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June 2010 Blog Posts (13)

SLA: Class of 2010

I talked about the Science Leadership Academy briefly at this year's Innovation Showcase.

The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The…


Added by Adrian Camm on June 17, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Tech Talk Tuesdays: Let's Have Fun in the Classroom

Lynette Barr was an inspiring presenter who spoke about her classroom use of digital learning. This included the use of an interactive whiteboard, netbooks, gaming and other online tools etc with her grade 6 class. Lynette shared a valuable document outlining what her reading block looked like.…


Added by Anne Mirtschin on June 17, 2010 at 0:00 — No Comments


I have just finished reading Jeff Utecht's Reach: Building Communities and Networks for Professional Development.

Jeff Utecht is an international educator working at the International School of Bangkok who I have been following on twitter for some time. (He…


Added by Adrian Camm on June 16, 2010 at 23:00 — No Comments

eT@Lking: e-Capability: What is it and how do we get it?


Added by Anne Mirtschin on June 14, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

OECD Innovation Strategy

Something that I am currently reading is the OECD Innovation Strategy: Getting A Head Start On Tomorrow.

The report provides analysis and policy guidance on a broad range of issues from education and training to business environment, infrastructure and actions to foster the creation and diffusion of knowledge. It…


Added by Adrian Camm on June 11, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

2010 Innovation Showcase presentations and recordings now available

Recordings of the many and varied presentations from the 2010 Innovation Showcase are now available. If you did not have the opportunity to attend the Showcase you will still find the videos and podcasts engaging, and the supporting files include the powerpoints or videos that were shown.…


Added by Tricia Robertson on June 7, 2010 at 15:22 — 2 Comments

The World Is Open

In The World Is Open, educational technologist Curtis Bonk explores ten key trends that together make up the "WE-ALL-LEARN" framework for understanding the potential of technology's impact on learning in the 21st century:

  • 1. Web Searching in the World of e-Books
  • 2. E-Learning and Blended…

Added by Adrian Camm on June 6, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments

Parent Partnerships - Final steps in transforming school communities

Techno Parents Online in Elluminate

Our goal

To offer three online elluminate sessions over a three week period to parents of students who are part of our 1:1 netbook program.

Our approach

  • Three weekly sessions were held online, on a Monday evening from 7:30-8:30pm.
  • An initial face to face meeting was held with…

Added by Anne Mirtschin on June 5, 2010 at 19:00 — No Comments

New UK videos about online safety

These two videos about online safety are great for parents to watch as well as children. The videos are from the UK CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre); they maintain the Think You Know site

YouTube videos

  • Jigsaw - for Upper Primary/Middle School…

Added by Jeff Evans on June 4, 2010 at 14:16 — 1 Comment

Draft Hume 21C learning paper released for peer review

The Hume 21C Learning paper has been released for peer review.
"What differentiates this paper from the seminal ACOT, Cisco and Intel white papers is that it includes a set of Recommendations for Action for each cohort within this learning community ... from student to regional director." Download it here:…

Added by Brendan O'Brien on June 3, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

Tech Talk Tuesdays: Breaking Borders - Web2.0 Tools

Claire Bloom presented on an inspiring topic of breaking borders with Web2.0. I recently met Claire at the recent Innovations Showcase, sat through her session and enjoyed it very much. Soon after, I met her online in a web conference leaders' elluminate session. Claire asked me what should be done if everything went pear shaped! Well, that is exactly what happened this afternoon, when the links I tweeted, did not seem to work for those who wanted to join. Those issues were resolved, and…


Added by Anne Mirtschin on June 1, 2010 at 23:18 — No Comments

Voice First


Added by Anne Mirtschin on June 1, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

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