Saturday, September 29, 2012

Weekly Links (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

A blast from the past

I listened to Davis Truss' session today on Inquiry Learning at Classroom 2.0. He was using some graphics called Digital Footprints in his presentation. It reminded me of his K-12 presentation from last year. If you haven't checked out K-12 Online Conference, this years pre conference keynote starts on October 15th.

2012-9-27 SEEDlings Season 5

We are back! Alice, Bob, and Cheryl kick off our first show of Season 5 and note a few changes.

Geek of the Week links

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Weekly Links (weekly)

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Friday, September 21, 2012

You Just Never Know!

Although we interview many people on the SEEDLings shows, we have a special place in our hearts for teachers who are trying new and exciting things with technology. A few years ago, we met Cherrie McInnes through Vicki Davis, Vicki lives in Georgia and Cherrie lives in our own backyard, right here in Maine. Vicki had learned about Cherrie's Grade 3 project Skyping Across the USA and suggested we interview her. Cherrie's third graders were talking to classrooms all over the United States. She researched and found other teachers willing to try using Skype in their classrooms, many of them for the first time. CHerrie's enthusiasm and passion for her work came shining through!

Fast forward to today. Cherrie has visited some of the classrooms she Skyped with, been the finalist for the ACTEM teacher of the year, and Skyped with Michelle Obama. Last week she invited the first lady form Maine, Anne LePage and Barbara Bush, a Maine summer resident, to join her 3rd grades via Skype to kick off the opening of school and their project. There was a big surprise for both Cherrie and the students....


 This was first broadcast on local TV, but was picked up by CNN. It is such fun to see Cherrie's continued energy and growth with this project! Way to go Cherrie! Your students are so lucky!

More links:
Bangor Daily News
Fox News
Bangor Daily News

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Weekly Links (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

GAFE Maine Summit

Yarmouth High School hosted the Google Apps for Education Maine Summit. Kicked off by Governor Angus King and Senior Education Evangelist +Jamie Casap, the uber learning experience began!

For two days, 250 learners from Maine as well as all over the United States joined us for amazing professional development. There were four sessions the first day followed by a demo slam. The second day featured another four sessions. There was a wide range of levels and experiences for attendees. All of the session links are posted. Thanks to all of the presenters both local and from other places. Thanks to the students who helped. Thanks to the Googlers who joined us - TiaTina, and Kelly. Thanks to Sarah Sutter and Kern Kelley and his students for taking pictures. Thanks to Kern KelleyRichard ByrneMark Wagner and Michael Wacker for helping with the organization. I hope we can do it again next year!