Tag archives for Web 2.0

  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. Webinar Files Posted: Gigapxls Galore

    Missed the webinar on March 11? I updated the Powerpoint from the Webinar and it’s posted below. It explains in more detail the topics we covered. The pdf file is probably the most useful. PowerPoints tend to gum up when they include video, but it’s there, too. The previous post (below) has videos that demonstrate […]

  3. Webinar, Hulu, Gizmoz and Google Earth

    Tonight (Tuesday, March 11, 2008) I’m throwing a free webinar, sort of an EdTech 1.5 where I’ll update iPod, Google Earth, and Digital Editing on Windows stuff. Hit DiscoveryEd.webex.com, go to Event Center. Come on aboard, 4 Pacific. Time, 6 Central, 7 Eastern. Tomorrow, Hulu launches. This video site has 250 television series online–for free. […]

  4. Big Story–Little Package

    The DEN has grown–by five months! Jannita Demian, with an assist from her husband Laurian, is preggers! Five months old, the demi-Demian will be a native Californian. This is a first for the Demian clan. They are looking for a name. The winner will get a DEN hat from Hall Davidson (who is pulling for […]

  5. When I’m right, I write—but…

    Joe Brennan wrote me that Wal-Mart must be reading my blog. They pulled the losing format hi-def DVD players (HD DVD from Toshiba) off their shelves. I did predict the triumph of Blu-Ray when Warner Brothers jumped ship and left HD DVD for Blu. That being said, now is a great time to bottom-feed for […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. Visualize the Earth: Green Layers

    Videos are worth a thousand pictures–or least 24 pictures per second. When making points about global warming or other phenomenon on a global scale, wouldn’t it be fantastic to have visuals to make your point. In fact, wouldn’t it be great if you could build a story with those visuals to compare, contrast, and otherwise […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. Hi-Def DVD Format War–Over!

    The format wars fought over high definition DVD’s reminded many folks of the VHS-Beta videotape format wars decades ago. Many buyers sat out the war, not wanting to buy a format that would soon be obsolete. Stop the presses–you can start buying now. Blu-Ray has won. HD DVD was the competition. Content, of course, is […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. KLCS Rocks With Discovery

    Discovery and the teachers of the Los Angeles School District connected with each other Saturday, Dec. 8, for a great Discovery Educator Network event at KLCS-TV in downtown Los Angeles. Great presenters were onhand, like Los Angeles Unified teacher Brad Upshaw, pictured with his critical questions poster he used in his videomaking session. Check out […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. “I Touch the Future, I Teach”

    “I Touch the Future, I Teach” was the wise and memorable quote from Christa McAuliffe. At the technology conference named for her in New Hampshire, I heard wonderful stories about her mother, Grace, the archetypal New England lady. Twenty years ago I was working in the library media branch of the Los Angeles Unified School […]

  14. Post Webinar Stuff

    This is a quick post with the PowerPoint and other goodies from the webinar of November 20. Thanks to everybody that helped out, especially Joe Brennan, Scott Kinney, and Teryl. Here’s the Word doc with the video copy-and-pastes, the Gcast site, and the “Why is Winter colder than Summer” site. webinar.doc

  15. Files for GaETC

    Things we did at GaETC! We worked with the great resources from GPB (home to the equally great Patrice, Mike, and Katherine). We made media on the dark side with Photo Story, Movie Maker, and Adobe Premiere Elements and incorporated GPB’s huge educational digital library. We also pulled clips and projects into iPods. And did […]

  16. Google Earth Streamathon Mega Post

    The DEN did a Streamathon yesterday. Hundreds of folks took part, some with their staffs or classes watching through a projector. I referred to some both basic and ‘advanced’ Google Earth tips, techniques, and classroom strategies. These have been littered across this blogsite for more than a year. Here’s the aggregate! It has somethings old, […]

  17. Two New Spins in Google Earth

    For media folks like me, the cool, interactive graphical program that is Google Earth has always had a Holy Grail–inserting moving media so it plays right over the terrain, as still images will do. We’ve gotten a lot closer with two new features, one with mixed blessings. First, Google Earth now has a YouTube layer. […]

  18. When I’m right, I’m right—but…

    Joe Brennan told me Wal-Mart must have read my blog when they pulled the losing format high definition DVD player (HD DVD) off the shelves.  I did predict the eminent demise of the format after Warner Brothers jumped ship to support Blu-Ray.   It happened faster than anybody thought.  However, now is the time for great […]