Archive | Web 2.0

YouTube Youth Busts Political Ad

[youtube:] Last week I wrote a little about how social media has been changing the political process this year.  In California we always have a collection fo statewide propositions to vote upon each election cycle.  This November, one of these measures is Prop 10, an alternative energy bond measure supported by T. Boone Pickens.  Since […]

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In a great example of the flattening 21st century world I stumbled across a fantastic graphing resource produced by the U.S Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics on Tom Barret’s (a British teacher) blog.  Create-a-Graph is a simple to use web-based graphing program.  Users can choose from bar, area, line, pie, and XY […]

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Wisdom of the Mob – Session 7

The mere title of this session piqued my interest.  I currently have Clay Shirkey’s Here Comes Everybody and James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds on my Amazon to-be-read-soon list, so this session should be a good fit.  Web 2.0 tools including YouTube, Second Life, blogging, podcasting, and social bookmarking are quickly changing the American global […]

Continue Reading in the Classroom – Session 2

[youtube:] I’m sitting in Session 2 at ILC where I am learning about using in the classroom with my students from Lee Kolbert.  To get an idea of what is, take a look at the Common Craft Video above, Social Bookmarking in Plain English.  Its a great overview. I’ve been using to […]

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Twitter & Chino Hills Earthquake

At the moment I am working on presentation for tomorrow and I stumbled across this great graph aptly showing that I was definitely not alone while tweeting about the earthquake and watching the Twitterverse. The LA Times Technology Blog had a great post yesterday, SoCal earthquake has everyone a-Twitter, describing how earthquake reports spread through […]

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Your Daily Lit

I have this set of classic novels sitting on a bookshelf downstairs. My grandmother bought them for me years ago. They are really nice, leather-bound books containing some great pieces of literature including Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, and the The Count of Monte Cristo. Nearly all of these books I have started at […]

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Animoto Education Program

Back in August Ewan McIntosh introduced me to Animoto and just last week he lead me to the new Animoto Education Program. This product is fantastic! Within just a few steps you can take a few still pictures, add some music from their internal collection, and viola you have a snazzy little video. I’ve used […]

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Cell Phones & Qipit

More and more I am becoming intrigued by the idea of using cell phones as learning tool. I know that there are educators who are gasping right now after reading that last sentence. Cell phones in the classroom? How can that be useful? Shouldn’t we ban them? I can understand educators who have these thoughts […]

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