Archive for February, 2009

Keep Cell Phones in School

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Episode 24: Educators discuss PA House Bill 363 and how it will try to ban electronic devices (cell phones, etc.) from schools. This will set PA Education back 30+ years if it passes. Listen and learn how to help stop this idiotic idea from becoming a law. Help support cell phones in schools

Show notes:

PA House Bill 363 - an incredibly bad idea

Views From the Lamb’s Herd blog - Jimbo Lamb (PA teacher and CFF Coach)

“Keep Cell Phones in School” promotional items (non-profit)

Tipline blog - Jim Gates (PDE Mentor)

K12 Geek blog - Your’s Truly (Instructional Tech Coordinator, Podcaster, and K12 Geek)

Also: Go here and find your rep and let them know what you think.

Lots of folks are up in arms over this one. This blog post (from Dan Callahan) points to this petition that you can sign if you, too, are against this bill.

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PETE&C Keynote 2009 - Dan Pink

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Episode 23: Dan Pink’s PETE&C 2009 Keynote. Dan talks about education and the economy from an ‘outsider’s point of view.’ It’s time we changed from teaching the ‘routine’ and started emphasizing the ‘multi.’ Also: the 4 gig TMFT thumb drive winner announced!

Shownote Links:

PETE&C 2009 - Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference.

Dan Pink - best selling author

Dan Pink’s Q&A with Educators on Ustream

4-gig thumb drive winner’s school! - Jade Bowman

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