Posts in @Tech Talk

A Vision of Students Today.

What are your kids doing in school? As someone who went back to College later in life, I can appreciate the fundamental differences between the way we learned, 30, 20 or even 10 years ago, as compared to the way students learn today. I graduated from high school in 1989. I never had access to a computer or the internet. When I went back starting in 2004, half of my classes were online! The video highlights what students are doing today! Feel free to share.

“Did You Know?” Presentation

My favorite presentation. I even used it at work. A presentation to make you think: If you plan on using a presentation opener similiar to this one, check out shifthappens.wikispaces.com. The site gives you background information on the “Shift Happens” project. There are also other resources on the site as well as different versions of the presentation. It’s a project that highlights the shift that is happening across the globe. Our competitive edge is being challenged and only by developing 21st century skills will we hold onto our competitive edge.

Lesson 2: Google Reader

  This is my favorite program! “The Google Reader” “There are literally millions of interesting blogs out there on an unlimited amount of subjects. how does anyone follow them all?” The “Google Reader” is the program that will help you follow all those blogs. I can now get up to date information on all the blogs and websites I am interested in just by subscribing. Here is a screenshot of my reader: I know the screenshot is small but from this screen you can see I have subscribed to 36… Read More

Lesson 1: RSS Readers

I have a small Orange RSS symbol towards the top right of every page on my website. What’s it for? Put simply it is an RSS feed, a file that contains the latest updates from a website. Most every website offers these RSS feeds and soon it will be the normal way to get updates from websites. RSS (an abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication) is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.  wikipedia. Why would I want to use RSS… Read More