John Costilla's Blog – December 2008 Archive (11)

Disrupting Class Outside the Classroom

Probably out of context from the entire article, I read this excerpt from the following post: The Role of Educational Leaders in Implementing Web 2.0 from… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 30, 2008 at 9:37am — No Comments

Share your great writing tips

Writing teachers can turn their favorite teaching tricks into gold in a contest aimed at gathering best practices for teaching writing in the classroom. The contest rewards the best ideas submitted by teachers as judged by their peers. Now through January 1, 2009, teachers who submit tips at http://contest.thewritingteacher.… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 17, 2008 at 7:48am — No Comments

Building Personal Brand

"Interactions + Feelings = Brand"

Products are brands, Celebrities are brands and even ordinary people are building their own brand with Web 2.0. Influence and interactions can catapult your brand. David Armano provides a very practical overview of building your own personal brand leveraging social media.

5 Tips for Branding… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 17, 2008 at 7:23am — No Comments

Preferred Student Communication Tools

I've discovered this information first hand when I first turned on text messaging on my kid's cell phones. My son, a freshman in high school, managed to rack up 3,500 text messages in one month, and that's having been grounded from his phone for two weeks that month. My daughter is much better, she still calls us, old timers, but chooses to text her friends in college.

Only 12% of students currently check email on their mobile, but eROI…

Added by John Costilla on December 15, 2008 at 7:08am — No Comments

My Podcast with Wes Fryer

A couple of weeks ago, I had an opportunity to attend a webinar in Oklahoma on Web 2.0 Collaboration and Communication. While I was there, I participated in a brief interview with Wes Fryer. Preview or download the podcast below to learn how this Web 2.0 organization that I am involved got started and where it is going.

A special thanks to…

Added by John Costilla on December 12, 2008 at 7:56am — 2 Comments

Tips for a better you.

A friend of mine gave me this and I wanted to share with you. These are great tips and thoughts to ponder as you go about your busy day. I have this posted on the side of my desk and try to take time to at least do a few a day. I've perfected #9.

Tips for a better you.

1. Take… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 9, 2008 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

My "Speedy" 2008

This weekend I spent some time gathering all the videos of events from this year. This is my family video yearbook in 60 seconds. Enjoy!

Merry… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 8, 2008 at 12:08pm — No Comments

You "gotta be HD kidding me" Tube

Unbelievable, beautiful, and amazing quality in HD.

This is the original YouTube video in "normal" quality.

This is the same video in HD quality.…


Added by John Costilla on December 5, 2008 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Blended Learning and Web 2.0

This past week, I was able to participate in an ISTE webinar titled “Dr. Z’s Creative Cookbook for Collaborative Communication.”

The started out with a lot of promise by sharing a PollEverywhere quiz about who had a… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 5, 2008 at 10:43am — No Comments

The PD Learning Curve

I think about the many times I attended professional development or training sessions as a teacher and how often much of it was done at the beginning of the year, during semester transitions or during staff development days throughout the year. Much like this image ironically titled "Creative Strategies for Professional Development," it was a lot of sit… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 3, 2008 at 7:46am — No Comments

Is YouTube the new Google?

Can a site like YouTube be the next Google? Will video be the prevailing format that folks… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 2, 2008 at 7:34am — No Comments


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