Recent Links 03/12/2009

  • Have you ever had a friend or family member who you know would love using Google Reader? Have you ever had trouble explaining to that same friend or family member just how using Reader could make their lives easier (and more fun)?

    The Google Reader Team is proud to introduce several new help resources designed specifically at introducing beginners to using Reader: Google Reader Help Videos and the Google Reader Getting Started Guide, both accessible directly from our Help Center.

    tags: RSS, tutorials, Google, google reader

  • Media Cloud is a system that lets you see the flow of the media. The Internet is fundamentally altering the way that news is produced and distributed, but there are few comprehensive approaches to understanding the nature of these changes. Media Cloud automatically builds an archive of news stories and blog posts from the web, applies language processing, and gives you ways to analyze and visualize the data.

    tags: tools, media, visualization

  • Shortest URLs on Earth … because tinyurl isn’t tiny enough.

    tags: URL, tools

  • From September to December, 2008, Sue Waters and Sue Wyatt ran an international student blogging competition. About 500 students and their teachers took part by writing posts on class blogs, student blogs or as commenters. The competition was so successful that by the end many of the students and teachers expressed a desire to continue.

    So this blog has been created to:
    -build on the friendships begun in 2008
    -encourage more students and classrooms from throughout the World to connect with each other

    How To Get Involved? As a student or teacher, you can get involved with this blogging project in a range of different ways including:
    -Writing your own posts and/or comments in response to posts on this site.
    -Using ideas from this site for your own blogging and collaboration projects
    -Volunteering for your class to be in charge of this blog for 2 weeks

    tags: global collaboration, global, collaboration

  • CAPspace is a social networking tool for educational videoconferencing built into the new Read Around the Planet registration system. Log in to find colleagues and schools interested in collaborative video conference (H.323 and H.320) projects, and participate in TWICE sponsored matching projects.
    There are currently 2707 educators from 17 countries registered with CAPspace.

    tags: global, collaboration, global collaboration

  • This is a community for teachers and students interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative project ideas.

    tags: collaboration, global, global collaboration

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