Thursday, October 28, 2010

Online Class Agenda

This is the presentation for my class' Online learning opportunity.

Web-based RSS Readers

I can't take credit for this:

This is a great article which describes ten of the best online RSS readers. These are such an intrinsic part of using an RSS feed that I thought I would put a list together. These guys beat me to it.
The ten they name are these:
  • Google Reader
  • bloglines
  • mySyndicant
  • myAlltop
  • NewsIsFree
  • Superfeedr
  • Fever
  • Netvibes
  • Collected
  • Lazyfeed
I personally use Google Reader. Are you going to use another? Let me know by commenting. I'd like to hear what you think.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Online Educational Communities

I came across this site as I was looking for some new tools to help me connect to teachers of British Lit in the UK to see how we could connect in some way. I thought this was a good enough tool that I should share it with others who were interested in online networking in education.

Check this site out:

Have a great Sunday!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Village Academy

This is a great summary of one of the great educational acheivements of our day. I am impressed with the administrator's approach to education, but what do you think?

Click Here to see the brief interview.

Oh, and I now want to eat pudding. You?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

21st Century Skills Site

In preparing for teaching my class on Tech & Topics tonight, I was looking at the 21st century skills and the overview put together by the organization who is really spearheading the 21st century skills initiative. The overview site is here:

I think they have somethings right, and some things are related to historical learning. My question for the class is whether my students think that these 21st century skills are a fad that will fade away like movements such as whole language.

Please reply, let me know.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Learning Style Quiz

This is the Learning style Quiz that is posted on edutopia's site:

Click Here

The quiz isn't that long, but it's an informative look at how you learn.

Here's mine from today: