Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Did You Know 2.0

The "Shift Happens" video was updated - quite impressive.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Infinite thinking Machine

I saw this post and video - amazing...

Infinite Thinking Machine
It’s almost that time of year again for many teachers – the time when eager little smiles will walk into your classroom outfitted with clothes and supplies from their back to school shopping trip. For some teachers with a different school year than mine, your back to school experience might not be this month, but hopefully it is filled with the same feeling of rejuvenated hopes and dreams. Many teachers I know actually build in a Hopes and Dreams student activity as part of their beginning of the year routines. I hope you do! Perhaps this student's hopes for her new classroom can inspire you to integrate some 21st century tools in your classroom.


Wes Fryer tweeted about this so I gave it a look - who knows, I may actually learn how to type :) TypeRacer

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tech Shopping Cart

I listened to this as a podcast (and podcast notes are here) and think it is worth sharing. Wes Fryer, Karen Montgomery and Tony Vincent discuss screencasting for learning - this will need to be integrated into CED 534. I especially appreciate that he used Ustream - I will have to look into this resource. Live video by Ustream

Friday, August 08, 2008

Using CMS and Online Library Databases via an iPhone

Logistical Presence in Online Classroons: Effective Strategies for Successful Learning

Simone C.O. Conceicao Carrie Ann Desnoyers

Keynote Friday

Achieving Success - Listen, Look and lead Marilyn Moats Kennedy

Teaching them to think

Best Practices for developing Critical Thinking Skills in Online Courses Paula Jones MarAnn Kolloff Fred Kolloff Eastern Kentucky University

Alternate Search

I made it in (late by 15 min) to the first session - so will not blog live.... It is on alternate search engines (which we use in our intro courses) Roy Schroeder is doing the presentation and is using his blog - Beyond Google and Yahoo as a stepping stone.
  • TouchGraph - a Java based way to view results
  • WayBack Machine - the internet archive a good place to try a broken URL.
  • Exalead - displays thumbnails of the pages
  • Grokker - Lets you have a map and list view - as well as email the list to someone once created. As export the outline.
  • Search the Tail - searches meaning
  • RSS Micro - search RSS feeds
  • And drat we ran out of time - see his blog

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008