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Melissa Seifman

Computer Hardware in Plain English - Common Craft - Our Product is Explanation - 19 views

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    Great site with videos 3-5 mintues covering various computer topics. Great for introducing topics such as blogs, twitter, hardware, sofatwere, etc.
Melissa Seifman

Sketchup: Apartment Design in Elementar... - 0 views

  • my nine year old daughter
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      Yes... even younger and younger students can start to learn 3D modeling for computational thinking
  • It was hard to keep away my oldest daughter, who is 12, so we could finish.
  • It was hard to keep away my oldest daughter, who is 12, so we could finish.

     

    Taylor told her teacher what she did and asked if I could bring in my Lap Top to show her. She asked if I would show the whole class as well.

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      Engagement!
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  • Sketchup is remarkably user-friendly! Technology in the classroom is a great tool... it motivates students, stimulates learning, and often levels the playing field. Sketchup is a terrific example... there were gasps of delight and exclamations of enthusiasm as Brian demonstrated just a few of the basics. We all wondered why we had spent so much time with pencil and paper... this looked to be a whole lot more fun and more versatile. Needless to say, every child wanted to try it and they were all able to quickly master a few simple steps with Brian's guidance. I think they would have gladly designed an entire city had we given them time!"
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      visual and interesting to today's digital learners
  • As a teacher, I saw a multitude of curriculum connections; geometry, measurement, logic, problem solving, art, perspective... the list goes on and on.
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      Multiple cognates and higher levels of learning
Melissa Seifman

Education Outrage: Why do we still have schools? - 0 views

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    Why do we have schools? Instead of answering this question by listing all the good things that schools provide, which anyone can do, I will turn the question around: What is bad about having schools?
Melissa Seifman

HowStuffWorks "How Web 3.0 Will Work" - 0 views

  • Some Internet experts believe the next generation of the Web -- Web 3.0 -- will make tasks like your search for movies and food faster and easier. Instead of multiple searches, you might type a complex sentence or two in your Web 3.0 browser, and the Web will do the rest. In our example, you could type "I want to see a funny movie and then eat at a good Mexican restaurant. What are my options?" The Web 3.0 browser will analyze your response, search the Internet for all possible answers, and then organize the results for you.

  • ­That's not all. Many of these experts believe that the Web 3.0 browser will act like a personal assistant. As you search the Web, the browser learns what you are interested in. The more you use the Web, the more your browser learns about you and the less specific you'll need to be with your questions. Eventually you might be able to ask your browser open questions like "where should I go for lunch?" Your browser would consult its records of what you like and dislike, take into account your current location and then suggest a list of restaurants.

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    Just when you thought you were Mastering web 2.0... along comes web 3.0
Melissa Seifman

PBS Teachers | learning.now . Collaborative Writing, 140 Characters at a Time | PBS - 0 views

  • teacher in suburban Washington DC has launched a collaborative writing initiative using the messaging tool Twitter. Prepare to be concise!
  • a middle school teacher in Montgomery County, MD, launched Manyvoices, which may be the first collaborative student writing project on Twitter.

    Mayo’s idea was to embrace Twitter’s 140 character limit as a creative challenge for his students, using a framework known as a Twittory.

    Created by Cameron Reilly, a Twittory is a story in which each person may add only 140 characters to the story. The story must also be told in 140 posts - no more, no less.

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    I think this is an interesting use of Twitter, and makes me want to think of ways to use it my classroom as well
Melissa Seifman

PBS Teachers | learning.now . Random Acts of Journalism | PBS - 0 views

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    I also am curious. Let's try and come up with a list!
Melissa Seifman

Hacker Highschool - www.hackerhighschool.org - 0 views

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    What an excellent way to teach students how to protect themselves!
Scot Byrd

Acceptable Use Policy - 107 views

computers 1to1 computer use
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    I work at Miami Valley CTC in Ohio and we've had a laptop program for about 4-5 years now. The students are issued laptops for 2 years, and receive this form

    http://www.mvctc.com/snap

    I hope this helps you!

    Scot Byrd wrote:
    > I was wondering if any of you had any links or text on acceptable use policies that your school or others use. I am looking for something that would apply to students use of computers in the classroom and possibly students use of computers in a 1 to 1 laptop program.
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    > Thanks for any responses i get or ideas.
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    > Scot Byrd
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    You may want to contact our SN@P department to get some background information on how it was done, problems that we had to work through, and other things

    Scot Byrd wrote:
    > Melissa,
    > Thank you so much for the response, we are attempting to roll out a 1to1 program here and are looking for anything we can get.
    > Thanks again,
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    > Scot Byrd
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    > Melissa Seifman wrote:
    > > I work at Miami Valley CTC in Ohio and we've had a laptop program for about 4-5 years now. The students are issued laptops for 2 years, and receive this form
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    > > http://www.mvctc.com/snap
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    > > I hope this helps you!
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    > > Scot Byrd wrote:
    > > > I was wondering if any of you had any links or text on acceptable use policies that your school or others use. I am looking for something that would apply to students use of computers in the classroom and possibly students use of computers in a 1 to 1 laptop program.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for any responses i get or ideas.
    > > >
    > > > Scot Byrd
Melissa Seifman

Virtual Business. Virtual History. Simulations for Education - Home - Knowledge Matters - 0 views

shared by Melissa Seifman on 12 Sep 08 - Cached
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    Engage your students with a totally visual computer simulation that lets them learn and practice all the key personal financial skills they'll need to succeed in life. Virtual Business - Personal Finance will present your students with challenges around bank accounts, credit and debit cards, bills, credit scores, taxes, insurance, investing, and more.
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    Also includes virtual business, sports, marketing and other..
Melissa Seifman

Flowgram - 1 views

shared by Melissa Seifman on 08 Sep 08 - Cached
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      What a great way to have students create projects, document research, or for instructors to create self-running tutorials for students who are absent or need extra help
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