Thursday, July 29, 2004

Dr. Helen Barrett's Electronic Portfolios

A great resource for electronic portfolio templates, etc. Dr. Helen Barrett's Electronic Portfolios

Site also contains a link to Cambridge's Deep Learning presentation that sounds really good.

She made several presentation at the TLMI conference at Otterbein college this week. Terrific conference, as always!!

One presentation was talking a good bit about what I like to call "the dark side of portfolios." Discusses the pressures on portfolios for student learning as well as portfolios for demonstration of mastery of concepts. Assessment for learning vs. assessment of learning. Story of learning, not a checklist of skills learned.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

BugMeNot.com

This site allows you to use "dummy" logins to access content on sites for which you need to register. Neat idea! BugMeNot.com

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Dihydrogen Monoxide - The Truth

This would be a great site to encourage critical thinking and informaiton evaluation among kids. Dihydrogen Monoxide - The Truth

Friday, July 09, 2004

The Educator's Reference Desk: Resource Guide

The Educator's Reference Desk: Resource Guides This site is the same as the old ERIC site housed at Syracuse. Quite helpful in finding lesson plans and compiliations of research on selected educational topics. Not quite as useful if you're looking at technology, although many lesson plans do incorporate technology.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

A crisis for Web preservation

Maybe I'm just a tad skeptical about the government (especially this one), but it seems a bit sinister that this information is self-vaporizing so quickly. It reminds me way too much of 1984 and Minitrue. I'd wonder what kinds of examples we could find of what's getting lost. I remember Dr. Maughan in graduate school saying "Information wants to be free." The problem is that too often free implies valueless.A crisis for Web preservation

BEEP's Best Bets Archive

Here are some of education's best bets. there are several innovative (and time-saving!) technology tools in thia site. Best Bets' Archive

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Weatherstation Report

Weatherstation Report: Thwarted Innovation This study conducted by UPenn is subtitled "Why did the e-learning boom go bust?" I'm going to read it now (at least the conclusions) and muse a bit later on.