Friday, February 29, 2008

News from IL-TCE 2008

Personal Learning Networks, Social Networks, Blogs, Podcasts, web based documents and more.

Visit the Conference blog at

Here are some of the new Web 2 sites that I learned about today that you can use professionally in the classroom:

Time Space Map

Mitch Resnick from MIT Media Laboratory was the keynote speaker.He discussed the creative learning cycle and showed two of the tools that were developed by MIT to foster student creativity and problem solving

Friday, February 8, 2008

Thoughts on Social Bookmarking

My account currently has 264 tagged bookmarks plus 13 people in my network. I can click on any network member's name and easily view his/hers bookmarks.

Today, I searched my account for bookmarks that were marked with the "social" tag. This reduced the number of sites to a manageable 15. Then I searched all of using the "social" tag and found 382,074 bookmarks!

Applying tags to your bookmarks creates order out of chaos. Additionally, you can create bundles from a group of tags. (However, at the other extreme there is over tagging - an issue that I am dealing with as I review my existing bookmarks.)

Since I am on the subject of organizing, why not post your favorite book titles to the web? Find other people with similar reading tastes.
LibraryThing | Catalog your books online

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Blogs on Social Bookmarking and Photo Sharing

Learn about blogs from this clever video posted on Youtube.
Blogs in Plain English

Blogs on Social Bookmarking and Photo Sharing
The Social Bookmarking Faceoff - ReadWriteWeb

The Web Photo Sharing Site Faceoff - ReadWriteWeb

Saw this information on the E^2 Educating Educators blog.
Flickr: Photos from The Library of Congress These photos have no known copyright restrictions.
Think of the educational possibilities.

Search for blogs using keywords

Need to organize your blogs and news?

I subscribe to Bloglines to stay up-to-date with my favorite blogs and news feeds. See my Education blog list in the Links panel.


  • Register for an account
  • Save bookmarks to the Internet
  • Add tag (keyword) to bookmarks
  • Share with others
Google - Bookmarks

  • Register for an account
  • Upload photos to the Internet
  • Add tag (keyword) to photos
  • Share with others

Picasa slideshow

Flickr - Photo Sharing
Picasa Web Albums

Share Videos
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself
TeacherTube - Teach the World