Thursday, March 16, 2006
Questia - The Online Library of Books and Journals I am introduced to different technologies in many different ways. Some by friends, some by sales folks, some by reading.... you get the picture. This site was sent to me by Jane Hess - and is the product of the company she represents. Imagine - books available online through subscription. How cool. From their site..... What is Questia? Questia is the world's largest online library of books, with over 65,000 full-text books, 1 million articles, and an entire reference set complete with a dictionary, encyclopedia, and thesaurus. Your subscription to the entire Questia academic library also includes digital productivity tools for highlighting text, taking notes, and generating footnotes and bibliographies in seven different styles.
November Learning | Building Learning Communities 2006 I am asked what conferece I recommend - and while I have been lucky to attend NECC, FETC, NSBA and others, this is one I seem to have learned the most from. To all who wish to have their thinking about teaching and learning stretched. Building Learning Communities is THE conference for meeting leading-edge thinkers, international leaders in education and colleagues from around the world.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Self Discipline Is Better Predictor Of Academic Success Than I.Q. Ian Jukes, who spoke at WEMA had this article on his Blog - worthwhile reading for educators to consider.
I attended a workshop at WEMA on video-conferencing - what a great product this might be. SightSpeed has the ability to work cross platform (Windows and Macintosh currently) and is free - with a subscription cost for additional features. Imagine working with others, sharing and doing conferences with classes, student teachers, museums, etc for a minimal cost (web cam, microphone). Wow!
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
PhoneLabs Well - it works! Amazingly well too. We dropped our land line - and added a 3rd cell phone with the number used by the land line. Then - to make the entire house active again, and to use all the phones in the house (channelled through the cell phone) we purchased the Dock-n-Talk. Plug it in and it works. Wow!
Tapped In Calendar Tapped In - A community of education professionals. If you have not seen or participated with this online staff development resource/community - it is time to take a look. Tapped In is a Web-based learning environment created by SRI International to transform teacher professional development (TPD) for professional development providers and educators. Tapped In enables providers to offer high-quality online professional development experiences and support to more teachers cost-effectively. Through Tapped In, educators can extend their professional growth beyond courses or workshops with the online tools, resources, colleagues, and support they need to implement effective, classroom-centered learning activities.