Tuesday, August 31, 2010

EdTech: Know Thy Roots

Mr. Farber's Room was mentioned in a Tweet from @OceanEyes729, as well as in her blog: The Caffinated Carbivore.  She reposted the Brief History of Educational Technology slideshow I recently shared.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Abe Lincoln's Facebook Status Update

Learning Beyond Walls

This past spring, one of my social studies classes used Skype, along with our SMART Board, to videoconference Shelly Terrell's (@ShellTerrell) adult English-language learners in Stuttgart, Germany.  She mentioned "Mr. Farber's Room" this week in her award-winning Edublog.  Here's the link to her blog entry about Skype in Education: http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2010/08/22/learning-beyond-walls-21-skype-resources/

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mindset For Incoming College Class of 2014

"The class of 2014 has never found Korean-made cars unusual on the Interstate and five hundred cable channels, of which they will watch a handful, have always been the norm. Since 'digital' has always been in the cultural DNA, they've never written in cursive and with cell phones to tell them the time, there is no need for a wrist watch. Dirty Harry (who’s that?) is to them a great Hollywood director. The America they have inherited is one of soaring American trade and budget deficits; Russia has presumably never aimed nukes at the United States and China has always posed an economic threat."

The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2014

Monday, August 9, 2010

Web 2.0 in the Classroom

Click the play button & then the forward arrow. Enjoy the Prezi!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Reading: The Kids Books Are Alright

Interesting essay in this week's NY Times. It turns out I’m not the only adult who is suddenly gobbling up books written for teenagers. The Kids’ Books Are All Right