Links for 2009-06-12

  • Heartbeat of America
    Strangely, I got a call from these folks saying they'd like to profile my company on the show. I don't know if that'll actually work out, but it lead me to their site, which might be a good resource for any other entrepreneurs out there: "Get ready to meet business and professional entrepreneurs who were selected and appeared on Heartbeat of America’s national TV show hosted by William Shatner. They include software developers, scientists, consultants, physicians, manufacturers, engineers, financial advisors, architects, attorneys, contractors, real estate developers, healthcare providers, environmentalists and business owners of every kind…"
    (tags: entrepreneur)
  • Us Now : Home
    Steve Hargadon posted a link to this and noted his surprise that more people weren't talking about it. I'm passing it on, because I want to explore it myself and the issues are important: "In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power? New technologies and a closely related culture of collaboration present radical new models of social organisation. This project brings together leading practitioners and thinkers in this field and asks them to determine the opportunity for government. This website features all material being created during the making of the film."
    (tags: socialchange)
  • drop.io dropcasting
    A sweet new feature of drop.io that I'm sure educators will run with: "'podcast' all the media in your drop to your iTunes/iPod. Now you can use Drop.io to deliver your content into the iTunes Podcast menu."
    (tags: podcasts)
  • Intro to WOW for Educators ?
    Catherine Parson's presentation introducing educators to World of Warcraft. Too bad this wasn't around when I was doing my dissertation research. :)
    (tags: edugames)
  • Download What Would Google Do? | Jeff Jarvis | What Would Google Do? Audio Book unabridged | Audible Audiobooks | Audible.com
    Jeff Utecht recommended this audio book on Twitter. Apparently it's cheaper on iTunes. I might buy a paper version myself.
    (tags: google)
  • Google Voice – One phone number, online voicemail, and enhanced call features
    It turns out Google bought GrandCentral.com and it is now becoming Google Voice. I can't wait until all this is available: "Google Number – One number for all your calls and SMS, Google Voicemail – Voicemail as easy as email (with transcripts), Voice Features – Free calls, conference calling, and more." Wow.
    (tags: googlevoice)
  • YouTube – homeproject's Channel
    I haven't seen the whole thing yet, but this is an amazing look at what we're doing to the Earth (and each other) with some fascinating historical parallels and eye-opening vignettes about our poverty-stricken contemporaries around the globe… not to mention beautiful footage!
    (tags: home video green socialchange)
  • Google Chrome
    Download the developers release of Chrome for the Mac here. As of this writing, I've found that it's not ready for my own daily use… Gears didn't work, Import didn't work, and other buttons/features just plain did nothing. Not to mention I missed my FireFox extensions. But, boy, is it fast!
    (tags: google chrome mac)
  • Welcome | Teaching Copyright
    I might've linked to this before, but this is the EFF's new copyright curriculum for educators and students. I'll be sharing this in my Internet Safety workshops, administrator workshops, and elsewhere.
    (tags: copyright intellectualproperty eff)
  • Google Squared
    This twist on a Google search creates custom comparison tables. As Kyle Brumbaugh suggested… find a way to import this data into a Google Docs spreadsheet and then you've really got something! Regardless, this can be a great "graphic organizer" for students doing research online.
    (tags: googlesquared googleined)
  • YouTube – Smart Navigation for Street View
    This video demonstrates Smart Navigation with Street View in Google Maps. Wow. "Navigate faster, closer and without bounds within Street View. Simply double-click to go wherever you like, including zooming in on building facades."
    (tags: googlemaps)
  • The Google Classroom
    Unofficial (but good) Google in Education resources from Anita Foster.
    (tags: googleined)
  • Dial2Do – Home
    I can't wait to play with this. Jeff Good at Western Reserve Public Media in Kent, OH suggested it to me as a replacement for Jott: "Just say the word. Dial2Do lets you do common tasks by just calling a number and speaking. Use it to send EMAIL or TEXT messages, record REMINDERS to help you remember things, post updates to your TWITTER or JAIKU stream and LISTEN to your favourite internet content. It's easy and handsfree.."
    (tags: cellphones)
  • Sync, Play & Send to BlackBerry, PSP, iPod, iPhone with doubleTwist
    This was posted on Twitter as a way to work-around iTunes DRM. It also looks like a cool way to integrate mutiple media formats and multiple devices in one convenient app – as the site says: "All your stuff, on all your devices, with all your friends — in seconds."
    (tags: multimedia)
  • What Just Happened? Thursday Was Supposed To Be Bing Day.
    This is an interesting article about the dynamic between Microsoft's Bing announcement and Google's Wave announcement two weeks ago… it's been an open tab that long before I bookmarked it! Here's a key paragraph from the end of the article: "Microsoft never stood a chance. As far as the San Francisco developer crowd is concerned, Bing stands for 'But It’s Not Google.'"
    (tags: googlewave bing)

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