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Will You Wave? 25 Google Wave Resources

Part of the Cool Sites series On Tuesday, May 18th, Google announced that Google Wave is now available for everyone! Now you may have tried Google Wave in the beginning and felt it was not your cup of tea. Initially, Google Wave did have some annoying problems. However, like most technology, it has improved with time. Google Wave uploads faster, notifies Read full article »

What Does Your Hashtag Use Say About You? 16 Resources

Part of the Cool Sites series #Edchat, #Edtech, #Elearning, #Edreform, #TEFL, #30Goals, #NewEdblog, and #Nightshift are the hashtags you'll see me mostly use on Twitter. I have a bit of a romance with hashtags. When you use hashtags on Twitter you are doing more than just categorizing your tweets. Using a hashtag sends a message about you to other followers. If Read full article »

23 Resources about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)

Part of the Cool Sites series For the past year, I have researched the what, who, when, how, and why of Personal/Professional/Passionate Learning Networks (PLNs). We have seen the benefits of the people we choose to connect, collaborate, and problem solve with through social media. The educators, subject matter experts (SMEs), authors, and mentors we choose to derive knowledge from help Read full article »

Character Development Using Voki Speaking Avatars

Recently, I participated in the I Heart EdTech Blog Swap from SimpleK12.com. This post about using Voki speaking avatars was originally posted in Kelli Erwin's blog, which is full of great educational technology reviews! Voki is an application that lets you create personalized avatars to use on your wikis, blogs or websites. You can also e-mail these wonderful characters. This Read full article »

5 Favorite Technology Integration Projects by Kelli Erwin

Part of the Cool Sites series The end of the school year is upon us and students (not to mention teachers) are ready for a break. The only problem is that school isn’t over yet and we still have things that we need to teach our students. Take the time to find a fun and engaging technology enriched project to complete Read full article »

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