On many long road trips, my kids are always asking me, "Are we there yet?" And so it seems fitting that this is something our kids are asking us as educators, "Are we there yet?" There are so many tools and resources available for students, teachers, parents and communities to connect far beyond their classroom walls, yet I wonder, when we will we get there. As I read all the blog posts through my Google Reader
or find great videos like the one below,… Continue
Added by John Costilla on September 24, 2008 at 7:07am —
This is a post that a good friend shared and thought I would pass along.
Twitterkeys—enhance your Twitter conversations:
Written on September 16, 2008 – 10:27 pm
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Continue
Added by John Costilla on September 23, 2008 at 6:30am —
Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com
) It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure.
Added by John Costilla on September 20, 2008 at 7:26am —
I really love this image that I saw from a presentation @ Web 2.0 Expo NY
by Jason Fried (37signals), High Order Bit. You can view his presentation here
I believe this is the Homer's car that he designed when he wanted everything in… Continue
Added by John Costilla on September 20, 2008 at 7:25am —
Breaking news from the Web 2.0 Expo: What’s new? Nothing really! Social media continues to mature, and that means the market for social… Continue
Added by John Costilla on September 20, 2008 at 7:24am —
How much is too social?
I often wonder how all these folks online are able to manage their time blogging, Twittering, Digging, Facebooking, Flickring and YouTubing and still manage their work and family responsibilities? Irregardless to ones profession, social media is a big part of where online learners, consumers, educators, businesses, teens, musicians,… Continue
Added by John Costilla on September 12, 2008 at 7:51am —
The last 5,000 days have brought together through computers, cell phones, servers, linking of pages, satellite images and Web 2.0
So what does the next 5,000 days bring us?
shares the coming of the… Continue
Added by John Costilla on September 11, 2008 at 7:37am —
We’ve known it for quite some time now: Facebook’s new design will soon be Facebook’s only design
, although many users aren’t… Continue
Added by John Costilla on September 10, 2008 at 7:02am —
Check out the world's best slideshare
presentation from the 2008 World's Best Presentation Contest. Great message and imagery. See top winners in each category
Added by John Costilla on September 9, 2008 at 7:11am —
It seems that in today's Web 2.0 society, we are open and willing to share just about anything. Sometimes, we even share the most meaningless information via our status updates, especially in the world of Twitter
and of course in this blog here as well.
So here are a few posts… Continue
Added by John Costilla on September 8, 2008 at 8:08am —
According to comScore, a Web data tracker, Americans spent 302 billion minutes online last month. That's 6,760 lifetimes at 85 years apiece.
So where do we spend all this time?
Checking e-mail is the most popular online activity for the 221 million North American adults online, according… Continue
Added by John Costilla on September 3, 2008 at 9:56am —
No this is not the "Charlie bit me" video. This is Mike Wesch's presentation
to the Library of Congress entitled "An anthropological introduction to YouTube." Mike is the creator of the now famous video - Web 2.0 Explained
. This presentation really speaks to how widespread YouTube is and the notion of video blogs (… Continue
Added by John Costilla on September 2, 2008 at 8:15am —
What a breath of fresh air and a burst of energy. Do You Believe?
In an era of NCLB, Assessment, and Accountability, there is a voice we should all be listening to. His name — Dalton Sherman and the many others across the great… Continue
Added by John Costilla on August 29, 2008 at 11:30am —
Over the past few weeks, I have been blogging about Web 2.0 tools and lists of great resources for school, work, life, productivity and more. Exploring, reading blogs and learning about these wonderful tools can take a lot of time and I'm sure I'm not the only one who juggles between work, family, and just getting on the computer to Stumble Upon or learn new techonlogies.… Continue
Added by John Costilla on August 28, 2008 at 6:21am —
always seems to have a few great finds. This is the mother load of Web resources so surely there is something here for you. Check it out.
Everything from tools for blogging, podcasting, communications, photo & video editing, web… Continue
Added by John Costilla on August 27, 2008 at 8:08am —
I don't remember much of my first day of high school. I guess I probably remember being nervous, somewhat fearful of the juniors and seniors, but most of all a bit awkward about being in a new environment and about four foot tall. Well today I watched my oldest boy, AC, head out into the whole new world of high school and it really brought a lot of tears to see him go off. As he walked off down the street to catch his very first "yellow dog" I was comforted to know that there was a nice blue… Continue
Added by John Costilla on August 26, 2008 at 7:30am —
Tools of the Trade.
Oh the joy of the first week of school. Nothing like going with mom to the store and buying your new clothes, school supplies and Snoopy lunch box. Today, students are probably no different. I can see it now... go with mom and dad to get a new laptop, iPod, digital camera and upgrade to unlimited text messaging on the cell phone along with the… Continue
Added by John Costilla on August 25, 2008 at 8:26am —
I bumped upon this great post by Mathew Inman
who shares the State of the Web 2008
through a set of his own illustrations. I just thought it was a great recap of some very interesting and real experiences that transpired this summer. Click image
to see the full summer recap.…
Added by John Costilla on August 21, 2008 at 3:14am —
I'm looking forward to diving into this world called Second Life
. Quite honestly, I really don't get it and don't understand why their avatars are so "off-the-wall." I assume there are good and no so good "islands" in the 3D environment, but I've just struggled to find out what the point is. So in any case, I am going to dive in 3D glasses and all and join in to participate in this Pre-conference for Learning… Continue
Added by John Costilla on August 20, 2008 at 3:13pm —
I think they got it right...who would have known that my toaster would have more computing power than this thing.
can do more in it's small shell that the beast above. With over 700 widgets across 30 different categories such as weather, social networks, photos, sports, news, entertainment,… Continue
Added by John Costilla on August 19, 2008 at 1:59pm —