build the Encyclopedia of Life http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/83
As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of
his constituents, the insects and small creatures, to learn more about
our biosphere. We know so little about nature, he says, that we're still
discovering tiny organisms indispensable to life; yet we're still steadily
Wilson identifies five grave threats to biodiversity (a term he coined),
using the acronym HIPPO, and makes his TED wish: that we will work together
on the Encyclopedia of Life, a web-based compendium of data from scientists
and amateurs on every aspect of the biosphere.
Teachers TV ICT Week www.teachers.tv/ict
Early last month (Jan 08) Teachers TV (in the UK) had an ICT week ...
and they have some BRILLIANT online videos
on many subjects including ICT ... quote:
"We have over 100 programmes that focus on the teaching of ICT
and the whole school issues surrounding new technology and ICT skills.
Follow the links to our video browser, and make sure to check out each
programme's extra resources."
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) www.laptopgiving.org/en/index.php
The mission of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative is to empower the
children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop
to every school-age child. In order to accomplish our goal, we need people
who believe in what we’re doing and want to help make education
for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege.
There are two ways for you to join the growing international community
of people working to bring education and connection to children all over
the world .....
of the Potato www.potato2008.org/
The celebration of the International Year of the Potato (IYP) will raise
awareness of the importance of the potato - and of agriculture in general
- in addressing issues of global concern, including hunger, poverty and
threats to the environment.
Children's Plan www.dfes.gov.uk/publications/childrensplan/
The (England and Wales) Government wants to make the country the best
place in the world for children and young people to grow up. The Children’s
Plan sets out how the Department for Children, Schools and Families is
going to achieve that – by putting the needs of families, children
and young people at the centre of everything we do.
Johnson’s Little List of Library and Technology Laws www.doug-johnson.com/dougwri/rules.html
Johnson’s Observation on Multimedia Content:
You can put all the pretty clothes on your dog you want, but he’s
still a dog.
Johnson’s Observation About the Importance
of Teacher Quality: I’d rather my children had a great teacher
with mediocre technology than a mediocre teacher with great technology.
Free email account with address firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like a free email account with the domain name @internationalteacher.info
If yes then just send me an email
with your first name / last name / and the username
you would like and I shall create it for you. The actual email engine
being used for this is Google's gmail .. so very reliable, confidential
After I've created the account for you then just log in at http://mail.google.com/hosted/internationalteacher.info
to send and read email .... ONLY for teachers in international schools.