Wednesday, September 27, 2006


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Moving at the Speed of Creativity » Blog Archive » Great web 2.0 tools for students

From Wesley Fryer..... Moving at the Speed of Creativity » Blog Archive » Great web 2.0 tools for students: "Great web 2.0 tools for students Sindya Bhanoo has posted a nice top 10 list of read/write web tools students can use for educational purposes. Although the post is ostensibly for college students, most of these tools can be used powerfully in the K-12 space as well. Tools on the list I had not heard of before include: * Soundslides - Storytelling management made easy. Allows you to easily merge sound and audio to create and audio slideshow presentations. Requires a small registration fee. * Blue.Us - A great social bookmarking/networking service. With the click of a button, you can “Dot” a Web site / page that you find interesting and instantly share it with all of your friends. Perfect for groups of students who have similar interests - it’s an easy way to share information. * mynoteIT - mynoteIT is a free service built for students to help keep school information organized and have it easily accessible whenever, wherever. We are still living in a day when many, if not most professors in classrooms where students are using laptops are VERY concerned that the students will use them to be off-task, doing things like instant messaging. Marc Prensky stated the digital native response to this sort of worry very succinctly several years ago: “Engage Me or Enrage Me!” (PDF) Rather than banning laptops or tools like Skype, teachers as well as professors (but especially professors) need to get over “The Synchronous Non-interactive Fallacy” and engage students with these digital tools! More educators need to teach digital! :-)"

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities: "The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities There are a lot of great freeware products out there. Many are as good or even better than their commercial alternatives. This list features my personal pick of the 'best of the best.' All the utilities in this list have featured in past issues of my free monthly newsletter 'Support Alert' More freebies are published in each new issue. If you are interested in great utilities and freeware you really should consider subscribing. It's free. Listed below are 46 different freeware categories with my selection of the best products in each category. The list is ordered by program function rather than merit so you'll get the most out of it by browsing down this page at leisure. The pathologically impatient can consult the index below."

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Killing NCLB in 2007

Killing NCLB in 2007 By Jamie McKenzie About Author

Congress must decide in 2007 whether to reauthorize NCLB/Helter-Skelter or let it die and replace it with a new law that makes sense.

The law is so badly flawed, it cannot be fixed. It is a wreck. It is un-American in its basic principles, relying upon fear, intimidation, threats and punishments in ways that would make Stalin happy. NCLB is the very kind of big government "state planning" that we were taught would be the downfall of the Soviets.

We need a new law with a focus on capacity building and encouragement rather than testing, fear and punishment...........

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Word Cloud Keyword Density Tool

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Wired 14.09: Spam + Blogs = Trouble

Wired 14.09: Spam + Blogs = Trouble: "I am aware that spending a lot of time Googling yourself is kind of narcissistic, OK? But there are situations, I would argue, when it is efficiently – even forgivably – narcissistic. When I published a book last year, I wanted to know what, if anything, people were saying about it. Ego-surfing was the obvious way to do that. Which is how I stumbled across Some Title."

The (merely) Demanding Question

The (merely) Demanding Question: "

The Question Mark

A great article on questioning. By Jamie McKenzie - take a look.