John Costilla's Blog – March 2009 Archive (5)

Education Stimulus Wordle

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, signed into law on February 17, aims to lend a helping hand to not only employment, health care and taxes, but significantly for the struggling state school systems: It more than doubles the education funding of the previous presidential administration.

Of the…


Added by John Costilla on March 25, 2009 at 4:39am — 1 Comment

Blooms Taxonomy & Web 2.0

In a recent post from Around the by Miguel, he shares this pretty cool pyramid — Bloom's Taxonomy Triangle and DigiGogy.

This concept and alignment really is quite interesting and complex at the same… Continue

Added by John Costilla on March 13, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

7 Guidelines for Educators

Wes Fryer shares his flickr set @ CoSN 09.

This was one image I found noteworthy.

My favorite is... ' reinvent yourself as a teacher, professor or educator."

With all the emerging technologies and Web 2.0 practices, as educators, we can and should embrace the inevitable.…


Added by John Costilla on March 12, 2009 at 6:35am — 1 Comment

Twitter Tip #6

Note to self:

Nothing says stop following like selling your products on Twitter. Stop selling and engage members in real tweets!

6. DON’T just talk about products & services

Again, think of the real world. A person who speaks about one thing, and one thing only, is either incredibly dull or clinically insane. If you are passionate about your business, industry, products then share your passion. I was recently working on…


Added by John Costilla on March 10, 2009 at 7:12am — No Comments

Could it happen in schools?

Wow, today I went to a website, Skittles, of all things. (

Yes, the tasty rainbow candy that we all loved as kids. The ones that are the cause of all your children's dental visits.

Long story short, they did something totally disruptive. The got rid of their static, boring website and embraced the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube… Continue

Added by John Costilla on March 3, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments


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