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ISTEVISION News | Monday, June 29th | with KJ Hax, Chris Fitzgerald-Walsh

How to Use Kick Youtube

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Ever want to show a vid to your class but it's on YouTube and YouTube is blocked by your firewall? Well, download it on your HD in a few easy steps and play it as an MP4!

(UPDATE Feb 20, 2012: I now use Keepvid.com ! )




Want to snag these graphics to use them on your blog or wiki? Download them from my Steam Powered Wiki either in jpeg form (both black background or wiki white) or snag the the Comic Life docs

Blabberize & Podcasting

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This site as mentioned on my wiki


inspired me to create this Twilight inspired Blabberize to get my kids to return their Library Media Books!


Easy & Fun to do...i wouldn't use kids faces...they can looks sorta odd..but more like animals, famous paintings, GREAT for biography podcasts...so many ideas... even Tiskers the Kitteh wanted to get in on it (did this for my auntie showing her how easy it was!)

The Best Twitterers For Sharing Resource Links

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so, i've been following Larry Ferlazzo for a while now and he's written an excellent post on his blog about which Twitterers to follow for Sharing Resources...here it is quoted:
This is a companion “The Best…” list to The Best blogs for sharing resource links.

I developed this list by first going to Tweet Stats, typing in my Twitter user name (larryferlazzo) and then clicked on “Tweet Cloud.” Within that cloud I was able to see the Twitter user names of those whom I had “retweeted” (forwarded) the most. Since I generally only retweet education-related links, I’m including all the Twitter users in this list who appeared in my “cloud.”

There’s probably a tool out there that provides a better way to determine who one retweets the most, but this will do for now.

The cloud indicates how many times you’ve retweeted that person, but I didn’t have time to list them in that order here.

Of course, there are zillions of people I don’t “follow” on Twitter, so you might want to take “The Best……

Colbert Report: Nailed 'Em - Library Crime

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cNailed 'Em - Library Crimewww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorMark Sanford
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Dominic Philip gets banned from his local library after a photo of him tooting a kazoo in a parade is spotted.

Loves me some Colbert! Join the Colbert Nation! This is SO Funny but brings up important issues. Out of district students? Conservation of resources? How is this kid different than an Inter Library Loan? Are books owned by district, county, or state?

Media Specialist Question: Do you really *like* to share your school's Media Center books with other schools? I mean, we all DO it but do we LIKE to do it? Honestly? So, i'll confess..... sometimes i don't like sending my brand new popular Anime/Twilight or sports book to another school because the lending period goes from 3 weeks to 6 and they've also been lost more often than not. But i do it because the books belong to ALL the kids in my county...not just in m…

Musings & Lessons Learned from NECC09

NECC09 Washington DC on PhotoPeach


Musings, & Lessons Learned from the NECC Conference, 09

First, you may want to take the test What Kind of Tech User Are You?....then think about the ONE thing you would like to learn or apply to your career in the next year...

"Our plates should be small but our appetite LARGE for new technology"

but what i'm saying is..... pace yourself, you can't learn AND use everything you hear about ALL the time! if you just concentrate one thing each week/month/year......heck even if you only try one thing on one day each year you're ahead of 90% of the tech users & teachers out there! see? not so bad!
and if you're the daring sort...the kind that isn't afraid to dive into the digital pool and swim with the fishy digital collaborators...know that there will ALWAYS be someone who is doing more than you...who humbles you with all that they utilize in their classroom or school (i get both overwhelmed and inspired when i listen …

Something Wiki This Way Comes

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Wiki's in Plain English - a Great Vid!

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What's a Wiki?A wiki is a web site that lets any visitor become a participant: you can create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection. A wiki is continuously “under revision.” It is a living collaboration whose purpose is the sharing of the creative process and product by many. One famous example is Wiki-pedia, an online encyclopedia with no “authors” but millions of contributors and editors. The word "wiki" comes from Hawaiian language, meaning "quick" or "fast."

The Difference between a Wiki and a Blog (from a chat i had a while back with Adam F. of wikispaces at Tappedin.org) "The simple answer is that a blog is like a journal. It's great if you want to have an ongoing dialogue or discussion. Say, if the kids are keeping a daily diary about their homework, or about any topic. A wiki, however, is …

Wakerupper.com & Using Twitter

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When searching for what to name this blog i came across two brilliant bloggers. Another Gwyneth got the gwyneth.blogspot.com before me....
(so after reading that ...combined with the fact that she's a techie grrl, i of course had to comment that i was proud to have the same name! see below) ...and as a thank you i'm going to steal one of her AWESOME posts that i found very helpful! [grins] we teachers are prone to do that..professional thieving...with full creds, of course! it's like Re-tweeting! in fact...this was my comment to her and the blog!
gwyneth said..
WOW...i did a search to see who had gwyneth.blogspot..of course i knew it would be taken...and am i happy that if someone had to have it...it was you. you're cool. [grins] super techie cool! and i'm proud to share your name. i've been on the interweb since the time of Mudds, gopher and compuserve but as a coupla pseudonyms...now that i'm thinking of coming transparent i find you..got there the FIRST! i…

#NECC09 Conference - Washington, DC

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WARNING: rambling post with many parenthetical interjections - also, this post originally was on my Second Life blog......and i brought it over here! don't worry, it'll make sense eventually.

so the NECC conference in DC was just brilliant this year! the Twittering back channel conversation was so stimulating and i made so many new Twitterfollowingfriends! 100+....lovely, smart, & cool colleagues who can continue the discussion about Educational Technology - expanded my Personal Learning Network!.....so..... i've decided to become transparent...my worlds are colliding anyway... my interweb & SL life and my RL life...this blog will still mostly be about my SL adventures and library/technology & education work in Second Life (what little i do between changing clothes and being a Victorian Steampunk chick)but i'll maybe add more RL or at least not be so cicumspect about who i am and what i do...(as a library media/technology specialis…