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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn‘s insight:

Digital bookmarking  is a pivotal learning skill. It does not only allow you to organize your information into one single platform accessible from anywhere with an internet connection but can also help you in your professional growth. Web2.0 technologies have made it way easier for us to control and curate the content we come across online. I definitely believe that without the power of bookmarking we would never be able to manage the huge influx of information Internet provides. I have already talked in a previous post about the benefits of bookmarking for us as teachers and learner and I said that bookmarking web tools:

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Wow, this is a great LiveBinder by VisionsByVicky

“This binder is an attempt to collect and organize Digital Citizenship resources by age (grade level). Often when we think of Digital Citizenship, we only think about the safety aspects of it but being a digital citizen is much more than just being safe. The nine elements of Digital Citizenship as outlined in the book Digital Citizenship in Schools by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey are:

  1. Digital Etiquette
  2. Digital Communication
  3. Digital Literacy
  4. Digital Access
  5. Digital Commerce
  6. Digital Law
  7. Digital Rights & Responsibilities
  8. Digital Health & Wellness
  9. Digital Security (self-protection)


If you would like to collaborate on this binder, please send the email address that you used when signing up with Live Binders to [email protected]
Image licensed under Creative Commons by suburbanbloke: [email protected]/723665503

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Today I had the pleasure of attend a workshop with Will Richardson.  This is a list of resources discussed in the Back channel and that Will talked about.  I am posting this at the request of folks in attendance.  So here ya go!!

Will Richardson’s Website/Blog

Follow Will on Twitter!/willrich45

The Back Channel Conversation

The Google Docs Presentation will everything he discussed.

Ok, here are some random links for things that were mention and may not be in the presentation.

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Educators – Information for educators using Scratch

News – Stories about Scratch in the media

Research – Papers and presentations about Scratch

Donate – Support the Scratch project

Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia. Desktop client kinda of like a chat or instant message window. TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more. Great place to find teachers using Twitter

Lots of Educators on Twitter

Wiffiti publishes real time messages to screens in thousands of locations from jumbotrons to jukeboxes, bars to bowling alleys and cafes to colleges.  You can interact with Wiffiti from your mobile phone or the web.

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Amazing Teacher, reflective blog

Glog – interactive poster, Collaborative class projects, School-level teacher management of students and classes, Private and safe student environment, Engage students in fun and creative activities, National educational standards,

100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom

Capture anything:  Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see.  Access Anywhere:Evernote works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there.

What started out as Sal making a few algebra videos for his cousins has grown to over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.

Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover,

Monte Selby’s song, It’s Not the Test and more of the work form this amazing Kansas Educator,

How the Flipped Classroom Is Radically Transforming Learning, and Flipping the classroom from learning Conversations

Blog by Sylvia Martinez, Follow me on Twitter, Diigo,, or Google Reader Shared Items.  The

Monday… Someday post Will spoke about,

Instapaper: Save web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your iPhone or iPod touch’s screen. Featured by Apple and critically acclaimed by top blogs, newspapers, and magazines! $4.99

Save pages from your computer or phone.  Read at home, work, on the plane, or during your commute; even without an internet connection. Read It Later is integrated into many popular applications and platforms you may already use.

Dr. Michael Wesch, Mediated Cultures, A visions of Students today. His maid website is: and the video with over 4 million views.

Will Richardsn,s UStream TV channel,

Teachers to Follow on Twitter:  I would look a t ill list of who he follows

A personalized iPad magazine that gets smarter as you use it.
Learn the basics of our FlexBook System with this Quick Start video.
A Google Doc Spreadsheet of FREE online Textbooks sorted by category, content area.
Offers URL redirection service with real-time link tracking.

Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

Here are a couple of examples.
iPads in Schools:

An Educators Guide to Twitter:

Amazing Animal Webcams:

My K-State group, I share resource with my students via the email weekly notifications, I invite you to join our group and also share and benefit from the sharing.

OK,, I think this is it, I am sure I missed something, so please share anything I missed in Comments.  It was a great day of learning that is for sure.

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I find web tools we can use in our teaching and with our students all over the place and I usually try to include them on my blog in some format or another.  Well, there are so darn many……, each week I am going to include a list of 5 to however many I found that week in my Friday post.  I hope you find them useful and take time to check some of them out and bookmark the ones you like in your delicious, Diigo or maybe even create a LiveBinder.

Believe it or not, I will likely do all three. I love Delicious, and use it daily, in fact, I have to admit, my delicious is a bit of a mess with over 5000 sites tagged. I also use Diigo, and have a K-State Pre-service group in Diigo as a way to share resources with my students at Kansas State and a friend, Dean Mantz, (Mantz Mission Blog) is big into LiveBinders, recently he gave me a lesson on the benefits of Livebinders, so this is a perfect opportunity to give it a good solid try.

I will put the list here and as well as posting a link to the weekly growing LiveBinder. I will be interested to here what you think and please share you resources to this list in comments and if you would like to be a collaborator on the LiveBinder, let me know and I will add you as a collaborator.

Animasher is the place where you can make really easy animations.  This is kinda fun and really easy. The animation editor works intuitively, so you won’t have to labor hard to make your masterpiece. Just drag and drop images.  Add  text bubbles, etc., and you’re ready to share your creation with the world.

Ahead, kinda like Prezi. A zooming presenter for presentation, websites and even widgets.  I love Prezi, but wow, is it a different way to think, and so is Ahead, but their tutorials is quite good and it is all FREE. They even have a good step-by-step manual in PDF format:  Ahead_Manual_ver28.  (tutorial video at the bottom of this post)

AwesomeHighlighter is an easy way to highlight texts on web pages. When you finish highlighting, you get a link to share it with others.  Do I have to come here to highlight?  nope… check out our FireFox add-on and bookmarklet. Very cool and potentially useful.

AnyTypos free,online spell checker,  just copy paste your content and get the results online instantly.  Sometimes you just need a spelling checker and one that works online is very useful.

Alphabetizer puts any list in alphabetical order.  You can even print it. Features include reversing a list, removing duplicates, capitalizing first words or ignoring definite/indefinite articles.

OK, here is the LiveBinder I have started, Weekly Web Tools from A-Z.

Needless to say, it does not contain a great deal yet, just the resources mentioned above. But will grow each week and I find new resources to add.  Right now I have it set up with a few categories, Creativity, Presentation, Collaboration, Sound/Audio/Podcast, Productivity, Video/Movies.  I know there will be more categories, but this gets it started.