Archive for December, 2005

timbl’s blog | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

timbl’s blog | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs

FURLing this late… Tim Berners Lee’s blog. ‘Nuff said.

Vacation Blog Break

Monday, December 26th, 2005

I don’t like to let this blog go more than a week without an update, but I find myself with three good reasons for a blog break…

1.) I’m on vacation from the Orange County Department of Education – and from Walden University since I am setting my own schedule there – and so will not be generating much in the way of content that belongs here.

2.) I still have a very serious “and Life” issue that requires my full attention… and I can finally give it the time it deserves now that I am on vacation.

3.) I will have plenty of time to myself to catch up on my blogging next week, when Eva will be out of town on a road trip with her girl friends.

In the meantime I may find cause for interrupting the blog break… and I will continue to read all my feeds, so I may very continue posting to my FURL archive and feed.

These topics are in the queue for when I return…

- John Dewey’s Democracy and Education
- John Dewey’s Experience and Education
- John Dewey’s “My Pedagogic Creed”
- Reflections on World of Warcraft (Fueled by discussion with my brother James who grew up playing paper and dice role playing games with me.)
- And more… time for that break though. ;)

Happy holidays to all, and if I don’t get back to it… happy new year! (Man, I just realized my blogiversary went uncelebrated back on December 7th… maybe I’ll have to celebrate my blogger-versary instead… in February.)

Thanks for reading.

-Mark

Join the Video Game Revolution: Play, Connect and Learn During Otronicon January 20-29, 2006

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Join the Video Game Revolution: Play, Connect and Learn During Otronicon January 20-29, 2006

“Otronicon will bring together the fun, entertaining world of consumer video games with a behind-the-scenes view of the art, technology and science that form the foundation and the future of the video game and simulation industries.”

Bloglines | BlogStarterKit’s Blogs

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Bloglines | BlogStarterKit’s Blogs

A list of education blogs for those new to the read/write web in education. Thanks to Steve at Teach 42.

blogging101 » home

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

blogging101 » home

A wiki that serves as an introduction to blogging for educators and students. Thanks to Steve at Teach 42.

educational games

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

educational games

Here are links to educational games. Thanks, Stacy.

Mr. Ball: Media Man

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Mr. Ball: Media Man

Another great Ed Tech and Gaming blog! I don’t know why I never subscribed to this when Mr. Ball originally left comments at Educational Technology and Life, but I rediscovered him through the idarknight.

EDITing in the Dark

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

EDITing in the Dark

Described as “a blog about technology – educational, personal and otherwise that becomes relevent to me and anything else that comes to me.” It’s very much in the same vein as Educational Technology and Life… the idarknight posts on the read/write web, video games, Wayne Gretzky quotes, and pictures of flowers. Thanks, idarknight, for pointing yourself out in a comment at my blog.

BlogSafety.com

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

BlogSafety.com

I’m glad Will interupted his blog break to post a link to this site. As he said, there are “links to topics such as Blogging Rules for Teens, Teens Guide to Safe Blogging, Advice and Resources for Parents, and Advice and Resources for Teachers. I hope to include this in my Read/Write Web classes next quarter.

ASCD: Learning in the Digital Age

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

ASCD: Learning in the Digital Age

Thanks to Barbara Gastelum for this one! The ACSD’s Educational Leadership magazine did an issue on learning in the digital age, including articles from Marc Prensky and Will Richardson! I guess I need to get my hands on this… or buy some articles online. :(