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Dave Truss

National School Reform Faculty - 0 views

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    Great Quote: We have learned that Critical Friendship, an essential ingredient for learning communities, is best achieved through providing deliberate time and structures to promote adult growth that is directly linked to student learning.
Angela Maiers

letsgetengaged » 1. Creating a motivating and positive classroom climate - 1 views

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    Great resources and links on student engagement and motivation.
Vicki Davis

Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards - 0 views

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    Cable in the classroom has their leader in learning awards open this year. Last year I was a semifinalist. Don't know if I'll make any effort to apply for any more awards, but it is a great opportunity.

    My local paper last year didn't even cover it although they came ot take pictures. I often get obstacles to what I'm doing simply because people don't understand it.
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    Cable in the Classroom Leaders in Learning Awards.
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    Awards for leaders in education.
Vicki Davis

ExploraVision - 0 views

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    Contest to encourage student to create a vision of the future of technology. This site shows the inventions and the awards. This is a neat competition and you might want to plug in your math and science program, particularly the gifted program. Competitions help your top students reach higher and are a very important part of gifted programs (and others too!)
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    K-12 student competition for creating the future of technology.
Vicki Davis

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation - 0 views

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    Math and Science fellowships for beginning math and science teachers.
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    Math and Science teachers -- beginning teachers should consider applying for these fellowships. These are in the United States. Here is what the ocmpany says about the fellowships (applications due Jan 15):

    "The prestigious KSTF Teaching Fellowship is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of five-years and supports aspiring teachers of promise as they embark on careers teaching high school science and mathematics. Designed to meet the financial and professional needs of beginning teachers, the Fellowship exposes educators to a variety of teaching resources, new curriculum materials, and research and experts in the field. Most importantly, the program fosters professional development within a community of high school science and mathematics teachers and prepares Fellows to become leaders in their field."
Vicki Davis

Eco-Bunnies - 0 views

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    Ecobunnies for teaching about carbon offset - from Travelocity.
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    Travelocity has worked to create a course on carbon offsets and wants help naming their eco-bunnies. This looks to be something fascinating for elementary teachers. Would love to hear what you think?
Vicki Davis

Past Issues - UI Design Newsletter - 0 views

  • You can ask them what they noticed, but self reporting of this sort is notoriously inaccurate – if you ask people to point to what they look at, and meld that with an eyetracking overlay of where their eyes actually went there is a startling gap.
  • applied eyetracking methodologies to measure the attention-drawing effects of new and newly modified elements of search results pages.
  • there is a strong correlation where people look and where they click on search results pages
  • ...5 more annotations...
  • They look a bit like hurricane maps. People get most excited about findings where the gaze patterns are highly organized... and look a bit like a well-formed hurricane.
  • The visual design works!"
  • So, the visual design objective of a website is to draw your attention to move around the page.
  • longest looking times may not. In fact, longest looking times can, in some cases, reflect multiple lookbacks and dwell time indicating confusion or uncertainty about a next step, a label or an interaction.
  • If there is no fixation we cannot possibly process the content. If there is no fixation we can't be influenced. Amazing, but the part we should pay attention to in our eyetracking results is probably the area that is NOT highlighted!!
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    Article about how people look at web pages.
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    As you design web pages for use with your students -- do you wonder why they don't sometimes SEE what you're putting in front of them -- it is because of eye movement. It is design!!!

    This paper writes about the effect of website design on eye movement. Those who are desigining online curriculum need to understand this.

    My sister, Sarah, has been an onlien professor for Savannah College of Art and Design for a while, ,and this is something she talks about in her courses and shares with me. This is why I emphasize wiki layout and design w/ my students (like having a table of contents and white space.)

    If it is not attractive, it just doesn't exist, because it IS NOT READ! Educators will do well to remember that!
Vicki Davis

NSF Scrub Club - 1 views

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    Website that teaches proper handwashing for elementary children.
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    For those of you who teach health and wellness at the elementary level, this is a really cool website -- the "Scrub Club" teaches proper handwashing techniques. You can use hand sanitizers all you want, but the best way to prevent disease is still good old soap and water.
Dean Mantz

Free teleprompter/autocue service. Cueprompter - The online prompter. - 0 views

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    Cueprompter.com is a free online teleprompter program. You can write your own scripts and then cut/paste them into the cue prompter for viewing. This website would be great for podcasts, television/radio broadcasts, or even in giving speeches.
Dean Mantz

Pageflakes - Mark's The Topoi Flakes - 0 views

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    Topoi Flakes as provided by USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences.
Keith Hamon

5 Great Science Books to Expand Your Mind - ReadWriteWeb - 0 views

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    This list of books about science has much to say about how patterns recur throughout all of human experience. Something all educators innately understand, I think.
Dave Truss

Edmodo is a Twitter for Education - Mashable - 0 views

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    Edmodo is best described as Twitter for students and teachers. In reality though, it's basically a private micro-blogging service for schools with built-in security features that give teachers privacy controls over their virtual classrooms.
Dave Truss

Learning to Connect, Connecting to Learn - 0 views

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    A great presentation by Kim Cofino
Dean Mantz

Electoral-vote.com: President, Senate, House Updated Daily - 0 views

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    The Electoral Vote website is sponsored by VoteFromAbroad.org. It illustrates the projected votes for each of the candidates in the 2008 Presidential election.
John Evans

Photojojo - The best photo tips, DIY projects, and gear in the whole wide world - 0 views

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    We believe in doing one thing, and doing it very, very well We find the best photo shiz anywhere
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