Archive for November, 2005

Free audio and video from LearnOutLoud – Lifehacker

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Free audio and video from LearnOutLoud – Lifehacker

Mike Guerena tipped me off to lifehacker and it pointed to LearnOutLoud, which looks promising, at least in theory.

Alex Barnett blog : OPML – can do it in browser if you *want*, but you don’t *have* to.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Alex Barnett blog : OPML – can do it in browser if you *want*, but you don’t *have* to.

A great overview of why OPML is important.

Jay Bhatt’s Blog: Higheredblogcon – virtual conference on blogs, wikis, RSS, podcasts, vblogs, etc.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Jay Bhatt’s Blog: Higheredblogcon – virtual conference on blogs, wikis, RSS, podcasts, vblogs, etc.

This concept of a virtual conference is interesting, and it’s exciting to see Jean-Claude Bradley is involved. It’s also good timing: CTAP Region 9 is planning a virtual conference… the tentative theme: social computing.

Educational Simulations-Interactive Life Simulation Software

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Educational Simulations-Interactive Life Simulation Software

Thanks to EdGames for this link. I am really excited about this company and this game! “Educational Simulations presents Real Lives 2004, the life simulation that gives you the opportunity to learn how people really live in other countries.” This could definitely be a game for change!

Marratech: video collaboration, e-meeting and web conferencing on the Internet

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Marratech: video collaboration, e-meeting and web conferencing on the Internet

A web conferencing technology Robert Craven is exploring for the Orange County Department of Education. Looks promising… and integrates with Blackboard as I understand it.

Dubit – home page

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Dubit – home page

Thanks to Dan Lau for pointing me to this 3d chat environment, which looks to have some potential for students.

Tenth Annual MediaWise Video Game Report Card

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Tenth Annual MediaWise Video Game Report Card

Mostly bla bla bla… but look at the lists about 3/4 of the way down: games recommended for kids, and games to avoid.

Another Read/Write Web Class at the OCDE!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

I’m blogvangelizing today, as Will Richardson would say. It’s a small class, but we’re planting seeds.

M&M_spreadsheet.xls

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

M&M_spreadsheet.xls

The M&M lesson, thanks again to Christine Olmstead. (Note: Links direct to a zipped file.)

Spreadsheet Lesson Plans and Ideas

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Spreadsheet Lesson Plans and Ideas

Starting a new category for tonight’s Spreadsheet class at the LBUSD. Here is a great place for teachers to start.