Wednesday, January 31, 2007

57th Carnival of Homeschooling is Up!

Thanks to Ann at PalmTree Pundit, the 57th Carnival of Homeschooling is up! It has terrific articles. Enjoy!


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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
http://www.merlot.org/

"MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed, higher education, online learning materials created by registered members, and a set of faculty development support services. MERLOT's vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.

MERLOT's strategic goal is to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty designed courses.

MERLOT’s activities are based on the creative participation and support of:

• Individual Members

• Institutional Partners

• Corporate Partners

• Editorial Boards

Integral to MERLOT’s continuing development of faculty development support services are its:

• Building and sustaining online academic communities.

• Online learning initiatives and policies

• Building, organizing, reviewing, and developing applications of online teaching-learning materials

MERLOT maintains its currency through ongoing and continuing communication with its worldwide supporters in a variety of ways, including the annual MERLOT International Conference, the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT), member publications, news, and its award winning website."


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Thursday, January 18, 2007

102nd Carnival of Education..Woo-Hoo!

Dr Homeslice made his debut this week, hosting the Carnival of Education. Very interesting post were submitted which kept me up til the wee hours. Great job. Check it out!

102nd Carnival of Education..Woo-Hoo!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Woodlands Homework Help for Primary Kids

Woodlands Homework Help for Primary Kids
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/index.html

The
Woodlands Junior School, Hunt Road Tonbridge Kent UK, offers this site with engaging help for students. This is definitely worth checking out!

Enjoy!

~JRY

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

7 Red Math Problem of the Day

7 Red Math Problem of the Day
http://www.highland.madison.k12.il.us/jbasden/pods/

Dozens of daily math puzzles from 1998-1999. Fortunately, math is still the same so an old page is still a great page. :)

Enjoy!

~JRY

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Substitute teacher convicted in school computer porn case - Boston.com




Substitute teacher convicted in school computer porn case - Boston.com

"Substitute teacher convicted in school computer porn case January 9, 2007 NORWICH, Conn. --A substitute teacher in the Norwich school system is facing up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of exposing students to pornography on a computer at the school.

Julie Amero, 40, of Windham, was convicted Friday on four counts of risk of injury to a minor in connection to pornography the students saw on her computer screen.

Prosecutors said sexually graphic computer images she accessed were seen by several of her Kelly Middle School students in October 2004.

During the trial, Amero said any inappropriate images on her computer screen were from adware, which can generate pop-up ads and not from sites specifically keyed.

Prosecutor David Smith contended Amero physically clicked onto the graphic Web sites, which included meetlovers.com and femalesexual.com.

Sentencing has been set for March 2 in Superior Court.


The Education Wonks has a nice discussion on this. Check it out.

My thoughts are:

The issue is an issue because some folks are dazed with their EYES WIDE OPEN GLIMMERING WITH $$$$$$$$$!

As one who has taught technology in the school system, I can tell you first hand, that there are MANY teachers who are computer-phobic. Some do not even know how to turn it on or off. There should be staff development for teachers who are not versed in educational computer technology, not finger pointing. Staff development given last year does not help a new teacher or a substitute this year.

These pron sites are very clever and just visiting whitehouse.com can get you in a mess. No one in that school had to do anything wrong for this to have happened. The system servers should have been active with constantly updated strong filters. That will help, but if someone brings in a data disk that is already infected, it can do it's damage before any one knows there is a problem.

This is in my opinion, parents looking for an easy class action buck, and/or administrators willing to sell out the teacher for their own protection and/or prosecutors looking to get their name in print. jurys are not always given the full information they need to make a fair decision, and some jurys are just not too sharp. Jury's like lotto tickets, you just can't count on divine intervention. It's the luck of the draw. Future teachers beware- sadly, it is not going to get any better.

Bottom line, I think this should be a learning experience for all involved, and move on

Those are my thoughts, what are yours?


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The 101st Edition of the Carnival of Education!

Read: The 101st Edition of the Carnival of Education!

I Thought a Think 's Ryan, did a terrific job this week. I particularly enjoyed, and I quote Ryan:

"Right Wing Prof pops up at Kitchen Table Math talking about his experience tutoring in math. If you care about the math wars or have an opinion about math curriculum, this is a critical post."
What is your fav?


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Thursday, January 04, 2007

100th Edition of the Carnival of Education is Up!

100th Edition of the Carnival of Education

This is the first Carnival of Education for 2007, and it is a great kick off for the new year! This High School teacher in Southwestern Arizona (Teaching in the Twenty-First Century ) did an outstanding job.

Kudos all around for the wonderful submissions!

Read it and learn something new this year!

~JRY

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