Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My mom gets it!

This evening I am so proud of my mom! On her own, she created her own blog for her personal business! I know people who work in technology who don't take the time to learn ON THEIR OWN. Check out my mom and her first shot...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

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Friday, April 25, 2008

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My type A personality!

For anyone who reads my blog, you may have noticed lately that I seem to have multiple personalities. I have been trying to figure out how to use a free Blogger template. If I was actually able to download it, upload it, and get it to show up, it looked all wrong. So I hope you like the red, white, and black (GO PACK!) is staying this way for awhile.

Monday, April 21, 2008

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Friday, April 18, 2008

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Daily Links 04/09/2008

TeachersFirst: The web resource by teachers, for teachers

tags: LessonPlans, Web2.0, techintegrator, curriculum

TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus.

How to Protect Kids' Privacy Online

tags: InternetSafety

The Newspaper Clipping Generator - Create your own fun newspaper.

tags: News, Web2.0, Writing

Adobe Photoshop Express

tags: no_tag

Free web-based version of Photoshop

Pencil - a traditional 2D animation software

tags: Animation, 2D, OpenSource

Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.

The 23 Things « Vermont’s 23 Things

tags: Blogs, Web2.0

BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Interactive Body

tags: Science


tags: Booklists, Writing

Free online texts

top ten things parents can do to help their children succeed in school (and in life)

tags: Blogs, Parents Brain Dancing for Students

tags: Brain, Mindmap

This metalearning handbook is based on ideas presented in Patrick Magee's book, Brain Dancing.

Youth Twitter

tags: Twitter

A Safe, School-based twitter-like blogging network for students

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


As I was doing my daily 45 minute ride home from work today, I had my iPod playing in the car- jamming out to a little Pat Benatar. (I have regressed to the 80's!) In screaming out the words to Invincible, I became aware that it was relevant to our students today. The lyrics:

We can't afford to be innocent
Stand up and face the enemy
It's a do or die situation
We will be invincible
And with the power of conviction
There is no sacrifice
It's a do or die situation
We will be invincible

Won't anybody help us?
What are we running for?
When there's no where we can run to anymore

I was reminded that to many students, especially those who are struggling or who have to unplug at school, school has become a battle (we will save the "Love is a Battlefield" lyrics for another post). In so many schools, there is no one to fight with them- no one who understands what it means to be plugged in, socially networked, and technology literate. It is scary for students because they are facing a future that is unknown and they have no support (or little).

Hopefully, there are enough student leaders and a few of us adults who will help all students become INVINCIBLE.

Daily Links 04/08/2008

Basics - Google Maps User Guide

tags: Google

This is a basic guide to Google Maps.

Introduction - Google Earth User Guide

tags: Google

This user guide has not only some good how-to information but also links to other Google Earth resources.

Resources for Image and Sound Files | Life Long Learning!

tags: Images

List of good places to find pictures and sounds

Monday, April 07, 2008

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tags: Twitter

Historic Tale Construction Kit

tags: SocialStudies, Writing

Mobile Phones » Moving at the Speed of Creativity

tags: CellPhones, Blogs

mogopop Education

tags: Video, Tutorial, iPod

Jakesonline Wiki

tags: Web2.0, Wiki

David Jakes Wiki-Resources for Everyone

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Daily Links 04/03/2008

Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatars

tags: Avatar Free Book Notes,Study Guides,Chapter Summary,Online,Download Booknotes

tags: ELA, Guides

openpd » Get Connected

tags: Training, Video

101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools | OEDb

tags: Web2.0

Transitioning to Web 2.0: Using Blogs to Promote Authentic Learning in the Classroom

tags: no_tag

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Daily Links 04/02/2008

learningevents » home

tags: Social, Training

Marzano's Instructional Strategies

tags: Marzano

Tech resources for Marzano's Strategies

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Daily Links 04/01/2008

smithVT2 » home

tags: Integration, Voicethread

KnowledgeWorks - Map of Future Forces Affecting Education - Education Map

tags: Maps, Technology, Trends

Raise Your Hands (Techlearning blog)

tags: 21stCentury, Blogs

Getting started with 21st Century Learning

A Letter asking for HELP : Metanoia

tags: 21stCentury, Blogs

Excuses for not learning