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April 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Recession: Good AND Bad for Tech



Web 2.0 is a term which I am getting extremely tired of hearing. Don't get me wrong, I love what Web 2.0 has done for education (and me personally). In fact, Web 2.0 has done more for revolutionizing American education than Mr. Bennet could ever have dreamed back in 1983. Because of Web 2.0 classroom tools - FREE tools not to mention - teachers all over the country world are using some… Continue

Added by Jeff Williams on April 9, 2009 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Microfilm vs. color digital

There is a debate currently going on as to whether microfilm is acceptable to scholars and historians. Scholars say "No", while archivists say "yes". Archives lean more towards the geneologist community who are more focused on textual information, such as names, dates, etc. while scholars look beyond text, to pencil notations, stampings and markings, different colored inks, etc. Microfilm, the technology of the 1940s-1990s was the best way to preserve documents in the twentieth century.… Continue

Added by Karen Needles on April 4, 2009 at 6:40pm — 9 Comments

Innovation and Creativity: Some Thoughts

I am copying this post from my blog because I think it is appropriate for this group of educators; educators who don't care about how much time it takes to learn a new program, or tool, in order to get across an important concept to their students who may have been having trouble learning. Why are we using tech in our classes? A lot of it has to do with creativity, and I believe that is one of the magic ingredients to happiness and fulfillment in your job AND in your life.



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Added by Jeff Williams on April 2, 2009 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Not Another Paper! Alternative Assessments Using Technology

From Tom Daccord and Justin Reich's 2007 presentation at NCSS Annual Conference;



Not Another Paper!
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Added by Thomas Daccord on April 1, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

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