Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a rich, personalized educational experience. On Digital Learning Day, a majority of states, hundreds of school districts, thousands of teachers, and more than a million students will encourage the innovative use of technology by trying something new, showcasing success, kicking off project-based learning, or focusing on how digital tools can help improve student outcomes.
On February 1, 2012, the Alliance for Excellent Education will host an in-depth webcast featuring moderated discussion of video footage of innovation in action looking at leadership, instruction, innovation, every subject area, and effective teaching.

Then, at 1 p.m., EST, the Alliance is hosting a National Town Hall meeting featuring FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a special joint appearance. The event will profile great teachers that effectively use technology to deliver instruction, and focus on education innovation projects happening across the country.

Friday, January 20, 2012

ProctorU Demonstration

ProctorU is a commercial provider of exam proctoring through use of webcams.  I see some potential utility here. . . we do have population of students who require proctored exams but do not have convenient access to a testing center.  That said, I have concerns about oversight and management of the exams: can cheating really be prevented with just a Webcam?

ProctorU will be providing a demonstration of their services on Friday, February 3, 10 AM EST. 

Register by clicking the link below:


System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Apple and eTexbooks

Here is a link to the conference currently going on about Apple and textbooks…

I for one am really looking forward to the functionality that eTexbtooks offer. . . .