Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Another CMS system - just when I am liking Moodle - so much good stuff out there.
Plone is a ready-to-run content management system that is built on the powerful and free Zope application server. Plone is easy to set up, extremely flexible, and provides you with a system for managing web content that is ideal for project groups, communities, web sites, extranets and intranets.

What is Plone? — plone.org

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Google for Educators

This could be a great resource!
Google recognizes the central role that teachers play in breaking down the barriers between people and information, and we support educators who work each day to empower their students and expand the frontiers of human knowledge. This website is one of the ways we're working to bolster that support and explore how Google and educators can work together.

Google For Educators

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

eSN TechWatch (Monthly video)

eSN TechWatch, anchored by Managing Editor Dennis Pierce, brings you the latest news and information for K-20 decision makers -- also featuring reports from Senior Editor Corey Murray and Assistant Editor Laura Ascione.

eSchool News online

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Increase your productivity

Productivity, both at home and at work, is something everyone would like to increase, and Mac users have a plethora of applications that can help you do just that. Below is a list of 10 apps that can help you increase your productivity. From burning disk images, to managing your time, giving your mouse and Apple Remote additional, time saving, functionality, and much, much more.

  10 Apps to Increase Productivity on Your Mac by Apple Gazette

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006


This is EducationBridges.net: Teachers Collaborating with Teachers, a learning landscape. The purpose of this site is to create an environment for educators to collaborate about teaching and learning in the 21st Century. The creators of this site believe that to make the world a better place, educators need to share their best practices/lessons learned that are research as well as experience based practices. This is a place to do that. Why not check out what people are saying right now.

EducationBridges.net: Teachers Collaborating with Teachers

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A Wiki to Share

The Collaborative Guide to Information Technology in K-12 Schools

School Computing Home Page - School Computing

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Kairosnews is an open community of members interested in the intersections of rhetoric and pedagogy with technology. Visitors should register and join in the many discussions by posting comments or creating a blog entry.

Kairosnews | A Weblog for Discussing Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy

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Friday, October 06, 2006

21st Century Information Fluency Project

IMSA's 21 st Century Information Fluency Project (21CIF) provides free resources and training to all educators and learners so that they may locate, evaluate and use digital information resources more effectively, efficiently and ethically. 21CIF addresses the information needs experienced by today's teachers and students through IMSA's "Full Circle Resource Kit", online courses and webinars, face-to-face workshops and interactive tutorials. All curricular resources are informed by the latest research and supplemented with interactive Wizard Tools.

IMSA 21st Century Information Fluency Project - Search Help for Students of All Ages

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EdTechTalk - Poscast you can particpate in

I listened to an EdTechtalk - and found they have a regular schedule with the ability to Sykpe in - I think I'll watch and listen a bit more....
Edtechtalk is a webcasting network of educators dedicated to helping those involved in educational technology explore, discusss, and collaborate in its use. Edtechtalk is part of EducatioBridges, which is a division of Worldbridges

Educational Technology That Talks - EdTechTalk | EdTechTalk Educational Technology That Talks...

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

K12 Online Conference

Driving to work today I heard Wesley Fryer's podcast which today discussed the K12 Online Conference - a free two week long conference on the power of Web 2.0 tools for classroom use.
The “K12 Online Conference” is for teachers, administrators and educators around the world interested in the use of Web 2.0 tools in classrooms and professional practice! This year’s conference is scheduled to be held over two weeks, Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 30- Nov. 3 and will include a preconference keynote. The conference theme is “Unleashing the Potential.”

For more details, please refer to:

Please share this event with other educators you know. Everyone is invited, admission is absolutely free! :-)

k12 Online Conference » About

I plan on attending and urge any of you who can spare th time to as well - it will be both sychronous and asynchrounous. It looks exciting!!! Feel free to downlad and post this flyer about the conference.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Open Source Software in Education

Worthwhile reading! If you do not receive the email alert from innovate - journal of online education I suggest you subscribe!  Every issue has great items.  This months summary is below.
Welcome to the October/November issue of Innovate. Among the range of technological developments that hold significance for educators, one of the most far-reaching in its future implications is the rapid growth of open source software. In this special issue of Innovate, our contributors explore, assess, and illustrate the potential of open source software and related trends to transform educational practice.

Innovate - October/November 2006 Volume 3, Issue 1

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NCLB - Relevance at risk?

The No Child Left Behind Act risks losing relevance if an innovative approach to reauthorization is not pursued, according to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), of which NCLB is the main component, the Partnership has provided federal policymakers with a statement of principles (http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/NCLBMemoandPrinciples0630.pdf) for infusing 21st century metrics into the Act.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills Calls for Innovative NCLB Reauthorization: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

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Internet Safety and MySpace

MySpace.com, the leading social networking and lifestyle portal for connecting with friends and discovering culture, announced today the launch of an Internet safety campaign with the publication and distribution of Parents' and School Administrators' Guides to Internet Safety. The launch, a strategic partnership with Seventeen Magazine, the National School Board Association and the National Association of Independent Schools, supports the third annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, a nationwide effort to educate Internet users about safe online practices."We're committed to doing everything we can to improve internet safety," said Hemanshu Nigam, Chief Security Officer of MySpace. "While technology plays a critical role in tackling the challenges of Internet safety, any measures must be part of a comprehensive solution, and education is an essential component." Nigam continued, "We're pleased to enlist experts such as Seventeen magazine, the National School Board Association and the National Association of Independent Schools to continue a productive dialogue on safe Web practices."

MySpace Launches Internet Safety Campaign with Parents' and School Administrators' Internet Safety Guides

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Vyew.com - Free Web-Based Collaboration - Vyew.com - Free Web-Based Collaboration

Vyew.com - Free Web-Based Collaboration - Vyew.com - Free Web-Based Collaboration: "Vyew is a browser-based conferencing and always-on collaboration platform that provides instant visual communication without the need for client downloads or installations."