Monday, June 29, 2009

All in One?

Digsby = IM + Email + Social Networks

This looks like an application I will have to investigate.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mobile Learning - Video Streaming

Mobile Live Video Streaming: Best Tools To Broadcast Yourself From Your Mobile Phone - Robin Good's Latest News
If you are looking for the best tools and services to stream live video from your own mobile cellular telephone, you have landed in the right place. This guide lists for you all of the available mobile live video streaming services available out there, while providing you with key information and comparative data about their key features and strengths.

Easy way to find songs and Music Videos

fizy / videomusic.

How can we harness this is education?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

TwT Day Four

Here it is - the last Day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TwT Day Three

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Schools vs Education

I am told this site has good examples

Saturday, June 13, 2009

An interesting Linux perspective

TannerVision: Why Linux is Ready for the Desktop
I just read the article Why Linux is Ready for the Desktop. Not surprisingly, it is written by a Senior Project Marketing Manager from Novell, a company whose life probably depends on corporations switching from Windows to Linux. And not just any Linux, but Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop.

Social Media Technology and Learning

World Wide Workshop
The World Wide Workshop is a global foundation for developing open-source applications of social media technology and game production, to enhance learning, innovation, entrepreneurship, and an understanding of the world in economically-disadvantaged and technologically-underserved communities.

Friday, June 12, 2009

More video sharing opportunities on the web

Transana - need to analyze some data?

Transana is software for professional researchers who want to analyze digital video or audio data. Transana lets you analyze and manage your data in very sophisticated ways. Transcribe it, identify analytically interesting clips, assign keywords to clips, arrange and rearrange clips, create complex collections of interrelated clips, explore relationships between applied keywords, and share your analysis with colleagues. The result is a new way to focus on your data, and a new way to manage large collections of video and audio files and clips.

Some interesting comics

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Daily Painters

Contemporary original art for sale, Painting a day artists - Daily Painters Gallery

I think many an art student would enjoy this - or if not an art student, someone who appreciates art (like me).

A film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the Internet

Us Now : Home
In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power?

New technologies and a closely related culture of collaboration present radical new models of social organisation. This project brings together leading practitioners and thinkers in this field and asks them to determine the opportunity for government.
This website features all material being created during the making of the film.

Quest to Learn

Future Learning Now

Mission critical at Quest is a translation of the underlying form of games into a powerful pedagogical model for its 6-12th graders. Games work as rule-based learning systems, creating worlds in which players actively participate, use strategic thinking to make choices, solve complex problems, seek content knowledge, receive constant feedback, and consider the point of view of others. As is the case with many of the games played by young people today, Quest is designed to enable students to “take on” the identities and behaviors of explorers, mathematicians, historians, writers, and evolutionary biologists as they work through a dynamic, challenge-based curriculum with content-rich questing to learn at its core. It’s important to note that Quest is not a school whose curriculum is made up of the play of commercial videogames, but rather a school that uses the underlying design principles of games to create highly immersive, game-like learning experiences. Games and other forms of digital media serve another useful purpose at Quest: they serve to model the complexity and promise of “systems.” Understanding and accounting for this complexity is a fundamental literacy of the 21st century.

Learning using Sims

The Sims 2 Challenges Podcast: Episode 46 Nickel and Dimed Challenge
Episode 46 Nickel and Dimed Challenge
This challenge was inspired by, and is named for, the book “Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich (which has nothing whatsoever to do with Sims, but is nevertheless highly recommended). The idea is to mimic as closely as possible the life of an unskilled single mother trying to make ends meet for herself and her kids. I know there are some challenges that include similar ideas (Single Parent, Poverty, etc.), but I haven’t seen anything like this.

Twitter and Firefox

DrGailz Blog: Top Five Twitter Extensions for Firefox
Top Five Twitter Extensions for Firefox
Firefox is a powerful browser with excellent features such as better searching, better bookmarking, smart address bar, master passwords, and excellent add-ons, including some great ones for the Twitter application. Here is a list that I have compiled of the top five Twitter extensions for Firefox:

Monday, June 08, 2009

Addign digital learning to Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally, Andrew Churches
n the 1950's Benjamin Bloom developed his taxonomy of cognitive objectives, Bloom's Taxonomy. This categorized and ordered thinking skills and objectives. His taxonomy follows the thinking process. You can not understand a concept if you do not first remember it, similarly you can not apply knowledge and concepts if you do not understand them. It is a continuum from Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). Bloom labels each category with a gerund.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Blogs Falling in an Empty Forest

When the Thrill of Blogging Is Gone ... -
Thus was born Rantings of a Crazed Soccer Mom, the blog of a stay-at-home mother and murder-mystery writer from Wilmington, N.C. Mrs. Nichols, 52, put up her first post in late 2004, serving up a litany of gripes about the Bush administration and people who thought they had “a monopoly on morality.” After urging her readers to vote for John Kerry, she closed with a flourish: “Practice compassionate regime change.”

Friday, June 05, 2009

Teaching with Twitter

25 ways to teach with Twitter by Sonja Cole
Twitter can feel like a strange new landscape when you first jump in. It is not always clear what its professional uses are, or what to post in 140 characters or less. But when you start to think of Twitter as a micro-blog (and not just a forum for the personal minutiae of people’s daily lives), you will find that Twitter can be a valuable tool for professional development. Here are 25 ways that teachers can use Twitter to ask for help, get lesson plan ideas, book and professional resource recommendations, connect with other professionals, and even host an online book club.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Portfolio time

Home -
Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.

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