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ICE Conference - Workshops - Registration Closes Feb. 3rd

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Workshop Registration Closes on February 3!

There are only a few days remaining if you plan to sign up for any of the remaining full-day or half-day workshops at ICE Conference 2010. Workshop registration will close on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, so if you are interested in enrolling in any of the workshops that still have some seats remaining, we encourage you to act soon before they fill. Remember that if you are also planning to attend one or both of the general conference days, you can register for all of these events at one time by visiting our online registration system.

There are still openings in several workshops that cover a wide range of topics and grade levels. If you are looking to become more proficient in the use of software applications, you can find workshops on Joomla, Dreamweaver, Moodle, VoiceThread, GarageBand, iWork, and many others. Since workshops are structured as "hands on" learning experiences, you will be able to try out all of the tools and featur…

My Bookmarks and Annotations 01/29/2010

Michael Deal ◊ Graphic Design - This is the graphic design portfolio of Michael Deal. Projects include infographics, branding, type design, print design, apparel design and photography.tags: graphic, beatles, visualisation, visualliteracyHome (Googlized)Large district example of Google Apps use and Deploymenttags: googleapps, googlizedGoogle Apps Education Edition UsersSpreadsheet of schools that use Google Apps for Educationtags: googleappsU.S. Department of Education Releases new Report on Use of Data Systems to Support Reformsystems and are starting to use that valuable data to change classroom practice and improve student achievement, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Education.

But school leaders are still searching for the best models to mine the data to discover the best instructional methods for students, the report says.

“Data should be part of a feedback loop used to drive improvement at every level of the education system. This study helps us unders…

My Bookmarks and Annotations 01/28/2010

My Bookmarks and Annotations 01/26/2010

NGM Blog Central - The Cost of Care - National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com"The United States spends more on medical care per person than any country, yet life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed nations and many developing ones. Lack of health insurance is a factor in life span and contributes to an estimated 45,000 deaths a year. Why the high cost? The U.S. has a fee-for-service system—paying medical providers piecemeal for appointments, surgery, and the like. That can lead to unneeded treatment that doesn’t reliably improve a patient’s health. Says Gerard Anderson, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who studies health insurance worldwide, “More care does not necessarily mean better care.” —Michelle Andrews "tags: visualization, visual, visualizing, healthcareA Year of Global Shipping Routes Mapped by GPS | Wired Science | Wired.comtags: visualization, visual, visualizingThe End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Lap…

My Bookmarks and Annotations 01/22/2010

Google Spreadsheets: Placing a Hyperlink in a Cell | Google | Tech-RecipesGoogle Spreadsheets allows hyperlinks to be placed into the cells of your spreadsheet. You can either display the entire URL or use a simple title for the link, just follow this tech-recipe:


To display the entire URL:

Simply type the URL into the cell. When this cell is selected, an icon will appear. Clicking on the icon will take the viewer to the URL in a new window.

To display a title instead of the URL:

You will need to use a formula to display the title.

=hyperlink(”URL”,”title”)
(example: =hyperlink(”www.tech-recipes.com”,”Tech-Recipes”)tags: techrecipes, googleapps, googlespreadsheet
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My Bookmarks and Annotations 01/21/2010

My Bookmarks and Annotations 01/15/2010

District 219 Internet Safety - Hometags: internet, safety, 219, districtMisuse of Film in the Classroom | Media Education LabWes Fryer's website, Moving at the Speed of Creativity, offers fascinating insights on K-12 education and technology integration. It's one of the "must-read" blogs in our field. On January 11, Wes posted a fascinating article reflecting on a particular situation involving the misuse of media in the classroom. To his chagrin, Wes discovered that his son, who is a middle-school student, will be watching 10 popular children's films in his Leadership class. Films include Mulan, Toy Story 1 and 2, and the Bee Movie, among others. When the permission letter came home, authorizing parental permission for viewing full-length movies, Wes wondered about the issue, writing, "It seems like a GREAT idea for a teacher to use excerpts and clips from movies to illustrate leadership principles and concepts, but it does NOT seem legit to show ten full l…

Google Administrator Academy

As you may have heard Google is offering a Google Teacher's Academy for Administrators in March the day before ASCD starts. Several people have commented on this David Jakes, Kevin Jarrett, and Miguel Guhlin.

I have been asked to be one of the leaders for this session and will be somewhat involved in the planning process. So, what would you like to see out of the Academy? Let me know and I will pass it along.

You can send it in directly to the GTA Team at gteachers@gmail.com

My Bookmarks and Annotations 01/14/2010

Mobile Learning Institute"In this film, architect Randall Fielding demonstrates the connection between where and how students learn in the 21st century."tags: learning, 21stCentury, institute, mobile, design, architecture
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My Bookmarks and Annotations 01/12/2010

Seth's Blog: The future of the library"The future of the library

What should libraries do to become relevant in the digital age?

tags: future, libraries, sethGoogle Reader (1000+)tags: paleontology, project, Maria, roselleDaily Herald | Lake Park alum lives 'every little kid's dream' of discovering new dinotags: paleontology, project, Maria, roselleDaily Herald | Roselle native touts merits of science -- like getting to dig for dinosaursIf Matt Bonnan has his way, his group's recent discovery of a new dinosaur species in South Africa will lead to an increased emphasis on science education.tags: paleontology, project, Maria, roselleA Peek Into Netflix Queues - NYTimes.comA Peek Into Netflix Queues
Examine Netflix rental patterns, neighborhood by neighborhood, in a dozen cities.tags: visualization, design, graphics, nytimes
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