Archive for August 2007

Bridging the Gap From Grade to Grade

August 31, 2007

I had a thought today as I was sitting at the desk in the Testing Center trying to decide what concept I wanted to include in the game I would be designing for EDUC 688. There has always been an issue of remembering content from grade to grade and the inevitable process of reviewing content […]

Summer Camp the NCLB Way!

August 30, 2007

I read an article through my OLDaily subscription entitled “My Plan to Fix NCLB.” As most people know by now, this law has had some flaws to it and those flaws are being address and modified to make it stronger. One of the ideas proposed by the author of this article, Gary Stager, were summer […]

Distance Education Definition in Retrospect

August 29, 2007

After reviewing the definitions of my fellow colleagues, I have to a couple of conclusions. One, we have all established the fact that distance education takes place from, for a lack of a better word, a distant location. Two, we all have a different perspective on the very idea of distance education. I don’t think […]

Surfing the Tidal Wave of Technology

August 29, 2007

Last week’s tidal wave of technology wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be when I first saw everything I needed to set up before the week was done.  I had had some experience blogging, so setting up a new blog was painless.  The ‘gator RSS reader wasn’t bad either to set […]

Kids Today

August 28, 2007

It is amazing what kids can do today. Some can start learning how to play golf from the age of 2 (Tiger Woods), some can go to college at the age of 10, and others can beat a cooperation just to switch phone services. The teenager who cracked the lock on the iPhone to allow […]

What matters to you the most?

August 28, 2007

I came across an article on Remote Access that suggested we question the basic premises of eduction. What are the things we want to instill in our students to make them contributing members to society? The author of the article seems to think that multi-tasking is one of the main priorities we should focus. Yes, […]

Out with the Old, In with the New?

August 24, 2007

With the invention of e-books, digital media, and iPods, a question comes to mind that I’m sure has been asked several times in the past but I’m going to ask it again: Is it time for textbooks to be set aside and make way for technology?  Personally, I think too much emphasis may be placed […]

RSS in Plain English Video, ‘gators, and personalized webpages for students.

August 23, 2007

Today, I was able to watch the video “RSS in Plain English” while eating my bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats this morning and discovered how easy it is to subscribe to a blog or the news. All it takes is a click of the mouse on the orange icon in the address bar, few […]

Corporate America in Schools: Better Education or Red Flag?

August 23, 2007

After reading the Microsoft Class Action article found on the OLDaily feed, I had mixed feelings about the idea of corporate America entering a school. To best express my feelings I’m going to use an example from the hit TV Show Saved By the Bell. On the show, there was an episode where Bayside High […]

Aggregators: The Easy Going Gator!

August 22, 2007

Before I signed up for this course I never heard of the term “aggregator” and the purpose that it serves.  Now that I have had some exposure to it, I think it is a wonderful tool to manage blogs with.  I am dubbing it the Trillian of blogging!  For those of you who are unfamiliar […]