January 2010 Blog Posts (153)

Ten Ways Social Media Technology Will Change in 2010

Considering the growing role social media technology is playing in K-12 education, I found Ravit Lichtenberg’s blog 10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2010 to be insightful. Most edtechies realize that 2009 was a pivotal year for social media technology and see its expanded use by everyday educators as a transformative development in K-12 education. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on January 4, 2010 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Final Call for a Web 2.0 Course





Final call for online course: EDUC 744 966 – EDUC 744-966M January 25 – April 9, 2010


“3 Graduate Credits”



Implementing Instructional Technology Innovations University of Wisconsin-Stout



Web 2.0 provides critical tools to meet the demand for easier and more efficient ways of teaching and learning. Explore how to improve instruction using new technologies such as wikis, blogs, podcasts, photo… Continue

Added by Ann Bell on January 4, 2010 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Cool Web 2.0 Tool - Sumo Paint

Image editors are rampant in the Web 2.0 world. While most of them are free, so many seem geared to really basic editing: crop, resize, and get-rid-of-red-eye. So, it's a thrill to run across a full-featured, robust online program that is simple enough for young students and sophisticated enough for graphics geeks. My benchmark for a superior graphics program is whether it supports layers. Layers are the key to subtle and complex graphic design imagery.… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on January 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Goals: The Personal Before the Professional

As I mentioned the other day, I am a big believer in goals. So much so that I always write them down.



Yet often, when I think of goals, I think in terms of career and professional aspirations. In a way it seems as if this is the way I am wired. (As is the rest of America. We are all about "productivity". Buncha A-type personalities in the new land, that's for sure.)



So today I am going to begin with "personal" goals, the non-professional elements that make for a… Continue

Added by Alan Sitomer on January 4, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Finding Balance or Being Centred – What’s the Difference?

Do you feel you are living a balanced life? Do you believe you have your priorities right? Is your work interfering with your life or is your life interfering with your work? During this last decade in particular much has been said and written, many courses devised and delivered, on how to achieve that apparently elusive vision of a work/life balance. Some believe they are being forced to work too much at the cost of their relationships with family and friends, while others consciously… Continue

Added by James Edward Charles Webber on January 3, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Creating brief instructional videos (and more) with Jing

Cool free app for combining screen shots or screen motion with audio, to create instructional presentations.



This week I got my Jing on! I recently heard about Jing (found on the web at jingproject.com), and after a quick visit to their web site I knew that this might be the type of tool I’ve been thinking about trying out for creating some brief instructional videos. The fact that it was free made it a no brainer to go… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on January 3, 2010 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: December 28 - January 3

Check out last week's hot edtech blogs. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on January 2, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

My Journey In Education

Began in 1984-After the Birth of my first child- I became a director of an after school program and all day summer program in North Atlanta for school agers K-14.

With little experience or education- I created a curriculum based upon weekly summer themes. I scheduled educational field trips, guest speakers, and art projects to enhance the students cultural understanding and community awareness who attended the program.

During the school year, My after school program emphasized the… Continue

Added by Robin E.Ruiz on January 2, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

Wanted: Non-Accredited Online Education

We are all familiar with the endless myriad of online educational institutions, such as the University of Phoenix and DeVry. They offer diplomas for taking courses from the convenience of your home, at prices that are often competitive or comparable to traditional institutions. Even traditional schools are in the online education game today, with most offering extension schools to provide the flexibility of distance learning to their students.



But I’m not here to talk about… Continue

Added by Joe Kinsella on January 1, 2010 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Hans Feldmeier on January 1, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

Happy New Years Friends

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Added by Kerja Keras adalah energi kita on January 1, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Apple iSlate, iTablet, MacBook Touch Rumors

Apple iSlate, iTablet, MacBook Touch: Will it support gesture interaction & haptic feedback? http://bit.ly/705p73

How could it play out in education?

Added by Lynn Marentette on January 1, 2010 at 9:05am — 3 Comments

I wish you all a happy new year 2010

I wish you all a happy new year 2010 . Please vote my video http://connectcontest.state.gov/contests/change-your-climate-change-our-world/entries/a-world-of-trees-is-a-safe-word…





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Added by Lucian on January 1, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

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