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Protecting kids from bad Internet stuff 0

Protecting kids from bad Internet stuff

The How To Geek posted a cool method of using OpenDNS to filter and attempt to protect kids from bad stuff on the ‘net. Smart kids can get around it – but it’s still...

Google Teacher Academy 0

Google Teacher Academy

I just submitted my application and video for the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago, Ill. I can’t wait to learn the result. I keep thinking of how cool it would be to network, collaborate...

The World is Flat and Free 0

The World is Flat and Free

From: The Change This BlogBeginning tomorrow, and running through August 4th, Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Macmillan Audio will be offering the audio edition of Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat for free. Listeners...

Nimzy or the IceKUBE 0

Nimzy or the IceKUBE

I’m thinking about pulling the trigger and getting one of these Nimzy speakers. Laptop speakers just don’t do a great job – so… this thing turns and non-porous surface into a speaker. Check out...

TED Talks Top Ten 0

TED Talks Top Ten

TED posted a list of their Top Ten TED’s of all time. You can watch an overview and then proceed to the full length presentations. My favorite is Sir Ken Robinson on his topic...

The new learning 0

The new learning

David Warlick, at his 2 Cents blog, posted a reflection on comments made by Michael Huffman of the Indiana DoE about their 1:1 computing program: “…our students are using our teachers.” ‘Using…’ is new...

From the “You had to do a study for this?” Department. 0

From the “You had to do a study for this?” Department.

I don’t know if I can add anything else to this story – Proof is in: Career-oriented education works from the Las Vegas Sun. Oh – except this: students crave relevant education, with great...

Where is my flash drive? 0

Where is my flash drive?

I’m in the market for a USB-Flash drive again. It seems like each one I buy always has some downside and I don’t figure it out until I try to use it. Some are...

Social Networking is… educational 0

Social Networking is… educational

Christine Greenhow, a research associate at the University of Minnesota released a study that says social networks like Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo offer educational benefits to students. After all the noise in we often...