All Blog Posts Tagged 'mac' (49)

Stumbled Upon Textorizer

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 — No Comments

Do schools today kill creativity?

This is an excellent presentation by Ken Robinson.





If so, what are the ways you enhance creativity for your children in and out of the classroom?



http://www.ted.com

A must-see for every parent and teacher. Education guru Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and…
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Added by John Costilla on August 14, 2008 at 4:15pm — No Comments

100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers





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

Added by John Costilla on August 14, 2008 at 7:59am — 24 Comments

Big Pond... small fish





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 — No Comments

Blog + iPhone - Mofuse

Preview my mobile blog or create your own. It's quick and easy.

http://jcostilla.mofuse.mobi/iphone



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

Added by John Costilla on August 12, 2008 at 11:20am — 2 Comments

Okay, maybe it is about the Top Tools...



So are you using the tools voted into the Top 100 Tools Spring 2008 list?

Click to view Top Learning Toolset, 2008



I thought this was a pretty interesting list.



Very inclusive list, but some missing: Vimeo,… Continue

Added by John Costilla on August 11, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Not just about the tool...

I started out my career as a middle school classroom teacher teaching computer literacy and language arts. Go figure. At the time I was asked to teach "what" a computer was, not really "how" to teach writing and literature using a computer. Being the rebel, I thought I would kill two birds with one stone by having student learn about main idea and supporting detail through learning how to use a word processor and a floppy disk. I did more… Continue

Added by John Costilla on August 8, 2008 at 8:06am — No Comments

Web 2.0 for Teachers... Who has the time?

Image by Dave F





Today, my focus is on Web 2.0 and the many applications out there. In my last post I posted a blog about the many tools available.

I've got my twitter, a blog, a NING community,…
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Added by John Costilla on August 8, 2008 at 7:39am — No Comments

Welcome to Candyland.



There are so many free tools out there that help businesses, teachers, students and just about anyone embrace new technologies to doing things that were not possible even a few years ago. In my own experience, Web 2.0 tools is like being a kid in a candy store. Every day I find some new tool or widget that allows me to do something complex with a very simple tool.



A great list… Continue

Added by John Costilla on August 8, 2008 at 7:07am — 1 Comment

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