December 2009 Blog Posts (22)

There Are No Words Featured on The Children's Author Show

Author Mary Calhoun Brown, whose debut novel There Are No Words won accolades at the Nashville Book Festival, will be featured Wed. Dec. 30 and Thurs. Dec. 31, on The Authors Show hosted by Don McCauley.

The radio program may be accessed locally via internet at and clicking on the link to the Children’s Author Show.

There Are No Words will be released for sale Feb. 1, 2010, and pre-release and… Continue

Added by Mary Calhoun Brown on December 29, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

Think big: think impact

By first asking the right questions, a course developer can balance the learner’s need with product feasibility and commercial viability. Do this and you’ve designed yourself an impactive learning concept.

Please read the complete piece at Ivichie Says: Think big: think impact

Thank you, Evita… Continue

Added by Evita Martina on December 28, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

5 Big Real-Time Web Trends of 2009

The real-time web will get bigger and more essential in 2010

Here’s a roundup of the five most exciting general applications of the concept

1. Google Real-Time Results

2. Aggregating News As It Happens: PubSubHubbub

3. Real-Time Social: Facebook + FriendFeed

4. Real-Time on the Go: Cuil and BNO News

5. Collaboration Without Delay: Google Wave

See:… Continue

Added by Jorge González Alonso on December 27, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

Inspironix®, Inc., Today Announced that it has Released its Newest Version of InspiroScan™

InspiroScan provides schools and corporations with a bubble form solution that reduces cost by using low-cost, off-the-shelf scanners, and by providing bubble forms as soft documents that can be reproduced in unlimited quantities. InspiroScan also saves time by providing a powerful and easy to use interface.

Sacramento, California (PRWEB) December 18, 2009… Continue

Added by Todd Vatalaro on December 18, 2009 at 6:40pm — No Comments

vintage earrings

Vintage earrings can never be old fashioned because they have a unique beauty in them. Just carry them off with an ease and confident as you always are, then wait and watch, the faces of the people turning up to you, because you will look stunning and gorgeous when you with this pair of earrings.

Making Vintage earrings is not an easy task as of making… Continue

Added by penny kwok on December 16, 2009 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Kerala Honeymoon Tour- Romantic Place to Start Newly Married Life

Kerala is one of the most beautiful states of India. It has booked several national and international awards for its amazing tourism options. Festooned with imposing beauty, Kerala is the right place to enjoy honeymoon vacation. It is endowed with backwaters, virgin beaches, postcard perfect hill stations, wildlife parks and sanctuaries, spa resorts and amazing heart grabbing attractions. In this state there are several amazing destinations, which offer couples to enjoy their honeymoon vacation… Continue

Added by rachel on December 15, 2009 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Kullu Manali Tour- Date with Refreshing Beauty of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful and charming state of India globally famous for its refreshing beauty of nature. It has lots of captivating tourist destination like Kullu Manali, Shimla, Kasauli, Dalhousie, Chail, Chamba, Dharamshala, etc which are exceptionally beautiful. These hill towns of Himachal Pradesh are gifted with the mind blowing beauty of nature, spectacular landscapes that are perfect to spend some the holidays in a delightful and memorable way. The snow capped… Continue

Added by rachel on December 15, 2009 at 8:49pm — No Comments


I would like to share some pictures.

Added by MARIA LORENA DEL CARMEN PAYERAS on December 12, 2009 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Ancient traditions

Hi! I send two short communicative activities related to an ancient tradition and new years 's eve dinner. They are in Theacher magazine number 120. You can adapt the activities to your groups.ancient traditions.docx

Added by MARIA LORENA DEL CARMEN PAYERAS on December 12, 2009 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

funny games to revise vocabulary

I send some games to revise vocabulary and grammar related to celebrations and christmas. I got them from Genious Junior

Added by MARIA LORENA DEL CARMEN PAYERAS on December 12, 2009 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

US History of American Education; a Book Review - By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow

Often, people complain about the schools in the United States, and there are some that say that we are number 50 in the world as far as our schools are concerned. Still, there those of us that know the difference, and also understand that those that are doing these surveys are not from the United States, and they use different criteria to judge what a good school is. And the reality is the United States does… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on December 11, 2009 at 12:28am — No Comments

Of good quality

What makes good quality E-Learning? Surprisingly enough it’s not our Best Practices. The peripherals around the development process are much more the determining factors than we might realise. Or even care for.

Please read the complete piece at Ivichie Says: "Of good quality" —

Thank you, Evita… Continue

Added by Evita Martina on December 10, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fireside Chat with Joyce and Konrad: December 12th, 6:30 pm GMT

This Saturday there will be a live Fireside Chat with Joyce Valenza and Konrad Glogowski, the keynoters for week 1 of the k12Online Conference 2009. The live chat will take place at EdTechTalk --> where participants can hear the keynoters and chat in the chatroom. The Fireside Chat is scheduled at 6:30pmGMT -->… Continue

Added by mrsdurff on December 9, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Etherpad does not take you to the Heavens, but it comes very close to it

I had been using Etherpad ––for a while, but had never experimented its potential as a collaborative tool in the classroom.

Etherpad is one of the best online-based word processors out there not only because it is free (and now open source since Google acquired it) but also because it enables users to create a public pad without having to sign up for an account. Etherpad has many other wonderful features such as easy… Continue

Added by Imwinkelried on December 9, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

£60 DIY Smartboard

Click for full article There is no denying the appeal of interactive whiteboards: to interact directly with the image transcends the mouse-and-keyboard experience, opening opportunities for memorable learning experiences.

What if you could get most of what you needed for less than £60 instead of £1000- £6000 for an off-the-shelf smartboard? Might that be good enough?…


Added by Joe Schuch on December 8, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

how to write a summary

I would like to share some information about how to write a summary. Writing a Summary.docx

Added by MARIA LORENA DEL CARMEN PAYERAS on December 7, 2009 at 6:52pm — 1 Comment


I found this page that have useful tips to prepare an interactive powerpoint presentations. In this presentations students can surf through the slides whateverorder they want and interact with the content.

Added by MARIA LORENA DEL CARMEN PAYERAS on December 7, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Foiling the Grinch: One Woman's Mission to Out-Smart a Christmas Saboteur

Perhaps the Grinch has been misunderstood all these years. Perhaps Dr. Seuss’s xray machine was wrong. Is it possible that the Grinch was just a man who had everything he needed? Could it be that in his excitement for the Christmas season, he spoiled the excitement of those around him?

Probably not.

But as I sit here in my outrageously ugly Christmas sweater that even Bill Cosby and the Cosby kids would reject (there’s a contest later, long story), I contemplate the… Continue

Added by Mary Calhoun Brown on December 7, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

InspiroScan is a cost effective, modern alternative to Scantron and Pearson scanning solutions

EduBlogger World,

InspiroScan is an OMR (bubble form) data collection package designed to collect information quickly, efficiently, reliably, and more cost effectively than a Scantron or Pearson system.

InspiroScan software will run on any Windows XP or Vista PC, and uses almost any TWAIN compliant scanner to scan bubble forms. Bubble forms can be custom designed by us for your organization and forms can be printed on ordinary paper with ordinary laser… Continue

Added by Todd Vatalaro on December 4, 2009 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

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