Web 2.0 Tools Made Easy

It’s hard to keep track of all the Web 2.0 tool appropriate for Education. But this tool that organizes according to Bloom’s Taxonomy does a nice job of showing a select set of tools that can be used at certain levels of thinking. www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htm A more exhaustive list of Web 2.0 tools can be found …

The Center for College and Career Success launches

The Center for College and Career Success launches to share our work with 21st Century Skills & Deeper Learning. I’m excited about how e will scale our tools, processes, and best practices for ensuring college success at a large scale. See http://bit.ly/d0ZKl6

Teachers and Students May Not Mix Well on Facebook

There’s a lot of possibilities of using face book in Education. Even though there’s about 500M users and it’s been around for years, we’ve yet to get good policies in place to handle both on and off-site usage of Facebook by students and teachers. Simply blocking Facebook at the schools does not suffice. This MSNBC …

CETPA Certified CTO

Yesterday I received my Chief Technical Officer certification. This event at the annual CETPA conference held this year in Monterey, CA was the culmination a ┬áprogram in which I participated in monthly sessions with 20 other technology leaders across California. The 2010 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mentor Program focused on leadership skills required for Chief …

Gates likes the online Khan Academy

Fortune Magazine lauds the online teaching library of the Khan Academy. Bill Gates is pretty impressed and so are thousands of others. Fortune reports that “by any measure (it’s) the most popular educational site on the web. Khan’s playlist of 1,630 tutorials (at last count) are now seen an average of 70,000 times a day …

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