Monday, November 14, 2011

15 days down, 15 days to go.

Congratulations to those of you who have put forth the determination to live up to the challenge and made the halfway point! With 6,000 pageviews from more than a dozen countries, we feel that this has been a very worthwhile experiment. Kudos to our blog posters who have put some amazing new tools in our hands, and many thanks to our readers who have made some great contributions as well. In imagining this project, we really felt that the posted comments about classroom application would be a powerful component for teachers who visit long after the challenge is over. 


Today is also a landmark because the coveted prize has arrived on my desk. In a few short weeks, one of our EVSC teachers will win the iPad 2 that I hold in my hands! Because there is much at stake and because your comments are valuable to us, I want to take this opportunity to clarify what we are looking for.


The answer is ‘practical application.’ From this point forward, new comments will be judged strictly on whether or not they provide an idea for how you might use the tool with your students. If they don’t, they don’t get you in the drawing. And notice that I said ‘might.’ We certainly don’t expect that you would put each of these tools into practice in a few weeks and report on their use. All we ask is that you think about how you might use it, and share those ideas with us. Learn on!t! s into practice in a few weeks and report on their use. All we ask is that you think about how you might use it, and share those ideas with us. Learn on!

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