November 2009 Blog Posts (118)

It has begun!!

The live event that follows up Kim's preconference keynote will take place at EdTechTalk with Kim Cofino live discussing the themes of her keynote with those participants in the chatroom. Of course, you may want to be there live, but if life intervenes, there will be a recording for later.

Below is a conference flyer for you to print and disseminate at your school, church, workplace. The conference is totally free. One only needs… Continue

Added by Durff on November 30, 2009 at 7:48pm — No Comments

10 Ed Tech Apps That I’m Thankful For

Sharing my gratitude for some great online software applications.

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving Holiday, I’m taking a break from my series on Interactive Whiteboards, to post this list of internet and instructional technology products that I am grateful for. Some of these tools are purely education focused, and some are much more general. They have… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on November 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Google Voice

I also have a couple Google Voice invites if you're interested in that. Again, please send me your gmail address.

Added by Jesse Gauthier on November 30, 2009 at 11:09am — No Comments

Google Wave Invitations

I just received a bunch of Google Wave Invitations. Send me your gmail address if you'd like to check out the beta.

Added by Jesse Gauthier on November 30, 2009 at 11:08am — 1 Comment


Is there a website/program out there that I could upload an assignment to and it would translate it to a lower reading level?

Added by Laura on November 30, 2009 at 9:04am — 2 Comments

Edublog Awards

My Nominations for The 2009 Edublog Awards are:

Best individual blog: Kim Cofino

Best class blog: Rumford Writers

Best individual tweeter: Tom Whitby

Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion:… Continue

Added by Steven Katz on November 30, 2009 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

The Stuff We Hear From Our Students

Part of what makes teaching so awesome is the stuff you hear from the mouths of your students. I only wish I wrote down more of what came at me from my kids because it seems like at least once a week, I hear something that is just so brilliant, so insightful, such a twist on the English language that I never expected, well... it just never fails to tickle me.

Here's one that just got passed along to me. (Always good to mix in some giggles about our profession,… Continue

Added by Alan Sitomer on November 30, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Nov 30: St. Andrew's Day (Scotland)

St. Andrew's Day is Scotland's National Day, designated as a bank holiday in 2006.

Added by Eric Snyder on November 30, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Tux Paint Tutorial- Software Libre para niños.


Los mejores títulos de Software para niños.

Descarga en forma gratuita.…


Added by Susana Marcos on November 28, 2009 at 4:46pm — No Comments

I immediately like this Buccaneer Scholar guy!

Though I have not yet read this book, I immediately like this guy. Apparently he is an icon in the field of software testing, a guy who dropped out of school but was viscously determined to become "self-educated"... and his exploits are, from what the web says, "legendary".

Here's what Publisher's Weekly has to say: "An informative and entertaining… Continue

Added by Alan Sitomer on November 28, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fantástico ! Progresión de la tecnología de la información.

Added by Susana Marcos on November 27, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Kerja Keras Adalah Energi Kita Motto Of Indonesia

hallo every member, the name of my hard work I wanted to learn a lot to give a gift to my country is Indonesia, because my country has a high cause of the kerja keras adalah energi kita, promote to the world that is one of my obligations as well as my country is a very beautiful country. sorry if my english not good, thank you for your attention all

Added by Kerja Keras adalah energi kita on November 27, 2009 at 9:27am — No Comments

Nov 27: Buy Nothing Day (USA/Canada)

Check out my Black Friday / Buy Nothing Day "tweetgrid"



Why do you buy?

Once upon a time, we used to buy what we needed, period.

Now that we have all we need, we buy for other reasons: to impress each other, to fill a void, to kill… Continue

Added by Eric Snyder on November 27, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

The plan I always craft on the Friday after Thanksgiving

As much as I want to just chill on the Friday after Thanksgiving, I know that it really is in the best interests of my students to dedicate at least 45-90 minutes to school.


Because I need to make sure that the month of December ROCKS!

See, classroom minutes are precious and the fact of the matter is, it's way too easy to allow December to slip away into a "we are almost at the Holiday Break" mode... and class can all-too-easily devolve into a… Continue

Added by Alan Sitomer on November 27, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Technically Speaking

Technological literacy, a broad understanding of the human-designed world and our place in it, is an essential quality for all people who live in the increasingly technology-driven 21st century. This website explains what technological literacy is, why it’s important, and what’s being done to improve it.

Much of the material on the site is adapted from Technically Speaking: Why All Americans Need to Know More About Technology, the report of the Committee on Technological Literacy.… Continue

Added by Kevin Chilton on November 27, 2009 at 5:48am — No Comments

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Added by Line-Online on November 27, 2009 at 1:13am — No Comments

Information Visualization Transformed to Cultural Analytics/Visualization on a high-resolution interactive HIPerSpace wall at UCSD

Posted a really cool video & info: Cultural Analytics of Mark Rothco Paintings on an interactive 287 mega-pixel HIPerSpace Wall at UCSD.

"The explosive growth of cultural content on the web including social media since 2004 and the digitization efforts by museums, libraries, and companies since the 1990s make possible fundamentally new paradigm for… Continue

Added by Lynn Marentette on November 26, 2009 at 8:48am — No Comments

Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”

The report examined the comparative research on online versus traditional classroom teaching from 1996 to 2008. Some of it was in K-12 settings, but most of the comparative studies were done in… Continue

Added by Kevin Chilton on November 26, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Successful 'Bear Exchange' using Web 2.0 technology

During October and November ACG School in Jakarta and our school, Cranbrook Junior School in Sydney exchanged soft toys. ACG sent us down an orangutan and we sent them a koala.

We were able to exchange information, ideas, share photos, post blogs create technology presentations and communicate between the classes.

We started a blog and several webpages using Weebly. This online tool… Continue

Added by Sunny South on November 25, 2009 at 3:59pm — No Comments

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