Daily Archives: November 19, 2010

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Things I Think You Should Read

Things I Think You Should Read

For those of you who haven’t been following the Wisconsin DEN Blog, you’re missing out on a feature that pops up once in a while called “Things I Think You Should Read.” These are usually blog posts that I’ve come across, usually in my RSS Reader or on Twitter, that I think need to be

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Canadian Winter Webinar Series

Yes, you can participate in engaging professional development and all you need is a computer and internet access! Do you use Discovery Education ‘streaming’ Canada in your classroom? Did you know that in addition to our videos there we also have sound effects, images, encyclopedia articles and more. Have you created a writing prompt and

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Geocaching: “The Sport Where You Are The Search Engine”

Geocaching for Educators In prepping for a geocaching event at SHS with DEN STAR Jennifer Brinson, I did my homework by checking DEN STARS who are known as the gurus of geocaching, Bridget Belardi, Chris Champion, and Kristin Hokanson. In the process, Champion shared with me the Creative Commons site that Hokanson and he created

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The Physics Behind “Unstoppable”

The Physics Behind “Unstoppable” is a great piece I found on Open Culture’s website. The article starts with the plot of the movie and a trailer for it and then has a video from Emory physics professor Sidney Perkowitz explaining the physics part of this. Professor Perkowitz has also authored books and articles on physics and science in

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Crocodoc – markup and edit files on line

Crocodoc is a free, online service that allows you to upload and markup documents, including PDF files. You can not actually edit the PDF file, but can add text, highlight, draw, and even strikeout text. When you strikeout text, it opens a new text box above the strikeout for you to edit. I used it

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20 Things I learned about Browsers and the Web

20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web is a online “book” from Google that describes 20 different things about the internet, web browsers, and online applications. The book is well written, easy to understand, and nicely designed. Some of the “things” are: the internet, cloud computing, web apps, html/javascript/css, HTML5, 3D in the

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