Saturday, December 19, 2009

Google Personalizes Search

A posting on Search Engine Land blog starts out with the following:

"On Friday afternoon, [Dec. 4, 2009], Google made the biggest change that has ever happened in search engines, and the world largely yawned. Maybe Google timed its announcement that it was personalizing everyone’s search results just right, so few would notice. Maybe no one really understood how significant the change was. Whatever the reason, it was a huge development and deserves much more attention than it has received so far."

2009 Edublog Individual Educational Blog Winner

This year's winner of the Edublog Award for best individual education blog is Free Technology for Teachers.

"A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them. Ideas for technology integration in education."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Connecting California's Children Report

The Connecting California’s Children: California’s Efforts to Leverage Technology in K-12 Education addresses the general question “how does K-12 education in California use and benefit from the investment being made in technology?”

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Unquiet Library

Keep an eye on this site it's full of stuff about "21st-century" learning and is sure to change and grow as time goes on.
Take a look at the video "Networked Student" for a vision of the future.

in reference to: The Unquiet Library 2009-10 (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Is It Too Late to Catch Up?

This is what Seth Grodin (Seth's Blog) has to say:

What if your organization or your client has done nothing?

What if they've just watched the last fourteen years go by? No real website, no social media, no permission assets. What if now they're ready and they ask your advice? And, by the way, they have no real cash to spend...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Google Sidewiki Works

Thanks for the explicit directions! I've seen this before but haven't used it until now.

in reference to:

"Click on the Sidewiki button on any web page Add helpful information about the entire page or any part of the page Publish to the browser sidebar for others to read"
- Google Sidewiki (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Boopsie for libraries

Watch this YouTube video to get a peak at Boopsie for Libraries.

First time I've seen an iPhone app for libraries. Boopsie looks really cool and it's probably coming to a library system near you. Probably a bit much for schools but something like this will be available soon for schools as well.
There are also apps for Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile platforms.
Other videos show Boopsie at Indiana University Libraries and on WorldCat.