Archive for February, 2010

Reaching for the 21st Century Flux

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 Posted in observations, uncategorized | 1 Comment »

...with classroom support materials at MacMillian Dictionary Online (here). In a time where the dialogue centers around the ACQUISITION of languages (as a means towards globalization), it's mind-bending (and inspiring) when ... Read more..

Getting It Where Kids Will Get It

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 Posted in teaching & learning, transtextuality | 1 Comment »

Sheila showed me Schmoop today. Silly name, but serious about the business of learning in today's mobile-wired world. The learning guides (and lots more) are comprehensive and worth ... Read more..

The Dawn of Learning…

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 Posted in observations | No Comments »

Absolutely powerful message!  While administrators may be relying on the loss of revenue as the impetus for change, this is the REAL reason we should be restructuring the places and ... Read more..

In a Word Cloud

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 Posted in web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

In a recent post, Tech Tools & Pedagogy II – Word Clouds, Marisa Constantinides offers a great review of online "word cloud" applications (such as Wordle) that allow learners to analyze ... Read more..

TouchGraph…in touch?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 Posted in web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

The TouchGraph  javascript app is a nifty little way to explore the how words or websites are related on the web.  Below represents the word "libraryremix."   Specialized TouchGraph apps ... Read more..

That’s Quite a Byte

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 Posted in media | No Comments »

EMC introduced it's digital ticker in 2007 and asserts that the Digital Universe is Still Growing, noting that the creation of new digital information in 2008 actually exceeded IDC predictions by three percent. ... Read more..

Indecent Indeed

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 Posted in funding, multiple literacies, teaching & learning | No Comments »

Read Buffy Hamilton's (The Unquiet Librarian) powerful response (An Indecent Proposal) to the President's failure to include funding in support of school libraries.  This failure to strengthen his recent official ... Read more..

DebateGraph take the Wiki Further

Monday, February 1st, 2010 Posted in transtextuality, web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

This visual/concept based Wiki strives to "make arguements on all sides of any public debate freely available to all and continuously open to challenge and improvement by all."  More than ... Read more..