Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
But it's even BETTER than that! The links in the image above are live! Go ahead and try it! And how about the way it creates a citation and link to the original webpage?
A great big THANK YOU to Jane Hart's E-learning pick of the day blog for sharing this great website!
Friday, December 21, 2007
This would be a great article for your students to read, discuss, and debate. Be sure to read the MANY insightful comments as well!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
At the conclusion of the video, Mr. Craven shares what is so powerful about the Web 2.0 world in which we live: "In today's information age, you can change the culture. You CAN help change public policy and remarkably, some times just a few mouse clicks is all it takes to start an avalanche."
Read more about this video in an article on the USA Today website.
Monday, December 17, 2007
In addition to transit and traffic maps you'll find crime statistics, homes for sale, flight data, animal tracking, weather, history... WOW!
Friday, December 14, 2007
A very nice intro to his book. I might have to reread it.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I learned BASIC back in high school, but I learned even more with the C-64, like programming "sprites." I remember buying RUN magazine, and probably a couple others whose names I can't remember, and TYPING in page after page of code to play a silly game. And heaven forbid you misspelled a word, or skipped a comma or the thing wouldn't work!
I learned how to use a spreadsheet on a C-64 when I convinced a bunch of teachers to start up a fantasy baseball league some time around 1985 or 86. I even did some pretty neat desktop publishing on a couple of different programs I can't remember, and printed out my newsletters on a dot matrix printer that I ordered, coincidentally, on the day of the Challenger disaster. And, amazingly, it all ran on 64K of memory! Not MB, and certainly not GB, it was KB!
I joined several BBS (bulletin board services), and subscribed to a service I think was called QuantumLink. I also tried out the DowJones service, and another one I can't remember any longer. I actually "shopped" online back in the mid 80's, even though you couldn't actually see a picture of what you were buying. ON A 300 BAUD MODEM!!!
You had to load a program from the floppy drive and it seemed like it took 15 minutes. I still remember using a hole punch to punch a hole in the floppy jacket so that you could flip the disk over to double your storage capacity!
To quote Barbra Streisand, "misty watercolored memories, of the way we were... Can it be that it was all so simple then? Or has time re-written every line? If we had the chance to do it all again Tell me, would we? could we?"
Songwriters: Bergman, Alan; Hamlisch, Marvin; Bergman, Marilyn
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Pepsi is donating up to $50,000 to America's Second Harvest, the Nation's Food Bank Network. Make a snow globe on their website, and they'll make a donation. You upload a picture, or use one of theirs, add decorations, and finally make it snow by "shaking" your snow globe. Then you can email it to friends if you like. You'll also receive the URL of your snow globe so you can visit it from time to time.
Go to: http://www.pepsisnowglobe.com/ to make your own. You can click the link below to see mine.
I think this would make a great way to start a food collection drive in the classroom.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Here's a video I could actually understand, "Where does water go when it rains?"