From the monthly archives:

February 2011

Digital Wish – Win 10 Flip Video Cameras

I just got word of a contest ~ Digital Wish will be giving away 4 classroom sets of 10 Flip video cameras. See press release below – Good Luck! PRESS RELEASE http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/news?ntype=4 Enter the Video Innovation Lesson Plan Contest – Four Classrooms Will Win 10 Flip Video Cameras for Innovative Lesson Ideas Manchester Center, VT- […]

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CoSN Guide to Update your AUP

If you are thinking about updating and revising your school or district Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), be sure to use consult the CoSN web site as part of the process. CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, is a professional association for school district technology leaders. “CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community and advocacy […]

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Changes to Google Search Algorithm

Yesterday, in an official Google blog post, I read that Google significantly changed their search algorithm. “In the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking.” The post explains that their goal is to bubble “better content” to the top of the search, relegating less valuable pages to the […]

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What is the Semantic Web?

What is the Semantic Web, and why do we care? Wikipedia (a site where I like to start research) says: Semantic Web is a group of methods and technologies to allow machines to understand the meaning – or “semantics” – of information on the World Wide Web.The term was coined by World Wide Web Consortium […]

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What is the Internet anyway?

From the Today Show, 1994. Bryant Gumble and Katie Couric can’t figure out what to call @ in an email address. The really interesting thing is how much has changed in a brief 17 years.

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Inspiring Educational Quotes

Here is a nice slideshow of educational quotes – maybe some you can use in your next presentation. Posted at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/858082@N25/pool/show/

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Google Fast and Apple Simple

At the recent annual ACT Meeting Larry Berger, chief executive officer and co-founder of Wireless Generation, presented on “Google Fast and Apple Simple: The Critical Interdependency between Technology and Information Solutions.” In his presentation, he explained that for educators to use data to make decisions about teaching, differentiation, and student-learning, the systems have to be […]

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Digital Textbooks

I think that when we think about traditional text books versus digital, we should not be simply thinking about the exact same thing just transferred from paper. Look at this video and see what an innovative textbook looks like. Digital Textbook

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Toolishness?

Today’s Tech & Learning Newsletter, Digital Learning Environments, has a link to an article by Laura Turner, entitled: 20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have. (Link to subscribe to the newsletter.) Really, the list reads more like a list of tools, rather than skills. I enjoyed Laura’s list of tools, but I fear that […]

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