Thursday, April 26, 2012

TED - Ed

TED - Ed is a new feature from TED Talks and allows you to use any existing TED Talk and change it around for your use and flip a lesson. Watch the video below for a better explanation, have fun!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Book Recommendation

This book recommendation isn't education related but a really great read! The Camino Chronicles by Susan Alcorn will surely get you excited to travel and also journal about your experiences. There is a recent movie called 'The Way' that is not based off the book, but travels the same path in Spain.

Below is a video from Susan's website that will give you a taste what it's like to walk the Camino. Happy Reading!

Monday, April 23, 2012

GAFE Summit

If you're going to be in California mid-July, check out the Google Apps for Education California Summit. It's being held in Santa Clara on July 12-13th and looks to be a great conference. I'll be in UCLA for a week long colloquium and won't be able to make it, have fun if you can attend!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Preschool - Lots of Articles in the News

Preschool has changed.....the content, the price and now so has the admission process. My wife is always reading on her Lamorinda Mom Blog about the different options, curriculum standards, and some heated conversation about the local options.

The NY Times has had some good articles lately about preschool admission and most recently about some new requirements in order to apply. The 'learning how to play' curriculum is still in use, but it seems falling out of favor!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Education On Air

Google has just announced some great looking Professional Development coming up on May 2nd. Education On Air is an entire day of online workshops and you can see the Conference Schedule here.

I'm excited and will be 'hanging out' online May 2nd!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

21st Century Skills? I say yes!

This video has been going around all week on blogs and some news sites as well. 21st Century Skills don't always include laptops, tablets or SMART boards....this young man shows us exactly that.


Caine's Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Mobile Revolution

As always the KQED Mind/Shift blog has great articles to read and very thought provoking ideas for education.

A recent article titled, 'Amidst a Mobile Revolution in School, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work.' The article brought up some really great points and the sheer relevancy of 'old' tactics and ways of teaching. We've reached a point where students won't be able to relate with 'old' teaching styles and we must incorporate relevant strategies in our classrooms and schools.

Enjoy Spring Break!