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Saturday, March 27, 2010
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
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Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Just use THE LEVELATOR!
This wonderful software takes your podcast or other audio file and changes the audio levels, so various speakers' words are at the same volume.
This is quite a game changer. Try it out on Windows, OSX, or Linux(Ubuntu)
Posted by samccoy at Friday, March 05, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Paying reference to the need for individualised learning, Steve explores a hierarchy of trends in education before looking at self-organised learning and where Web 2.0 tools fit in this process.
Posted by samccoy at Thursday, March 04, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
How's the Weather where you live?
Do you need to know?
Knowing the weather and providing students a chance to read and analyze the weather report through online widgets educates them to find trends and even learn to predict based on available evidence.
Even though all weather reporting originates through weather.gov, they do not offer a widget, so you can find many types of weather widgets from a multitude of other sources.
Are all weather widgets created equal? Are the weather reports for all weather widgets created equal? How are they the same? How the various weather widgets different?
Weather.com has a widget that can be used on your website or blog. You can also get a weather.com desktop or mobile widget.
Another weather widget was one I found at the Fort Hayes State University TECS 390 class network is part of a package of widgets that you can use on a website or blog called yourminis: web widgets
While there are over 60 variations of this weather widget, the weather information comes from the Weather Channel. When you provide a city or zip code, the weather report on the widget belongs to that locale.
The Great Yarmouth Wether Widget is the one that would be very adaptable, yet it has an interesting background that could be used as is.
Accu-Weather has a widget with a basic level that is free. There also premium services, but the basic widget has a nice background with a map.
This is the webpage widget, and there is code for a MySpace widget also.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
One concern from some readers might be with this point: "All students must learn the advanced skills that are the key to success in college and in the 21st century workplace...." What does that mean? Is the all4ed organization saying that all students should be required to go to college?
Is this the breakpoint where we raise compulsory education to the 14th grade?
I agree with all the ideas, but I'm wondering if the ten points might be clarified in a way that encourages more reader acknowledgment and acceptance. I believe that initial acceptance or tolerance for an idea will lead readers to a continued study the ideas presented. If some readers are put off by the language describing the first point, it may be difficult to get them to proceed to the other elements.
I believe in the effective schools movement where effective communication is the primary concern, the key to success, of any education reform.