My dear friends Seth Dickens and Cris Costa tagged me to answer the 7 things you don’t know about me meme. Well, as we start the images4education session, I decided to answer this meme in a more visual way. So, here it goes! Just click on this set in Flickr and in each photo there […]
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Ning – Appropriate for Educational Purposes?
As we get ready to kick off one of the 17 Electronic Village Online sessions, Images4Education, Seth Dickens, a friend, educator, teacher trainer, raised an important issue in the Webheads group. Is Ning appropriate in the educational context? Seth ponders in his post: Thanks heavens I haven’t started using Ning with my students yet. I […]
Cool Tool of the Week – Toasting My Screen
Today, via Coolcatteacher in Twitter, I came across Screentoaster, a free online screencasting option with no need to download any apps to your computer. They are still in Beta and you need an invitation code, which I got in my email immediately after I requested it. It’s very straightforward to record your screen there following […]
“ Carpe Diem: Poems for Making the Most of Time – Poets.org – Poetry, Poems, Bios & More via kwout “ As we prepare for a New Year, which can be any time you decide it to be, not the 1st of January, but any time you decide to seize your day – It could […]
The Flickr Love Project
More than words, I think the slideshow depicts how a fantastically simple idea can be of a huge impact for people. The Flickr Love Project is such an amazing example of a connector. You send a Flickr Mail to Keiko, a sweet Japanese girl, and she sends to you hearts in an envelope. The only […]
Edublog Awards – Best Teacher Blog?!
edublogging Originally uploaded by carlaarena This is just so awkward. I’ve been checking the edublog awards because I think there are many gems worth checking. some blogs I am already subscribed to, others are new. I don’t think an award is always fair, for it excludes tons and tons of wonderful blogs out there who […]
Cool Tool of the Week – MoodBox
Because of a Mashable post, I decided to have some fun with the alpha service MoodBox. You draw, doodle, add photos and avatars in different backgrounds to announce to friends how you’re feeling. You have to download a desktop app, but it’s pretty straightforward and fast. At this point, you need an invitation to join. […]
When Will the Visual Revolution Get to Our Classrooms?
More and more we see the power of graphics, visualization, images, videos to convey a message, to touch our souls, to sell. Visual representations have been part of society much before we started using written code to communicate. In fact, images were used to record historical facts and communicate ideas in a group of people […]
Durff challenges us. “ Durff’s Blog: Network Challenge via kwout “ I’ve been doing exactly that for the past weeks. In fact, I’ve been discussing exactly that with a group of educators at http://webtools.ning.com/forum/topics/reading4reflection-stuck-in It’s just great that Durff asked, for I’ve been thinking ahead and looking for ways to simplify things, but in order […]
Flickr Educational Power
As a group of wonderful, inspired educators – Alice Barr, Ana Maria Menezes, Bob Sprankle, Cheryl Oakes, Daniela Munca, Jane Petring, João Alves, Mary Hillis, Nina Liyulkun, Ronaldo Júnior, and Susan Burg – get ready to co-moderate a free six-week online session, Images4Education, through the Electronic Village Online, I’ve been totally immersed in Flickrverse. My […]
Still on Simplicity
I spent the weekend checking things at home, deciding what I should take back to Brazil, throwing things away, selecting stuff for donation, uncluttering. I also had good laughs with my sons checking their crazy school stories that I keep and cherish as precious moments of their growth. All this kept me thinking about my […]
Moving Physically and Digitally
I’m moving. Physically and digitally. I’ll be back home to Brazil soon. I thought. This is an opportunity for reshaping, resizing things in my life. Here’s the plan. I’ll make the change not just physically, but also digitally with one single motto. Simplicity. Though I love my Explorations blog, and could still write stuff there, […]
Edublogging with Passion
A friend of mine in Italy, Seth Dickens, has kindly asked me to talk a bit about edublogging. We had planned for an interview, but due to technical issues, we went for a recording. Edublogging… How many times have I written about it, gave tips, presented, and tried to inspire others? Fact is the ones […]