Archive for January, 2010

Future learning requires a “vision” today

A perennial favorite since Michael Wesch released it.

Ask yourself , “How are we preparing tomorrow’s leaders today?”

See full video here.

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Principal Declares Recess is NOT “Free Time” « FreeRangeKids

Sometimes I think our society has come so far from darkness
to enlightenment no more Inquisition, for instance; no more
Scarlet A’s that we have come full circle and are now back
to being idiots. A case in point? This principal’s letter to parents
about why she doesn’t want kids to consider recess ”free time.”
– from Principal Declares Recess is NOT “Free Time”

Time for an Educator “time out.”

How do we prepare the brightest and most creative problem solvers of the next generation if we do not focus on their learning environment?

In a previous post I shared how one national non-profit organization was supporting structured recess and “play” at schools to improve the youth developmental environmental factors that contribute to a child’s learning success.

Unfortunately, here’s a story where a beleaguered administrator might need a time out to reflect upon what research shows works to best support a learning environment.

What’s your opinion?
Is recess and “free time” important in youth development?

What is the learning environment like at your neighborhood schools?
What is the role of recess and unstructured play time “recess” at schools near you?
Leave your comment.

Web 2.0 for Learning Teachers, Parents and Schools

Trying to increase children and youth, and educators’ exposure to internet literacy?

Here’s something teachers, educators, schools, parents and administrators may want to view.

Teachers Guide to Web 2.0

See the full presentation here.

Sheep sculptures made from rotary telephones on yay!everyday

A new twist on “mobile phone.” Sheep sculptures made from rotary telephones.

Sheep sculptures nade from rotary telephones - courtesy of www.yayeverday.com

via Sheep sculptures made from rotary telephones on yay!everyday.

Cost Comparison of the Major Cell Phone Plans – Cellphones – Lifehacker

Trying to keep those iPhone or Droid mobile charges down?

Check out Lifehacker’s rundown comparing cell phone plans.

via Cost Comparison of the Major Cell Phone Plans – Cellphones – Lifehacker.

Why we Blog

Owl in Flight

As if it isn’t enough: the random joke email , chain letters, Evites, Mob hits, pokes, Meetups, etc.

Well, there is also the occasional welcomed communication:

So why do we blog?

We blog to share, and we share because we care. We want to be heard, to be found, bought from, sold to, “friended”, collaborated with, retweeted and even married.

The above photo comes from a blog whose raison d’être is self entitled, “Things You Would Know if we Didn’t Blog Incessantly.”

So why do you blog?

Share your comment.

iPhone 4G materializes

It had to happen. And my what an entrance!

iPhone 4G. Image courtesy of Mashable

iPhone 4G. Image courtesy of Mashable

Take a peek at the iPhone 4G
captured here on Mashable.

Just how social will you look
with this all sleek and chic
upon your cheek?


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