Wow! very clever, and a great idea for an art class…
“Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:
- Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
- Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
- Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs”
Grant Deadline: May 16, 2012
U.S. House Introduces SKILLS Act to amend ESEA to do the following:
via District Dispatch.
Please contact your local Congressperson and ask them to support it!
Discovery – Give students a research topic and they almost automatically turn to Google. In this section we’ll explore some advanced Google search options. We’ll also take a look at some search tools not named Google. Finally, we’ll discuss re-use and citation of materials found on the web.
Discussion – One of the great features of the modern Internet is the ease with which we can host and archive discussions. In this section we’ll look at using blogs, wikis, and private-label message board systems (like Ning) for sharing our discoveries and building upon them through discussions with colleagues and or students.
Demonstration – In the past, more times than not, demonstration of learning was limited to the physical parameters of a classroom. Today’s modern web allows students to create a wide variety of products to demonstrate their knowledge. Likewise, sharing those products with a wider audience has become easier than ever before. In this section we’ll look at tools for creating multimedia ebooks, videos, and podcasts. We’ll then look at platforms for sharing those products with a wider audience and the benefits of sharing.”
“the entire premise was this: Kids from around the world (yes world) filmed 90-second or so versions of various Newbery Award and Honor books. They sent these books to YA author James Kennedy (of The Order of Odd-Fish) and he collected, curated, organized, tightened, and generally got them into working order. Now James received more than 100 entries, so those were culled down to a select few that he is showing in three theatrical showings. “