July 2008 Blog Posts (106)

Network Challenge #2

Why not a Twitterchallenge, you ask? This challenge is extended to the entire social network and to those who are online (which one must be to read about the challenge) but not in any particular social network.

I challenge you to navigate to two blogs to which you have never been, read their thoughts, reflect on their posts, & then leave an intelligent comment which you should use the word 'networkchallenge' in one word within your comment. Once you have met… Continue

Added by Durff on July 28, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

What Goes Around, Comes Around

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly… Continue

Added by Harish Rajpal on July 28, 2008 at 6:20am — No Comments

A new podcast.......listen if you have no time and are splitting at the seams with excitement for .......professional development......?

Hey all! I finally figured out how to make a podcast. About time! I'm considering submitting it to iTunes. the name of the podcast is "The Teachers Life". Check it out and let me know what you think. There's even an online poll for you to take!!!!!!!!! I would love any suggestions on how to make it better. Thanks!

Added by Bobby on July 27, 2008 at 10:37pm — 4 Comments

Tablet Pickup Dayz

Well there finally here, the days I've been scheduling from my website form for the last 4-5 months... Tablet pickup days! We made it through our first two days, wow am I tired, now only 5 more to go! It's hard for me to believe this day has finally arrived, we've been preparing for 7 years for a one-to-one computing program and it's finally here. Things went well through the first two sessions, I hope, and pray that they continue for the other 5. W.C. Fields is often quoted as saying, "Never… Continue

Added by Kevin Stachowski on July 27, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush

It’s been ages since I’ve posted a new blog entry and I feel pretty guilty about that. The machinations of the California school district budget woes have a way of holding everyone in thrall. It’s a crazy system that hands out mass lay-off and re-assignment notices in March and then blithely re-hires staff months later with the promise of going through the entire process again next year. Just one of… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on July 27, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Scratch@MIT Conference

Cross post from my other blog :Scratch@MIT Conference

We just returned from presenting at the Scratch@MIT conference at MIT in Boson. If you are not familiar with Scratch, it is a new programming tool developed at MIT. Students imagine, create, and share games, animations and more. This past year we used the software in my fifth grade elementary technology classes. Also, students formed a club to continue to learn more ways to program using Scratch. I did not realize how important… Continue

Added by JoNelle on July 27, 2008 at 3:24pm — No Comments


A beautiful sunset on the boatride for the Building Learning Communities conference last week.

Added by Lorraine on July 26, 2008 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Here Comes Everybody (Chapter 1)

So what did you get out of Chapter 1...besides not screwing with that guy in New York? I was thinking about the power of blogging. With the London train incident there were people posting pictures and blogging about it right away. I have been playing with my new phone and thinking of what a powerful tool it has become. Posting pictures, text, video clips, audio, immediately to a blog is… Continue

Added by Sean Williams on July 26, 2008 at 11:40am — No Comments

Can't We All Just Get Along..?

See more funny videos and funny pictures at…

Added by John Costilla on July 26, 2008 at 6:46am — No Comments

Scratch Conference Opening Session Post

The opening session of the Scratch Conference is posted on this web page.

Added by Lorraine on July 25, 2008 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Lights, Games and To Do Lists

To me, Web 2.o means embracing new ways of interacting and engaging others. It might be through social interactions or it might even be by way of productivity resources to help you do what you do easier and more efficiently. That being said, as I was playing with the App Store for the iPhone, I came across some apps around flashlights, games and to do lists - quite a few I might add. And it occurred to me — is there something meaningful or telling in the fact that there are so many of these… Continue

Added by John Costilla on July 25, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Web 2.0

What's the best way to introduce google tools to faculty? There's so much there, I don't know where to start.

Added by Lisa Ward on July 25, 2008 at 6:24am — No Comments

Ahhh! Vacation Eye Candy for January

I played hookey from summer school! I know I'll need to look at this in January (the month that never ends in Nebraska). Coming back I have a bunch of unedited photos, 2 moodle courses about half done, a new college class assigned, and no personal artwork. What I did get done is a good long look at web 2.0 applications, some good, lots clunky or underperforming.

The Good?

VoiceThread, Timetoast, Moodle(sometimes), Google sites &… Continue

Added by Ann E Darling on July 24, 2008 at 5:56pm — No Comments

UNESCO's Virtual Laboratory Toolkit

The Virtual Laboratory Toolkit provides an extensive set of free person-to-person (P2P) communication tools (audio and video conference, scientific text chat, whiteboard, collaborative authorship, portal and mailing list management, etc.), and also basic advice on person-to-equipment (P2E) tools.

The toolkit is available for download at: http://virtuallab.tu-freiberg.de/

Added by Kevin Chilton on July 24, 2008 at 10:24am — No Comments

The term "Web 2.0" turns 4 years old in November


Web 2.0 is a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies. The term became notable after the… Continue

Added by Rich White on July 24, 2008 at 10:23am — No Comments

STOP... Collaborate and Listen

For those who follow this blog, let me take some time to STOP and say:
Yes, I finally got it and no I did not wait in line on Friday, waited till Sunday and only waited about an hour. I am so amazed with what… Continue

Added by John Costilla on July 24, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments


The European Leonardo da Vinci project on ePortfolios MOSEP has come to the end of the testing phase and we are trying to get more people involved and would like to spread the word that all materials have been revised and are online:


Added by Sigi on July 24, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments


I love

I love God

I love God's people

I love the people's God

I love my face

I love my voice

I love my mind

I love that God made them

I love we still don't know it all

I love that God does

I love the universe

I love that it's God's creation

I love to sing

I love to think

I love to dance

I love to learn

I love to… Continue

Added by Harish Rajpal on July 24, 2008 at 1:29am — 1 Comment

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Added by Dennis O'Connor on July 23, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Great Talk with Steve Today!

I'm almost done with a whirlwind week exploring Web 2.0 with my 6 public school teachers and my own school's marvelous Director of Multicultural Affairs. The crowning moments of today featured a Skype chat with our own founder, youknowwho. I added it to my Classroom2.0 Videos, and here's a link to that :) Steve has some very very interesting things to say about Web2.0 and our ongoing efforts to define and deal… Continue

Added by Scott Merrick on July 23, 2008 at 9:57pm — No Comments

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