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August 27, 2011

A class that is all YouTube all the time

I don’t recall exactly where I saw a story about this, and I’m not really sure what I think about this. A course where the entire content is delivered through YouTube? I can see that. But to have students submit…



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July 25, 2011

USA Today reports on web restrictions, social media in education

Two interesting articles appeared in the July 25, 2011, edition of USA Today:Web restrictions draw ire of some educators Social media find place in classroomI work with K-12 in-service teachers, helping them with their Earth Science content knowledge and finding…



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May 5, 2011

Your online presence is not yet welcomed here

I read this article with great fascination. It is from the Chronicle of Higher Education and was included in the daily Wired Campus announcements that I receive via email.A College Unfriends its Social-Networking President (LINK)At first, I didn’t understand the…



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January 26, 2011

Ask Obama

Although this isn’t something being used in the classroom, I really like seeing different ways technology can be used for a community purpose and to allow the community to have a voice.Last evening, President Obama gave his State of the…



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January 4, 2011

App Inventor

There are some technologies I have dismissed right away – don’t want to learn, don’t have the time, and/or think it will be too hard to figure out. But App Inventor (part of Google Labs) makes it seem almost too…



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Technology in the classroom is not a new idea…

I have enjoyed the discussions on “new” technology, and then the reflections back to what was done in the past (and how our ideas aren’t so new sometimes). Take Google Street View – it only came online a few years…



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Why Geography Matters

I’m at the Geological Society of America’s Penrose conference for Google Earth this week, so I’ll have many posts in a short period of time relating to Google Earth (that’s not a bad thing, right?).I’ve watched this video before, but…



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December 28, 2010

The Greenbelt Movement in Google Earth

The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai is one of my heroes. She has numerous accomplishments, including founding The Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on planting trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights in Kenya and beyond.So…



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November 30, 2010

3D trees in Google Earth

The Google Lat Long blog announces an updated version of Google Earth, and the addition of 3D trees! Check out their blog entry and the video below….



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