Friday, February 20, 2009

Call for Proposals

Why not consider submitting a topic for presentation?

New Jersey Association of School Librarians

Annual Fall Conference

November 13 and 14, 2009

Learning for Life: Students as Global Citizens

Hilton East Brunswick
3 Tower Center Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 828-2000

Link to NJASL Conference Website

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

3 Challenges to Wiki Use in Instruction

New article in Campus Technology (click to get your free subscription):

3 Challenges to Wiki Use in Instruction (click to get full article)

By Ruth Reynard

Challenges (with benefits)

1. Creating Meaningful Assignments: Motivation
  • The Assignments Is Moving and Not Closed (Dynamic, Not Static)
  • The Assignment Requires Participation
  • The Assignment Uses the Participation To Move Forward
2. Grade Value for Constructed Input: Affirmation
  • Working with and Building on Existing Information
  • Inputting new information
  • Synthesis of Ideas and Relevant Use
3. Collective Knowledge Use: Learning
  • Non-Complex Problems
  • Preset Solutions
  • Inadequate Time Allowed for Process


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Doodle 4 Google

'Doodle 4 Google' is a competition open to K-12 students of U.S. schools to create their own Google doodle inspired by the theme, "What I Wish for the World".

The Doodle 4 Google competition is open to all students in U.S. schools from kindergarten to grade 12 (including private schools and all homeschoolers). Only teachers can submit doodles on behalf of their students. We'll be judging doodles in the following brackets:

  • Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Grade 7 - Grade 9
  • Grade 10 - Grade 12

What Does My Teacher Need To Submit?

  • A doodle
  • A title for the doodle
  • A supporting statement explaining how the doodle relates to the "What I Wish for the World" theme
  • Completed entry and consent form
Teachers should go to to register their school by March 17, 2009. Parents and children interested in participating should pass this link on to their teachers. Teachers must sign up on behalf of their students and submit their doodles and entry forms by March 31, 2009 after they register their school.

World Math Day on Teachertube

Enter the World Math Day

Video Challenge!

(Excerpted from the teachertube newsletter)

Voyager announced the World Math Day Video Challenge. The contest is open to all classrooms in the United States, grades 3-8.

How the Contest Works

1. Record a two-to three-minute video of your students preparing for World Math Day. Be creative. Tell your story with a song, cheer, rap, or narrative.

2. Register for free at (only registeredteachers can upload videos).

3. Upload your video to where it will be voted on by fellow teachers, students,and parents.
Learn more