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Education Eye

Education Eye - Mapping Innovations

An interesting way to find articles about what current education trends.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Are you a 21st Century Teacher?

Are you a 21st Century Teacher?  From

1. You require your students to use a variety of sources for their research projects…and they cite blogs, podcasts, and interviews they’ve conducted via Skype.

2. Your students work on collaborative projects…with students in Australia.

3. You give weekly class updates to parents…via your blog.

4. Your students participate in class…by tweeting their questions and comments.

5. You ask your students to study and create reports on a controversial topic…and you grade their video submissions.

6. You prepare substitutes with detailed directions…via Podcasts.

7. You ask your students to do a character/historical person study…and they create mock social media profiles of their character.

8. Your students create a study guide…working together on a group wiki.

9. You share lesson plans with your teacher friends…from around the globe.

10. Your classroom budget is tight…but it doesn’t matter because there are so many free resources on the web you can use.

11. You realize the importance of professional development…and you read blogs, join online communities, and tweet for self development.

12. You take your students on a field trip to the Great Wall of China…and never leave your classroom.

13. Your students share stories of their summer vacation…through an online photo repository.

14. You visit the Louvre with your students…and don’t spend a dime.

15. You teach your students not to be bullies…or cyberbullies.

16. You make your students turn in their cell phones before class starts…because you plan on using them in class.

17. You require your students to summarize a recent chapter…and submit it to you via a text message.

18. You showcase your students’ original work…to the world.

19. You have your morning coffee…while checking your RSS feed.

20. You are reading this.

21. You tweet this page, blog about it, “like” it, or email it to someone else…

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The No Tech Meeting So YOU Will Pay Attention

I absolutely agree with this column.  We limit ourselves and our students if we can not access technology to help us learn.  I am a professional and can multitask.  Please do not tell me how best to interact with new material.  Likewise, if we do not train our students to use technology to enhance their performance in all settings than we are sending very mixed messages.

Check out the following ideas from ‘The Innovative Educator’.

Here are a dozen ideas to update meetings followed by a description of each.

  1. Wiffiti and Twitter Enable You to Connect with Participants
  2. and Twitter Allow You to Put Together A Professional Meeting Daily
  3. Camera Phones and Flickr Allow You  to Efficiently Capture Notes and Ideas
  4. Google Spreadsheets Allows You to Stop Wasting Time and Paper
  5. Learning Networks Enable You to Efficiently Capture, Collect, Reflect, and Respond to Ideas
  6. Texting, BBM, Crunch, etc. Promote the Sharing and Processing of Ideas
  7. Back-Channeling for Instant Feedback and Meaning Making
  8. Twitter  Allows You to Connect Globally
  9. Google Docs  and Twitter Make for Powerful Global Collaboration
  10. uStream Brings Meetings to Those Who Can’t Attend Face-2-Face
  11. iPads and Dropbox Make for an Efficient and Paperless Environment
  12. Taking a Minute to Honor Technology

Sunday, January 23, 2011

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I took this picture at my daughters basketball game.  Ran it through and then cut it with to the current size.  I love this program.  It is very fun.  Check out my other creations at

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