Thursday, July 31, 2008

What do you use, how and why do you use it?

This popped up in the CoveritLive "Hanging at my desk" a few blogs below. But the more I've thought about it, the more I believe it deserves its own blog.

Twitter, WordPress, Flickr, GoogleDocs, Jott, and Diigo.

Are these any good for us in education? If so, how and why?

What makes them special, or even unique, compared to other products like them.

What is it about these that has caused them to rise to the top?

How might you use one or more of them in a classroom?

One might even question how you´d define each of them.

If you were trying to tell me why I should take the time to look into these, what might you say?

Meu amigo do Brasil

For those of you who follow me, I humbly suggest you also keep an eye on Joao Mattar. Joao teaches at Anhembi-Morumbi University in Sao Paulo. He and I met through Second Life, a portion of which he documents in this very kind blog he posted about my upcoming trip there.

We've worked together again since then and I hope to forge new ties with him, and others, during my visit.

I'm not saying all these nice things about Joao because he says nice things about me. Dig a bit deeper into his blogs, this guy is spot on! Oh, and he even has a translator on his site, so you don't need to read Portuguese to enjoy his work.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hanging at my desk

My travel plans have changed, I'm still in New Jersey, but that should change again tomorrow. In the meantime, I've been coming into work but still taking a break from blogging, etc...

Since I'm at my desk, I thought I might kick open a CoveritLive session - come by and say hello!