The Constructivist Consortium

The Constructivist Consortium was established in 2007 by leading educational technology publishers committed to student empowerment, creative applications of computers and the availability of high-quality open-ended materials. This consortium seeks to differentiate member companies and their products from the rest of a cluttered industry.

Meet Peter Reynolds… again!

I keep coming across one of my favorite children's authors & illustrators Peter Reynolds again and again. I first found him at the TRLD conference in San Francisco, in 2000. He was there to promote his software, but I convinced him (it wasn't hard) to sign a copy of The North Star for my newborn nephew Joe. Not only did he sign it to Joe, he added a...

ISTE Unveils New National Educational-Technology Standards

By Chris O’Neal The International Society for Technology in Education has unveiled the report “National Educational Technology Standards for Students: The Next Generation,” which covers six key areas: creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts. Download a pdf of the new standards -- NETS for short -- from ISTE

Marco Polo is now Thinkfinity.org – excellent educational resources

Thinkfinity.org, formerly Marco Polo, is home to an amazing consortium of web resources for education: ArtsEdge - for arts integration, from the Kennedy Center EconEdLink - economics EdSiteMent - humanities, from the National Endowment for Humanities Illuminations - math, from NCTM Read-Write-Think - literacy from NCTE Science NetLinks - science XPeditions - geography, from National Geographic Smithsonian Museum of American History These sites offer excellent reference information, as...

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 to learn more about the conference. http://www.trld.com/callpapersprop.htm

Foundation for Children with Behavioral Challenges

Foundation for Children with Behavioral ChallengesFCBC (Foundation for Children with Behavioral Challenges) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and support for caregivers to promote awareness of more enlightened, compassionate, and effective approaches, such as Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS)SM for helping children who struggle with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. FCBC began in 1988 as a grass roots organization, P.T.E.K. (Parent and Teachers of Explosive Kids).http://www.fcbcsupport.org/

Afterschool and Technology

YouthLearn offers tips, model programs and a vision for using technology to advance content-rich learning through afterschool programs.

Learning Through Listening

Learning Through Listeningfrom Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic offers information, tips and strategies for promoting listening skills and using audio materials for learning.The purpose of this site is to provide quick access to lessons and information that focuses on developing listening skills and meeting the needs of diverse learners. The content on this site has either been written by educators or reviewed by educators for its practicality...

“Children Do Well If They Can”

"Children Do Well If They Can" is the motto of the Center for Collaborative Problem Solving, which operates to help parents and professionals work effectively with children who have social, emotional and behavioral challenges.  Their approach was originally outlined in the book, The Explosive Child, by Dr. Ross Greene, who with colleague Dr. Stuart Ablon, runs the Center.The Explosive Child is a must-read for anyone working with children...

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 KellerDid you ever play the game, "What would you do if you had $1 million?" Well, here are some ideas for you:For $1 million you can pay for....1. 22...

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