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From the Editor, Issues, 2009 FallFrom the Editor, Issues, 2009 Fall -  I may be showing my age a bit, but in my day Education Technology was an oxymoron. Even though I didn’t have to walk 6 miles to school — barefoot — in the snow everyday like my sister, it was still a different era. I do remember someone bringing a “...
From the Editor

Charles Sosnik | 08/26/2009

I may be showing my age a bit, but in my day Education Technology was an oxymoron. Even though I didn’t have to walk 6 miles to school — barefoot — in the snow everyday like my sister, it was still a different era. I do remember someone bringing a “portable calculator” to Mr. Wilson’s 8th grade class. It weighed 4 pounds and couldn’t even do square roots. Read More...

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Columns, Columns, Issues, 2009 Fall, Administrator ResourcesColumns, Columns, Issues, 2009 Fall, Administrator Resources -  Where would you be without 3? China maybe! 
 All cultures have specific marks and words we use to communicate a distinct idea related to quantity — ‘three-ness’. 
 The special word and mark we assign to that idea distinguishes it from other ideas,...
Math Moments With Maggie 3 is Not Three - The Art of Digit Dancing

Maggie Martin Connell | 08/26/2009

Where would you be without 3? China maybe! All cultures have specific marks and words we use to communicate a distinct idea related to quantity — ‘three-ness’. The special word and mark we assign to that idea distinguishes it from other ideas, like ‘two-ness,’or ‘four-ness’ or any other ‘ness’. But the mark is not the idea itself any more than a map of a territory is the territory itself. And therein lies the problem at the very heart of our modern math woes. Read More...

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Columns, Columns, Issues, 2009 FallColumns, Columns, Issues, 2009 Fall -  No Child Left Behind has placed a great deal of pressure on schools and school districts to lower dropout rates, increase their school graduation rate and narrow the achievement gap. In addition most states have raised their educational standards in...
Helping Students Graduate

Franklin Schargel | 08/26/2009

No Child Left Behind has placed a great deal of pressure on schools and school districts to lower dropout rates, increase their school graduation rate and narrow the achievement gap. In addition most states have raised their educational standards in order to become more globally competitive. The Gates Foundation has called the crisis, The Silent Epidemic. And it is. Every school day 171 school buses loaded with children leave school never to return. That is our daily school dropout rate. Read More...

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Columns, Columns, Issues, 2009 FallColumns, Columns, Issues, 2009 Fall -  Got problem students? Here’s immediate, problem-stopping help. 
 You’re reading SEEN Magazine’s newest column. This is your new place to turn for the best, most innovative solutions for your worst K-12 classroom management problems. Even better, ea...
Problem Solved Oh Wow! Motivation-Makers

Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. | 08/26/2009

Got problem students? Here’s immediate, problem-stopping help. You’re reading SEEN Magazine’s newest column. This is your new place to turn for the best, most innovative solutions for your worst K-12 classroom management problems. Even better, each column will include at least one completely free printable worksheet or device that you can use right away to stop or prevent classroom discipline and behavior problems. Read More...

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The SEEN Interview, Issues, 2009 FallThe SEEN Interview, Issues, 2009 Fall -   SM:   In this issue of SEEN Magazine, we are focusing on Technology. In your opinion, how important is technology to today’s educators? Why?  
  Governor Perdue:  Technology is fundamentally important to both our educators and students. It is the ...
The SEEN Interview Governor Bev Perdue - As NC govenor, Perdue continues to make technology in our schools a priority

| 09/03/2009

SM: In this issue of SEEN Magazine, we are focusing on Technology. In your opinion, how important is technology to today’s educators? Why? Governor Perdue: Technology is fundamentally important to both our educators and students. It is the chalk and blackboard of the 21st century. Computers, the internet, online libraries and encyclopedias – they offer today’s teachers access to a broader range of knowledge and resources than ever before. If we want our children to compete with the world’s best and brightest, we simply must arm our teachers with the high tech tools they need to bring the world into the classroom. Read More...

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Technology in Education, Issues, 2009 FallTechnology in Education, Issues, 2009 Fall -  The American vision of school is still rooted in what Horace Mann called the “common schools” of the 19th century.   Schools mutated into the universal sorting system (“time is fixed, results vary” ) that served our industrial economy in the 20th ce...
The BIG Picture What we need to know about technology

PETER ROBERTSON | 09/03/2009

The American vision of school is still rooted in what Horace Mann called the “common schools” of the 19th century.   Schools mutated into the universal sorting system (“time is fixed, results vary” ) that served our industrial economy in the 20th century.  But technology and the global knowledge economy require us – and empower us – to reconceive schools today as institutions that can prepare all students to succeed in a rigorous curriculum through a personalized experience.  The principles laid out here are fairly basic, but their application can get quite complex.  As you think through how these apply to your situation, stay focused on you... Read More...

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Technology in Education, Issues, 2009 FallTechnology in Education, Issues, 2009 Fall -  If you can imagine an intricately designed piece of fabric with a metallic thread running across the complex pattern, then you should be able to visualize how modern technology has become an essential part of school district operations. Today, techn...
Weaving Technology Through the Fabric of Learning How technology intersects with the tech-savvy 21st century school district

ANN FLYNN, ED.D. | 09/03/2009

If you can imagine an intricately designed piece of fabric with a metallic thread running across the complex pattern, then you should be able to visualize how modern technology has become an essential part of school district operations. Today, technology has literally become that essential thread woven throughout all aspects of a district’s operations. Most district activities can be placed into one of three broad categories – teaching and learning; administrative; and communications. While there are certainly overlapping tasks among these areas, it is a useful way to think about the various places technology intersects with the functional a... Read More...

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Technology in Education, Issues, 2009 FallTechnology in Education, Issues, 2009 Fall -  In the past two decades, there have been sweeping changes in the use of technology as a means of course delivery in colleges and universities. Whole programs of study are now offered entirely online. It has been difficult for much of the professoria...
Designing Interactive Online Course Activities Using Web 2.0 tools to engage online learners

KATHERINE HAYDEN, ED.D. | 09/03/2009

In the past two decades, there have been sweeping changes in the use of technology as a means of course delivery in colleges and universities. Whole programs of study are now offered entirely online. It has been difficult for much of the professoriate to accept or stay up with rapidly developing changes in teaching and learning with technology. Social and educational demands are prompting institutions to provide students with e-learning opportunities. Read More...

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In This Issue

Governor Perdue Talks about Education & Technology

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FROM the EDITOR Spring 2010
From the Editor
Math Moments With Maggie
Helping Students Graduate
Problem Solved
The SEEN Interview
The BIG Picture
Weaving Technology Through the Fabric of Learning
Designing Interactive Online Course Activities
STEM Education
What’s Missing in K-12 Education?
Technology Plus Best Practices
It’s the process that leads to improvement
Faster Path to Digital Success
Only a Matter of Time
Test Generators Save Teachers Time
Helping the Reader’s Brain Anticipate Meaning
Teacher Observations and Professional Development:
Educators Use Graphing Technology for Math
Improving School Security
Bookshare Transforms Reading Independence for Iowa Student with ...
The Changing Face of Education
The State of Online Education
An E-Learning Response to 21st Century Educational Ch...
Adding a Personal Touch Makes
Online Education Go the Distanc...
Why You Should Consider Distance Education Programs as a Profess...
How Technological Upgrades and Advances Have
Impacted Various...
21st Century Focus: Brain Based Learning
Competing in the Global Economy
Promoting Higher Education Through Web 2.0
The Goldilocks Dilemma
V is For Video Conferencing
Online Education Solutions Serve At-Risk Students
‘Early College’Option Provides High School Graduates...
A New Approach for Adolescents and Adults with ADHD
Education Consultants Help in Making That Important Decision
Finding the Right Academic Environment
There is a Crucial Need for Professional
Development for Soci...
Prevention Preferred
Does Your District's Curriculum Triangle Resemble the Bermuda Tr...
Thinking Outside the Curriculum Box
Letter Sound Learning
Educate for Character
Schoolwide Discipline
Make Manners a Part of Your Classroom
Keep Gym in School
About Keep Gym in School
Got PE?
Reconnecting Students with the Real World
Louisiana’s State Parks
Field Trips: A Call to Action
State Parks Director’s Vision:
Museums Are in The Business of Preserving Magic
Children’s Museums + School Field Trips = 21st Century Lea...
Monsters of the Deep
The Mountain Arts Center
Wonderlands of Adventure at Florida Museums
Immerse Students in Learning with Disney Y.E.S.
STEP Program: Makes Student Travel Easy
Exciting Adventures Outside the Traditional Classroom
Celebrate the First English Settlement
Berkeley County: Re-defining Adventure
Colonial Williamsburg’s Great Hopes Plantation
Virginia’s Historic Triangle
Virginia Living Museum
Trace Newport News, Virginia’s History along the Founders&...
Edu-tainment Finds its Way to the Hallowed Hall of Norfolk, Virg...

Issue 11.2 (Fall 2009)

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