Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Web Stuff 11/26/2009

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

NYSCATE 2009 Virtual Field Trip

I created a "Delicious" Field Trip of a lot of the neat new webby things I discovered at NYSCATE this year.  Several of these new tools may warrant their own blog post soon, but I didn't want to wait to share them.  It was great to meet a bunch of folks from my own Personal Learning Network and it's making me excited for ASCD in March, when I get to see everybody again!  Since many of you in education are on vacation for the rest of this week, here's something to explore besides all the Black Friday bargains:

If you are interested in learning more about creating tagged field trips, there is information HERE and HERE.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Bloom's Visual for Technology Tools

Sorry it's been awhile since I've blogged properly.  I've let Diigo blog for me these last couple of weeks as I've hit a busy stride.  I've created several new wikis and am building a couple of new workshops for the late Fall, early Spring.  Additionally, I've been reviewing a couple of professional development books that are going to knock your socks off when they are published next summer!

That said, the reason for this post is an updated version of the Visual Bloom's for Technology Tools.  (Next section from my wiki at :
 I want the visual representation to be more fluid than the above, where web tools can live on different levels and change levels, depending on their usage. I'm sure we could make a case for each of the tools to live in each realm of the hierarchy but in the interest of time and space, I created the following. The arrows are meant to indicate the fluidity with which the tools can travel through the different levels. The middle line is meant to separate the higher cognitive levels from the lower ones, but only with the understanding that it would be for that particular tool on a particular level, and does not consider the multiple ways that the tool could possibly be used. Again, this is meant to be a discussion starter as we evolve the representation of web tools with visuals that are meant to help us understand the interconnectedness of technology resources.  

 This is based on the 2009 "25 Tools" list which is available here:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Web Stuff 11/08/2009

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.