Monday, April 30, 2007
THE RULES FOR BEING HUMAN
1. YOU WILL RECEIVE A BODY
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.
2. YOU WILL LEARN LESSONS
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.
3. THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, ONLY LESSONS
Growth is a process of trial and error; experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works!”
4. LESSONS ARE REPEATED UNTIL LEARNED
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.
5. LEARNING LESSONS DOES NOT END
There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
6. “THERE” IS NO BETTER THAN “HERE”
When your “there” has become a “here,” you will simply obtain another “there” that will, again, look better than “here.”
7. OTHERS ARE MERELY MIRRORS OF YOU
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. WHAT YOU MAKE OF YOUR LIFE IS UP TO YOU
You have all the tools and resources you need… what you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. YOUR ANSWERS LIE INSIDE YOU
The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need do is look, listen and trust.
10. YOU WILL FORGET ALL THIS!
Some important lessons for teachers AND students.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
From the mogopop website: "Mogopop is a free web-based service where members and visitors can create, publish and download multimedia content for iPod. This content that can incorporate audio, video, pictures, podcasts, text – whatever our members’ minds can imagine, they can create. Mogopop downloads are like mini-Websites for iPod that anyone can enjoy."
From the 21st Century Collaborative blog, by Sheryl Nussbaum Beach
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Good stuff! Check it out!
I appreciate a keynote speaker who sounds prepared--polished, but not perfect--and doesn't sound like he or she is reading from a teleprompter. I've been to a few keynotes where the speaker sounded like he (yes they were all male) was winging it. Just kind of wandered from one point to the next with no clear direction or point to what he was saying.
I also like hearing "the big thinkers" who challenge me to think different (isn't that an Apple promo?)
And speaking of promos, I don't like listening to keynotes that turn into commercials for a book, or software, or hardware, or whatever it is they happen to be selling.
I like speakers who tell moving stories will excellent visuals, not speakers who read their PowerPoint slides to me.
And I definitely appreciate a good sense of humor.
I want to leave the session with a feeling of hope, not a sense of gloom and doom.
Have I missed anything? Add your suggestions to David's blog: http://jakespeak.blogspot.com/2007/04/keynote-address-techforum-chicago.html
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
http://edres.org/ "This is a database of full-text resources from on-line journals, the ERIC database, and web-pages containing research reports. As of October 6, 2006, there are 1,300 journal articles and 108,000 research reports and other documents in the database."
Just type in a key word, click the search button and away you go!
Monday, April 16, 2007
• Developing safe and smart Internet citizens
• Parents, tech outdo lawmakers on Internet safety
• Parental controls that keep tabs on young Web surfers
• User-generated videos challenge parental controls
• Growing concerns over cyberbullying
• Readers address online safety for kids
• Top five Internet dangers for kids
• Think before you click: A kids' checklist for surfing the Net
• Additional resources: Online safety organization
They also have 3 streaming videos on "The real net threats", "Virtual family fun with Famster", and "Using Vista's online family safety features"
The URL is: http://www.cnet.com/2001-13384_1-0.html?tag=hed