12 posts tagged with education by carterk.
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Best Cloud Storage for Elementary Students

I need to teach my 3rd-5th graders how to save files on a network. They need to be able to access their files from different machines and locations around the school. My chief objective is that they learn to save thoughtfully and carefully, so that they'll develop good habits and be able to find their work in the future. (FWIW, I believe this means teaching them to be conscious of 1) what they want to call their file and 2) where they want to put it). [more inside]
posted by carterk on Dec 8, 2015 - 6 answers

NJ Governor Christie vs. teachers

Help me find sources detailing NJ governor Chris Christie's contentious relationship with teachers and teachers' unions. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Nov 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Seeking Specific Article Critical of Teach For America

I'm looking for a long article published about a year ago which was mostly critical of Teach for America. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Nov 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Modern Literary References to the Emperor's New Clothes?

Looking for modern, easy-to-understand references to The Emperor's New Clothes that would help 5th graders understand what a literary reference is (and why it's useful to have a more-than-passing familiarity with source material that writers tend to reference.) [more inside]
posted by carterk on Apr 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for simple, free, web forms

I'm looking for a web service that would host, for free, a web form that would allow kids to sign up for time slots for one-on-one conferences in my school library. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Sep 24, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking For AskMe Threads I Can Show 10 Year Olds

I'm looking for Askme threads -- or other blog/conferencing threads -- that I can show my fifth graders as examples of what's good about this (conferencing) medium. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Feb 5, 2007 - 19 answers

How Does a Newbie Find Out About Wikis?

I really should post this anonymously, but what the hell... I'm at the level of tech savviness/cluelessness where I usually know the meaning of tech. terms but often have no idea what things really mean or how they're applied. So while I read all the references to wikis here on askme, I realize that, aside from wikipedia, I've never looked at a wiki and have no concrete idea what differentiates it from a forum, or a blog. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Jun 23, 2006 - 13 answers

Do I Have To Go To The Library?

When do students need to go to a library? I'm writing a lesson plan for teachers to use when teaching research to middle schoolers. Most kids probably figure the internet is the ultimate source for research, and wonder why anyone would bother going to the library. I'm trying to answer that question: this is what I have so far. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Mar 11, 2006 - 26 answers

Calculating probability with children

Looking for ideas for teaching probability to kids. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Feb 6, 2006 - 16 answers

basic paint program for OSX?

What's a good, very basic paint program for OSX? [more inside]
posted by carterk on Jan 3, 2006 - 7 answers

Ancient Computer Screenshots

Each year I try to teach some computer history to my 5th graders, just to put all the technology into a little bit of context. It would be tremendously helpful if I could show them actual screenshots of what computer programs used to look like. Specifically, I've looked for screenshots of Viscalc (some success, but lousy shots), early amber-on-black word processing, and pre-www internet (PINE, Usenet, etc.) Anybody know of a good place for this stuff? Other related suggestions welcome.
posted by carterk on Jun 11, 2005 - 20 answers

OSX Educational Applications?

I run a computer lab in an elementary school. I use a very few programs to teach a lot of important skills- mostly about thinking, writing, and organizing one's thoughts and time, and only secondarily 'teaching kids to use technology' (as if such a thing was actually necessary.) We're getting a bunch of new macs next year, so we'll be migrating to OSX. I tend to hate 'kids software' and prefer using well designed adult software. What essential OSX app.s are cool, simple, and worth using with kids? [more inside]
posted by carterk on Jun 2, 2005 - 8 answers

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