Friday, May 26, 2006
Pageflakes - The whole Web at your Fingertips! Option number three for putting it all together. PageFlakes will allow you to create one page to put photos, RSS feed, Del.icio.us and more together in one format.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Weblogg-ed » Blog Banning Update: "Blog Banning Update Good thoughts on this issue....
Tom’s been cranking at the Gray List of sites that he wants to test over at the Blog Banning wiki, and, in fact, he’s ready to give it a shot. It will be interesting to see what happens, and if you can take part, I’d really urge you to participate. The whole blocking issue really hit home this morning. I was chatting with a superintendent and a principal about some upcoming, summer bloggy training we have scheduled and I asked about the level of blockage at their district. Blogger? Blocked. Edublogs.org? Blocked. PBWiki? Blocked. Wikipedia? Hahahahahaha. Teacher and student Internet access at home in this district is nearly 100 percent. Does it really make sense to block literally hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of potentially worthwhile, safe, educational sites with the flip of a switch when those same sites are being accessed from home? There’s more of a post brewing in all of this. For now, let’s see what Tom comes up with."
Protopage v2 released - free AJAX start pages now with RSS news feeds, sticky notes and bookmarks What an interesting concept - I'm not certain what I can do with a startup web page like this - or how I can use it educationally - another thing to find more time to experiment with and discuss with peers.
Teach42 - Education and Technology, by Steve Dembo File this one under 'Yet another application that can be replaced by a website'. AjaxSketch is exactly what it sounds like, an Ajax website that serves as a sketching program. It’s clearly superior to MIcrosoft Paint, and clearly inferior to Adobe Illustrator. However, it IS free and is web based so your students can have access to it from any computer and any OS at any time (it does require Firefox though strangely enough). I’m not much of an artist, but it seemed to work pretty smooth. The menus are well laid out and for the most part the tools are arranged according to industry standard. If it had the Bomb and some stamps, I’d even suggest it could serve as a poor man’s Kid Pix! One more site to add to your toolbox of online apps."
The Shifted Librarian: 60 Sites in 110 Minutes: What an inersting concept - introduce people to a site a minute - perhaps around a theme. Worth looking at as well as looking at the Wiki they made to go with it.