Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Technology Integration Standards

Many of us know about the ISTE-NETS, the Maine Roadmap, and a myriad of other overviews for technology integration, but have you seen the Florida Center for Instructional Technology's Technology Integration Matrix? I like it because of its simplicity and that it gives real-life examples for each category.

Might a similar site for Maine be a good format for sharing our stories? What do you think?

Florida's Technology Integration Matrix
Technology Standards Resources at LIM Resources Wiki

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

"Prosody is the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech. Prosody may reflect the emotional state of a speaker; whether an utterance is a statement, a question, or a command; whether the speaker is being ironic or sarcastic; emphasis, contrast and focus; and other elements of language which may not be encoded by grammar." ~ Wikipedia

How we express the printed word makes all the difference in making abstractions come to life. That's where the art of prosody comes in. Do we put enough emphasis on prosody in our schools?

Wikipedia: Prosody
Prosody on the Web
Prosody Guide
Listen to Prosody Online