Week of: June 9, 2008
- LOY Profile Series
Carole Colburn teaches real-world lessons in Michigan.
- What's NewNBC News' iCue is a free, online, collaborative learning community that incorporates gaming, discussion, and video resources. Created by NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News,iCue stands for Immerse, Connect, Understand and Excel.) iCueuses the CueCardmedia player, flash card, note-taking tool, and trading card. The patented "flip card" technology lets users watch streaming videos from NBC News and then "flip" the CueCard over for additional information. Users can "snag" CueCards and store them in personal resource libraries where they can add opinions and exchange comments about content with their iCue friends.
- Leader of the MonthJohn Long, Technology Program Specialist, School District of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Fla.
District Snapshot: 11th largest school district in the United States with 166,116 K12 students; roughly 140 languages spoken in the district.
- What writing crisis?
One educator's take on texting and teens.
- What's New
The new Smart Talk Español Station from Educational Insights (www.edin.com) is an interactive language tutor for beginning Spanish-language learners and Spanish literacy programs. The Smart Talk Español Station teaches students 450 "must know" Spanish vocabulary words. Students slide a photo vocabulary card onto the station to have three modes of interaction with the device: Word, which lets kidshear the Spanish word associated with the picture, Learn to hear the word used in context, and Quiz button to get questions about the target word.