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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog, which transitioned from The Wired Classroom to The Connected Classroom last year:
Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 14,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals! Click here to see the complete report.
Here are the top five blog posts for the past month on The Wired Classroom — have you read them?
Don Goble is passionate about Media Literacy; he recently wrote a blog post on 21st century skills and Media Literacy (also the topic of his Midwest Education Technology Conference presentation). Today, which also happens to be Digital Learning Day, that post is featured on USA Today‘s Education page, the Teacher Lounge.
Don teaches full-time at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Don serves as the Broadcast Technology Instructor, Co-Director of LHS-TV, and a Ladue School District Video Producer. In 2011, Don was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator. He was also named as the 2011 Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Educator of the Year by the Gateway Media Literacy Partners.
Take a moment to check out Don’s post!
#10 Google’s Les Paul Doodle
#9 Students Rebuild Offers Project To Support Japan
#8 about new links
#7 about csd
#6 “Interactive Curriculum Design for K-12 Classrooms”
#5 New Class! Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum
#4 about the vlc
#3 SMART Classes Coming Up!
#2 The Effects of Media on Gender Identity Videoconference
#1 To Establish Justice coming up
Those are the highest read of blog posts from The Wired Classroom for this year (well, we cheated a little by jumping the gun on December 22nd). It’s quite an interesting assortment of topics! Happy New Year and we can’t wait to see what you read in 2012…
Here are the top five blog posts for last month on The Wired Classroom — have you read them?
#1 The Effects of Media on Gender Identity Videoconference
#2 Google Mania at CSD Last Week
#3 To Establish Justice coming up
#4 METC 2012 Bring Your Own Laptop Google Precons
#5 Freedom Suits, Slavery, & American Justice
To see the top five posts for September, click here.
Rushton Hurley was last year’s METC Keynote. One of our attendees from 2011 noted: “The enthusiasm of Rushton Hurley was contagious! He inspired me and I wish all my colleagues could hear him.” Well, here’s their chance! Rushton has lived on three continents as a Japanese language teacher (he holds masters degrees from Stanford University in Education as well as East Asian Studies); he has been a principal of an online high school; he is a teacher trainer & educational technology researcher, and is school reform consultant. He founded and is Executive Director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers & students. Additionally, Rushton is the Program Director of MERIT (Making Education Relevant and Interactive through Technology) at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College. He focuses on connections between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, the power of multimedia, and the professional perspectives & experiences of teachers at all levels.
Paula Naugle has taught for 35 years. In 2004, Paula realized that she had a lot to learn about technology integration and it then became her passion to learn as much as she could about all things Web 2.0. Some of the web tools that are used in her 4th grade classroom include Edmodo, Skype, GlogsterEDU, kidblog.org, Google docs, and BrainPOP. Paula is a Microsoft Innovative Educator, a PBWorks certified teacher, a Promethean trainer, a member of the Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council of Louisiana, a Discovery STAR Educator, and one of the organizers for #edcampLouisiana. Paula maintains a classroom blog, a professional blog, and a class wiki. She is passionate about preparing her students for their futures as 21st century digital citizens.
Follow Rushton on Twitter @rushtonh and Paula on Twitter @plnaugle. The Midwest Education Technology Conference is on Twitter, too, @METC_CSD. Registration for the conference opens the first week of October.