Recent Links 02/11/2009

  • Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS X’s Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team. Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any combination of supported messaging services and then chat with other people using those services.

    tags: mac, software, chat, opensource, download

  • UPS Tracking – FedEx Tracking – USPS Tracking – DHL Tracking

    Enter a tracking number – the system is smart enough to know which carrier to use. Then copy the RSS feed link into you reader and get notified when status has changed. Nifty tool.

    tags: tracking, tools, resources

  • Outline Your Classroom Floor Plan: For students, the classroom environment is very important. The size of the classroom and interior areas, the colors of the walls, the type of furniture and flooring, the amount of light, and the room arrangement all influence how students learn. Thoughtful arrangement of the indoor and outdoor environments will support your learning goals for students.This tool provides an opportunity for experimentation with the layout of your classroom without any heavy lifting!

    tags: classroom, design, resources, Tools, educational reform

  • The 2009 Standards Revision Project Website contains a draft of the revised Core Curriculum Content Standards in nine content areas for public review and comment. Public input is critical to the success of developing and implementing high-quality standards and all feedback will receive thoughtful consideration. The 2009 standards will be published solely in electronic format.

    tags: academic standards, DOE, educational reform, 21st century learning

  • Doing What Works is a website dedicated to assisting teachers in the implementation of effective educational practices. The Doing What Works website contains practice guides developed by the Department’s Institute of Education Sciences that evaluate research on the effectiveness of teaching practices described in the guides. The website also contains examples of possible ways this research may be used, but not necessarily the only ways to implement these teaching practices.

    The examples provided on the Doing What Works website – including any product names included in materials from schools – should not be construed as an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any products, programs, or curricula.

    tags: educational reform, instruction, educational research, research, DOE

  • Really wonderful chemistry videos.

    tags: chemistry, science, videos

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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