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Using the Internet to Learn Science Curriculum

May 29, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology

Thought this was a neat story written by a mom with a 13 year-old who found her science curriculum about food chains turned into music and video and posted on Youtube. The catchy tunes helped the daughter (and of course her f... Read more
SchoolFamily
Doodle 4 Google Competition for K-12 Students

May 15, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology

I always enjoy the quirky way Google adapts its logo to tie-in with special holidays and events. Now they're getting school-age kids involved by inviting them to submit doodles around the theme "What I Wish for the World."Unf... Read more
SchoolFamily
Is posting photos of other people's kids OK?

May 07, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Internet Safety

While flipping through the April issue of Wired magazine, the advice column (Dear Mr. Know-It-All), caught my attention as it raises an interesting question about how much you can/should post online of someone else's kids. Th... Read more
SchoolFamily
Teaching kids computer skills they don't learn in school

Apr 06, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology

Last week I wrote a post about UK schools looking at introducing Twitter, blogs, and other web applications into the curriculum. Seems that Story2.oh agrees there's a need for computer instruction for kids as they've launched... Read more
SchoolFamily
UK proposed curriculum includes Twitter and blogs for primary students

Mar 27, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, School Curriculum

Interesting article out of the UK about schools looking at adding Twitter and Blogs to the curriculum for primary students. The proposal would require:Children to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikiped... Read more
Tim Sullivan
One Laptop_ One Child for the Holidays

Dec 18, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Technology

If you're still looking for a cause, here's a nice one with a real School-family feel:Zimi's StoryHere's the One Laptop website if you'd like to learn more.... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Texting in Class? No Problem.

Oct 06, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Technology

At least that's the trend in this Australian district where -- due to new technology -- kids are being encouraged to text away right under the teacher's nose.This application sounds pretty powerful, but -- man -- can i think ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Plugged In at Summer Camp

Jul 06, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Technology, Summer Learning

I've always loved going to camp, so when I was asked to spend last weekend supervising middle school campers, I jumped at the chance. The last time I'd worked at a camp was in college, when I spent a steaming summer in a plat... Read more