Thing 19 – Mmmmm!

I have been using for quite some time now and have found it to be one of my most used web applications. The ability to access my bookmarks from any browser increases my productivity exponentially.

The other use for that is helpful, is using it as a topical search engine. If i [...]

Thing 18 – Tagging Folksonomy,and Social Bookmarking

Using tags, or as it’s know on the net – folksonomies – is very helpful in locating information. I am constantly using tagging on my own personal computer for example. In MS Vista, you can easily tag files and folders with your own words, so you can find them very fast as you need them. [...]

What school should be like

Harrison Central High School: A Commitment to High TechSophisticated electronic gadgets such as probes and global-positioning-system devices catch students’ interest.

Increasing Student Achievement Using Technology

Here’s a story about something that I have known about intuitively for quite some time: Student achievement is not impacted through the use of technology in their classroom UNLESS teachers are taught how to integrate tech into their daily practice.

I have been talking, even evangelizing about this fact since I stated in my teaching [...]

Thing 17 – Slideshare

Of all the tools out there, I have found that Slideshare is one of the most useful. I love being able to upload my slide deck to Slideshare so I can use it anywhere and anytime.

It even saved my bacon one time where I was to give a talk, and the laptop provided [...]

Thing 16 – More on Cloud Computing

Thing 16 is about online productivity tools. As I posted in the Thing 15 entry, we are seeing new ways to increase our ability to collaborate and increase our effectiveness every day.

The set of products is quite extensive when it come to productivity applications. Zoho has really come in and eaten Microsoft’s lunch [...]

Thing 15 – Google Docs

Microsoft is getting nervous about all of this ‘cloud computing’, and thing like Google Docs,, and the like. People won’t need to buy MS Office anymore for simple word processing, presentations, spreadsheets and presentations.

I’m getting to the point where I am using Google Docs more than I am MS Office, especially because of [...]

Thing 14 – Podcasting

The 14th Thing is a reflection on podcasting as a consumer or producer. I am already both of them. I have quite a few podcasts I listen to on a regular basis while doing things like mowing the lawn, or riding the stationary bike to nowhere.

As a producer, I have found that many of [...]

Acceptable Use Resource

School leaders today are grappling with the issue of technology use within their schools. As our customers (students) bring more and more technology to school, and expect to use tech in their learning, we need to look at modifying the AUPs in schools.

The School AUP 2.0 wiki is a great place to study, read [...]

I have to learn more about Google Motion Charts

Last year Google acquired a company called Trendalyzer, and I’m sure that most of the programmers joined Google (because they have free M&M’s). In the last few weeks Google seems to have implemented the Trendalyzer tool. Google renamed it the Motion Tool and has added it to Google Docs.

This Motion Tool, as you will [...]