Friday, March 21, 2008

Digital Storytelling

I was buys avoiding writing a paper so decided to cruise you tube for a while. Here is a neat video about Digital StorytellingI think students would love it and I do too.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Web Mashups and Virtual Tours

I just grabbed this from David Warlick's blog at a recent tech conference in the states. This teacher was presenting about web mashups, using second life as a portal, google maps and flickr. Her example was one of taking a civil rights tour. He posted instructions.... I think this sounds amazing and will be playing with this tonight!

Lizbeth went on a Civil Rights Tour through the south, and she created a Google Maps interface for recording the tour. Again, someone asks, “How can we do that?”
Here’s how you do it. 1. Start with Google and register an account if you don’t have one already.2. Click on [Maps].3. Click [My Maps] where you can save your own maps and also browse a directory of other maps.4. Click [Create a Map]5. Title it and make it public or unlisted (you can share it either way)6. Make a pen, and then zoom in to where you want it to stay, and title it.7. A text box opens where you can type in text, rich text, or even HTML. There’s a tool bar for formatting. This is cool!8. If you want a photo to be part of this spot on the map. The photo has to be on the web, and you create a link to the photo. Click the insert a a photo button, and enter the URL of the image.
Here is a bookmark page with resources: here is a Camtasia demo:

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Web 2.0 and 3.0 Semantics

Amanda inspired me to go back and review my notes from Superconference with her postings about the interactive web and the semantic web.

Here is a presentation shared by David Warlick related to Thomas Friedan's book The World is Flat...which is now on my growing pile of reading for, whenever!

Check this out!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Warlick in Torquay and still Blogging

Here is David Warlick's blog from Torquay. He is reflecting on one state's poor decision making and the need for full time TL's in schools. I think he likes his job...I think I like his job!