Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Library of Congress Primary Source Materials now keyed to CT Standards

The Library of Congress new site, Primary Source Learning, is definitely worth a visit. Now you can easily search for lessons that use primary source materials that are coordinated with CT standards. You can even field-test the site's learning experiences in your classroom, develop your own lessons and then share them online.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Open Technology Solutions Fair Update

The Open Technology Solutions Fair at EDUCATION CONNECTION was wonderful and was attended by over fifty people. Most of the presentations are available through the Moodle Site maintained by the Open Technology User Group. The User Group is sponsored by EDUCATION CONNECTION and is open to all. To get logon instructions you can e-mail Sean Kavanaugh at

Open Technology provides an interesting alternative to the proprietary model many of our schools are using. The case studies around the country as well as in Connecticut show that this is a viable alternative that is cost-effective, supported and meets the functionality of schools. In Europe it is apparently the standard for most K-12 schools.