Friday, April 21, 2006

Steve Dembo Webinar

So, let's say that you are all pumped about seeing one of your favorite tech speakers and attending some great sessions at the May 5th OAISD Connecting and Collaborate Conference when your principal tells you that you can't go because of Power School training being rescheduled.

Well, I just found out that Steve Dembo is this the featured speaker in this month's EdTech Connect Webinarfrom Discovery Education Network.

Here is what Steve has to say about it at theDEN blog.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Absolute Michigan News Blog

Check out the Absolute Michigan News Blog where any and all Michigan related news is blogged. There is an amazing amount of Michigan related news aggregated from news sites and other blogs around the state.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Dig This!

Bentheim and Blue Star 4th Graders have begun a collaborative study with Dr. Anthony Swinehart at Hillsdale College. He is leading the excavation of a mastodon in Hillsdale County. As the 4th graders research prehistoric Michigan, Dr. Swinehart has agreed to answer questions about his dig and the mammals roaming the state at the time.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Cosmeo: Taking United Streaming to New Heights

I just read a post from Steve Dembo's Teach 42 blog about Discovery Education's new venture called Cosmeo.

This thing looks amazing and a 30 day free trial is available. It makes many of the United Streaming features plus an addition 30,000, yes 30 large, videos available to families in the home plus games that correlate like United Streaming to the GLCEs.

Right now Cosmeo runs for $9.95 a month per subscription. I have not looked at what school access might be. Maybe we will get lucky and get some help from the OAISD like we did with United Streaming. I passed on the 30 day trial because you have to give your credit card and pick a subscription to begin after the trial. Of course you can cancel before the 30 days is up and not be charged, but I seem to have a hard time remebering to cancel.

The Ultimate Web 2.0 List

The term Web 2.0 refers to the revolutionary changes the Internet is experiencing, making it a truly interactive communication tool.

Bob Stumpel's Web 2.0 Group has assembled links to an amazing set of online tools, mostly free, that allow web users to connect and collaborate.

All Things Web 2.0 - "The List"

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

OAISD Connecting and Collaborating Conference

Steve Dembo highlights May 5th's conference at the ISD all about online learning tools. Andy Mann talked to me about this conference at MACUL and it looks to be excellent with four 90 minute sessions plus Steve's luncheon keynote.

Here is a link to the details and registration page