindfolded While Walking a Tight Rope

Juggling Blindfolded While Walking a Tight Rope: A Full-time Teacher's Transition to Teaching 2.0 While Mastering New Technologies, Tools and Leaning Management Systems



Drawing from her own experience, the presenter, Ludmila Smirnova, discusses the successful adoption of new technologies, tools and learning management systems to both face-to face and online classroom settings. She had learned in her own teaching to overcome the LMS’ limitations by employing other multimedia tools,… Continue

Added by Alfajri Alwis on April 28, 2009 at 8:40am — No Comments

Integrating Technology and Teacher Collaboration

April 24, 2009

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Added by Dr. Nellie Deutsch on April 23, 2009 at 8:50am — No Comments

Have your voice heard on Earth Day 2009!



Earthcast is a 24 hour broadcast held on April 22, 2009. It begins on April 22, 2009 at 00:00:00 GMT, which is 8:00pm Tuesday in my time zone, and runs until 23:00:00GMT or 7:00pm Wednesday where I live. All the live action can be heard by navigating to http://earthbridges.net/live

and more information about the Earthcast is available at… Continue

Added by Durff on April 18, 2009 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Global News

With shameless self promotion I am proud to be the author of
an upcoming ISTE book, Global Education
Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students

I am very pleased it will be published in August 2009!

Added by webtycho on April 14, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Integrating Technology with Real English

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Added by Alfajri Alwis on April 13, 2009 at 12:20am — No Comments

"Those who teach and those who support those who teach"

I'm fortunate to work in a district where employees fill one of two roles as mentioned in the title of this post. As a principal, our school was very successful in creating positive learning environments through application of "professional learning communities" concepts. Principals must provide appropriate instructional leadership if teachers are to be provided with the tools, and within the environment, where student learning is the primary focus. Please share any examples where "21st century… Continue

Added by John Green on April 12, 2009 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

International InterCultural Communications:

At several College and University campuses, several International Students / Scholars have banded themselves into recognized student groups. First this was a means to keep in touch with ones home, as the human connection between fellow citizens help'ed in the sociocultural transition. None the less, and more importantly, these groups started to initiate their own social and cultural programs. The ripple affect within the… Continue

Added by Roger M. Christian on April 12, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Number Three: Arriving to familiar sounds

One always arrives in Bishkek in the middle of the night. It is the final destination of flights, so it is not as though it is a stop over to somewhere more important. And sometimes the plane is even full. But Central Asia is in the middle of the earth……and as you move more deeply into its center, the land underneath is quiet and dark. There is life, there is always life…..but it moves with the sun and the moon, as Central Asia has always now for over 2000 years.



I was whisked away… Continue

Added by Betty Tonsing on April 10, 2009 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Quick update and live blogging

Been a while since I've been able to make it here, but I've not been slacking, that's for sure. In fact, I have a couple of live blogging sessions coming up, one of them starts in a little less than an hour today. I'm still struggling to make connections outside of the state and outside of the country... if anyone here is up for some collaboration with a group of 9th grade IB MYP students, please… Continue

Added by Todd on April 9, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Number One: Ancient Beginnings

Number One: Ancient Beginnings





And so the blog begins. I am leaving for Kyrgyzstan this Wednesday, arriving 3 AM on Friday morning, 10 April. My husband and I spent a year in Kyrgyzstan 2003-2004. He was a Fulbright Scholar and I a visiting academic. While there, I also consulted with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, developed projects for Global Visits and developed the American Studies in Central Asia Symposium. It is now in its sixth year. I have… Continue

Added by Betty Tonsing on April 5, 2009 at 10:18pm — No Comments

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