Comments for Human http://tomazlasic.net Educare [v., Latin] - "to bring out", "to lead forth" Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:09:09 +0800 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 Comment on Provoke or inject by A moving ad from down under… « What's so good about "Excellence"? http://tomazlasic.net/2010/01/provoke-or-inject/comment-page-1/#comment-1462 A moving ad from down under… « What's so good about "Excellence"? Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:09:09 +0000 http://tomazlasic.net/?p=466#comment-1462 [...] I just wanted to share the ad image that Tomaz Lasic posted in his blog post Provoke of inject. I think this image is a fantastic piece of advertising and raises awareness of what is a [...] [...] I just wanted to share the ad image that Tomaz Lasic posted in his blog post Provoke of inject. I think this image is a fantastic piece of advertising and raises awareness of what is a [...]

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Comment on Moodle tutorials (2 Minute Moodles) by links for 2010-06-09 « Fusion Finds http://tomazlasic.net/moodle/moodle-tutorials-2-minute-moodles/comment-page-1/#comment-1399 links for 2010-06-09 « Fusion Finds Thu, 10 Jun 2010 04:02:39 +0000 http://human.edublogs.org/?page_id=20#comment-1399 [...] Moodle tutorials (2 Minute Moodles) « Human (tags: moodle tutorials) [...] [...] Moodle tutorials (2 Minute Moodles) « Human (tags: moodle tutorials) [...]

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Comment on Panic button by Dan McGuire http://tomazlasic.net/2010/05/panic-button/comment-page-1/#comment-1284 Dan McGuire Sun, 23 May 2010 01:13:13 +0000 http://tomazlasic.net/?p=617#comment-1284 It's just plain silly that mobile phones aren't only allowed but put to the many good uses that they could be used for in schools. Text messaging costs cell phone companies nothing to provide; that's right zero, Nada, zilch. That's because the text messages are transmitted between the signals that are sent from the towers to the phones when the phones are located and maintained for transmission. If the phone is on and is getting a signal, text messages can sent and received from that phone with no additional equipment used. It would actually save the cell phone companies money if they didn't keep track of the usage and bill for it, except that in too many places they're allowed to make exorbitant profits by using the airwaves to connect to their customers. Text messaging could eliminate many of those annoying building wide announcements in schools, except for the necessary ones. It could certainly eliminate those calls from the office or the counselor that seem to ring just when I've gotten the groups attention and am about to explain the next step in the learning activity. I could read a text message like, "send Johnny to Room 101 for his meds" without even interrupting a lesson. Text messaging to all staff should be used simply as a security measure to enable administrators to get security messages to staff when necessary. I could fairly discretely ask a colleague who I know is on prep time to cover my class while I used the bathroom; now we're talking real benefits. Parents could get messages to me and their kids without disrupting the class. And, we haven't even started talking about all of the ways that cell phones could be used to enhance a lesson, especially if the students had them too. We have the resources to provide every kid with a cell phone and text messaging capabilities. In many places, like here in Minneapolis, students could access free wifi from pones which would enable them to login to their classroom Moodle sites and all civic sites, too. Like I said, it's kinda silly not to use them. Thanks for keeping this issue on the table, Tomaz. It’s just plain silly that mobile phones aren’t only allowed but put to the many good uses that they could be used for in schools. Text messaging costs cell phone companies nothing to provide; that’s right zero, Nada, zilch. That’s because the text messages are transmitted between the signals that are sent from the towers to the phones when the phones are located and maintained for transmission. If the phone is on and is getting a signal, text messages can sent and received from that phone with no additional equipment used. It would actually save the cell phone companies money if they didn’t keep track of the usage and bill for it, except that in too many places they’re allowed to make exorbitant profits by using the airwaves to connect to their customers.

Text messaging could eliminate many of those annoying building wide announcements in schools, except for the necessary ones. It could certainly eliminate those calls from the office or the counselor that seem to ring just when I’ve gotten the groups attention and am about to explain the next step in the learning activity. I could read a text message like, “send Johnny to Room 101 for his meds” without even interrupting a lesson. Text messaging to all staff should be used simply as a security measure to enable administrators to get security messages to staff when necessary. I could fairly discretely ask a colleague who I know is on prep time to cover my class while I used the bathroom; now we’re talking real benefits. Parents could get messages to me and their kids without disrupting the class. And, we haven’t even started talking about all of the ways that cell phones could be used to enhance a lesson, especially if the students had them too. We have the resources to provide every kid with a cell phone and text messaging capabilities. In many places, like here in Minneapolis, students could access free wifi from pones which would enable them to login to their classroom Moodle sites and all civic sites, too. Like I said, it’s kinda silly not to use them.

Thanks for keeping this issue on the table, Tomaz.

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Comment on Panic button by Jan http://tomazlasic.net/2010/05/panic-button/comment-page-1/#comment-1283 Jan Sun, 23 May 2010 00:16:31 +0000 http://tomazlasic.net/?p=617#comment-1283 Great post Tomaz. Thoughtful and right on the mark. Mobile phones are such a contentious issue in schools and the notion of taking a positive approach and discussing ethics is the way it should be. Common sense really but not common practice. Thanks. Great post Tomaz. Thoughtful and right on the mark. Mobile phones are such a contentious issue in schools and the notion of taking a positive approach and discussing ethics is the way it should be. Common sense really but not common practice. Thanks.

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Comment on Panic button by monika http://tomazlasic.net/2010/05/panic-button/comment-page-1/#comment-1282 monika Sat, 22 May 2010 21:58:52 +0000 http://tomazlasic.net/?p=617#comment-1282 interesting...thank you for sharing. couros at upei was saying the only thing really bad about youtube is the comments. i heard that right after i had seen this.. http://www.youtube.com/oceanking97 i agree.. we're focusing on the wrong things and skirting areas that could actually make the world a better place ... interesting…thank you for sharing.

couros at upei was saying the only thing really bad about youtube is the comments.
i heard that right after i had seen this.. http://www.youtube.com/oceanking97

i agree.. we’re focusing on the wrong things and skirting areas that could actually make the world a better place …

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Comment on Panic button by Peter Spicer-Wensley http://tomazlasic.net/2010/05/panic-button/comment-page-1/#comment-1280 Peter Spicer-Wensley Sat, 22 May 2010 11:59:39 +0000 http://tomazlasic.net/?p=617#comment-1280 As usual right on the money Tomaz... The banning of phones in schools does not stop kids bringing them to school or even using them in the classroom. I model appropriate use of the mobile by not using it in class UNLESS I need to call the front office or need to inform a colleague in an email. I DO USE the mobile phone but mostly as a source of recorded music or as a camera. I do think that a blanket ban is as realistic as the blanket ban on social media in schools - A let's pretend we did something and maybe it will just go away response that doesn't address the reality of the classroom, the kids needs or those of their families and their world. My 20c worth PeterSW As usual right on the money Tomaz… The banning of phones in schools does not stop kids bringing them to school or even using them in the classroom. I model appropriate use of the mobile by not using it in class UNLESS I need to call the front office or need to inform a colleague in an email. I DO USE the mobile phone but mostly as a source of recorded music or as a camera. I do think that a blanket ban is as realistic as the blanket ban on social media in schools – A let’s pretend we did something and maybe it will just go away response that doesn’t address the reality of the classroom, the kids needs or those of their families and their world.
My 20c worth
PeterSW

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Comment on Moodle tutorials (2 Minute Moodles) by 2 Moodle doodles, 2 minute Moodles and Build-a-Bear: new user resources  | Moodle News http://tomazlasic.net/moodle/moodle-tutorials-2-minute-moodles/comment-page-1/#comment-1273 2 Moodle doodles, 2 minute Moodles and Build-a-Bear: new user resources  | Moodle News Fri, 21 May 2010 13:02:00 +0000 http://human.edublogs.org/?page_id=20#comment-1273 [...] Lasic has a great resource in itself called 2Minute Moodles (definitely worth a [...] [...] Lasic has a great resource in itself called 2Minute Moodles (definitely worth a [...]

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Comment on Invited by Priscila Andrade http://tomazlasic.net/2010/05/invited/comment-page-1/#comment-1259 Priscila Andrade Tue, 18 May 2010 11:37:39 +0000 http://tomazlasic.net/?p=604#comment-1259 Hi, Our “The Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 competition” is doing great, with some really cool blogs eager to get number 1 spot! We’re very glad you have accepted this challenge and joined us. This post is just to remind you there is still time to get your blog up in the list. The voting goes until May 24th at midnight CET (GMT +1), so get down to business and keep voting! Wishing you all good luck, Priscila On behalf of bab.la and Lexiophiles team Hi,

Our “The Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 competition” is doing great, with some really cool blogs eager to get number 1 spot! We’re very glad you have accepted this challenge and joined us.

This post is just to remind you there is still time to get your blog up in the list. The voting goes until May 24th at midnight CET (GMT +1), so get down to business and keep voting!

Wishing you all good luck,

Priscila
On behalf of bab.la and Lexiophiles team

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Comment on Invited by Carlos Bravo Reyes http://tomazlasic.net/2010/05/invited/comment-page-1/#comment-1246 Carlos Bravo Reyes Sun, 16 May 2010 00:57:55 +0000 http://tomazlasic.net/?p=604#comment-1246 Thanks for the invitation... Trabajamos con más de 30 mil estudiantes en Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.. en todas las aulas digitales que asesoramos en dos universidades.. Thanks for the invitation… Trabajamos con más de 30 mil estudiantes en Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.. en todas las aulas digitales que asesoramos en dos universidades..

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Comment on Invited by Priscila Andrade http://tomazlasic.net/2010/05/invited/comment-page-1/#comment-1231 Priscila Andrade Fri, 14 May 2010 13:00:41 +0000 http://tomazlasic.net/?p=604#comment-1231 Hi, We have received 495 nominations for The Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 competition. For each of the four categories we have admitted 100 blogs into the voting phase. Your blog is included for voting in the 'Language Technology' category. Congratulations! As stated in our language blog Lexiophiles, 50% of the final score will be based on user votes. You can promote your blog by embedding a voting button in your page. The button code is available in the Lexiophiles blog. It can also be sent via email if you contact me. The voting phase started on May 12th and ends on May 24th. Winners will be announced May 28th. Good luck! Priscila on behalf of the bab.la and Lexiophiles team Hi,
We have received 495 nominations for The Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 competition. For each of the four categories we have admitted 100 blogs into the voting phase. Your blog is included for voting in the ‘Language Technology’ category. Congratulations!
As stated in our language blog Lexiophiles, 50% of the final score will be based on user votes. You can promote your blog by embedding a voting button in your page. The button code is available in the Lexiophiles blog. It can also be sent via email if you contact me.
The voting phase started on May 12th and ends on May 24th. Winners will be announced May 28th.
Good luck!
Priscila
on behalf of the bab.la and Lexiophiles team

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