Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Connected Student

Take a look at this video from the people at Common Craft. They do an excellent job of explaining Web 2.0 technologies. The really hit the nail on the head with this video describing the connected student of today.




Saturday, March 7, 2009

New Core Curriculum Content Standards

My state has released a draft version of its new Core Curriculum Content Standards. They are posted online for anyone to comment on. Upon first review, my initial response is "finally" we are moving in the right direction. The content standards have shifted from simple skill and drill MS Office. These new content standards are focused on developing 21st century skills. There is a focus on collaboration, innovation, project based learning and design.

They have provided specific objectives as well as lesson ideas. Take a look at the standards and offer your comments.