Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Call me RSSable

I have been using Real Simple Syndication (RSS) for a few years now. How has RSS changed my practice? Why do I keep using it?

In a nutshell RSS has become a window into my Personal Learning Network (PLN). Here is where I go to read the news from the sources I like to follow, read blogs that I like to follow, etc. It's changed my daily practice because RSS provides me with a one-stop shop for the type of information that I like to consume and contribute to. That's why I keep using it. I can't think of any downside to it.

I use RSS every day. How about you? Is RSS an integral part of your PLN?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Check out our students blogs!

I'm happy to write that we have students blogging in all 3 divisions (lower, middle, and upper) of our school.

LS: These blogs are still somewhat locked down. If you would like to collaborate with our LS students please contact me!

MS: The 7th grade science classes have just hatched ducklings! They incubated the ducks in the classroom for 4 weeks, studied embryonic development, watched them hatch, and are now taking care of them. Check out their blog for pictures, videos, and updates over the next couple of weeks:
Check out and please comment on the photo/video blog of ducklings being hatched and raised.

US: Students in an Intro to Computer Science are programming in Python. Links to their blogs follow:

This is Harlan's (the teacher) ipad and python programming blog:

This is Ankush's blog on programming "laser blast" in python

This is Matt's blog - he is a second year student (currently in AP, too) who is writing "Demon Attack" in Python:

This is Luke's Blog. He is writing Mario Bros. in Python:

This is Patrick's. He is writing some sort of pokemon game in python. Right now, he has his character walking around on a map.

This is Charles' blog. He is a freshman, and he's picked an ambitious program - super mario bros.

And this is Graham's blog. He is a former AP student and a senior. He is writing Bomberman:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 1 of NAIS

One of the best experiences at NAIS is meeting new people. Yesterday, having just arrived, I met a board member from a school in Nigeria. We ended up speaking about possible collaborations between our students and exchanged contact information. Stay Tuned.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

NAIS 2010

I'm live tweeting the sessions I'm attending at the conference. My twitter name is larry.kahn. Follow me or read my tweets.