Ning Planning to Remain Free for Teachers - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
"Ning, a company that allows users to build their own social networks, says it has signed a letter of intent with a major educational publisher to keep its service free for educators, several weeks after causing an outcry among nonprofit groups by announcing that it would end its popular free service. Ning did not give any more information about the deal, which it disclosed as it outlined its plans to begin charging subscription fees to all of its users."
Blogs as Web Based Portfolios Part 1 | The Thinking Stick
Jeff Utecht, part 1 of a 2-part blog about blogs and learning
Blogs as Web-Based Portfolios Part 2 | The Thinking Stick
Jeff Utecht shares his ideas about blogs as web-based portfolio containers, part 2
Promo video for the new Think Global School http://thinkglobalschool.com who will be spending their 3rd trimester next year in Beijing at my school, BISS! Very excited about this!
MYP Tech wiki International School Tokyp
Excellent wiki portal for portfolio and wiki work at IST.
Thanks to Matt Plummer for sharing this.
Tech Transformation: IT and Library - is there an overlap or are there gaps?
Excellent blog post by Maggie Hos-McGrane. read the rest of her blog as well....leading the way in transforming technology in schools! Thanks Maggie!
Bitty Browser Home Page -- Picture-in-Picture for the Web
"Bitty Browser helps you keep track of your favorite Web stuff by enabling navigable windows directly within your favorite sites — it's like Picture-in-Picture for the Web"
Excellent example of a Grade 2 blog with integration of Picassa images
"Alien Equation is a great way for kids to build fluency in subtraction, addition, multiplication, and division. Especially in practice mode where you can isolate any combination of these. We employ fancy AI that adjusts to the players ability while nudging them to try new things. It’s also a great tool for anyone who enjoys puzzle games and wants to beef up those scrawny neurons."
eCollegeFinder Education Innovator Award
Honored and delighted to be listed by eCollege finder as one of the Top 50 Educators!
In their words, "eCollegeFinder is an organization dedicated to distance learning, online education and learning technology. The Education Innovator Award was created to recognize the top resources on the Internet that parallel the same goals of promoting the expansion of learning into new and innovative formats. The following websites have shown commitment to the advancement of education and we’d like to commend their efforts and applaud their devotion."
Blogs & Beyond: Teaching with Technology and Curiosity | HASTAC
Excellent discussion about using emerging technologies for learning. Join in!
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
The Researchers Without Borders website really does look interesting. Thanks for another good post.
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