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Big NoodleTools news

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One of our favorite productivity and teaching tools gets even better at the end of the month. This week I got a sneak peek at the newly evolved NoodleTools.  The update represents a significant redesign of the citation interface. I’ve relied on NoodleTools for years.  I’ve appreciated all the previous updates that helped students take [...]

Honoring our filmmakers: If you give a kid a camera . . .

It’s not Hollywood, New York, or Cannes, but for a particular group of students, this red carpet will be unforgettable. This time of year we traditionally award students who over the year score the highest on their exams, attend class every day, participate the most in school activities, achieve glory on the field or court. [...]

Nate’s work on personal security

Don’t you love it when students engage in research that has authentic value and the potential to make a difference? Nate’s work has promise for use well beyond our little Springfield community. Last semester, I worked with him as he investigated hacking and computer security.  He wrote a thought-provoking paper.  The products that emerged from [...]

A must-download/share: Our Space

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With great power comes great responsibility. So advises Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben. In a blog post Henry Jenkins re-imagines Peter/Spiderman as a case study representing a whole generation of youth who, like Peter, are deploying new media technologies and the processes associated with them to develop a clearer understanding of themselves and their place in [...]

Infographics: our new guide

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At ISTE last summer I was inspired by three fabulous presentations about using infographics as a student strategy for telling a story and taking a stand through visualizing data. Last June, I was thinking: that we could/should begin to ask learners to interact with and make sense of data, not merely by studying and consuming [...]

Samsung’s SUPERHERO Video Competition

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You and your students can vote for your favorite historical character portrayal from among 10 finalists in the Samsung Superhero Video Competition.  (All 519 videos can be seen on Samsung’s Superhero YouTube Channel.) Any K-12 student living in the U.S. or a Federal Territory may enter the enter the 2012 by submitting a 1-3 minute [...]

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Term Paper/Book Report & Tell Your Story

For my September newsletter, I decided to resurrect and majorly update an old PowerTools document of ideas I had for mixing up the traditional student project and for offering students alternate strategies for communicating their knowledge and creativity. Yes, I have tried many of these at home with adventurous teachers.  I thought I’d share.  Please [...]

Wikispaces introduces Projects

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I can’t wait to share this with our teachers! For the many us who are already grateful Wikispaces for Education users, here’s another gift for the new school year.  Yesterday, the Wikispaces blog announced the launch of Projects as a better way to work in classroom groups. This feature is going to make it way [...]

Which style?

photo © 2008 Ethan Lofton | more info (via: Wylio) Our district is exploring the most prevalent documentation style at the university level. And I am also curious about which styles are used most broadly at the K12 level. So I thought I’d do a little survey and report the results here in a couple [...]

Mr. Database Man (a proof of concept)

This spring, I asked a few of my always game filmmakers to create a series of proof-of-concept films to promote the use of databases across industry and brand.  Maya, who is looking forward to a marketing career, delivered one of their products just as the school year ended.  It stars Matt as Mr. Database Man. [...]