Have you ever wondered what and where the folks at some of your favorite sites such as Twitter, Flickr, Digg or Facebook might look like? You would think that folks from Web 2.0 environments might have a more vibrant, high energy look and feel. I think that the people and the work place tell a lot about your organization. Some places are in high… Continue
Added by John Costilla on August 18, 2008 at 6:57am —
I have been thinking about Classroom 2.0 and what a great learning network it is. I'm going to make a commitment to spend more time here so that I can learn more, make better connections and find opportunities for my students.
Currently reading A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink. It's quite interesting when I look at it through the Model Schools lens and how it fits into what "the experts" say high school instruction should look like.
Basically, the big idea of the book is that because of three factors (abundance, Asia and automation), right-brained individuals with mastery of high-concept, high-touch senses will find themselves in high demand in the… Continue
Added by Brian Carter on August 17, 2008 at 4:00pm —
I'm so excited to be a part of this site. I feel I've begun an amazing journey in the past few weeks exploring Web 2.0 tools, but now it's time to put what I've been looking at into action for the new school year. I teach 5 - 8 graders in a technology class--now titled Digital Media. I have my kiddos for an entire year, and I can't wait to explore with them and learn from Classroom 2.0. I have those beginning of the school year butterflies, but this year it definitely is because I'm so pumped.… Continue
Blog Action Day is back for 2008, and you can participate. This would be an excellent project based learning activity for any level of student or classroom bloggers.
It is easy to sign up, and you will get a widget to encourage your friends and readers to participate. The name of your blog, podcast or other online mode will be listed among the various participants.
One of my new favorite "toys" is Stumble Upon. I added it a while back, but never really gave it much attention. Now I find it very addictive and interesting all the same. It's a great place to generate ideas and gather new one. The concept is simple actually. Once you register, it asks for you to select categories of interest. Then it adds a navigation bar to your… Continue
Added by John Costilla on August 15, 2008 at 8:37am —
Although YouTube has been blocked from many/most schools, for obvious reasons and not so obvious ones. YouTube does provide great resources and content for teachers and students. View the list of the Top 100 Videos for Teachers. This list is provided by… Continue
The start of a school year is a new beginning, more than January 1 in my mind as I try to create atmosphere in the classroom and eagerly greet my new students as long lost family members. This year, I've decorated with inspiration from the Olympics. Paper lanterns and colorful kites. The colors are bold which help set the tone for the year of learning . . . bold learning opportunities.
Added by Teresa Morgan on August 13, 2008 at 3:30pm —
With so many Web 2.0 resources, tools and blogs sprouting up, how do you get noticed and more importantly, what can you do to bring traffic to your content? It seems that outside of your traditional name droppers - Google, Twitter, Flickr,… Continue
Added by John Costilla on August 13, 2008 at 8:00am —
6 Basic Tips in Writing a Resume Writing a resume is like writing an academic paper – demands keen eyes to details. It is because having a solid and effective resume can undoubtedly improve one’s chances of landing a good job.
However, writing a resume has basic elements to follow. In order to create a top-notch resume, here are the six vital factors to keep in mind:
If you love your iPhone like I do and you are a blogger, than for no other reason than the "cool factor" you have to try mofuse.com. A great way to mobilize your blog and give it the Web app icon on your… Continue