I’m thinking this will come in handy for you IT geeks out there… As the name suggests this website application will watch a temporarily non-responsive website/page and send you email notification when it goes back online. All you do is – type in the URL of the website, enter your email address and click on . . . → Read More: PING! notifymewhenitsup.com
Here’s a new toy for your wiki/blog/digital presence of choice – VUVOX. Looks like a great tool for the creation of panoramas, colleges, RSS feeds and other interesting feeds. I’ll add this to the list of cool stuff file.
Recently I spoke with a small group of teachers about the importance of using collaborative writing in their classrooms. We talked a bit about blogging, wiki’s and discussion forums. One of the – shall we say ‘experienced’ teachers thought that all of this technology stuff would not improve student achievement, and that it had no . . . → Read More: Please retire
A new study, funded by the MacArthur Foundation suggests that the mere act of just “hanging out” on social networking sites not a waste of time for teens…
“It may look like kids are wasting a lot of time online, but they’re actually learning a lot of social, technical and also media literacy skills…”
“Kids . . . → Read More: You mean… Facebook is actually good for something?
Ah yes, math… my great nemesis. I look back at my math experiences, and wonder how they would be different if I grew up with cool tools that would help me visualize what was going on.
So, as I was surfing around today, I found GeoGebra. From their website, “GeoGebra is a dynamic mathematics software . . . → Read More: Geometry
Gina Hartman, a technology specialist in the big MO built a nice PBWiki page called Twitter4Teachers.
From the about page – “This wiki was created to easily help new teachers connect with other teachers that have the same interests as them (that teach in the same content area). Check out the list . . . → Read More: Twitter for Teachers