Thursday, January 31, 2008

Please Take My Lots of Laughs Survey

Here is my survey about laughter. Please go to the link above to print it out. Thank you!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Now Please Take My Poll!

You need to look at this picture before you go and answer the question.

I know I'm like the fifth person to do this, but I think that it is a great idea to do polls. The link is below. Thanks!

Morgan T.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

WRP Survey -Lauren Cochran

Hello everyone! I know a lot of people have been making surveys to go with their WRP research but if you could find the time to take mine I would be really grateful.

My survey is on the positive effects that video games can have on the mind and also how video games are greatly helping many careers.

Thank you for taking it and please let me know if you have any problems with it.

mATTw's M-U-S-I-C survey

This is a survey that will definitely help me on my paper. Please answer the best that you can, and If you have trouble with it, wait until you get home to vote, or maybe just give me your results that you typed after reading the question - please.... Thank you - there are six questions:

If math/science were a color it would be______ because _______

I am writing my WRP on Math and Science classes and why they need more play and design but first I wanted to know how students feel about the classes now. So could you fill in the blanks for me? Thanks!

If math/science was a color it would be ____ because ______.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Poll for my WRP, please respond!

For my WRP, I am studying the negative effects of video games on those who play them. I would greatly appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to answer the poll questions that I have linked to below. I need the results for my research and every little bit helps! I'm sorry that they are all seperate polls, but each one will only take a second. Thanks!

Friday, January 25, 2008

AWNM: Story Period 5

January 25th Live Blogging Participants
11:33-12:20 pm* MST
*assembly schedule

Jim Gates:
Former music teacher turned computer teacher in 1983. My blog, Gates' Tipline, won the 2007 Edublogs award for Best Resource Sharing Blog.

Christian Long:
Christian is a high school English teacher and coach working at a college-prep, preK-12, independent school in Ft. Worth, TX. In addition to working in schools as a teacher and coach for over ten years (prior to his return in the fall of 07), he spent several years working with architects/planners, educational and technology leaders, policy makers, and communities to design and build schools from pre-K through the university level. This work took place throughout the United States and around the world.

Dan Maas:
Dan is the Chief Information Officer for Littleton Public Schools as well as a parent of a LPS student.

AWNM: Story Period 2

January 25th Fishbowl Live Blogging Participants
8:14-9:02* am MST
*assembly schedule
Kristin Hokanson:
Kristin is a blogger who also happens to be a Classrooms for the Future Coach as well as Teachnology Leader. She is working in King of Prussia, PA where she is committing her time and efforts to creating a constructivist learning experience for her students.

Renee Howell:
Renee is a parent of a Littleton Public Schools student as well as the Vice President of the LPS School Board.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Please answer this question for my Wikified research paper

Here is my question for you. What is the importance of Empathy in the workplace and in school. Can it increase productivity? Is endorsing empathy in business a plausible future? How does Empathy directly effect you?

Suggestions and Ideas

Hey Guys! Well, this post is here for a reason. I know many of you have ideas and questions about your topic for your WRP. Well, this is where we can communicate. If you have a question about your topic or a comment about somebody else's topic, write it down here! This way, we can all talk about it. Your peers may have some good ideas! =D

Don't forget to also use those subscription sites!


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mr. Pink wants to hear from you...

Here is an excerpt from an email I received from Daniel Pink. He wants to know...
i wonder if somewhere in this process you could pose a question to your students. it's one i've been pondering, but my hunch is that your students will have more interesting answers than i could summon myself. the question would be something like this: If you had to create a new school -- or reform your current school -- so that it better develops the six senses, what one or two things would you do?

don't want to throw you off your lesson plan, but i'd love to hear how the young women and men of arapahoe would respond that one. maybe we could talk a little about it during our live blogging or some other venue?

thanks again for your great work.

So, either on the class blog, in your Personal Learning Journal, or both, respond thoughtfully to his question. This might be one you continue to come back to time and again reflecting your change of thinking as we discuss, read, and react to one another's thoughts.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Interesting Links

Our famous Mr. Fisch received some links to laughter yoga that Pink references in AWNM. I thought I would share them with you. - laughter yoga video - laughter yoga video -founder of Laughter Yoga.
Here is his personal blog; maybe you guys want to comment on it?

Also, one of our participants in the blogging last week gave us another resource for you to pursue in your brain research and understanding of your mind. Pursue at your own desire...

Brains assessment:


Monday, January 21, 2008

AWNM: Design reactions

I wanted to share some of the reactions we had regarding our first fishbowl on Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind: Design. Please read through the thoughtful and well written posts and feel free to comment about your own impressions.

Darren Draper

Sean Doherty (Representative Benefield and Solano intern)

Julie Lindsay

Friday, January 18, 2008

AWNM: Design Period 2

January 18th Fishbowl Live Blogging Participants:
8:25 am- 9:24 am MST

Dean Shareski:

Dean is a Digital Learning Consultant with the Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. He specializes in the use of technology in the classroom. He holds a Masters of Education in Communications and Technology through the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a sessional lecturer for the University of Regina. He considers himself a digital learning specialist.

Darren Draper:

Darren is a technology Curriculum Specialist for the Jordan School District in Salt Lake City, UT. He is an avid educational technology enthusiast who loves technology, when it works...

Julie Lindsay:

Julie is the head of Information Technology at Qatar Academy in Doha.

AWNM Design: Period 5

January 18th Live Blogging Participants:
12:14 pm- 1:12 pm

Karen Janowski:

Karen is an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant whose “passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles of universal design.” She lives in Reading, MA.

Tim Stahmer:

Tim is an Instructional Technology Specialist working in the Office of Instructional Technology Integration for an overly-large school district on the Virginia side of Washington DC. He taught middle and high school math as well as computer literacy. For the past 11 years he has helped teachers, administrators and others at all levels make sense of technology in their classrooms and, of course, repaired a few computers and printers along the way. These days he works mostly with the technology trainers in elementary schools.

Sylvia Martinez:

Sylvia is president of Generation YES. She has a varied background in both educational and consumer software and games, with expertise along the way in design and development of online environments that encourage learning and communication. Generation YES is a for-profit company seeking to bridge the gap between students being empowered in their learning and the successful implementation of technology assisting in that endeavor.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

JoseD wants you all to respond to this survey...

Please respond to my survey so that I can use it on my personal learning journal and wikified research paper.

Thanks in advance.