Showing posts from May, 2010

My Bookmarks and Annotations 05/27/2010

Google I love Google's creativity... tags : google , pacman , fun , game , google pacman 10 tips for using Gmail at work - Official Gmail Blog tags : gmail , googleapps Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sir Ken Robinson's 2nd TED Talk

I am sure many of you are familiar with Sir Ken Robinson 's excellent TED talk " Do School's Kill Creativity " from 4 years ago (if not it is worth a watch). He was asked back to TED in February of this year and his talk was posted today. It addresses revolutionizing education through a personalized approach to each child. You can check it out here: " Bring on the Learning Revolution! ". It is definitely worth 15 minutes of your time.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 05/25/2010

Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done hanks to some handy tricks in the Google Labs bag you can easily add an HTML signature complete with images and save it for future use without plug-ins or outside help. Earlier this month Lifehacker reader Smosh showed how to put signatures in Gmail without plug-ins. Expanding on the same trick Smosh shared, Amit at Digital Inspiration put together a guide to combining the "Canned Responses" and "Inserting Images" Google Labs features to make easy and image-rich signatures inside Gmail without any plug-ins or outside editing. Check out the video above to see the process in action or visit Digital Inspiration at the link below to read through the steps. Have a favorite clever use of a Google Labs feature? Let's hear about it in the comments. Create HTML Signatures Right Inside Gmail [Digital Inspiration] tags : lifehacker , google , gmail , signature Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here

My Bookmarks and Annotations 05/21/2010

Leadership and Vision - Powered by Google Docs CoSN's Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO tags : CoSN , CTO , Skills , leadership , vision Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

My Bookmarks and Annotations 05/11/2010

What is GTD®? GTD embodies an easy, step-by-step and highly efficient method for achieving this relaxed, productive state. It includes: Capturing anything and everything that has your attention Defining actionable things discretely into outcomes and concrete next steps Organizing reminders and information in the most streamlined way, in appropriate categories, based on how and when you need to access them Keeping current and "on your game" with appropriately frequent reviews of the six horizons of your commitments (purpose, vision, goals, areas of focus, projects, and actions) tags : gtd , productivity , organization , management Posted from Diigo . The rest of my favorite links are here.

Inb0x Zer0

When I was first teaching I had an administrator tell me that he was able to be productive because he had an "Clean Desk Policy". Nothing was allowed to sit on his desk for more than 24 hours. After 24 hours it was either taken care of, put in a bin to be filed away, or foldered with materials surrounding a larger project. I have tried to follow this practice as well, and my desk usually has nothing on it (except for times of extreme craziness). As Email started to take hold I found that much of what used to come across my desk as paper was now coming across digitally. However, the tools I had in my email system were not as easy to work with. Email conversations were not limited to 1 sheet of paper, they came in as many individual threads that were scattered across my inbox. Foldering was crazy, I had over 300 folders for every type of conversation, because finding old messages was impossible. Then came Gmail. Gmail has two powerful tools that destroy all other email systems:

My Bookmarks and Annotations 05/06/2010

Google Apps Case Study - Maine Township High School District - Google Docs Henry Thiele, Maine Township’s Director of Technology, recalls that “Just a year ago,District 207 was well behind the average school district in the area of instructionaltechnology.” The schools used a slow, text-based email system and a calendaringapplication that lacked much-needed features. “The network infrastructure wassecure, but we didn’t have enough bandwidth – and the spirit of collaboration wastotally absent,” Thiele continues. Teachers, students, parents, and board memberswanted to transform the way that the district used technology and asked for asystem that delivered more capabilities, allowed innovation, and offered a betterway of learning. The challenge was to not only play catch-up, but also to moveforward – and Maine Township did this by turning its attention to Google AppsEducation Edition. tags : google , googleapps , GWE Google Apps K-12 Lesson Plans using Docs, Sites, and Calendar. Easily in

My Bookmarks and Annotations 05/05/2010

WolframTones: About WolframTones About WolframTones When prominent scientist Stephen Wolfram published A New Kind of Science in 2002, it was immediately hailed as a major intellectual landmark. Today the paradigm shift that Wolfram's work initiated is starting revolutions in a remarkable range of areas of science, technology--and the arts. WolframTones is an experiment in applying Wolfram's discoveries to the creation of music. At the core of A New Kind of Science is the idea of exploring a new abstract universe: a "computational universe" of simple programs. In A New Kind of Science, Wolfram shows how remarkably simple programs in his "computational universe" capture the essence of the complexity--and beauty--of many systems in nature. WolframTones works by taking simple programs from Wolfram's computational universe, and using music theory and Mathematica algorithms to render them as music. Each program in effect defines a virtual world, with its own s

My Bookmarks and Annotations 05/02/2010

WorkTime - Software usage monitoring  Automatically monitor software usage by the employees  Get the actual picture of what software is used, when and by who  Control licenses usage and minimize software related expenses (licenses and software audit)  Identify the most used software  Monitor browsers, email and chat software usage  Find out if employees use any prohibited software  Monitor time spent using any software  Monitor software usage on laptops, remote computers, computers in company's network  Monitor software usage under Terminal Server and Citrix Server  Automatically receive scheduled reports   Automatic invisible monitoringSoftware monitoring is performed in the background absolutely invisibly to the employees, automatically recording information about what software is used, when and by who.  What is recordedWorkTime automatically records the actual software usage and the actual time spent on it. "Actual" means that an application is active (selected) and th