Archive for January, 2012
Are you interested in mobile learning, whether it’s on a tablet, a phone, or something else? AZK12 is hosting Mobile 2012 April 11-13.
I’ve attended a conference with Tony before and chatted with him. He definitely knows his stuff. And the Wozniak last name should sound familiar in connection to Apple…
ChillingEffects.org, a shared project from a number of universities, came to my attention because of recent decisions by Twitter to censor people’s status updates depending upon the laws of certain countries. In China, your Google search is filtered stricter than even a school network, and that took years to come about. Twitter isn’t even allowed in China.
Twitter was influential in the Middle Eastern and Russian protests in recent years. It will be interesting to see how protesters will coordinate now. ChillingEffects will at least keep a record of government requests to censor online messages.
Check out ChillingEffect’s database of cease and desist messages by clicking here.
The ALA announced its Newbery award winners (as well as a number of other ones). Check it out here.
As a protest against SOPA and PIPA, Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, and a number of other big sites on the Internet are planning to stop services for 24 hours. Instead of a normal Google search, a page describing why they’re protesting.
The text of the Stop Online Piracy Act is here. The Protect IP Act is here. Essentially, the bills say that if a site is found to have material on it that breaks copyright, Internet service providers are required to deny access to those sites.
Are you ready to get some sunshine tomorrow? What are we going to do with ourselves? Use Bing?
I’ve mentioned this before, but if you’re looking for a great collection of educational videos streaming on the Internet, check out HippoCampus.
This is a really quick tip that will save you a ton of time. When viewing a page as an administrator in pbworks, you can add a tag. If you type the word “template” all lower case as the tag, you can reuse the page as a template for when you create a new page.