A few great resources have come across my desk in the last few weeks:
- 10 Simple Google Search Tricks: Great, simple, tips and tricks for more effective searching from the New York Times
- Some Google Search Engines You Might Not Know About: A short run-down of several handy Google search tools.
- Reframing Google Search Options: A great visual designed by Joyce Valenza (librarian extraordinaire) to explain the different search options that Google offers.
Fantastic Online PD Opportunity
Powerful Learning Practice is a fantastic, job-embedded professional development program developed by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson. Until this year, they have been focusing mostly on US educators (working through entire school districts), but next year they will open a Global Educator Cohort made up of individuals from schools around the globe. I’m sure this will be a fantastic way to meet international colleagues on the leading edge of educational technology.
Social Media in Action in Bangkok
The last few weeks of unrest in Thailand have demonstrated the power of social media like Twitter and blogs right here in our home city. Check out some great examples and resources describing the ways people around the city utilized social media to stay informed and build community:
- Twitter’s role in Bangkok conflict unprecedented – The Globe and Mail
- What has the last 24 hours been like for you? « 6SS@NIST
24 hours in my life in 24 pictures: An easy-to-do, fun photography and blogging project, created by Julie Lavoie, a French-Canadian artist and DJ living in Bangkok, Thailand. She is interested in the secret life of cities, and photographs them to expose their stories.
Wondering what the future of technology will look like? Check out this fantastic documentary created by a recent NYU grad.