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Wikivoyage launches

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The mission of Wikivoyage is to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable worldwide travel guide. Wikivoyage, the new collaborative travel guide project, launched yesterday with around 25,000 articles. According to the project’s Welcome Page, the goals and the audience for this  multilingual space built on user-generated content are different from those of the its [...]

Wikispaces introduces Projects

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I can’t wait to share this with our teachers! For the many us who are already grateful Wikispaces for Education users, here’s another gift for the new school year.  Yesterday, the Wikispaces blog announced the launch of Projects as a better way to work in classroom groups. This feature is going to make it way [...]

Great Global Reads for Kids

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Interested in international children’s literature? Elizabeth Greef recently shared her new Great Global Reads for Kids project on the IASL-Link listserv.  And she invites us to help populate and enrich what she calls her new wiki shell. The intention is: – to offer a growing book list of great children’s authors and titles sorted by [...]

Moving new tools

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Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve worked with my practicum student Jenni to pack up my very messy New Tools Workshop wiki to new, much neater space. (And happily, our Tech Director, Kirsten Swanson, just joined the fun!) It’s not perfectly ready-for-primetime, but I am pretty excited about our new New Tools Guide and [...]

Speaking Image

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I discovered Speaking Image via my Diigo network this morning and the wheels are spinning.  The application, an online tool for the interactive annotation of images,  allows users to create and share their interactive images with individuals and groups and to manage permissions for collaborative work.  Moving way beyond adding text annotation similar to Flickr’s [...]

Wikispaces goes to college, gets even better, and stays FREE!

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At our state edtech conference last week (PETE&C), our favorite wiki guys, Adam Frey and James Byers, hinted about some exciting upcoming news. They followed up this evening with this email sharing that they are extending their most generous free wikis for education policy to our colleagues at the university. Adam writes: Starting this month, [...]

NARA gets more social

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I am both a primary source junkie and a social networking junkie and I’m loving the new look at NARA. A NARA blog post from 12/13 explains: You may have noticed that things look a little different on our website today. That’s because the National Archives just received a digital makeover, streamlining our look and [...]

Building Digital Citizens @MICDS and beyond

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Some stuff just seems harder to teach.  Some standards seem harder to own. Digital citizenship is a critical element of ISTE’s NETS (standards for students).  It is woven throughout AASL’s Standards for the 21st Century Learner. Everyday I live, model, and teach citizenship.  But, to be perfectly honest, I haven’t been able to figure out [...]

Edublogs Awards 2010

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Nominations are now open for the 7th annual 2010 Edublogs Awards. Think of this event as an opportunity to celebrate your favorite blogs, but more importantly, as an opportunity to discover and explore outstanding blogs  and also tweeters and podcasters and wiki owners and hosts of online communities and media producers you have never heard [...]

Congressional Timeline: New from the Dirkson Congressional Center

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The Dirksen Congressional Center just launched Congressional Timeline 1.0, making easily available in an attractive, visual format: Major laws — more than 200 examples — passed by Congress from 1933 to the present The partisan composition of each Congress, along with the presidential administration and the congressional leaders The session dates of each Congress Measures [...]