Thursday, August 30, 2007


Wow!  While looking for the NSBA - Creating and Connecting document link I stumbled upon it on Scribd - I did not even know about this site.  What a wonderful resource in terms of hetting documents online and stored for future reference.

Put your documents online.Scribd's mission is to create the world's largest open library of documents.Explore the thousands of docs already uploaded or contribute your own!

Home | Scribd

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Banning Pencils

I found this on Doug Johnson's "The Blue Skunk" blog. - worthwhile reading - see the entire article for more.

I gotta say that this “potential misuse” as a reason for banning technologies drives me nuts. If we applied this rationale for not allowing a technology to an old, familiar technology, we’d certainly have to ban pencils from school because:

  1. A student might poke out the eye of another student.
  2. A student might write a dirty word with one. Or even write a whole harassing note and pass it to another student.
  3. One student might have a mechanical pencil making those with wooden ones feel bad.
  4. The pencil might get stolen or lost.
  5. Kids might be doodling instead of working on their assignments.

Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog - Blue Skunk Blog - Rules for Pod People and a Proposal for Banning Pencils

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Listening to a Wesley Fryer - Speed of Creativity podcast I heard about this today

The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere.It’s something we want to give you, along with some online media hosting, to see how you use it. The project will eventually turn into something else. Tell us what you think so we can figure out what that is.

Jing Project: Visual conversation starts here. Mac or Windows.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Atomic Learning and PBWiki

Atomic Learning is giving some free tutorials on PBWIKI

Wikis are simple Web pages that let you collaborate with others. If you're looking for an easy way to get your syllabus online and a tool to let your students collaborate online, PBwiki is for you.

PBwiki - Wiki Workshop - Atomic Learning, Inc.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Steve Dembo on Social Networking

Steve has been one of my favorite people to learn from and this post says a great deal about what we need to consider in schools regarding this issue.

Social Networking: The Good, the Bad, and the NSBA

Teach42 · Social Networking: The Good, the Bad, and the NSBA

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Friday, August 03, 2007


A website for progamming for kids!


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