VoiceThread Redux

I think I mentioned VoiceThread before - the marvelous web site that lets you present a slide show and record comments, captions & doodles. The other innovation of VoiceThread is you can invite others to comment as well, creating a visually guided dialog about... well, anything. One of my favorites: See also Kenya Escape, the incredibly powerful story of one family's experience in Kenya, during the election upsets...

More Podcasting Links

Create Your Own Podcast - A step-by-step tutorial on podcasting from About.com Educational Podcasting - Extensive list of podcasting resources, from Gary Stager. Links to tutorials, articles and tools. PoducateMe - Practical Solutions for Podcasting in Education Gcast - Create your own audio broadcast online, where you can easily record voice messages, mix in your favorite music, and share it all for the world to hear. Includes 'Podcasting...

Podcasting Workshop – Resources

I'm leading a workshop on Podcasting in the Classroom, and have started to gather some tips and resources on my wiki.  Stop by to check out the presentation as well as my podcasting links.

More on Publishing

With student publishing projects in mind, and my own projects as well, I was recently reminded of one very cool site, Lulu.com , which lets you self-publish your own books in a way that books are produced and shipped 'as needed.'  I have a dream of putting together many of the resources I've developed over the years into just such a book.  One of the appeals of on-demand...

Sites for Kids to Publish Online

In response to a query from a teacher on behalf of her first grader who wants to 'get into publishing,' here are some links to online sites that encourage or allow students to publish their work online: Tips for children publishing on the Internet. | NetAlert - From the Australian government, a helpful set of safety and design tips for any students who would like to publish their...

Skitching again…

I've written about Skitch before, but now that I've been using it a while, I have to put it out there again as one of my must-have's. Why? It's fun, it's good looking, it's easy and above all, it's several practical tools built into one. Screen Capture - grab a window, the whole screen or anything you can frame or drag across. You can even do a 'timed...

Combining Cool Tools

Okay, so now I'm blending Google Doc's new online presentation software with Plasq's cool and easy screenshot/annotating/uploading tool called Skitch. I think this has potential. The image is everything, because you write your step-by-step instructions right on it. Both students and teachers could use Skitch to create, snap or import images, then write and draw on them to give instructions, create maps or diagrams, indicate key features of...

“Scratch” – Imagine, program, share

I just stumbled across this web site and have GOT to make the time to figure it out.  Looks like a cool drag-and-drop animation/programming tool in web 2.0. As they say, Snap together blocks... to create stories, games and animations... and share your creations on the web. Very cool.http://scratch.mit.edu/

826 Anywhere, for Writing

Crazy beginnings can give birth to wonderful results. A humble door front at 826 Valencia Street in San Francisco takes you into a wild pirate-themed store. Step beyond the store and you find where the real magic begins in this free afterschool drop-in writing and tutoring center. 826 Valencia also offers workshops and field trips for students and educators. This successful program has spawned other efforts in other...

My Digital Photography Links

I keep a pretty active list of tags on del.icio.us, and this gives an updated list of all my photography links. Most are education related. My Photography Links

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