It’s a new year and a new start to blog sharing from Ontario Educators. The year is off to a good start with some content and thoughts to welcome us to 2012.
From K-12 Teachers
I admire what Diana Maliszewski is doing. Every new year should be the start of a new something or other. In her last post, she talks about weeding her children’s portfolio as she declutters her house. Decluttering sounds like a great idea and her criteria for what she’s keeping in the portfolio could serve as a good start for cleaning that and anyone’s house!
From Consultants and SATs
Paul Clifford has but one resolution for this new year. You’ll have to read his blog post to find out what it is. I won’t spill the beans here though. He does manage to marry the arts, web publishing, and pride as he shares his rationale.
From Principals, VPs, and Administrators
Rob Delorenzo has long been a big supporter of mobile technology. In his latest post, he shares a YouTube video talking about how mobile technology can be used with Special Needs Students.
From Trustees and Higher Education
I’m the only one who has blogged this year so I’ll do personal shoutout. Recently, I blogged about people "who have found the way".
This was a followup to my defense of keynote speakers and the value that they have in conferences. As I was pondering the content for this post, I realized that so many people that I had in mind when I wrote that post are bloggers themselves. That should come as no surprise. It’s all part and parcel of staying on top of things.
I do wonder this question – do keynote speakers blog to be noticed? Do they blog to get feedback about their opinions? Do they blog so that they spread their message beyond their keynote content? Is it all of the above? If so, should those who have found the way also follow their lead?
As always, the LiveBinder of Ontario Edubloggers is available here and the Scoop.it! page here.
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Why now is a great time to do an OAuth audit | .eduGuru
The beginning of the year is a great opportunity to start fresh and look at everything with a new set of eyes. Something that is easily overlooked is who (or what) has access to your social media accounts. It’s easy to change your password and revoke access from co-workers but it isn’t as easy to identify which websites and services have access to your accounts.
WiFli Student Response System
The WiFli Student Response System is a way for a classroom teacher to use Google Forms to collect instant student data and have it displayed automatically to assist in data-driven decision making.
Yahoo! Research is the central advanced research organization of Yahoo! Inc., a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide.
We’re responsible for big inventions – our goals are nothing short of inventing the future of the Internet and creating the next generation of businesses for Yahoo!
Visualizing Yahoo! Mail
Yahoo! Mail visualized
Aherk! | Goal-oriented self-blackmailing service
Aherk! is a goal-oriented self-blackmailing service in three easy steps:
See drug side effects reported to the FDA by people like you
Wonderpage – Visual & Social bookmarking tool
Wonderpage is a new visual, private & social bookmarking tool, it also serves perfectly as browser start-up page with super sweet bookmark grid display. Check out our main features:
Beautiful QR Codes – QR Code Generator
create your own beautiful creative colourful QR Codes
FollowMolly.com: Life after Internet Explorer- Welcome to Chrome
Edina Public Schools is rolling out Google Chrome as a browser option for our staff and students. I have created a website that helps teachers learn about Chrome and the benefits of Apps and Extensions.
Google Digital Literacy Tour — iKeepSafe
iKeepSafe is dedicated to the education of families on how to stay safe online. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Google to develop curriculum that educators can use in the classroom to teach what it means to be a responsible digital citizen.
The curriculum is designed to be interactive, discussion filled and allow students to learn through hands-on and scenario activities. Each workshop contains a resource booklet for both educators and students that can be downloaded in PDF form, presentations to accompany the lesson and animated videos to help frame the conversation.
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