I’m squeezing in a post between reading my feeds this morning and actually doing the writing I’ll get paid for. :)
First, I want to share yet another wiki I’ve started. I expect this will see a lot of use in the next few months. I’m using it to facilitate the tech planning process at the Palm Springs Unified School District. I share it here as a model and another example of how Wikis can be used in educational institutions. The actual content might benefit others as well. Visit http://pstechplan.wikispaces.com to check it out.
Next I want to share a few things from my feeds. Speaking of wikis, Julie Lindsay shares a post about Vicky Davis‘ k12 Wiki, including a new list of Winning “Outstanding Wiki Contributors.” Julie’s post includes some links to wiki in education resources and Vicky’s wiki is full of them. I’m glad I stumbled across both these sites.
So, for someone that doesn’t know what a wiki is, this post is relatively unintelligible isn’t it?
In other wiki news, Google has acquired JotSpot (Via StigmergicWeb), a popular and feature rich wiki service. It’s about time Google acquired a wiki service! I’ve been waiting for this. I can’t wait to write about it at the Infinite Thniking Machine.
Now that we’re on the topic of Google, be sure to check out what Tom Hoffman writes about Google-Oriented Ed Consulting (Via Tuttle SVC), and personally I hope Google takes up the lead in providing this service to schools, though I would certainly love to be involved… someday… post dissertation. I have to learn to start saying no to new projects – and stop looking for new work (however interesting)!
Finally, speaking of Google Earth (which is a really cool map), I found this related post about a National Geographic resource interesting as well (though I haven’t been able to fully explore it): Maps, Maps, and More Maps (Via iTASC.)