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The Jan.-June 2008 MidLink Magazine Edition has been Published! February 11, 2008

Posted by Joselyn Todd in Educational Technology, Uncategorized.
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The new edition of MidLink Magazine has been published. This new edition is appropriately entitled, “Digital Explorers”. We owe a big thank you to our technical editor, Glenn Gurley who manages and designs the website for MidLink.

Before giving a brief glimpse at what we have in this edition of MidLink, we are announcing an opportunity to join MidLink as a New MidLink Editor. Applications are due by March 16, 2008. MidLink’s mission is to highlight exemplary work from classrooms around the world. If you are interested in joining our group of editors, please go to this link to obtain the application (bottom of the page).

One of the projects in this issue was developed by Karen Kleigman, “Explorations: The Age of Discovery”. This project focuses on students grade 4-7 as researchers in order to become virtual museum docents using Google Earth/Maps. Another project, Compounds Explained, created by the author of this blog, Joselyn Todd, focuses on students assessment of chemical bonding principles using an alternative assessment means- screencasting. “Get Off My Back”, a project created by Brenda Dyck, is an online collaborative math project. Students from around the globe will collaboratively investigate data collected regarding backpack weight, size, etc. The final project in this edition is a Web 2.0 infused project developed by Glenn Gurley. “If Stones Could Speak” is a collaborative project in which students identify important stones in history and share from the stone’s point of view, the historical importance of the time period in which it represents.

Finally, this issue also includes a wealth of information regarding Web 2.0 tools, software and other resources. Don’t miss out on this issue and we challenge you to become involved in one of these projects by e-mailing the editor-creator.

Podcasting for the Ed “Techie” in You! May 8, 2007

Posted by Joselyn Todd in Uncategorized.
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On my last blog entry I posted a number of podcasts that I enjoy. My iPod, my friend, my personal professional development coach…

Here are a few podcast that I listen to that are more “tech” oriented. Again, I am sure that there are some other great ones out there. Please feel free to post a comment and let me know of some other “techie” podcasts that you enjoy.

CNET News.com Daily Tech Podcast: http://news.com.com/2547-1023_3-0-5.xml

Geek News Podcast: http://www.geeknewscentral.com/podcast.xml

Mike Tech Show Podcast: http://miketechshow.com/miketechshow.xml

MacCast- For Mac Geeks by Mac Geeks: http://feeds.feedburner.com/maccast

Some of my techie friends love TWIT- This Week In Tech: http://www.twit.tv/ You will need to go to this website and obtain subscriptions to the individual shows there!

A new strictly ed tech podcasts- suggested by a fellow ed tech friend (thank you, Laura)…

Moving at the Speed of Creativity (Wes Fryer): http://feeds.feedburner.com/speedofcreativity/podcasts

Do you have others? Suggest one! Enjoy. Subscribe and download a few of these into your iTunes, tranfer the podcasts from iTunes to your iPod, and head out for a professional development walk!