- Ryan from Las Vegas, NV, for another mic donation. His website, Teachers and Tech, is all about turning teachers into Geeks (we love that idea and can’t wait to learn more!).
- Virginia Tech–we’re saddened by the tragedy and our sympathies, thoughts, and prayers go out to everyone involved.
Free online make your own comics site. Simple and to the point–great for keeping kids focused on the writing–not the bells and whistles!
“Grammar Girls goes to Middle School”–a middle school class is doing their own version of Grammar Girls–very cool!
LeaderTalk is the first group blog written by school leaders for school leaders.
RandomKid believes in the power of anyONE to make a difference. With an 11-yr old CEO, this 501(3)c non-profit organization started out fundraising for Hurricane Katrina. Site helps kids develop their ideas to solve/help real-world problems. Also builds leadership skills needed to orchestrate their idea.
Google Spreadsheets offers a dynamic chart/graph option now, and we hear rumors of a presentation module coming in the future.
Discussion and Random Thoughts
- We’re published again! Check out our Google Earth article at SLJ
- Great Teaching & Learning Article about how digital natives are different and why we have to teach differently! Great for those who need to read about the Teaching the MySpace Generation
- Dan Schmit, has a new edition of his KidCast: Podcasting in the Classroom book. You can order at FTC, but you have to request the 2nd edition. Email Dan and “encourage” him to finish his podcast ideas book–tell him the TechChicks sent you!
- Just read this article stating that more women are on online than men. Just a reminder about Women of Web 2.0 was started to give women a voice on the web (of course men are allowed to!). We know we’re out there so speak up and get involved!
- Another example of Web 2.0 and the power of collaborative voice–you can vote for who you think should be featured in Time magazine’s Top 100 list