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My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/31/2009

Adoption Breeder of Australian Labradoodles, Labradoodle puppies available tags : no_tag Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/25/2009

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network - Model Programs tags : alternative_programs MathPhone / free download Why are we having students pay $$$$ for a graphing calculator when they can download this for their smartphone? tags : math , calculator , 1-1 Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/24/2009

A better question? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog - Annotated tags : blueskunk , skunk , technology , inquiry Little Red Riding Hood, the Animated Infographic Story | FlowingData Tomas Nilsson, a graphic design student from Linköping University, tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood with animated infographics. The video (below) was inspired by Röyksopp's Remind Me and has that ever so familiar European electronica music moving things along. Covering topics from grandma's nutritional value to the aerodynamics of the traveling bus, the video is very tongue in cheek and totally worth the three minutes of your life. tags : flowingdata , datavisualization , visualization Airline Seating Charts, Best Airplane Seats - SeatGuru The ultimate source for airplane seating, in-flight amenities and airline information. * Detailed seat map graphics. * In-depth seat specific comments denoting seats with limited recline, reduced legroom, mis-aligned windows. * Col

My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/20/2009

Footprints in the Digital Age - Annotated Will Richardson In the Web 2.0 world, self-directed learners must be adept at building and sustaining networks. tags : web2.0 , socialnetworking , willrichardson , digitalcitizenship , richardson , digitalfootprint , footprints , pln the online portfolios of who we are, what we do, and by association, what we know—are becoming increasingly woven into the fabric of almost every aspect of our lives They're creating all sorts of content—some, as we all know, doing so very badly—and they're doing all sorts of things with online tools that, for the most part, we're not teaching them anything about. In the process, they're becoming Googleable without us. By and large, they do all this creating, publishing, and learning on their own, outside school, because when they enter the classroom, they typically "turn off the lights" these shifts demand that we move our concept of learning from a "supply-push" model of &quo

My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/17/2009

GPSLogger – Free App Records Your Movements Using GPS (GPX Or KML) | BerryReview.com » March 13th, 2009 by Ronen Halevy Emacf1 released another free/donationware application recently called GPSLogger. It is a simple offline GPS logging application that records your movements using GPS. The nice part is that unlike other applications it stores it on your BlackBerry so it does not have an online component. This appeals to my security conscious side that just wants to track my trip or hike without sharing… GPSLogger is free but the developer is asking for donations if you want to support its development. The app lets you save GPX or KML files that you can open up in Google Earth and other applications and view your log. tags : berryreview , gpslogger , berryreview.com , gps , blackberry Online “Predators” and their Victims: Myths, Realities and Implications for Prevention and Treatment Abstract The publicity about online “predators” who prey on naive children using trickery and violence

My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/16/2009

Evan Williams on listening to Twitter users | Video on TED.com In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves. tags : twitter , ted.com , TED , evanwilliams Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/13/2009

Tom Chapin - Not On The Test Why this song? As a kid who grew up in NYC, I am a great fan of America’s public education. I attended P.S. 41 in Greenwich Village, then P. S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights, then on to Brooklyn Technical High School and S.U.N.Y. Plattsburgh. And now, as a father and a grandfather, I so appreciate the tough job that faces every teacher. I believe they need all the help they can get: anything that excites a student, opens their eyes, and hearts and minds is a positive that makes a child invest in school. Music, art, drama and sports - these are what kept me involved when I was in school. And these very things, that make a teacher’s (and student’s) job easier and more rewarding, are what’s been cut from curriculums across the country. Now we are teaching by rote again - where the test, and only the test, becomes the reason to teach and study. It’s no secret that American industry has outsourced most factory jobs to other countries to take advantage of cheaper la

My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/10/2009

YouTube - Project Spectrum - Google SketchUp and Autism Autistic Children Architect Their Ideas Using Google Sketchup, 3D Design Software tags : youtube , assistivetech , sketch-up Teach Digital: Curriculum by Wes Fryer / podcasting Podcasting Hands-on!! Podcasting can be used in powerful ways to motivate students to develop their traditional as well as digital literacy skills. It can be done safely, is relatively inexpensive and fairly easy to learn with any Internet-connected computer and a basic microphone. This session explores examples of successful classroom podcasts and demonstrates how teachers can start their own classroom podcast. tags : podcasting , podcast , tutorial , podcasts , howto , audio , wiki , tools techchicktips / Podcasting tags : techchicktips , podcasting Social Networking’s New Global Footprint | Nielsen Wire wo-thirds of the world’s Internet population visit social networking or blogging sites, accounting for almost 10% of all internet time, according to

Using Technology that Works Admin Academy - Update

About halfway through. Trying to finish as much as possible tonight. http://notebook.zoho.com/nb/public/hthiele/book/14152000000016069

My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/09/2009

Links to Tens of Thousands of Legal Music Downloads tags : music , mp3 , download , legal , audio , freemusic , creativecommons Skype in Schools / FrontPage Welcome to the Skype Educational Directory! Want to establish global connectivity in education, but don't know where to start? tags : skype , collaboration , education , wiki , web2.0 , directory Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/05/2009

Printable Graphic Organizers for Teachers, Grades K-12 - TeacherVision.com This collection of ready-to-use graphic organizers will help children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. All of our free, printable graphic organizers are designed to facilitate understanding of key concepts by allowing students to drill down to the basic points and ideas. By using graphic organizers across all subject areas, you will be empowering your students to master subject-matter faster and more efficiently. We have graphic organizers for reading, science, writing, math, and for general use. We also have put together slideshows of our favorite graphic organizers in each subject, to save you time. tags : graphicorganizers , graphicorganizer , teachervision.com , Organizers , graphic_organizers , tools , writing , teachervision Graphic Organizers Help your students children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem

Using Technology that Works Admin Academy

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I am working on next week's admin academy that I am teaching. It is on Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works . My plan is to introduce the strategies and then share some tools that might be align with the strategy, are useful, and are mostly free. You can see how I am grouping them in this diagram. I am going to use Zoho Notebook as the presentation platform because I can easily embed the online resources, videos, and images I want to use into the presentation. I have it mapped out, but this piece is under construction. You can see it develop over the next week. Please share any ideas or feedback you might have. Hank

My Bookmarks and Annotations 03/03/2009

onegoodmove: Amazing - Louis CK Be Amazed by technology tags : Technology , fun Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.