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.

Leave a comment here.

Advertisements

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?


Subscribe

AddThis Feed Button

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 33 other followers

My Tweets

Social Minded

RSS Social Media in the News

  • Social-Media Legislation Gains Traction After Months of Russia Probes - Bloomberg October 19, 2017
    Social-Media Legislation Gains Traction After Months of Russia ProbesBloombergAfter months of congressional investigations into Russian interference with U.S. elections, legislation is gaining traction in the Senate that would impose new disclosure requirements for political advertising on Facebook, Twitter, Google and other ...and more »
  • Everybody is exhausted: Stress and social media are taking their toll - Chicago Tribune October 19, 2017
    Chicago TribuneEverybody is exhausted: Stress and social media are taking their tollChicago Tribune“Social media can run the gamut from being fabulously uplifting to being totally depressing and exhausting,” says Bratt, who is also the director of trauma and resilience studies at the Livingston-based Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis.
  • Obsessively checking social media during a crisis might harm your mental health - Mashable October 19, 2017
    MashableObsessively checking social media during a crisis might harm your mental healthMashableSurvivors of three recent disasters — the northern California fires, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and Hurricane Maria — used social media and texting as lifelines to connect with loved ones, seek aid, and search for the latest developments. A new ...
  • How Gridlock, Social Media Titans, And The Clintons Turned The Internet Into the Wild West of American Politics - Daily Beast October 19, 2017
    Daily BeastHow Gridlock, Social Media Titans, And The Clintons Turned The Internet Into the Wild West of American PoliticsDaily BeastThe 2016 presidential election drew heightened scrutiny to the role that social media plays in American politics and the degree to which the people—and countries—behind online ad campaigns can hide their identities. Lawmakers a […]
  • UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance | TechCrunch - TechCrunch October 17, 2017
    TechCrunchUK spies using social media data for mass surveillance | TechCrunchTechCrunchPrivacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on..UK collected social media data as part of its mass surveillanceEngadgetSocial media data shared by spy agencies - BB […]
  • You decide the plot: Social media shows shake TV drama - Phys.Org October 19, 2017
    Phys.OrgYou decide the plot: Social media shows shake TV dramaPhys.OrgA new generation of social media-driven dramas are giving viewers the power to decide whether their favourite characters live or die as well as a big say on plots. In "If I Were You", a huge new hit show in Spain, viewers vote on Facebook at the end of ...and more »

Follow Me

Paypal