Archive for January, 2006

The Albuquerque Tribune: Local

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

The Albuquerque Tribune: Local

An article about students making video games: “It’s a little complex, but it’s fun.”

Creating Passionate Users: Death by risk-aversion

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Creating Passionate Users: Death by risk-aversion

Check out the use of quick and dirty (but functionally powerful) graphics here. I’m learning that Creating Powerful Users is a great example of a blog done well, even if not an educational blog.

Creating Passionate Users: Naked Conversations on a Bus

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Creating Passionate Users: Naked Conversations on a Bus

A great post about “drinking the blog kool aid” as they say.

Dave’s WordPress Blog » What is friendship?

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Dave’s WordPress Blog » What is friendship?

This post is much more important than I might have given it credit for, even a few weeks ago. Reading a blog can be a powerfully intimate experience, like listening to your favorite singer on headphones, but it must not be misinterpretted as true intimacy. Reading can be a poweful learning experience, and commenting an exchange of experience, and perhaps friendships (or more) might develop from that, but as Dave says, its too easy for this to be a one way street… and as blogs allow anyone to publish, they also allow anyone to have fans, however few, and all of the baggage that comes with that.

How Journalism, and Writing, is Changing

Monday, January 30th, 2006

How Journalism, and Writing, is Changing

As a former English teacher, I send another “Hallelujah, brother” over to Will for this one.

The Open Classroom: What are we doing when we teach English?

Monday, January 30th, 2006

The Open Classroom: What are we doing when we teach English?

I’m FURLing this because I used to be an English Teacher and I want to be able to come back to this post sometime…

Wikipedia Vs School Board Web Site | Teaching Hacks.com

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Wikipedia Vs School Board Web Site | Teaching Hacks.com

A great example of the power of wikipedia. Of course, any of you could go in and screw it up (at elast temporarily) … but then, none of you are going to, are you?

Learner Blogs

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Learner Blogs

This service looks really promising! I wonder how long its been here. “This site has one clear, simple aim… to provide free, high quality blogs for school students.”

Educational Technology and Life

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Educational Technology and Life

This is the iLife ’06 version of my blog.

OCCUE

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Robert Craven is presenting iPods, Podcasting, and Education. I am posting this as a proof of concept and to link it to the main Educational Technology and Life blog at http://mark.blogspot.com where