A QR codes is a two-dimensional bar code that can be posted on or near an object so that someone with a Mobile device can snap a picture and receive additional text, media, or links related to that object.
Read more about QR codes and their implication for educators in this Educause article:
The CSI Vermont project has been keeping me more than busy lately. For those who are not aware, my energy and resources have recently gone towards a new project (albeit not a new interest) aimed at infusing Creativity and Innovation into our schools. My work on the committee that revised the Vermont Information Technology Grade Expectations was focused on the NET-S standard - Creativity and Innovation and lead me down a path to seek out resources around this topic and to write a grant proposal to bring some of these resources into our Vermont classrooms. Our project (CSI Vermont) was funded and has been keeping me "more than busy" - but what a fun type of busy. From bringing a bus load of students to Tech Jam 2010, to bringing students to Kids in Technology and Science Day at Champlain College, to offering a Games and Literacy Workshop, to desinging a new challenge for UVM's Engineering Day, this has certainly been a rewarding type of busy. So busy, that I sudden realized I had not posted any news about the project on my Learning with Lucie site. To learn more about CSI- Vermont or join us as we help teachers and students Create, Simulate, and Innovate, check out www.Csiprojectvt.org
A constructivist workshop that challenges users to apply what they learn about using Smart Interactive Whiteboards to creating an interactive visible learning environment that does more than substitute for traditional blackboards and whiteboards
What a pleasure it was to serve on a panel with my Google-savvy colleagues at the Vermont Principal's Association Leadership Workshop as we shared resources and advice for using Google Apps in Education.
Feel free to check out my slides filled with examples of on how Google Apps changes the 'learning landscape as well as the wealth of resources and tips offered by
At this years FOSSVT Conference featuring (Free and Open Source Software in Schools) I presented a session that demonstrated how to tweak three open source tools to make them truly useful classroom tools.
The questions are challenging for even those who've been around for a while. So you might want to modify the rules to engage your students by teaming them with adults who have seen a few Inaugurations. Here are some ideas for playing this Jeopardy Game.
Give students a chance
to use the Internet to search for answers.
Perhaps use the Jeopardy Music as a timer.
Have two classes challenge each other with their
‘teacher’ where the students picks the question and has the choice to let the
teacher answer it for “half the points”.
I also created a Voice Thread that can be used by educators to help student express their voice around this historic day. You can find a copy of this along with a few other last minute gems relating to Inauguration in my latest Infinite Thinking Machine Post.