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Doug’s Footprint

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This service is taking the internet by storm.  It’s a communication tool that you update 140 280 characters at a time.  Don’t sell it short and develop a network of followers or people to follow.

My Diigo Bookmarks

I’ve started to bookmark things that I find on Diigo.  It has more classroom potential than Delicious but I’m keeping both.  When I bookmark to Diigo, I have it sent to Delicious where I’ve built a pretty powerful network of followers.  My daily finds, as noted below, are scraped over to this blog so that you can see what I’m up to.

My Professional Development Wiki

I have moved some of the workshops that I do to this Wiki.  I encourage you to join the Wiki and edit the pages with your own ideas about how to make the workshop or PD resources better.

My Tizmos Page

I work from a number of different computers, including the computers of others.  A quick hop here gets me to my start page(s) wherever I happen to be.

My Symbaloo Page

This is my default page for my browser.  It gives me quick access to the resources that I use regularly.

It’s also a great tool to share links during a presentation.  My OTF Presentation on Tools to develop a Digital Footprint is here.


I’m not a real regular user of Skype because I’m seldom in one spot for any period of time.  But, when I’m around and connected, you’ll find me here.



My Facebook account is located here.

Daily Newsletter

Actually, no pixels were created by me.  However, does a cool job of putting together a daily resource for me.

Doug Peterson Daily

Ontario Educators Daily

I believe that you need to carve out your own identify on the internet.  This site is mine and I share it with my kids who may share my passion some day.

A Real Footprint!

If you’d like a footprint like depiction, how about this?  It’s an oldie post you can find here.

Deprecated (or just plain gone)

My GECDSB Website

This is the website that I maintained with the Greater Essex County District School Board.  Here, you’ll find resources that I have developed for a number of different things.  Since the audience is K-12 for over 80 locations, there are lots of things there and I used to update it and check links daily.  I no longer maintain the site and am unaware of its future.  It may just go away one day.

Webquest Locator

I’m a real fan of the Webquest as a structured way for students and teachers to use the Internet in the classroom.  As I find Webquests, they are categorized by subject area or age group and put in this searchable database.

Monthly Newsletter

Once a month, I created and posted this 10-12 page newsletter to provide some inspiration for the use of computers and technology in the classroom.

My Delicious Bookmarks

As I wander around the internet, I do bookmark things for later reference.  I keep them here.  You’ll find the latest in the sidebar on the blog and also, when it’s working, as a daily blog post automatically by the Delicious API.

My Alltop Page

RSS is nice; but to have your own page of the best of the best is pretty nice too.  My Alltop Page is one of the default pages in my browser that gives me hand curated resources.

My Posterous Blog

Posterous is not quite blog; not quite Twitter; a visual way to bookmark things that you find on the web.

My Daily Photo Blog

In 2011, I committed to take and post a Photo a Day.  I’m using DailyShoot as the inspiration and will post my photos here. I’m not going to be hired for your wedding photos – yet – but I hope to develop better skills and an eye for things photogenic during the upcoming year.

The Twitter Times

Another news resource based upon activity around my Twitter account. It’s a great way to catch up on what’s going on and what I may have missed.

Learning Objects

I have created a number of resources that are freely available from the OSAPAC Learning Object Repository.  Check out these free classroom downloads to support Ontario Ministry of Education licensed software.


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