Showing posts from August, 2009

My Bookmarks and Annotations 08/28/2009

100 Useful Online Calculators and Conversion Tools for Science Students « No need to fill your backpack with expensive and unreliable tools. With these best 100 online calculators and conversion resources, you can do many common and uncommon tasks such as mathematics, graphing, finance, health, science, conversions, and even have some fun. tags : Calculators , math , Tools , Science , Online Why corporate IT should unchain our office computers. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine - Annotated The restrictions infantilize workers—they foster resentment, reduce morale, lock people into inefficient routines, and, worst of all, they kill our incentives to work productively. In the information age, most companies' success depends entirely on the creativity and drive of their workers. IT restrictions are corrosive to that creativity—they keep everyone under the thumb of people who have no idea which tools we need to do our jobs but who are charged with deciding anyway. tags : policy Post

Tony Wagner Q&A - You Are Invited

Tony Wagner ( ) will be giving the opening day keynote for our district tomorrow. Following the keynote he will be participating in a Q&A session with our administrative team. He has graciously agreed to allow us to UStream the Q&A session and you are invited. Tomorrow 8/20 from 10:30am to noon CST you can find us here: He will be taking questions from the live audience, our internal backchannel, and the UStream chat. I hope to see you there!

My Bookmarks and Annotations 08/18/2009

socialmediaguidelines / FrontPage Social Media Guidelines for Schools This is a collaborative project to generate Social Media Guidelines for school districts. The goal of this guideline is to provide instructional employees, staff, students, administrators, parents and the school district community direction when using social media applications both inside and outside the classroom. tags : guidelines , socialnetworking , web2.0 , wiki , aup , socialmediaguidelines , social media , social Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 08/13/2009

Extract colors from photos and make color schemes | ColorSuckr Create color schemes based on photos for use in your artwork & designs tags : color , colorsuckr , photos , colour , Design , tools Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 08/12/2009

Rick Reilly: Gainesville State high school football gets the best gift of all: hope - ESPN The Magazine They played the oddest game in high school football history last month down in Grapevine, Texas. It was Grapevine Faith vs. Gainesville State School and everything about it was upside down. For instance, when Gainesville came out to take the field, the Faith fans made a 40-yard spirit line for them to run through. Did you hear that? The other team's fans? tags : stories , sports , motivation , expectation DVD Flick About DVD Flick DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation. Features Windows Forest Awards 2007 Copper prize (4th place) * Burn near any video file to DVD * Support for over 45

My Bookmarks and Annotations 08/11/2009

Ideas for Embedding Google Spreadsheets in Your Blog or Website There are many ways to add free gadgets and widgets to your blog or website, but perhaps a lesser known technique is to embed a Google Spreadsheet. You can always include a simple link to your published Google Spreadsheet, but what I'm talking about is displaying the actual spreadsheet or a portion of the spreadsheet on your site like the example below which shows a school event calendar for a fictional elementary school. tags : spreadsheets , google , spreadsheet , embedding , googledocs , googlecalendar Calendar Gadgets for Your Blog We've recently discovered the beauty of Embedding Google Spreadsheets in Blogs, and calendars and schedules make for excellent examples. If you don't feel like creating your own spreadsheet, you are welcome to embed any of our preformatted calendars listed on this page. All of the calendars listed on this page are perpetual or automatically updated, meaning that they will update

My Bookmarks and Annotations 08/06/2009

Gateway Official Site: Shop - Netbooks - LT3103u Mini-Laptop Product Details Considering this for my daughter tags : netbooks Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 08/05/2009

Check Username Availability at Multiple Social Networking Sites Check to see if your desired username or vanity url is still available at dozens of popular Social Networking and Social Bookmarking websites. Promote your brand consistently by registering a username that is still available on the majority of the most popular sites. Find the best username with namechk tags : username , Social Network , tools , web2.0 , socialnetworking , Social , namechk , check Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 08/04/2009

YouTube - Famous Failures Inspiring video on persevering no matter how many times you have failed in life. Video by http://www.asabbathblog.blo... tags : failures World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale on Vimeo Shows the power of the commonality of music. tags : pentatonic , vimeo , mcferrin , music , scale Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

Google Apps for Education Case Study

We have been using Google Apps for Education in Maine 207 for a couple of years now. As of the 2008-09 school year all of our students have Google Apps accounts including Gmail, Docs, and Calendar. We have been working closely with Google to make suggestions for changes and to be aware of their roadmap into the future. They have been great to work with, and we recently participated in a case study for them. You can read it here