Saturday, June 25, 2011

· "I Didn't Know We Could"

· "I Didn't Know We Could"

Will's "patience tank" is running on empty!

Some time ago Scott McLeod asked a question about technology. Was it optional for teachers? This was probably 2-3 years ago and the comments and discussion was very powerful between those who do use technology and those who have a variety of excuses (some better than others for not using technology.

Will Richardson is weighing in again as he states "technology is no longer a choice!"

YouTube - Best Motivation Video Ever

YouTube - Best Motivation Video Ever: ""

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Better Year for 3rd Graders!

Last year I surveyed 3rd grade students to get their input on school.  I basically asked them to give me a list of words to describe school.  Here is what it looked like for last year.
http://techtuneup.blogspot.com/2010/04/is-boring-okay.html

This year I replicated the same survey with this year's 3rd graders.  The results (IMHO) are more positive.  Yes, it looks like BORING is still a top response but it is not THE top response.  The top response goes to FUN.  I am thrilled with this change.  What else is exciting is both LEARNING and AWESOME are the 3rd and 4th highest listed words describing school.

Excellent development and super job to the 3rd grade teachers.