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A not so LIVELY Google.

So is this caused by a down economy with cut backs or is this a result of less than desirable traffic, revenue models and stickiness? Earlier, I made a post about "Free" services moving to different models including the embedding of ads inside the content and deeper into the application vs. traditional banner ads. That did not sit well with some… Continue

Added by John Costilla on November 20, 2008 at 8:22am — No Comments

You got what you got.

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As my good friend Mary M. Bacon use to always say, "You got what you got."



I guess what she was saying is that as a teacher you are to teach those who… Continue

Added by John Costilla on November 18, 2008 at 9:25am — No Comments

A walk with Apple.



I came across the trip down memory lane and was fascinated by how many of these I have actually used over time. Apple has come a long way over the last 32 years. I remember being an avid Apple user in the late 80s early 90s and then just dropping off to the world of Windows. It wasn't so much the machine as it was the amount of software and access the company… Continue

Added by John Costilla on November 18, 2008 at 9:24am — No Comments

Web Retr.0



Look how far we have come, and I'm not just speaking about the technology. The shoes, the hair, the pencil pocket protector. I wonder what their conversation might have been about?



Hey can I borrow your Neal Diamond cassette?

If you send your Fotran assignment to my bulletin board?



Today kids have way more technology and can do so much more with… Continue

Added by John Costilla on November 14, 2008 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Firewall your lunch.

How many times have you gone to the work refrigerator only to find your lunch taken by a co-worker? Don't worry about hiding your lunch bad any longer. You can use the low tech approach to firewalling your food in the teacher's lounge...…



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Added by John Costilla on November 12, 2008 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Web 2.0 may not be FREE, but listen to your community.

"Just discovered five minutes ago that Edublogs.org has all of a sudden decided to force Kontera Content Links upon all its blog users. So here's what my blog looks like now-- and all my students' blogs."…
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Added by John Costilla on November 10, 2008 at 8:25am — 14 Comments

The Power of Community

For many, today is a joyous occasion, one that bring the promise of change and the hope of prosperity. I am thankful that my voice and my vote mattered and that it is still a freedom that I have, regardless of the turnout. I will support my president. Like no time in our history, has the power of the Internet, Web 2.0 and technology in general had an impact on bringing out the power of community. So many came out and so many voiced their support with such tools as… Continue

Added by John Costilla on November 5, 2008 at 8:32am — No Comments

PLN - 86 slides or less

If you want to get up to speed on Web 2.0 professional learning tools and resources in 86 slides or less, preview Cliotech's slideshare presentation. Unbelievable that she was able to capture all of this... reminds me of the song, "We didn't start the fire" by Billy Joel. You can download the presentation at… Continue

Added by John Costilla on November 4, 2008 at 7:37am — No Comments

Favorite and NOT SO Favorite Classrooms

I typically start my morning hour checking email, Google Reader, and Stumble. I came upon this post and thought I would share. As teachers, we sometime wonder about today's students and how they learn or behave differently from when we were kids. It's no questions that today's students are very different and very "… Continue

Added by John Costilla on November 3, 2008 at 7:45am — 3 Comments

The Great Wall - Part 2



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Added by John Costilla on October 29, 2008 at 8:14am — No Comments

The Great Wall - Part 1

When the World Wide Web was created in 1989, its main objective was to enable the free exchange of information via interlinked hypertext documents.



After 20 years, we have created firewalls, filters and blocked information flow for various reasons. In our own education systems, students are limited to certain video sharing sites, social communities, and blogs. Many students have more access… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 29, 2008 at 8:12am — No Comments

Information | Knowledge | Wisdom

The other day, my son had done something we didn't approve of and so we took his cell phone away and access to the computer. He loves technology for what it offers, both good and not so good: YouTube, social networks for kids or not (myspace) and research for school. Over the course of a summer break, he taught himself how to read music, play the guitar and follow along with these videos to learn certain songs - I must… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 27, 2008 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Google Earth for iPhone :-)

Google Earth for the iPhone Has a Beautiful Interface

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Added by John Costilla on October 27, 2008 at 11:13am — No Comments

K12Online Today's Events - Oct. 22, 2008

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Presentation Title:Never Too Young

Description: Teachers of our youngest students are often left behind when trying to implement new… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 22, 2008 at 9:59am — No Comments

K12Online Today's Events - Oct. 21, 2008

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Presentation Title:The Google Gamut: Everything you need to get started,” Kern Kelley

Description: The number of technology resources available… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 21, 2008 at 7:03am — No Comments

Real or Not: Video streaming on iPhone?

This just posted yesterday on"Old School Blogging."

Qik App for the iPhone

What is QIK? — Qik is a little piece of software that lets you stream video live from your cell phone to the web, where your audience can chat back in real time…
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Added by John Costilla on October 21, 2008 at 7:02am — No Comments

K12Online Today's Events - Oct. 20, 2008

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Presentation TitleHow Can I Become Part of this ReadWriteWeb… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 21, 2008 at 7:02am — No Comments

Inspire. Do.

I found this Inspirational Image to be both interesting and "spot on." Darren Draper share a few others, but this one really resonates with me and a post I shared a while back — Stop Lurking and Do something! Blogging for me, is something that I decided to do a while back as a result of this — knowing is one thing, doing is something else. I think our… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 16, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Web 2.0 Halloween

Last night America, went out for weekly Tuesday meeting and so I had the kids at home to myself. After giving the critters their baths and getting them into their pjs, we got into the Halloween spirit. With that, we pulled out all the gear from the attic and decided to create a haunted hallway. The kids love making tents with blankets and such so we… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 15, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Video to go



Brightcove.tv has released Platform 3, the latest of their online video distribution service. Read the complete review by Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins from Mashable. Improved publishing system and media management tools… Continue

Added by John Costilla on October 14, 2008 at 8:12am — No Comments

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