June 2011 Blog Posts (14)

How I would use a free Blackboard Collaborate room

I would use it and promote Open Source software, specifically Moodle to African nations.


Why? I look at the clustrmaps.com map of web visitors on my Moodle site (http://scm.moodleace.com)

Hmm...no visitor hits from Africa.


Then at my blog (…


Added by Frankie Kam on June 30, 2011 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment

Enhancing Global Conversations

I am a Kindergarten through 6th grade computer teacher at a small school in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Last year we opened the walls of my classroom by Skyping with other schools in New Zealand, Nepal, and several states in the United States.

This October and November, I will be traveling to South Africa with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and People to People as part of the Technology in Education delegation.  I would love to be able to have an Elluminate…


Added by Jennifer Kraft on June 30, 2011 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Collaborate around Bullying

Last month, the Education Department made it clear to schools that they are going to have to take more responsibility to curb bullying and hate speech, even to the point of monitoring students’ social networking activities in and out of school.  

Educationnews.org reported that the letter says “federal officials have reinterpreted the civil-rights laws that require school principals to curb physical bullying, as well as racist and sexist speech, that…


Added by Rusty May on June 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Senior Project®

The Senior Project® Center ( http://www.seniorproject.net ) is a non-profit that provides training and resources to schools, school districts, and state dept.'s of education who use our high school capstone program. We would use Blackboard Collaborate to move many of our f2f training sessions to online in order to streamline the process of accessing our services, provide cost savings, and allow for participants to attend from anywhere.

Added by Kathleen Norris on June 30, 2011 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Water Quality Project

Project Proposal


Water is fast becoming the world’s most important strategic resource, its pivotal role in the health and environmental sciences, and the critical role it plays to cities from North Dakota, to New Orleans, to Dhaka, Bangladesh, provides an infinite buffet for education of all things STEM.  The project has received much positive feedback and the encouragement is truly uplifting, but building the capacity of the project is my dream.  


A tool like…


Added by Robin Cochran Dirksen on June 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

PEI Schools could expand learning opportunities for members...

PEI Schools is an educational social network encouraging input and discussion on the topic of 21st Century Learning and in particular what changes are required in Prince Edward Island schools. We encourage anyone with an interest in the education of our youth to contribute your input, and participate in the process. We are in this together and together we can make a positive difference...redifining education one "dream" at a time...

With a learning…


Added by Keith Tompkins on June 30, 2011 at 5:42am — No Comments


Ed-Links-Morocco is a non-profit social network which has been, for more than three years now,  swatting hard to serve  English language education in the Kingdom of Morocco.

Ed-Links-Morocco  is a network for teachers, supervisors, researchers and language planning decision…


Added by Khalil Zakari on June 29, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

ICT4U wants to collaborate !

The ICT4U-project is an European schoolproject (Comenius/eTwinning). In this project students from Greece, Hungary, Spain, Iceland and Belgium will work together to create 

educational cards about different web2.0-applications and IT-tools that are usefull in the classroom. At the moment we are using wiki's to work together but we still need a tool for better collaboration. Important to know is that the students from the different countries will demonstrate the tools before a.n… Continue

Added by Robert Conings on June 29, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

Community Connections

Over the last 6 months I have been volunteering my time with a network of 15 not for profit Neibourhood Houses in Victoria Australia to develop a strategy towards getting the centre’s trained in the use of 21st century technology.

My role has been to help them connect their community’s online using social networking and Blackboard/Collaborate, to help with their communication and training ability.

Because of the tyranny of distance in my region many residents are isolated and…


Added by Junita Lyon on June 29, 2011 at 4:53am — 2 Comments

Technology Integration in Education

As the founder of the Professional Learning Network called Technology Integration in Education (http://www.technologyintegrationineducation.com) with over 10000 members globally, combined through sites such as Linkedin, Ning, Twitter, Facebook, Diigo and more,  I have been using technology such as Ning to make a difference in the way educators teach around the world.  As part of the expansion plans for my website…


Added by Greg Limperis on June 29, 2011 at 4:31am — 2 Comments

Demolition and Reconstruction!

First step - tear down some classroom walls. Starting with the district and moving out across cities and states. From there we move out across continents....and then the limits of the Earth and beyond. Too much?  Maybe, then again…not really…

When demolition has served its role as the horizon broadenER, altering narrow notions of time, place, culture, and experience....we begin the reconstruction phase. Classrooms redesigned internally with connection, empathy, understanding, and of…


Added by Kenneth Jones on June 28, 2011 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Improving School Collaboration

I am the lead tech teacher at my Elementary site. we have recently moved into using Google Docs for collaborative grade level planning, during our Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings. I would love to promote real classroom to classroom collaboration through We Collaborate. We are all getting new laptops and iPads, through grants, and this would be the perfect opportunity to help teachers get to the next level of tech usage. I can see using Blackboard to share lessons between classes,… Continue

Added by William Jones on June 28, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Functional Education

Navigating through the myriad of resources available for digital mass communication, it is quite for any one to stumble upon face book, my space, you tube, tweeter, microsoft, google, yahoo, and many others social networks that make millons with the registered members and their own marketing. Nothing constructive comes out of this systems, we also have adult education, vocational education, occupational education, hybrid education and meny other types of education, yet we do not have a web…


Added by Marco E. Gualotuna on June 28, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Blackboard Connect for local Government Services Networking


Greetings to all.  I live in Southwest Georgia (US) and am vice president of the local chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.




If I am awarded access to a Blackboard Connect account with 50 "seats" I will use it to host weekly online meetings intended to help elected and employed local government officials share their…


Added by Bruce Neubauer on June 28, 2011 at 8:06am — 1 Comment

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