Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Today's Interesting Links

Links for 24 March 2009 [del.icio.us]
  • thenetworkedlearner » home
    The mission of our organization is to transform education by developing in teachers the desire to become life-long learner, collaborators and inspirational motivators of each other and our students. We believe this can be accomplished through fostering creativity and allowing our students to explore their own passions through the use of technology and the development of personal learning networks. Come and join our community. This wiki is a complementory space where community members can post projects, lectures, online resources and other materials to share with the community. We also offer educational courses that help both teachers and students integrate technology into their life.
  • Re-Balzacification — The Phoenix of the Sky
    A wonderful Hypertextopia project for Dai Sijie's Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. By clicking on "The Grand Library," there are many more connections to Dai Sijie's work.
Links for 23 March 2009 [del.icio.us]
  • Techy Tips for not so techy teachers - Google Docs
    A collaboration of ideas for quick and simple ways to use technology in the classroom - ANY classroom!
  • Four Web 2.0 Collaborative-Writing Tools | 21st Century Connections
    Collaborative writing is useful for projects, for peer-editing, and for many other writing tasks limited only by teacher/student imagination. Teachers can use web-based collaborative writing tools to provide feedback on student assignments, to make suggestions and comments on projects and to highlight required changes to a member of the project.
  • MyStickies, Sticky Notes for the Web
    To put it simply, MyStickies allows you to place little yellow squares of digital paper anywhere and everywhere you feel like in the whole wide web. Along with the ability to put sticky notes on webpages mystickies offers a powerful interface to browse, search, sort, edit and generally have a wonderfull time with your sticky notes from any computer that has internet access.
Links for 20 March 2009 [del.icio.us]
  • eThemes | eMINTS
    eThemes is an extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate resources organized around specific themes. These resources are created for educators to use in their classrooms.
  • Skype in Schools / FrontPage
    Want to establish global connectivity in education, but don't know where to start? *Directory - list yourself, your class, or your school alphabetically by state. *Other Directories - a collection of other guest speaker directories, skype directories, and collaborative learning directories *Experiences - share how you have used Skype with your students. *Skype & Extras - augment Skype functionality with plugins. *Supporting Research - take a moment and discuss research that you've come across in support of Skype in education. Please feel free to share research that is attempting to discredit the use of Skype in education. *Want Ads - have a project your class is working on and need some outside support via Skype? Post an advertisement for a class or school interested in a particular Skype session.
  • Using the Power of Twitter: Building Online Learning « Thumann Resources
    How can educators around the world use technology to connect, collaborate, teach, support and inspire each other? Collaborative Internet applications allow educators to create online communities that support their professional learning and relieve their isolation.
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