Newport Beach Psychologist – Jerry Weichman, Ph.D. – Clinical Psychologist – Adolescent Specialist
Lainie Rowell passed on the recommendation of Andi Querry (Crime Prevention Specialist, Newport Beach Police Department) that parents with teens in trouble online might consider Dr. Jerry Weichman's book and website.
U.N. announces first free e-university – UPI.com
Wow. It's not entirely free, but there's no tuition! "University of the People uses open-source technology, open course materials, e-learning methods and peer-to-peer teaching."
(tags: distanceed freeresources)
WoWinSchool / FrontPage
Cool! A site dedicated to World of Warcraft in schools! I wish this were around when I was doing my dissertation. In any case, this is not well populated yet, but has several lesson idea suggestions for incorporating WoW into Math, Language Arts, and much more. :)
(tags: wow edugames)
Newport Mesa Unified School District: Safety/Cyber Community
These are Lainie Rowell's categorized Internet Safety resources. I'll be adding a link to this to my workshop as well.
Has Twitter Fixed Replies Yet?
And here you can track how long twitter replies have been broken.
(11) #fixreplies – Twitter Search
Here you can follow what people are saying about the replies debacle on Twitter.
Etech Germany » Home
Here's an edtech organization dedicated to green education… in Germany. There' having a conference dedicated to the topic this summer too, if you're looking to travel. :)
GQueues – Lists. Prioritized. Simple.
This isn't a Google app, but it's well integrated with Google. I think RTM serves this purpose for me though.
Official Gmail Blog: New in Labs: Automatic message translation
This is my favorite labs feature in a while. It's right up there with forgotten attachment detector, cancel send, and canned responses. :)
Getting Started Creating Web Pages with Google Sites ?(FSI 2009)?
Jason Rhode was good enough to share the agenda and resources for his workshop on Google Sites in Education.
(tags: googlesites googleined)
100 Best iPhone Apps for Serious Self-Learners – Learn-gasm
This is a great list for anyone interested in the iPhone in education.
tap tap tap ~ 10 useful iPhone tips & tricks
I even learned a couple new things from this list. If you have an iPhone it's worth a glance.
Quote and Comment – Mindcasting: defining the form, spreading the meme
I like this idea of mindcasting (tweeting critically with meaning and purpose) as opposed to lifecasting (simply tweeting what's going on).
(tags: twitter mindcasting)
Henry Hudson 400 | Amsterdam – New York | April – September 2009
This is a Google maps mash up with historical maps overlays – of the sort you could previously only do in Google Earth. I'm not sure how they did this or if teachers can replicate it, but this is a great history resource in and of itself.
(tags: history googlemaps googleined)
President Obama Announces National Fuel Efficiency Policy – Barack Obama | News from Presidential Candidates, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House
I'm not sure this is the first time in history, but this is exciting: "President Obama today – for the first time in history – set in motion a new national policy aimed at both increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States."
(tags: socialchange politics)
The Google Apps Blog (original posts): Hierarchical navigation and other new features for Google Sites
Google Sites has some new features. Teachers who use a site as the hub for their class might particularly like the new navigation options.
(tags: googlesites googleined)
Can "Terminators" Actually be our Salvation? | h+ Magazine
Here's a more indepth article (and interview actually) about ethical killing machines… with a very apt and snappy title. ;)
(tags: AI robots ethics millitary)
Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson : Ethical Killing Machines?
My first thought when Alfred posted a link to this on Twitter was "Skynet?" – here's the key question: "But increasingly there is interest in machines, call them robots if you like, that will make the 'fire or not' decision on their own. These machines will be controlled by software. But just how do you program a machine to act ethically?"
(tags: AI ethics robots)
Digi Parent – Digital Citizenship for Understanding
Julie Lindsay created this social network for parents and students to learn about digital citizenship. I'll be adding this resource to my Internet Awareness workshops: "Learn about today's social landscape, discover the pressing need for digital citizenship, and act to become better digital citizens."
(tags: socialnetworks digitalcitizenship parents)
Jobs for Change – Nonprofit Jobs
Will Richardson tweeted this earlier in the week. It looks exciting and got me poking around a bit. Pass it on, particularly to any graduating students (or out of work teachers): "Jobs for Change seeks to spark a nationwide movement toward careers in the nonprofit, government, and social enterprise sectors."