Links for the Day 03/30/2008

Diigo and Ripples | Black Diamond

tags: connectingpeople, education, hz08, hzmeta, virtualcollab

This teacher is contributing and participating in projects and his enthusiasm is spilling over into class discussions (imagine that) — Steve has helped us proofread our horizon templates and create a page for internet safety for the students that they will be adding to.

It is this type of professional educator that makes projects like Horizon so worthwhile and meaningful — we have a lot of virtual volunteers out there!

TeacherTube – When I Grow Up… – revised –

tags: bestpractices, connectingpeople, edu_trends, education, hz08, hzmeta, virtualcollab

This is a video talking about what the future will be like. This is a good video for ideas about how to construct the video as well as the trends that are shaping our world today. It is important for the students of horizon to view and understand although many of us who've been watching this type of video for a while may think the technique is “old hat” it still has a powerful message.

The Teachers’ Podcast — The New Generation of Ed Tech PD  Annotated

tags: connectingpeople, education, hz08, hzmeta

More educators are beginning to podcast — these two educators are sharing a wide variety of resources via podcast.

ABC News: Could MySpace Be Your Kid's Social Key?  Annotated

tags: coolcatteacher, digitalcitizenship, edu_trends, education

This is an interesting article that presents some interesting commentary on students today. It is very brief but makes some excellent points.

Site Community for,Cool Cat Teacher Blog

tags: coolcatteacher, edu_newapp, edu_news, edublogger, education

This is the “site community” for my blog — I'm learning a lot about what people have marked and the annotations feature is really cool. If you blog or have a website, you should look at the automatically created site community — also check it out for those sites you really enjoy reading — you may turn up some of their great old posts that you've not read!

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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home based business September 14, 2008 - 10:19 pm

This is really a cool site. I’m interested to know how you did all this with blogger (diiogo?0

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