Tag Archives: Web 2.0



 It was almost exactly one month ago Hall Davison from The Discovery Educator Network gave a presentation at the DEN LC Institute about the use of cell phones in the classroom. I learned a ton of really cool things you can do with a cell phone in the classroom. He then went on to say

Cell Phones in the Classroom

On day two of the LC Institute we had a ton of great opportunities to tap into the brains of other tech savvy DEN members.I went to five sessions and learned about green screening with Adobe Premiere Elements, Professional Networking with Twitter and Plurk, and Blogging.Hall Davison also gave an excellent Keynote to start the day off with a presentation on using cell

Free Web Streaming

   I discovered this little beauty the other day from one of the students I have. All you need is a video camera and a way to connect it to your computer. The online site (www.mogulus.com) converts the video through flash player. Once you have your account setup you are ready for live video streaming.

Woke up Smelling of Camel

Still in Dubai.  Some members of our ISTE group got bumped off their critically oversold flight last night.  We’ll see what happens to me late tonight… Woke up smelling of camel, since we took an offroad adventure out into the desert last night.  The desert is deeply beautiful and the sand has so much more

Light, Liberty and Flickr

The Library of Congress has recently made a huge step in embracing such Web 2.0 concepts such as creativity, collaboration and sharing between users.In an effort to provide better access to their collections, while symbiotically harvesting more information about those collections, the Library of Congress has created a Flickr page to host copyright-free pictures: Out

Podcasts Anyone?

I would like to know if there are any Iowans out there who are currently podcasting with their students or for their students. It seems to be that putting audio or video out on the internet with easy access and viewing has created an easy way for students to get excited but at the same

NBC News Clips Through HotChalk

Through January 2008, you can access the NBC news archive FREE through HotChalk. HotChalk is a learning management system that provides a community for teachers, students and parents that “…includes curriculum management, lesson plan development, automated assignment distribution, collection, and grading in a web-based environment.”  [See About HotChalk].  This is a free system that relies on advertising