Thursday, April 2, 2009

Today's Interesting Links

Links for 2009-04-01

    An excellent how-to guide for using the online poster maker - Glogster.
  • Social Media Schools is a website that documents and assists with the integrating of Internet and social media technologies into the public and private school systems.
  • Instructify » Blog Archive » Go virtual for free professional development at the FETC Virtual Conference and Expo
    On April 23 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. EST, the award-winning producers of FETC and T.H.E. Journal invite you to participate in a FREE virtual conference for K-12 educators and technology staff exploring the most pressing issues related to 21st Century Skills. The FETC Virtual Conference and Expo 2009 promises to be almost as good as attending a conference in person. There will be a keynote speaker, from Dr. Steven Paine, State Superintendent of West Virginia Department of Education, and many other break-out sessions to attend…all virtually. "No travel expenses. No line. No out-of-office downtime. It's 100 percent online and interactive." There will also be a virtual exhibit hall where you can check out the vendors' products, enter drawings, and be able to pick up their information.

Links for 2009-03-31

  • Visual Field Trips - Webcam Feeds for Classroom Viewing Making Teachers Nerdy
    A wonderful blog post on webcam feeds you could be incorporating into your classroom. "Consider these as teleportation devices to many of the world's greatest landmarks, national parks, and historical significance. In addition they are virtual eyes that allow students to study animal behavior patterns and habitats. Possibly they could be regarded as voyeuristic tools where students can ride along with a big rig truck driver or observe the physics of skateboard parks. The choices are vast, but they do bring a bit of the outside world into the walls of your classroom."

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