Tuesday, December 23, 2008
1. I am a Lindy Hop swing dancer and met my husband at Swing Dancing camp.
2. Louie CK was my high school boyfriend.
3. I hate cilantro.
4. My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing (Nobody puts Baby in a corner!).
5. Red is my favorite color.
6. My first job after college: manager of the stationary, toys and luggage department at Jordan Marsh department store.
7. I traveled across the country on a Harley Davidson motorcycle (yes I was younger then).
Now to tag 7 people:
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Seriously, it was fun to be part of the conversation and I appreciate all of the new visitors who may have found their way here because of it. Thanks also to everyone who voted for me (next time vote more than once;).
Photo Credit: "First Runner Up" from ronnie44052 photostream on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnie44052/2614123241/
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This was my first podcast interview. I was nervous about it, but it was a lot of fun. I had some trouble figuring out where to post it and how to embed it on blogger. I ended up posting it on Classroom 2.0 and embedding the player. It seemed to work. I would love to get your feedback on the interview and/or the book!
Here is another link to the interview, if the player doesn't work.
Links to some of the sites mentioned in the interview:
Reboot Learning Retreat Paper (pdf)
The Innovator's Prescription
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I am thrilled that my school has purchased copies of the book for the entire faculty and staff. It is wonderful to work in a place that is so supportive of my efforts to help teachers to start using Web 2.0 tools.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
1. Do Something: Empowering Teenagers to Make a Difference in the World (from @JazzyJsMom)
"Do Something believes you have the power to make a difference." They provide the ideas, resources and connections to help you bring your great ideas to life. Do something lives by five guidelines, they believe, trust, celebrate, respect and value the ability of young people to change the world for the better.
2. WorldMapper: The World As You've Never Seen It Before (from @plennig)
WorldMapper contains 366 maps, all available as PDF posters, which provide a visual representation of global data. Categories include movement, transportation, poverty, housing, education, pollution and religion, among others. For example, you can view a map of worldwide secondary education spending, passenger car distribution and the increase of carbon emmisions between 1980 and 2000 (see below).
Again, thanks to everyone in my Twitter and Plurk networks who gave me suggestions. (I've saved a bunch for future posts.)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
A super big thanks to Lisa Thumann (who is also nominated for best new blog and for best resource sharing blog) for nominating my post: Ten Tips for Growing Your Learning Network for an Eddie award in the "Most Influential Post" category. This is my first nomination and I appreciate the recognition. I encourage you to check out the other nominees and cast your vote for your favorites. This is a great way to discover new bloggers and add to your learning network.
Here is the list of all the nominated blogs:
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Thanks to Steve Hargadon for pointing me to this great website building tool. Weebly is an easy and free way to create a website. They have easy to use templates, a blogging tool, content editing tools and the ability to embed video and other widgets. The site is free to use, but also offers the ability to purchase a domain or point an existing domain to their site. This is the perfect tool for building your digital footprint. I created this site to collect all of my online resources in one place.
2. Soshiku: The smart way to keep track of your homework
Soshiku is a free online tool that will help students keep track of all of their assignments. Students can add notes and information about each assignment that is due. Soshiku will even send text messages as reminders of important due dates. It also allows for file uploading and working collaboratively with a partner. Upgrade your assignment book into the 21st century and never loose track of a deadline again.