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This is a copy of a posting from Dr. Maria Droujkova from the Twittermoms Ning:

This Wednesday night, July 8th, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern, there will be an online event consisting of a brief interview with me (Dr. Maria Droujkova), an active exchange of ideas, brainstorming, and making collaboration plans. The topic is “Math 2.0” – that is, mathematics as it relates to social media and new web technologies. Mark your calendars.

Not only is mathematics currently lagging in social spaces, the lag is increasing with time. Kids from the “digital native” generation are native to spaces where specialists still broadcast math from ivory towers, and kids aren’t welcome to contribute content. Most pedagogically innovative math computer games are at least fifteen years old. Come discuss these and other trends, mostly alarming but occasionally hopeful, and meet interesting people ready to take action together.

Steve Hargadon, the founder of Classroom 2.0, Future of Education and LearnCentral will lead the interview. It will take place in an Elluminate webinar room you can access at http://tinyurl.com/futureofed If you have never used Elluminate before, come earlier to download the client and set it up. It will be open half an hour ahead of time. More detailed information about the event will be uploaded to the Future of Education sitehttp://www.futureofeducation.com by Tuesday, July 7th.

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At the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) 2009, I attended Leslie Fisher’s gadgets session.  Leslie Fisher is the Director of Fisher Technologies Incorporated which focuses on web development for the k-12 education sector.  In the session she went over gadgets and websites to help you with your personal life and endeavors.  She’s a great speaker and I highly recommend you catching her at a conference!  Here are my notes from the session:

 

Websites to help keep you organized or make life easier:

Tripit.com-send travel itineraries from your email account 

Yelp.com-online reviews of business all over the country

 Jott.com-gives an 800 number that you dial that you can send to email to create a to do list.

Works well with rememberthemilk.com-another free site that allows you to create/edit your To Do List from anywhere

Evernote-web-based application that creates ocr text recognition

 Ustream.tv-free account allows you to broadcast a live video feed to anyone

Mozy.com-online backup for mac and pc

iStockphoto.com-anyone can submit a picture, but staff of site will evaluate if it is worthy of putting online…once it is posted, it is royalty free.

Edutecher.net-tons of web 2.0 apps for education

 Http://betaserendipity.com make your own flash games

 Smugmug.com-upload not limited like in flickr, allows you to sell photos, watermarks, order on t-shirt, etc. can use for sporting events.  Search for nonprofit and can have a FREE professional level account

 

Cool Gadgets: 

Sling Media-external box that hooks up to your home theater no matter how big or small, then uses a internet connection to broadcast the signal to CPU, phone, etc.

 Netflix roku-$99) no monthly fee if you are a netflix member with 2 + DVDs a month, allows you to instantly watch 10,000+ movies on demand

 Logitech-Harmony One-all in one remote for up to 15 devices ($249-499.00)

http://ion-audio.com ($134.00) Record player w/usb that allows you to  create an MP3 out of your old record!

I promised you all that I would chronicle my “newbie” experience at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)  2009 in Washington D.C., so here goes.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to leave a day early for NECC to participate in the EduBloggerCon festivities.  So what did I do?  I listened in through UStream.  The Web 2.0 Smackdown was delivered through Ustream and CoverItLive, which was a great combination to get the information virtually.  All events were covered by Elluminate, which proved to have almost impossible to hear audio.  You can access recorded video of the events at the EduBloggerCon “Live in DC” 2009 wiki page.

The Web 2.0. Smackdown provided an open forum for attendees to belly up to the mic and have 3 minutes to share a web 2.0 application.  Some of the offerings that I found interesting included the following:

Images

Tinyeye.com-reverse image search engine

Taggalaxy.de-flickr tag search

Google-“similar images link” is now there..!!!!

Comfight.com-search flickr with creative commons off and on

Toogle-http://c6.org/toogle/-image search engine that returns photos made of the word searched for

 

Music

Noteflight.com (2-5) like Sibelius

Jamstudio.com-can be used with Audacity

 

Chat/video streaming

Todaysmeet.com-find a virtual meeting spot free and easy

Ustream.tv-broadcast your own content!

CoverItLive.com-perfect for blogging a live event, presents blog in a live window where you can see real-time comments!

 

Professional connections/networks

Iconnectilearn.ning.com

K12onlineconference.org

Edtechtalk.com-community of webcasting

 

Games

Freshbrain.org-make 3d video games

 

iPhone apps

Bumptechnologies.com-allows you to swap info between iphones

 

Video search

Wibe7.tv

 

 

I just joined Classroom 2.0 which is a network of educators interested and active in integrating web 2.0 methodologies into the classroom.  I just joined this morning and already have had several idea generating discussions with other members.  This is a great way for any teacher to learn more about what is working and what is not in the classroom regarding creative uses of the internet.  It’s also a great way to gain resources and join forums for discussion on where web 2.0 is ready to take us (although may have alluded that we are now in the web 3.0 era!).

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