All Blog Posts Tagged 'web' (144)


Are you NOT familiar with Evernote? If not, please create an account for yourself and then help every student you have create their own! It is what I consider "bookmarking on steroids!"

The most important aspect of this web app is collecting everything you come across and having access to it later from any internet device (computer… Continue

Added by Jay Noggle on February 19, 2010 at 11:19am — 2 Comments

The Return of The One Comment Project

In July of 2009, I launched The One Comment A Day Project. My mission was to promote new bloggers and bring comments to existing blogs. Initially, The One Comment A Day Project burst on to the scene with the celerity of a gazelle, however, it soon became another faded project. The members of the ning remained, however, the collaborative dialogue that…


Added by Andrew Marcinek on February 12, 2010 at 6:55am — No Comments

Should Schools Block Social Networking Sites?

Over the past five years, the response of most school administrators to social networking sites– YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, etc.– is simply to restrict access on campus. In a recent piece in Slate, Nicholas Bramble argues it’s time to open access to these sites. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on February 4, 2010 at 10:22am — No Comments

Cool Web 2.0 Tool - Sumo Paint

Image editors are rampant in the Web 2.0 world. While most of them are free, so many seem geared to really basic editing: crop, resize, and get-rid-of-red-eye. So, it's a thrill to run across a full-featured, robust online program that is simple enough for young students and sophisticated enough for graphics geeks. My benchmark for a superior graphics program is whether it supports layers. Layers are the key to subtle and complex graphic design imagery.… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on January 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Create a Great Virtual Field Trip!

After a very long absence, during which I moved on to a new and challenging position in education; I'm back with a new blog site - the Impetuous Geek on Edublogs! - Alix Peshette

Over winter break, I've been researching virtual field trips in preparation for teaching an online course on the topic. Searching for examples of virtual field trips is a trip in itself through the evolution of this genre of… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on December 30, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Etherpad does not take you to the Heavens, but it comes very close to it

I had been using Etherpad ––for a while, but had never experimented its potential as a collaborative tool in the classroom.

Etherpad is one of the best online-based word processors out there not only because it is free (and now open source since Google acquired it) but also because it enables users to create a public pad without having to sign up for an account. Etherpad has many other wonderful features such as easy… Continue

Added by Imwinkelried on December 9, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Asian countries, leaders of technology-US, zero

I have never typed a blog before, but I have something that has been on my mind. I think those around me are tired of listening to me about this so here I am.

I have been taking a technology class for the past 4 months. I have become overwhelmed with the amount of technology out there that students and teachers don't have access to, whether it be from lack of know-how or from not having access to the technology.

We (the education community) have to change how we teach and what we… Continue

Added by Teresa Bartholomew on December 5, 2009 at 11:41am — 7 Comments

Web Development India

A mission to be a globally preferred provider of web, software and business support solutions inspired our mentors towards the making of Nomi Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Hard toil mixed with intensive research work focusing on effective solutions for your business is the simple philosophy leading to evolution of NOMI. Internet/Client Server applications, Software Solutions, Hardware Maintenance and IT enabled Services (ITES) in a proportionate blend if present in your business's day to day operations,… Continue

Added by Ram Sagar on November 10, 2009 at 5:35am — 1 Comment

Revenge of the Edupunks

In a recent piece on educational technology, Anya Kamenetz discusses a significant trend that is transforming higher education. According to Kamenetz, Web 2.0 technology is transforming higher education from a centralized and highly organized top down distributive model to a decentralized student-oriented learning model–one that is highly individualized, fairly inexpensive, and accessible just about everywhere.… Continue

Added by Shawn Roner on October 8, 2009 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

google wave , takes a step!

Google wave takes another step towards public release!

After using my google wave sandbox account for about 1/2 the summer ... I finally got 8 invites to add people I know to google wave; Well I only have 7 left, but I am very excited about the propects. My students were also beta testers so we should be able to get an entire class in.

this technology is awesome. I am excited. My… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on October 1, 2009 at 7:46pm — 5 Comments

blogs, blogs, and more blogs

I've had the students create their blogs on the schools intranet worpressMU installation. So far I've got 25 of 60 blogs set up. Their were/are some minor problems, but I will get them all a blog eventually.

I had student reactions ranging from this is very cool ... all the way to you can't make us do this. It is math class and some of them are excited about reading and blogging and some not so much.

My blog about the book I'm reading:… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on September 26, 2009 at 4:24pm — 2 Comments

Next Generation of Web Search Engines - SpaceTime3D

SpaceTime3D allows you to see your searches. After you type in your search term, you will see pictures of the web pages for your search. You can shuffle through these pages to make finding the information you are looking for easier. The SpaceTime Browser which is a download and SpaceTime3D, which is a web version (no download) of our Visual Search interface available at We're proud to announce that The SpaceTime Browser… Continue

Added by Ajaan Rob Hatfield on July 31, 2009 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Can Wordnik be Used as a Literacy Tool?

The common problem with getting students to turn to dictionaries or similar tools to verify spelling, pronunciation, or simply learn the meaning of a word, is the basic limitations of the experience. When a generation that has grown up participating in and / or leading the creation of narrative online (via their social networks and blogs) is faced with a non-to-low interactive and non-social experience, we can easily predict the outcome: boredom and disinterest, and they will only do it if… Continue

Added by Meg H on June 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mathematics typesetting w/ LaTeX in MediaWiki

Here is a screencast to get you started writing mathematics for the web:

you can try out your skills at and make a legit page or just try some stuff out on the sandbox page.

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on June 17, 2009 at 6:51pm — No Comments

How much has changed?

The village school at that time provided all the instruction we were likely to ask for. It was a small stone barn divided by a wooden partition into two rooms - The Infants and The Big Ones. There was one dame teacher, and perhaps a young girl assistant. Every child in the valley crowding there, remained till he was fourteen years old, then was presented to the working field or factory, with nothing in his head more burdensome than a few mnemonics, a jumbled list of wars, and a dreamy image… Continue

Added by Roger Neilson on June 14, 2009 at 6:33am — No Comments

Where am I in the long line?

Every day the amount of 'things' I discover I could do grows and grows. Just as the store of human knowledge is exploding, so too is anyone's potential to do 'things'.The ability to network that Twitter has brought me in the last few weeks has not helped this dilemma. I could, just about, use all my time watching the hyperverse develop and grow.....

The line I am thinking about is similar to a group going for a walk in the countryside, but… Continue

Added by Roger Neilson on May 26, 2009 at 1:35am — No Comments

My 2 cents on 2.0

Google Biz KitIn Web 1.0, a small number of writers created Web pages for a large number of readers. As a result, people could get information by going directly to the source: for graphic design issues, for Windows issues, and for news. Over time, however, more and more people started writing content in addition to reading it. This had an interesting effect—suddenly… Continue

Added by brandon on April 19, 2009 at 7:55am — No Comments

Replacing the Daily Planner with an iGoogle Page

Every year, students receive a daily planner before the start of school. Depending on the grade level, some teachers will spend a day showing students how to effectively plan their week. For most, this is a practical tool that has worked for many years. However, it is also a tool that many students lose. What if it was…


Added by Andrew Marcinek on April 15, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments

Rethinking Current Events with Newsvine

If there is one thing students and teachers despise it's clutter. One way teachers create clutter is asking students to print out a current event. Students print out weekly current events, read and summarize it, have it graded and then throw it out. I found more current events lying on my floor or in my trash than any other classroom document. Cringing already teachers? Fear… Continue

Added by Andrew Marcinek on April 14, 2009 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

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