Sage Advice Wants You! Coordinators, many of you probably receive Edutopia, the publication of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, either in digital or paper form. Each month, Edutopia publishes a column called Sage Advice: The Wisdom of Crowds, where they source their massive database of educators to surface answers to important questions for the field. This month's question is particularly appropriate for our MOUSE Squad Coordinators, and so, in case you haven't seen the request for responses already, we thought we'd offer it through the WIRE.
"What have your students taught you about technology?"
Having heard so many terrific stories of how MOUSE Squads are educating educators year-round, we thought some of you might be inspired to offer a response for print. Hope to see you in Edutopia!
Here's the post from Edutopia -
In each issue of Edutopia magazine, we ask our readers to share their solutions to some of today's most pressing educational topics.
The question for the next issue is "What have your students taught you about technology?"
Send your 25- to 100-word response to email@example.com. (The deadline is April 14. Please include your name, title, affiliation, and location. Responses may be edited for length and clarity.)
See some of the many replies to previous topics at edutopia.org/sageadvice.
We look forward to hearing from you.
MOUSE Squads, there are Three (count 'em, 3) regular school days between now and the DIY Project Deadline! Every project must be registered to be considered for any awards! All of the links you need are provided below. Don't wait, as Grandma MOUSE used to say... ONLY MICE THAT SHOW UP GET THAT CHEESE!
Projects must be REGISTERED & submitted by March 31, 2009 to be considered for this year's Awards and Prizes. Don't forget, all projects must include a 1-page design description written by the students who built it!
Next week, all Squads registered will be automatically subscribed to a new DIY SQUAD. Here, you'll load your project, your 1 PAGE DESCRIPTION, and see some of the other great DIY work this year.
Looking forward to seeing all of your submissions.
On March 7th MOUSE Squads from New York: Robert F Wagner Jr. Secondary School of Arts and Technology, Access High School, and MS 232 MOUSE Squads joined us at the US First Robotics Competition at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. This competition is hosted once a year over 3 days and is the regional competition where schools from the New York Tri-State area, and international team compete for a chance to go the national championship competition. The students tapped into their enthusiasm for robots and technology and use the opportunity to learn from other students with a similar interest in technology. The MOUSE Squads walked through the show floor interviewing attendee, competitors and a robot during the event.
Watch our MOUSE Squad interview one of the US First Competitors
The Blogger Activity helps our students become active and reflective participants in an event and learn from the participants. The process gives students an opportunity to discover a new passion, or research a path toward persuing an existing passion. Students are given a list of questions to choose from and are encouraged to make up their own.