Google Wave Use Cases: Education
An article with ideas about using Wave in Education.
(tags: wave google googlewave education)
School of One – School Of One – New York City Department of Education
We're talking personal learning playlists, personalized schedules, and daily assessments to make changes to both! "The mission of School of One is to provide students with personalized, effective, and dynamic classroom instruction so that teachers have more time to focus on the quality of their instruction."
(tags: innovation education)
Create | Disney
Kerpoof was bought by Disney… look what they made. :)
(tags: kerpoof images multimedia disney create)
Pearls Before Swine free online comic strip library at comics.com
A very funny cartoon about Google. :)
(tags: google funny)
12 Essential Rules to Follow When Designing a Logo | Webdesigner Depot
Since I'm rebranding edtechlife soon, this caught my eye…
(tags: brand design logo)
Google Chrome released for Mac
Cool: Google has released an official developer preview of Google Chrome for the Mac. Rather than digging through nightly development builds, you can download the developer preview of the WebKit-based browser at Google's official webpage.
(tags: chrome google)
Open Office 4 Kids is good for adults, too
Sweet! A simplified version of Open Office… for kids – that's also very good for adults. I tried it and it's slick.
(tags: openoffice opensource)
Writing on the walls with white-board paint – Holy Kaw!
For @djakes… here's an article about turning walls into whiteboards with special paint. :)
(tags: environment learning)
Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn: Scientific American
Kids learn BETTER by failing… so teachers should setup the conditions for instructive failure. :)
(tags: learning failure risktaking)
TextExpander: Mac Typing Shortcut Utility Saves You Time!
Robert Craven suggested this app to me when he saw how much I loved Jumpcut. And, yup, I LOVE TextExander too. :)
(tags: textexpander tools)
Learn Sign Language – Signing Time News » Coming Soon: Signing Time Academy
Wow. Here's another new business model being launched by Rachel Coleman and the folks at Signing Time: "The Signing Time Academy will certify instructors to teach Signing Time and Baby Signing Time Classes in their communities. You can become an instructor or enjoy attending classes with other parents and children."
(tags: rachelcoleman signingtime)
Official Google Blog: RT @google: Tweets and updates and search, oh my!
The future of Google and real-time search. :)
(tags: google search realtime)
Agenda – Virtual School Symposium 2009
Going to iNACOL's VSS conference? Or are you an online teacher (or a teacher in TX)? You might consider signing up for the Google Workshop for Online Educators (a face-to-face event) with Wes Freyer and Lisa Thumann.
Least stressful jobs – Education/Training Consultant (1) – Money Magazine
I can't believe my job was listed as the least stressful! I suppose there are lots of variable in how this job is approached… and perhaps educational technology consultant is another story altogether. ;)
Feature: State of the Blogosphere 2009 – Technorati
I haven't gotten to this yet, but every year this report illuminates interesting trends: "This year’s topics include: professional blogging activities, brands in the blogosphere, monetization, twitter & micro-blogging and bloggers’ impact on US and World events."
(tags: blogging technorati)
google-sites-liberation – Project Hosting on Google Code
This tool from Google's data liberation front helps you import and export entire Google Sites. Thanks to Chris Walsh for sharing this with me.
(tags: sites googlesites google)
Official Google Blog: Introducing Google Building Maker
This looks cool – and might make a great real-world project for students: "We like to think of Building Maker as a cross between Google Maps and a gigantic bin of building blocks. Basically, you pick a building and construct a model of it using aerial photos and simple 3D shapes – both of which we provide. When you're done, we take a look at your model. If it looks right, and if a better model doesn't already exist, we add it to the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth. You can make a whole building in a few minutes."
(tags: googlemaps buildingmaker)
Google Wave as a Replacement for Email
This site is down as I write this annotation, but it's a compelling article about how Google Wave's best use might be as a replacement for email. I hope the article comes back online.
(tags: wave google)
Help Rename Edtechlife – Google Moderator
I've started with two basic ideas. Please offer your own suggestions. :)
Rachel Coleman Fitness
It looks like Rachel Coleman of signing time is branching out… I'm interested as an entrepreneur if nothing else.
(tags: fitness rachelcoleman)