Tag Archives: Web 2.0

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Phweet: When 140 characters just isn’t conversation enough

Phweet: When 140 characters just isn’t conversation enough

Warning: This site is pretty raw still, but it seems to function as advertised in my testing. Ever start having a great conversation on Twitter and realize that you have WAY more to say than you can fit into 140 characters?  Or that you’re going back and forth with somebody, and you’d be better of

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Got Too Many Profiles? AtomKeep will help

 There’s plenty of sites that will allow you to update dozens of your social sites at once (Ping.fm,  hellotext.com,  upcoming.me) which is handy to broadcast your messages all over the social web.  However, what’s more difficult is maintaining each of those different sites and ensuring that your information is accurate!  How many profiles do you

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Edmodo: Twitter DESIGNED for the classroom

Without a doubt, Twitter has taken the education community by storm.  However, there really aren’t all that many people who are using it in the classroom.  Let’s face it, it just isn’t designed to be used in a teacher/student environment. Edmodo is. Jeffrey O’Hara is the network administrator/webmaster for Community Unit School District 200 in Wheaton, Illinois.  I

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Broken Camcorder? Brilliant Webcam!

I was video chatting with a colleague on the other coast last week and was frustrated with the limitation of my webcam.  In this case, I was using the built-in camera in the Mac PowerBook, but the same is true of typical webcams on the PC side.  They have a fixed focal length and have

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Best Teaching Videos? I Don’t Think So!

The ironically titled site SmartTeaching.org” blogged a list claiming “100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers.”   Say it ain’t so.  While there are some old favorites and familiar gems in the 100, there are also some terrible choices, videos that don’t serve teachers at all.  Worse, old middle school teacher that I am, I am hard

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GoAnimate – Animation that I actually get.

I’m almost embarrassed to admit this, but I really don’t understand Flash.  I’ve sat in on a couple of workshops to learn how to use it, but there’s just something about “Tweens” and stuff that I just don’t get.  Because of that, I’ve constrained myself to comic strips and the like. On a friend’s reccomendation,

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Animoto for Education – Free is good!

We’ve partnered with Animoto in the past, culminating in them giving free access to every DEN teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week.  But now they’ve just gone over the top.  We’re pleased to announce a new service exclusively for teachers. Animoto for Education (http://education.animoto.com) gives teachers, grades K-12, unlimited access to the full range of Animoto’s

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View your Flickr Pics with PicsViewr

There’s a million Flickr hacks, and about half of those are different ways to view slideshows.  But every once in a while you see one that just makes you grin in a silly way.  For me, that’s Picsviewr.  It may not be the most powerful, it may not have the most features, but gosh darn

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The Latest Webinar in the Known World (Part II)

Okay, if you were lucky (or unlucky) enough to see the brief post from a day or so, you know that the “Latest Webinar in the Known World” refers to a little webinar malfunction we had in the DEN series.  It was a perfect conspiracy of time zone changes, a dead computer, and vanished codes. 

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Google Earth – For the Ears

I had a great time at the Discovery Educator Network National Institutes.  Mike Bryant did Google Earth for the Leadership Councils and I did it for the National Institute.  The great “face of the globe” is from Mike’s presentation here.  I’m hoping it’s his image, because I’m using it.  I twitted I was doing this

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