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The Scholarly Kitchen

Should researchers pay more attention to the Now Web — if we could analyze the “Then Web” against last year’s “Now Web” what would it reveal?

I found this fascinating quote today:

Simply put, it’s the difference between discovery and search, between the “Now Web” and the “Then Web.” Here’s a more specific analogy: In college, most of us spent a lot of time in the library but also in a social hub like the campus coffee shop. One was a place for digging up information, the other a more dynamic, conversational setting, where ideas were casually exchanged. Google has been the web’s library: archival, organized and oriented around research. Twitter and Facebook, on the other hand, are coffee shops: instantaneous, conversational and oriented around discovery.

Kent Anderson under, The Scholarly Kitchen, May 2009

You should read the whole article.

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Yugma – The goal of the Yugma Education Program is to enhance collaboration and promote advancing technology to students preparing to enter the 21st century workforce. Yugma enables students, faculty and administration to collaborate and share information in real time using our web-based service. Through this program, an accredited higher education institution can receive up to 100 Yugma Pro-20 accounts free of charge for one year.

Google Docs Spreadsheet in Gym Class – Real Time graphing of heart rates … The YouTube Video was created using Camtasia Studio Screencast.

Bev’s Educational Website – companion to book Using Web 2.o Tools in the Classroom

Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the National Council for the Social Studies released a framework, or map, focusing on concrete examples  for integrating 21st century skills into the K-12 social studies curriculum. The maps are the first in a series of roadmaps

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Wolfram Alpha – Developed by Wolfram Research, Wolfram Alpha was initially designed with academics in mind. The Independent reports that Wolfram Research’s head, Dr. Stephen Wolfram, has said that his goal is to curate, collect and make use of all the information of acquired by researchers over the years. For example, not only can the tool do things like provide geography statistics, but it can also offer supplemental data such as “geographical location and nearby towns, and other mountains, complete with graphs and charts

KinderKidsDraw – Kindergarten Classrooms around the world using VoiceThread

Vocab Grabber – VocabGrabber analyzes any text you’re interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context. Just copy text from a document and paste it into the box, and then click on the “Grab Vocabulary!” button. VocabGrabber will automatically create a list of vocabulary from your text, which you can then sort, filter, and save.

Stack Overflow –  Ask programming questions.

Primary Source Documents

Video Games as Teaching Tools  

Project Based Learning at High Tech High 

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Book Glutton – Embeddable book reader – site launched in January 2008 to allow socially-enhanced online book reading, has just launched a nifty little widget. Now, blog and website owners can embed what amounts to a book club just about anywhere. YouTube About Book Glutton

Teleread – Free Ebooks

Feedbooks – “Feedbooks is a universal e-reading platform compatible with all mobile devices where you can download thousands of free e-books, publish and share your own content, and create customized newspapers from RSS feeds and widgets.”

Wolfram Alpha – YouTube Video Overview Harvard Berkman Center -new “computational knowledge engine” based on the work of Stephen Wolfram.

Aardvark – Get fast answers over instant messaging or email. Aardvark finds the right friends (or friends-r your questions.

SwinglyPremise: Answers to any question you have can be found out around the web. Swingly finds those answers hidden in plain text articles, databases and other Q&A sites. Then it makes them structured for easy sorting in response to queries.

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Dr. Robert Marzano addresses the question “What do we know about the effect of technology on student achievement?” at the CUE 2009 Conference on March 6, 2009. Part II.

Travel Bugs – Used for Geocache.

Digital Karnak Project -The Digital Karnak Project aims to make the site of Karnak more accessible to students and instructors in the English-speaking world. The features of this website have been designed to provide college classrooms (and the interested public) with easily accessible, up-to-date, expert material relating to the temple precinct. As part of this goal, a 3-D Virtual Reality model of the temple…

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CometDocs – Free Online file converter.

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Procaster – the front end, it’s a simple app that offers one-button streaming of video out to the web. But behind its simple exterior, the tool has the ability to stream high definition quality video that isn’t possible when encoding on the fly over its current web-based Flash player. But much more interesting are the side features of the new app. With Procaster, you can easily do both screen and game broadcasting. With the click of a button you can share your desktop screen over the web and talk over it during a live broadcast

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Stickam – Another live video streaming option.Welcome to Stickam, where you can … Enjoy live interactive entertainment. Host your own live show. Talk with family and friends. Meet people who share your interests

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