Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Acceptable Use Policies

I was interested in new acceptable use policies which discuss USB keys, emailing projects, blogs and other new technologies.
Please let me know what new issues are outlined in your acceptable use policies.
Are AUP's on the district website?


Monday, October 22, 2007

PB Wiki

Congrats to Samantha Morra for being the first to contact me with her new PB Wiki address. I gave her a free upgrade for a year which is worth $24.95 a month and 2 gigs of storage plus traffic statistics and full zip backups.

If you are still interested in creating a wiki using PB Wiki, Heather Sullivan made the same free offer in her afternoon session. You can contact her at sullivanbio@yahoo.com. (That's one of her e-mail addresses.)

I want to echo Patricks comments - thanks for having me and I look foward to coming back and sharing again. What a great group of educators!!

I've received many e-mails so far with questions about Web 2.0 tools and AUPs. Keep them coming and feel free to subscribe to my monthly newsletter at http://cmsce.rutgers.edu.


Lisa Thumann
Senior Specialist in Technology Education
Rutgers University
Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Another great thing about UStream...

is that you can embed your recorded shows into your blog!

Thanks everyone for a great day. I hope you took something away from what Angela and I spoke about. It was great listening to Samantha and Lisa talk about what they are up to. See you in November!

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Samantha Morra's Presentation

Many of you have asked for a copy of my presentation. I just threw this up on my .Mac account.


There is the original file, a PDF and a movie. The files are huge!


Chat for Patrick's Presentation

Presentation Tomorrow

On Friday, October 19th, Angela Davis and I (from Sparta Township Public Schools) will be presenting at NJECC. Last spring, two teachers from the Sparta Middle School, Erica Hartman and Jo Shuppon presented on their use a of wikis in the classroom.

This time around, I will be going into as much of our work as possible, showing wiki projects, blogging, podcasting, screencasting, tablet applications, some of our global connections and discussing how we develop our staff in terms of technology and Web 2.0. Angela will be talking about the dialogue that regularly occurs on her AP Language and Composition wiki, and her SAKAI project with a group of seniors.

We will be live broadcasting this presentation via UStream, provided it is not blocked by any firewalls that MSU has. If so, we will switch over to Google Presentations and present that way. The aim of broadcasting this is to foster a backchannel discussion that Angela and I are privy to as we present. I will open up the chat room to the member of my twitter network as well, and I hope some of that group can join the discussion as well. To access the UStream channel and the chat, just click here. You will most likely have to create an account before being able to appear as yourself in the chat, but that process takes only a few moments.

Regardless, here is a link to a Google Notebook page I created with links to things I will talk about during the presentation. See you then!

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