Orkut is the most widely used website in Brazil -- and holds the record as having the highest percentage of use of any website in any country. Orkut is Google's social network and is also very popular in India, Pakistan, and Brazil.
Fascinating listens from the BBC - their essential guide to the 21st century.
A fascinating term that I cannot recall hearing is the "digital underclass" -- People who have "no chance of every going online." They are predicting that these people will be responsible for the next shift in the balance of power in the new century.
Wow!!! Using cell phone technology, high powered medical diagnosis and lab work can be provided remotely through cameras. This is what letting students work with cell phones can do as this is Daniel Fletcher and his undergraduates at the University of California worked to create a mobile diagnosis tool from cell phones.
THIS is innovation. Harness the untapped power of student creativity and innovation and use it as a learning process. DO IT NOW!!
Movie Maker 2 is a great entry level moving making program for the PC -- and MovieMaker comes FREE with your PC. (I highly recommending updating Movie Maker before embarking on a project!) I love atomic Learning, and this should be a great tutorial.
2008 Edublog awards are open - nominate your favorites. I've had the honor of being nominated for these awards since I started blogging, but have never won a coveted "Eddie." This is one of the few awards I do think means something, although no one should blog motivated by receiving one.
We blog because we believe in the nobility of what we do (teach tomorrow's future) and in sharing with others around the world of a like mind.
How to make a self grading quiz using Google forms. This is great for those who don't have access to online tools that will let you do this. As a benefit of being a Google Certified Teacher (GCT) - I have access to these forums that have great tutorials and information that other GCT's have shared. This is from GCT, Jesse Spevak.