Archive for the ‘ning’ Tag

The future of packing

Monday, October 4th, 2010

One of my 7th grade students posted this on our Ning site. It is one of the best ideas I have heard about in a long time. Thought I should share this with as many people as I could.

Ning Mini sponsor

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

In response to my last post Alec Couros gave me a heads about Pearson, a global leader in online and offline education for pre-K through college and the opportunity to have Pearson sponsor my Ning mini site. Of course I immediately went to the sign up page and applied. I was surprised at the quick turn around with their response and their acceptance of sponsoring Slightly Shumay. So here we go again with another school year starting in a week and things are already starting off on a good note. Here’s to hoping goodness will come all year long.

If there is anyone out there who knows of some accessible technology grants for education I am looking to set up my class this year with a tablet or two in order to provide more technology experience in the classroom.

Summer time away

Friday, August 6th, 2010

As the summer comes to an end its time to start getting back into some academic thought. Did some updates on the Slightly Shumay ning site but was shocked to find the once free service limiting their access and charging $20 per month for what I once had. I am aware that hosting services need to make money and perhaps its my naive educational sense of free sharing that made this hard to swallow. Now, there is a $3 per month charge that allows enough access to the sites services that I can get away with this option for a little while but see a need for the upgraded service even before I get working with my students in the classroom.

So all said and done I m going to start with the limited version and see what happens. I predict by the end of the first month of collaborating with students I m going to need that upgrade. We ll see…

ning

Monday, November 9th, 2009

I have started a ning site as a part of my project and welcome all to check out my social network. This will be an interactive site with student input on all things science.