Archive for November, 2008

Tech Gifts for the Holidays

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Episode 21: Need a gift for a techie? Mara, Lee, and I chat about techie gifts for the holiday season. Also, a special audio treat for the holidays from Jonathan Coulton.

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Flip Video Camera - (buy it here and support TMFT)

Jonathan Coulton -A podsafe Christmas song

Rovio WiFi-enabled Robotic Web Cam - (buy it here and support TMFT!)

Lee Speers blog

Mara Linaberger’s Present Differently Wikispace

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Thinkfinity’s got the Goods!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Episode 20: Thinkfinity is a weath of free, educational resources! I chat with my Thinkfinity trainer, Marcia Torgrude, about the wonderful, free, educational resources to be found at Thinkfinity.org. Partnered with some of educations’ finest institutions (ARTSEDGE, National Geographic Xpeditions, Smithsonian’s History Explorer, and more!) they have something for everyone - teachers, students, para-educators, and parents. You can find lesson plans, interactive manipulatives, photos, videos - all with an easy-to-use, search interface. Check it out - and did I mention, it’s FREE! :)

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Thinkfinity.org

Marcia’s TIE Teach blog

 
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Skype is a Valuable Educational Tool

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Episode 19: A chat with professionals from Skype. We debunk some of the common misconceptions and fears about using Skype in the K12 environment. Hopefully this chat will help allay some of the Tech Director and Administrators’ fears from allowing Skype usage on K12 district networks.

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