September 2009 Blog Posts (5)

I am What I Learn Contest

Calling All Secondary Students!



On September 8, the President challenged students to take advantage of their education and imagine greater possibilities in their lives.



The US Department of Education is sponsoring a video contest on "why education is important to fullfilling your dreams ad the steps you will take to make your dreams a reality"



Find out more at:… Continue

Added by Tech4Learning on September 23, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tech4Learning Update - September 18, 2009

It was an exciting week as Connect passed 1000 members. We hope you are able to use this network to connect with other educators, ideas, resources, and samples to make technology integration a success in your classrooms.



We added quite a few new resources to the media library this week. One of the main ones was based on a request for maritime flags to be added to the stickers/clip art. You can find these in the Alphabet folder as well as the flags folder. Thank you to Linda Oaks (it… Continue

Added by Tech4Learning on September 18, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Constructivism in the Classroom

As of this year, I've taken on a new job as a problem-based learning consultant. Right now, we're still in the planning stages of what a job like this might really look like. Currently, I'm in search of model schools to visit who are utilizing inquiry, problem, or project-based learning school-wide or even on a smaller scale...perhaps an entire garde level.



Any suggestions of schools either in the midwest region or in the San Diego area who are utilizing constructivism in the… Continue

Added by Liz on September 16, 2009 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Tech4Learning Update - September 9, 2009

It was a busy summer full of workshops, curriculum development, and resource building.



Pixie: Universal Access

We have recently created a flyer with information on using Pixie with a variety of learners. View and download the file.



Media Library

Over the summer, lots of different images were added to the media library. There is a new Canadian folder in Symbols and… Continue

Added by Tech4Learning on September 11, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Foster Yourself

To many times educators devote their time to the creative energy of their classrooms and students that they neglect themselves along the way. If you are reading this then obviously you believe in the vision of creativity and innovation for 21st century learners. To start we all know that implementing open-ended creativity tools like the products Tech4Learning creates helps to foster a creative classroom. When I was teaching middle school I implemented a majority of the Tech4Learning products… Continue

Added by Joseph Machado on September 10, 2009 at 11:47am — No Comments

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