Alfred Thompson (@alfredtwo) and I have a little standing joke between the two of us. We get a kick from reading blog posts about “Top 10 Educational Blogs” or “Best Blogs to Follow” or the like. You may see a message from one of us to the other typically along the lines of “Here’s another list that we didn’t make…” We recognize that often these lists are written by magazines that have to crank out content but are amused at times with the content. Often, the lists contain the same blogs just shuffled up differently. It’s also interesting to read since some of them haven’t had a post in months and both Alfred and I try to express our thoughts regularly. It’s just fun.
But, there are lists that mean a great deal. On Twitter, you can create your own lists of people to follow. It’s very handy to keep track of people based upon a particular theme. I will have my Seesmic Desktop open and have three lists that I follow daily to stay on top of things. These lists are:
- People I’ve Met – People that I’ve met face to face at one point or another
- Keynotes – People who have given keynote addresses at a conference that I continue to follow
- Ontario Educators – My personal favourite just to find out what’s happening in Education in the province
These are pubic lists and you can click each to see who made my list and who I like to follow.
It’s also an honour to be on someone else’s list. Hopefully, that means that someone has read my stuff and is intrigued enough to want to find out more. Some of these lists are curated manually and others are made by software but, as Alfred and I will attest, it’s just nice to be on a list! As I look through my account tonight, I see that I’m on a few lists.
Now, I’m not under the delusion that I’m about to change the world, but it’s nice just to be asked. As I look through the list of lists, here are some of my favourites!
That was a fun walk through the listings. I am honoured that somehow I ended up on someone else’s list. Alfred would be proud of me. Have you checked yourself lately to see who’s listed you?
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The Molecular Workbench Software: Computational Experiments for Science and Engineering Education
The Molecular Workbench™ (MW) is a free, open-source tool that creates and delivers visual, interactive simulations for teaching and learning science and engineering.
The Answer Sheet – Why schools should try things not “research-based”
But if we want to see real change in our schools and move the needle on closing the achievement gap, we need to try some things that aren’t “proven.” We need to experiment with practices we intuitively think are good ideas and can deliver results but haven’t been subject to exhaustive research yet.
Cool Comic Creators
Cool Comic Creators
Free Computer Training at GCFLearnFree.org
Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st century skills, our free computer tutorials can help. From Computer Basics to Microsoft Office to Facebook, we have a wide range of free computer tutorials to choose from.
Blender Tutorials Downloads Videos & Education – Blender Cookie
Blender Cookie is a site dedicated to supplying consistent, high quality, blender education materials produced by certified trainers from around the globe. By offering high resolution streaming videos, written education, developer interviews and featured resources, we aim to be the central hub for blender education.
Top 101 Educational Websites – Winter 2011 | HowToLearn.com
HowToLearn.com is proud to present the Top 101 Educational Websites – Winter 2011. We scoured the web, and personally review and approve each site to bring you the best educational resources online.
Search over 500 – 90 second Job Videos in every field
Course: Google Apps Education Edition
21st century learning through the use of 21st century tools
Microsoft – Higher Education: Faculty: Curriculum Resources
microsoft CS resources
DOWNLOAD Five-Star Guide For Your iPad [PDF]
The iPad may not have changed the world of computing quite yet, but it is still a pretty nifty device. An e-book reader, a newspaper, an entertainment center and a workstation, this device can do a lot in a very small package.
How to Activate the Best Secret Feature In Your iPad
Your new iPad—and old too, with iOS 4.3—has a new hidden feature that Apple doesn’t want you to know about: Extra multi-touch gestures that completely changes the iPad experience—for the best.
YouTube – educations.com – Problem Based Learning at Stenden University
Stenden University offer a Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach to students from all over the world.
Communities Of Practice PDF | Download Free Ebook Communities Of Practice
Great collection of resources for communities of practice
HowStuffWorks “How Tsunamis Work”
Very detailed explanation about Tsunamis
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.