Observations:Innovative Thinking…didn’t we do that already?

  I’m sitting here on a Sunday afternoon with a group of 8 Educators on a cold day in Philadelphia, I’ve opted to sit on the sideline for the start of the meeting so I don’t take away from the conversation they’re engaged in right now….The Future of School of the Future. They label themselves…

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Windows 7 @ School of the Future

At about 8:30 this morning I received a call from Mr. Machos, the new Music Technology educator at the school, he asked me “did Windows 7 release today?” upon which I answered, “Yes of course”, he then proceeded to count one, two, three, at which point the school’s band, which meets at 8am every day,…

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School of the Future Mini-Brief 10-15

 “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Who said it and does it apply to you? Answer and discussion here   For those of you that are new to the weekly briefs! The weekly briefs are my way of updating on you on the things going…

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Tag you’re it! Part 2

So some of you have looked at the previous post and I’d love to know who has taken the initiative to investigate this wonderful technology. I’ve just ordered some business cards with the Microsoft Tag on the back of them so someone who I would normally give my card to, would be able to simply…

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Tag you’re it!

Every once in a while I come across a technology that I feel has immediate impact, sometimes directly related to the classroom, sometimes I see it as a tool districts could use to engage, promote and share what their district is doing in a 21st century fashion. May I introduce Microsoft Tag                                                 Now,…

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Is it getting cold in here?

I was sitting in my office the other day thinking of different programs that I’m presented with that I can offer to the Educators that infuse project based learning into their curriculum. It reminded me that this summer we spent an entire week with a group from NSDC (National Staff Development Council) going over different strategies…

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Green with…. Computing?

Tomoorrow I have the pleasure of presenting on NextGenWeb’s webinar to education organizations around the country about the green aspects of our builidng.The School of the Future currently holds a Gold LEED certification (Leadership in Environment Energy and Design) and many people often ask how does this make a difference in the learning environment.  …

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Invitaiton: September 8th Bill and Melinda Gate’s Foundation present: Get Schooled

People often confuse the efforts of the Gates Foundation with the efforts at School of the Future. I can tell you that although they are not connected to our efforts there, we are always interested in Bill’s focus and passion for education. This should be a very insightful program sure to illicit deep thought and…

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And so it begins….

The start of the first graduation class from School of the future! There’s so much that has been going on since the end of summer and the start of the new year which officially begins September 8th that I don’t know where to begin. In the interest of blog etiquette, I’ll keep this short as…

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You gotta see this – NECC debut of newest Education applications for the classroomo

So if you missed NECC 2009 this year I’m sorry 🙂 You missed the opportunity to see some great technologies debuted at the Microsoft booth this year. Given the economic difficulties all organizations are facing this year, NECC was not as crowded as years past, but there was still plenty of interest in improving education through…

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