Friday, January 21, 2011

A Twitter Story

A request is posted:

An answer is found:

And this is why I know tools like the iPhone have a place in classrooms; why I believe in teaching kids processes and skills, not focusing on content cramming is so important. I love technology!

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Traveler Returns

It is all a bit overwhelming trying to jump back into the world of digital education when one's mind has been focused on daily survival in foreign lands, things like not getting run over in streets crowded with cars, trucks, scooters, buses, tuk-tuks, songthaews, vendors, dogs and cats.
My mailbox and reader will take the resources of a team of archaeologists to dig through.

Looking forward to exploring others' blog posts with new ideas like Tech & Learnings Top 25 sites for 2010. Note: their list is not hyperlinked so may take some time to browse but there are many new sites I've not explored before.

Image taken by me at The Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Some rights reserved.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hello from the ROK

They say learning keeps you young. I've been on a steep learning curve these past two days as I left family at home to travel to Korea and visit my daughter. There's a lot to take in when you don't read or speak the language. Fortunately I have discovered two things, many Koreans speak English and they are all overwhelmingly considerate and helpful. The biggest challenge so far has been trying to figure out how to turn on the lights in the hotel room. Tip to travelers, the keycard has to be in the little slot.

Korean Air was a delight to travel with. The flight crew were first rate. This morning I'm off to explore a little on my own before joining my daughter. Here's to learning and happy trails. Oh yes, this post was by way of letting you know I won't be posting any of my usual tips on tech tools or educational ideas until the new year.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Blogging First Steps

Photo credit: xenia from

Thinking about starting your own blog? I'll be doing an Elluminate session on Monday Nov. 22 at 8:15 PST to have an informal discussion around the benefits of blogging for teachers and their students. Along with others from the LAN44 Innovative Learning Team I'll share resources, give some getting started tips and sources of inspiration. Join us in

Resources used in this session will be posted on the LAN44 blog following the session along with a link to the archived session.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Embracing Cell Phones Elluminate Session

Still feeling uncomfortable with mobile technology in the classroom? This might be a great place to learn more about using it successfully. Catch it live or at your leisure in the archive at Classroom 2.0 LIVE.

The Innovative Educator: The Innovative Educator Discusses How to Go from Banning to Embracing Cell Phones Live! on Classroom 2.0 - Saturday, November 13th

And while you're there have a look at the other fabulous archived sessions. You'll find a wide range of topics in a variety of subject areas.