Tag archives for Digital Passports

  1. Drop it off with Drop.Io

    There are a ton of ways to send files. There are plenty of other ways to stash files so that people can grab them. However, I don’t think there’s any other site out there that is quite as accessible as Drop.io When you register for an account with Drop.io, you get a website where you […]

  2. Conference/Professional Development Overload

    Attend a conference lately? I have. In fact, last week felt odd because I wasn’t at a conference. FETC, Discovery National Conference, IL-TCE and MACUL all in the last month. At each conference I heard the same general comment, “I’m overwhelmed.” Conferences are great, you connect with peers from all over, learning the latest and […]

  3. Little Hands, Giant Reach

    I did a presentation today at IL-TCE in Illinois about Web 2.0 for the early childhood educator and classroom. It’s called Little Hands, Giant Reach and was a heckuva lot of fun to do. Nothing like a roomful of early childhood educators in comedy club to create the perfect atmosphere for a blitz of Web […]

  4. My Passion Quilt

    (simulblogged) I don’t normally do too many meme’s. Most of them I feel perfectly happy passing on. But when Lee Kolbert tagged me with this one (called me out is more like it), I felt obligated to participate, in part due to the challenge of it. The 3 simple rules are: Post a picture from […]

  5. Visible Body: Anatomy 2.0

    Every once in a while you see a site and think to yourself, “THIS is what computers are all about.” Visible Body is one of those sites. When you load it up, it presents you with the human skeleton, every bone modeled in 3D with incredible attention to detail. You can zoom in on any […]

  6. Blab away with Blabberize!

    Sometimes its the simplest sites that turn into your favorites. Certainly is that way with Blabberize. If you’ve ever seen Conan O’Brien, then you’re familiar with the idea. Take an image of a famous person, make their mouth move like a ventriloquist dummy, and then add your own soundtrack. Hilarity ensues. I know, I’m a […]

  7. Keyboarding with Keybr.com

    Via Riptide Furse. Know what I love? When I find a nice simple Web2.0 application that fills a direct classroom need, and could even replace software that my district spends its limited dollars on. Know what I mean? Take Keybr.com for example. When you go to the site, it displays a keyboard with the words […]

  8. VozMe: Sometimes you want to be read to

    This isn’t the most complicated Web2.0 tool, nor is it the shiniest, but it does exactly what it claims to do in a nice straightforward fashion. Submit some text into vozMe and it’ll convert it to an MP3 so you can hear it read aloud.  Couldn’t be easier.  Gravitate to Spanish or Italian?  It’s supporting […]

  9. Kindo: Family Trees with Style

     I vividly remember creating family trees with my kindergarteners.  It wasn’t so much that it was a tough assignment, but sometimes it was tough for them to visiualize the connections and how to lay things out.  Of course, we never had Kindo! Kindo is a Web 2.0 app for building out a family tree.  You […]

  10. Web based Second Life? Yeah, but…

    When I first heard about MoveableLife.net  I thought it had to be too good to be true.  I mean, Second Life in a browser?  C’mon… No way.  I mean, we all know that Second Life is pretty processor intensive.  Not as much as many games, but running it from within a web browser?  No way! […]

  11. Information R/Evolution

    If you haven’t seen this video yet, I think you’ll enjoy watching it.  While the message itself is pretty solid, the craftsmanship of the digital story is brilliant. As you’re watching it, just imagine in your head the script and storyboards it must have taken to create this. [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM[/youtube]

  12. Kerpoof! Eat your heart out Kid Pix

    As a former kindergarten teacher, it sometimes seemed like my life revolved around KidPix. And while it had a bazillion features packed into it, when you got right down to it we spent 90% of our time creating pictures and slide shows. While there had been a few open source programs similar to Kid Pix […]

  13. Mosaickr: Everybody loves a mosaic!

    I gotta tell you, ever since I saw my first photomosaic, I’ve been in love with them. Stand back and you see an image. Zoom in and you see it’s actually made up of hundreds of teeny tiny related images. Incredibly cool. I just found a new site called Mosaickr that let’s you create your […]

  14. What's a drupal?

    I haven’t posted here for a little while, and the main reason is that I’ve been swamped with getting the new DEN website ready to roll.  I love the new website, and love it even more so because I’ll be able to add new features to it on a regular basis.  However, know what I […]

  15. They aren't all gems

    We live in a very interesting time.  We have more access to free software than we ever have before.  A new Web2.0 tool is released every 3.7 minutes (Source: Made it up), which is wonderful for prosumers in general, but not every release is a winner. Typically I only share with you the sites that […]

  16. Podsafe Music

    I’ve mentioned it before, but given the recent demise of AllofMp3.com, the biggest violator of music copyright since Napster, I figure it’s worth a repeat appearance.  While I love FreePlayMusic.com, the name is horribly deceiving. The audio there is not Podsafe, and for most purposes they actually charge a pretty fair amount (that’s relative to […]

  17. DEN Skype Chat tonight!

    Yikes!  In all the excitement of the National Institute in Silver Spring, and NECC approaching quickly, I almost completely forgot about the first DEN SkypeCast tonight!  At 8:00PM CST, I will be opening up a SkypeCast for DEN members to chat.  Since this is the first one, a primary topic will be what sorts of […]