Archive for November 2007

Windows VISTA Problems

November 29, 2007

I have had an interesting event happen to me a couple of days ago with my computer. I shutdown my computer the toher night before I went to bed and the next morning it started to act funny. My desktop would not work at all and nothing would come up. So, I restarted the computer […]

Do We Often Judge When We Don’t Know the Whole Story?

November 29, 2007

When we meet old students who are with other teachers in the school building where we are teaching they may have a tendency to say they do not like their classes and want to come back to yours.  We may think that their teachers are not doing a good job and it may make us […]

Is It Good to be Completely Honest All the Time?

November 28, 2007

I was looking through the education news in Yahoo and I came across an article where Democratic presidential candidate Barrack Obama was blunt with high school students claiming he drank in high school and experimented with drugs.  For one, this kind of honesty is good coming from him in the position that he find himself […]

Is Teaching Any Foreign Language a Fad?

November 28, 2007

When I read this article, the first that popped into my head was how can teaching any foreign language be a fad?  Sure, there are some languages that are more prevalent than others, but it is still helpful to know at least one other language than English.  I personally wish I knew how to speak […]

Virtual Hangouts

November 28, 2007

It seems that students today are hanging out on myspace and facebook in there own virtual hangouts where they can interact with one another like they would if they were hanging out at a friend’s house.  While some may question the appropriateness of these virtual hangouts, I think that not all students are engaging in […]

End of the Semester Blues!

November 27, 2007

I don’t know if anyone else is feeling this, but I am at the point where I have ten million things to do, but only have very little time to get them all done. One, I’m behind of my work. Two, I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet.  Three, once the semester is over I’ll still […]

Athesists Go to Sunday School

November 26, 2007

Let me put out a disclaimer here first.  This article caught my eye for obvious reasons and in no is it meant to support the ideologies of atheism.  Instead, the purpose of this article is to point out how religious groups are using something similar to Sunday School to teach their children about morals and […]

Using What We Ask For

November 25, 2007

This article inspired me to write this post.  We all have dreams of what we wish to accomplish when it comes to education.  Our dreams may include technology and all of the new gadgets that companies create to help teachers out with instruction.  We want students to use laptops, PDAs, projectors, etc. all for the […]

The Future is Now

November 24, 2007

This article includes some cool animation and I agree with him that in education “We are going to need a bigger boat.”  It is not going to be long before we start seeing students creating projects similar to “Eye of Judgment” in schools.  I think these pieces of animation serve as a reminder to schools […]

More Evidence in Support of the Need for 21st Century Skills

November 24, 2007

In this article, there was a survey released by Harris Interactive and commissined by ASQ who used 2,818 U.S. adults as their sample size.  They asked them what kinds of skills did students need to know for the 21st century and who is to blame for them not getting these skills.  The group that received […]