Thursday, April 5, 2007

Miscellaneous Musings

There's nothing like spending a SNOWY APRIL (oxymoron?) evening catching up on some professional reading. I started with the George Lucas Educational Foundation's "Technology in Education" Newsletter, where I read an article on the Point Loma's Correia Middle School in California. About four years ago, the newly hired principal partnered with a parent to transform the school's classrooms into "user-friendly learning centers for today's plugged-in kids." They focus on teaching their students the skills they will need to be successful in today's changing world. Sound familiar?

I then followed a link in that story to an article from TechLearning's online magazine entitled, "Ten Ways to Integrate Technology." The Microsoft Reader mentioned in Tip #1 sounds like a valuable tool for our struggling readers. A free download, it will read to students E-books that can also be downloaded for free or at minimal cost. I'll bet if you read the entire article, you will learn some more tricks of the trade. I did!

The TechLearning article linked to the Educational Information Portal created by a technology instructor at a university in South Dakota. Her portal links to many educational resources as well as helpful computer tips. I could spend days going through all of those links . . . but, hey, it's almost time for Grey's Anatomy!

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