October, 2009

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter


The Personal Learning Network (PLN) that I''ve built on Twitter over the past couple of months has become an amazing resource for learning about what''s going on in the educational technology world.

Google Presentation for Guided Student Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Google Presentation is a versatile tool. Since a presentation can be published online and linked to a blog or website, perhaps a good use of this tool is for guided student learning. After all, this Cool Tool is really only a blank page.

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Revising Short Texts and Syntax on IWB

Nik Peachey

WordMagnets is a really useful tool that students can either use alone on a computer, or that you can use in class with a projector or IWB. Here's a short video showing you how to use it. You can download a copy of the video here and copy suitable for iPod here.

9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. I wish that I had more than nine invitations to give out! Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave. Some are ideas for specific classroom lessons while others are big picture concepts.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

The Office: Male Prima Donna

The Daring Librarian

taking a wee webisode video break from AASL prep.i bring you. Male Prima Donna by Subtle Sexuality. "I''m I''m the OG prima donna.

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Shaping Well-Rounded Youth in a Digital World


This video profile of 14 year old Virginia from Edutopia had multiple impacts on me. First, I was impressed with the balance this young lady is learning as she conducts her life on many fronts: home, church, school, service, and social.

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Operation Christmas Child - A Simple Shoebox Can Impact a Life!


In the "About Me" section of my blog page, I have a little statement that says there are "no guarantees that a more personal post might not sneak in every once in a while". Well, this is one of those posts! My blog is 99% edtech, but Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is such an important ministry to me personally that it gets to sneak into the 1% non-edtech. OCC is a ministry of Samaritan''s Purse International.

Prezi: Online Presentations with a Twist

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Prezi is an online presentation tool that''s quite exciting, and certainly a welcome change of pace to the traditional slideshow. Prezi abandons the concept of using slide after slide to display bulleted text, and instead uses one giant canvas to hold all of the content. Viewers follow a path set by the author to explore chunks of information, and zoom in to take a closer look. You can embed videos and images, create links, and have a lot of fun creating and viewing Prezi presentations.

Google Presentation for Student Portfolios

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Compatibility with PowerPoint combined with the ability to easily publish slideshows online makes Google Presentation a Cool Tool for creating and maintaining student portfolios. I know of two innovative teachers in D97 who are building these portfolios, and they are definitely worth taking a look at. What a great way to celebrate the learning, progress and talents of your students, and what a fabulous way to share with relatives and friends across the world!

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Ready to Wave? Invitations Available Here!

The Electric Educator

I was excited to receive an invitation email to join the Google Wave today. I haven''t had much time to explore Google''s latest innovation, but I am excited about its possibilities.

Ready to Wave? Invitations Available Here!

The Electric Educator

I was excited to receive an invitation email to join the Google Wave today. I haven't had much time to explore Google's latest innovation, but I am excited about its possibilities.

Wikis: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Electric Educator

On Tuesday, October 6th, I will be leading a professional development workshop at my school on Wikis. One of the first things I will be doing with the teachers is having them view a 5-slide presentation on Good, Bad, and Ugly uses of wikis. I would appreciate feedback from those of you who are using wikis: 1. How have you seen wikis used effectively? What are common but ineffective uses of wikis? What are some downright bad uses of wikis? Thanks for subscribing to my blog.

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GoAnimate.com: MHMS Media Center Adventures!

The Daring Librarian

GoAnimate.com : MHMS Media Center Adventures! by gwyneth Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It''s free and fun! OK, so i''m getting better at GoAnimate! and it really is a WAY cool, user friendly animation studio!

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

#AASL09: Rev Up & Go!

The Daring Librarian

Join IN the FUN EARLY! You Gotta b there! Your Virtual Track Pass. Your one Pitt Stop Chop Shop for all the Cool links to get your AASL Experience Turbo Charged! Ooooer! i''m getting SOooo Excited for #AASL2009! and i have several reasons to be Excited!

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Bloggers' Cafe: The Hepcat Learning Lounge

The Daring Librarian

What is the Bloggers’ Café? The Hepcat Learning Lounge@AASL The Bloggers'' Cafe is the coolest place to hang out at any Ed Tech conference! This was the "the place to be" hub @NECC09! This is where all the cool peeps are going to chill.once you''re there anyway why not stand up and share?

Neil Gaiman and Twittering the Exquisite Corpse

The Daring Librarian

So, yesterday i got really excited about the Neil Gaiman Twitter writing opportunity the Exquisite Corpse.I instantly thought of our Writers Guild and how they could have really gotten involved with the writing experience. However, Twitter is now Blocked in HCPSS.

Book Crossing & Pass That Book

The Daring Librarian

Well, i''m excited! The Howard County Library is starting a Teen program that i blogged about on my Media Center Blog called Pass That Book.it''s along the same lines as Bookcrossing.com.i''m

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Second Life: Interactive Books

The Daring Librarian

I was very pleased and gratified to have Sir JJ Drinkwater of the Caledon Library bestow upon me a very special bookcase ((I later found out they were FREE for the asking! LOL)).using using scripts provided by the esteemed code poet Sir ZenModo Wormser.

Did You Know 4.0 & Where Are We Going?

The Daring Librarian

In 2007 i blogged about the first Did You Know by Karl Fisch for my parents, teachers & community. because when i saw it (the first one) it rocked my world! back then it was MySpace that could have been the 8th largest company.Facebook wasn''t even invented yet.nor Twitter! we''re still not there in the school system (at least not mine) using social networks FOR us rather than being AGAINST us! i SO admire Web 2.0

B There! A Pining Robot's Plea

The Daring Librarian

or the sad tale of a lonely Clank who wants to go to the AASL conference in Charlotte: Part 1: Clank He can''t join in on the Bloggers'' Cafe.but YOU Can! Join us@the Unconference ! Part 2: Cecily & Clank b there! You’ve registered for the AASL 14th National Conference & Exhibition. Before you start your engines, be sure to take advantage of the b there – Your Virtual Track Pass Web site – the national conference offered in a virtual setting.

Bloggers' Cafe: Animoto Fun!

The Daring Librarian

AASL 09 bloggers'' cafe unconference


Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

The Unconference@The Blogger's Cafe

The Daring Librarian

GoAnimate.com : The Unconference@The Blogger's Cafe by gwyneth Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It''s free and fun! AASL 09 american association of school librarians bloggers'' cafe unconference


NEW Animoto: Get JAZZED for AASL2009!

The Daring Librarian

Great Animoto, Joyce! Thanks for sharing with everyone! It''s hard to watch that and NOT get JAZZED up for AASL in Charlotte! AASL2009 AASL 09 charlotte joyce valenza