Last night was another great night chatting with Educational Leaders using the hashtag #OntCL. It was another night of great discussions and attendance seemed to be even larger than the previous chat. Hopefully, the popularity of this will continue to grow. There are so many topics of interest for discussion and everyone is jumping in.
Of special interest to me are the number of Ontario Educational Bloggers that were there. It’s really exciting to see them all in one spot sharing ideas at the same time.
It occurred to me – we need a badge. Nothing says you’re a blogger like having a badge on your blog! So, I took my enthusiasm (which I have a great deal of) and my artistic ability (which I have very little of) and whipped up a badge that I’m about to share with you.
My source data for this? It’s the collection of blogs that appear in the Ontario Educational Bloggers LiveBinder or Scoopit page. I actually used the chat to send out the link to the LiveBinder where there’s a form for new folks to add themselves to the Ontario Twitter List. And, if they care to, they can add their blog URL to appear in the lists. Some of those in the chat retweeted it and there were a few new teachers and blogs to add today. The great list keeps growing. Now, that badge is a little big so a more manageable size would be this.
It kind of grows on you.
Anyway, if you’d like one, DM (dougpete) your request and the exact spelling of your blog name and I’ll get back to you with your personalized copy. Let’s celebrate the great efforts of Ontario Educational Bloggers.
Main Page – Math
Lesson and Unit Plans page divided by grade level and strand. This is the place to share your lesson plans, unit plans and other resources specific to grade levels and strands.
Pixisnap – Free Photo Mosaic Maker and Polaroid Picture Editor
Create photo mosaics and Polaroid pics in a snap with Pixisnap!
Turn your lifeless picture to awesome photo mosaics or cool Polaroid
and make them your desktop wallpaper or Myspace background.
So.cl Experiment: Microsoft Launches Social Network For Students | Edudemic
So.cl (pronounced “social”) is an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.
Google Chrome 16 lands with multi-user features | News | TechRadar
Google has unleashed the latest version of its Chrome web browser, which offers multiple user accounts.
Chrome version 16 allows you to sign-in to a number of different accounts, with each hosting its own set of bookmarks, history, add-ons and web-apps.
Google Docs gets Stock Photos – Apps User Group
One of the common concerns we hear from K-12 users of Google Docs is the lack of clip art. This is understandable as most people are used to the large amount of clip art available in Microsoft Office programs.
Well, that may be changing a little bit now. Today I was working in Google Documents (updating a Chrome help guide), when I noticed a new option for inserting something called “Stock photos”. Basically if you go to insert an image as usual, you now have five options:
iTechSpec – All Things Google
Google Docs are an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables you to create, store and share instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time.
Google Forms – More Than Just Multiple Choice – LiveBinder
Google Forms – More Than Just Multiple Choice – Livebinders reference
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FOTOCRIB | Online Photo Editor
Welcome to fotocrib, a web based photo editing service.
Recording a Google Hangout for a Podcast with SoundFlower, LineIn, and GarageBand | Badbamboo
That being said, I had to figure out how to get the Hangout recorded. I found a great tutorial here. It explains how to record a Skype call using GarageBand, LineIn, and SoundFlower. I replaced Skype with Google Hangout and all worked out well. Below are the directions for using Google Plus Hangout, GarageBand, LineIn, and SoundFlower to record a podcast.
WatchKnowLearn – Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students
Free Educaitonal Videos. Organized.
Linkovery is your cloud desktop
You can ORGANIZE, DISCOVER & SHARE all your favorite websites and webapps
Soluto – Anti-Frustration Software
Frustrated by your sluggish and unresponsive PC?
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Ducksboard, a real-time dashboard to track your web services
Your numbers grow, all together in one screen: your web services, your SaaS, even your own internal metrics.
New culture of learning
Web1.0 to Web3.0 ~ A wolf in sheep’s clothing or a new culture of learning?
New Culture of Learning | Web 3.0 – The New Social Web | Scoop.it
Web 3.0 – The New Social Web
“All about the next generation of the web”
MathPickle is for K-12 teachers.
Here you will find curricular games, puzzles and mini-competitions for the classroom.
Flipped Classroom Infographic #flippedclassroom #blendedlearning #edtech
A new method of teaching is turning the traditional classroom on its head.
Best Programming Jokes
Best Programming Jokes
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.