TRLD 2008 – Call for Speakers Extended to 6/15

Technology, Reading and Learning Diversity is an excellent, focused conference hosted in San Francisco, CA, Jan. 24-26, 2008. If you would like to attend and be a presenter, the call for speakers has been extended to June 15, 2006. I’ve presented at TRLD since 1995. Contact me if you’d like …

Digital Pen and Paper near $200

Apparently, with a Livescribe smartpen and paper, you can: Listen to your class lecture by just tapping on your handwritten notes. View & listen to your notes on your PC and search by keyword. Email your written & audio notes to your classmates or study group. Translate a word or …

Amputee Sprinter – Disabled or Too-Abled?

From the NY Times comes the story of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee since early infancy. He runs on carbon fiber prosthetic legs and wants to compete in the Olympics, but now the question has been raised as to whether or not his prostheses give him an unfair advantage. An Amputee …

Edison Times 3rd Edition Now Online

The Edison Times, published by my afterschool group of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, now has pdf’s of its third edition online. http://schools.4j.lane.edu/edison/students.htm

What Will $1,000,000 Buy?

Reprinted from Exchange Every Day by Child Care Information Exchange: What Will $1 Million Buy? April 26, 2007 The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.Helen Keller Did you ever play the game, “What would you …

By-pass Pizza Hut’s BOOK-IT Program

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood writes: As part of our ongoing effort to counter commercialism in schools, CCFC is encouraging parents and educators to stop schools from using Pizza Hut BOOK IT! programs.  BOOK IT! is one of corporate America’s most insidious school-based brand promotions. It reaches 22 million …

U.S. health officials say autism rate about 1 in 150

The article below makes one pause… MIKE STOBBE Associated Press ATLANTA – The largest U.S. study of autism has found that the troubling condition is more common than previously understood. About one in 150 American children has autism, U.S. health officials said Thursday, calling the troubling disorder an urgent public …

Art 2 Heart – global connections through art

Art 2 Heart is an ‘art sharing program’ that crosses borders, ages, genders, religions and socio-economic lines. Its sole purpose is to connect underprivileged children with someone else in the world who cares. Through Art 2 Heart, you can give these children something of their own, made just for them, …

Edutopia – ‘Information and Inspiration for Innovative Teaching…’

Edutopia is a free online and print magazine from the George Lucas Educational Foundation which offers ‘information and inspiration for innovative teaching in K-12 schools.’  It’s a must for any educator, and offers a great collection of articles, multimedia, teaching modules and more.  The eNewsletters are well worth subscribing to. …