Sunday, February 26, 2006

WEMA and Brainstorm

The WEMA and Brainstorm Wiki is coming along pretty well - and should be very useful at the conference next week.

Friday, February 24, 2006

2 Cents Worth » Happy Birthday Jude

2 Cents Worth - Happy Birthday Jude Mr friend Jeff sent me this link from David Warlick with the following quote: "We desperately need...… we may not survive without...… a generation of young people who are imaginative, inventive, fearless learners, and compassionate leaders. Yet, what can we say, as educators, about the students we are producing. We can prove that they can read, do basic math on paper, and they are able to sit for hours filling in bubble sheets. No generation in history has ever been so thoroughly prepared for the industrial age. How have we allowed ourselves to be led by such a miserable lack of imagination?"
Worth pondering don't you think?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder As I start to explore doing podcasts for myself and the University - I need to explore ways to make this occur. Here is some software that has been promoted (free) on many of the podcasts that I have been listening to. Its the tools! Certainly, with Apples new version of iLife you have these features built in - but it is not always possible to upgrade, and iLife only runs on a Macintosh.

Summer Schedules - Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University Summer Schedules are now available - including the Digital Media class I will be teaching which focusses on many of the items I follow in this blog

Friday, February 10, 2006

Welcome - Ubuntu Linux

Welcome - Ubuntu Linux: "Linux" "Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others". Ubuntu also means "I am what I am because of who we all are". The Ubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world. As I look to learn another OS - this may be the one I start with. I especially like the fact that it will work off of a bootable CD - letting me try without reformatting my PC or Mac. I heard about this from TheTechTeachers podcast. Flickr Toys Flickr Toys A great site to help you play with flickr photos - simple yet effective ways to enhance them. I wonder what creativity could be unleashed in a classroom by students.


digg What is digg? Digg is a technology news website that combines social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, and non-hierarchical editorial control. With digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do.

School CIO

School CIO: "News from TechWeb: Business Technology Network" A good paper journal now available inline - resources for school technology coordinators and administrators interested in knowing more about technology in education.