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(You will not be able to save your work unless you are enrolled.)
  • a visual interface which helps learners to grasp the big picture and to systematically complete assignments without feeling overwhelmed - no overload!
  • a one-to-one workspace for students to access and respond to unit content
  • two-way communication between student and teacher
  • entry points to utilize and publish project work to blogs, wikis, video, audio, school newspapers ~ the possibilities are endless!
May Be Used:
  • from any location which has computers with internet access.
  • as perfect learning tools for 1-1 notebook computer initiatives.
  • whole class instruction
  • small group instruction
  • collaborative learning
  • individual learning
May Include:
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Screencasts
  • Images
  • Animation
  • & more Go2Web2.0

DIGITAL JOURNAL ~   I Want to Learn More!

The Web-Based Digital Journal supports the writing process allowing students and teachers to work on and review digital journals from any computer which has access to the internet.

The WYSWIG editor supports the same editing features as found in desktop word processing systems such as MS WORD.

Students can upload or link to images, audio (podcasts), and video files which enhance their journal entries.

The Digital Journal allows students to move from draft, revised draft, edited draft to a published piece.

7 Things You Should Know About...

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's (ELI's) 7 Things You Should Know About... series provides concise information on emerging learning technologies and related practices. Each brief focuses on a single technology or practice and describes: What it is; How it works; Where it is going;Why it matters to teaching and learning.

In Plain English Series

21st Century Skills

21st Century Skills, Education & Competitiveness
Published by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (of which ALA/AASL is a member) provides a great summary of issues and resources


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Learning to Change, Changing to Learn
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Having Our Say
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Pay Attention
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Worldwide Telescope
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Periodic Table of Elements
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The Perceptive Pixel

Denim visual language
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Pulling Themselves Out of Poverty
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Digital Ethnography
My videos explore mediated culture, seeking to merge the ideas of Media Ecology and Cultural Anthropology.

Don't Buy
"Teachers have the ability to engage students in media literacy — the ability to access, evaluate, analyze and produce both electronic and print media — by dissecting pop culture and advertisements. Media literacy education can help students build critical thinking and analytic skills, become more discriminating in the use of mass media, distinguish between reality and fantasy, and consider whether media values are their values. (home page)"

History of the Internet

History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.


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