Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I am presenting at TechForum Midwest tomorrow with Jon Orech and Scott Meech. It should make for a fun morning.
My portion of the presentation is on Nings in education for collaboration. Here is what I am going to use:
About Ning: http://about.ning.com/
Ning Demo Video: http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/02/27/ning-demo-video/
Examples (Some of these are not public indicated by ):
· School CTO http://schoolcto.ning.com/ (A place for discussion and sharing around topics impacting technology decision makers in schools)
· IEAR http://ieducationappsreview.ning.com/ (Taking a closer look at the educational value of ITouch / IPhone / IPods in the classroom)
Teacher to Teacher Collaboration:
· Maine South English Department http://msenglishdept.ning.com/
· Maine East Integrated Literacy http://integrateded.ning.com/
· British Literature http://2009britishlit.ning.com/
· Human Body Science http://hbsmshs.ning.com/
· Guitar http://mwguitar.ning.com/
· Admin Council Maine West http://adcouncilwest.ning.com
· Student Principal Leadership Team at Maine West http://mwhsplt.ning.com
· Staff: http://mwtech.ning.com/
· Staff: http://mainesouthtech.ning.com/
· Students: http://mdubtech.ning.com/
Here is another great way of visualizing information differently. Google has in it's labs area a product called NewsTimeline
IT allows you to take anything in the news and look at all of the stories that apply to it chronologically. As the site says:
Google News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies.
Check out the details of how to work it effectively here.