Saturday, December 4, 2010

Google Apps for Education K12 Demo

Google Apps for Education Demo of Calendar, Gmail, Documents, Forms, Spreadsheets, and Sites through the perspective of a K-12 educator.

"I'm That Guy": The Matt Maher Story

In the early hours of Saturday, March 7th, 2009, Matthew Maher made the fatal decision to drive his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Traveling at a high rate of speed on the Atlantic City Expressway, Matthew struck the vehicle of 55 year-old Hort Kap, husband and father of six children. Mr. Kap was pronounced dead at the scene and Matthew was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter. Matthew's poor decision to drink and drive would tragically change many lives. He was eventually sentenced to 5 years 5 months in prison, in which he must serve 85 percent of his time.

Prior to Matt's sentencing on January 7th, 2010, a presentation was created by the South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance featuring the story of Matt's life called,"I'm That Guy"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"It Gets Better" (Broadway sings for the Trevor Project)

Broadway stars rock out in a celebration of life, in the wake of LGBT suicides across the nation. Please SHARE this original song and video to help send a message of hope and support.

Monday, October 25, 2010

President Obama: It Gets Better

As part of the It Gets Better Project, President Obama shares his message of hope and support for LGBT youth who are struggling with being bullied.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Seeing Red Cars with Laura Goodrich

Seeing Red Cars with Laura Goodrich » Film "... focus on what they DO want instead of focusing on what they don’t"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Continuous Chest Compression CPR—University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center

Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

"This video is worth sharing," said Gordon A. Ewy, MD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and one of the research pioneers who developed this method.

Solution Focused Parent-Teacher Conferences

Traditional conferences focus on the student's deficits, issues, and problems. By focusing on these, we tend to amplify them and make them worse. The assumption is that "you get more of what you focus on." Instead, we need to focus on what the child, parents, and teachers will be doing more when the student is back on track.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Book Flipping Scanning

Book Flipping Scanning is a new method of scanning large stacks of paper while the user performs a continuous page flipping action.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History

Bullied is a Teaching Tolerance documentary film that chronicles one student's ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today. It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high schools.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices | Video on

Sure, the web connects the globe, but most of us end up hearing mainly from people just like ourselves. Blogger and technologist Ethan Zuckerman wants to help share the stories of the whole wide world. He talks about clever strategies to open up your Twitter world and read the news in languages you don't even know.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

What is Google Voice?

Google Voice gives you more control over your phone calls. With Google Voice, you get one number for all your phones, cheap international calls, voicemail like email, and more, for free! (US only)
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

IPST - 3D Augmented Reality Books

Perhaps providing a glimpse into the near future of learning, the video (embedded below) from Thailand's Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) shows how augmented reality could help students open a whole new dimension from their textbooks. In this example, a student flips through a geology book meant to teach her about the layers of the earth.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Copy Machines, a Security Risk?

Could you buy thousands of confidential documents for a few hundred dollars? I’m talking about things like bank records, pay stubs, medical records and contracts. It's possible. And it's easier than you think. Just buy a used office copier. Most modern copiers retain an image of every document copied. Their hard drives are rarely wiped before disposal. These are the same copiers used by doctors, lawyers and police. This is a serious security risk.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

YouTube - Cyberbullying - Talent Show

"Talent Show" is an attention-grabbing PSA designed to spread awareness about cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet, cell phones, or other technology to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarass another person.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

YouTube - Book

Dr. Russell Sabella introduces his newest book, A Practical Guide to Keeping Kids Out of High-Tech Trouble. From podcasts to porn, cyberbullying to cell phones, Dr. Russell Sabella helps readers understand the risks that emerge when high-tech tools, uninformed parents, and exuberant youth collide. Because kids are growing up with modern technologies, many are more expert than their parents. As a result, a parent's ability to make effective decisions for how technology is used may be compromised.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

YouTube - Microsoft imagines 2019

YouTube - Microsoft imagines 2019

Microsoft has put together a concept video showing what the world could look like in another 10 years. The Future Vision Montage shows a world where face to face communication is easier thanks to video walls that let students in the US interact with children across the globe with no language barriers. And it shows a world where computers and software make it easier to collaborate, share ideas, and carry your information with you at all times

Monday, April 12, 2010

YouTube - Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy?

January 16, 2007 — Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that well be miserable if we dont get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things dont go as planned.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

YouTube - 10 year old intellect, Dalton Sherman's keynote speech

Dalton Sherman of Dallas, TX as the keynote speaker at the Dallas Independent School District launch of the new school year. For more information, please visit

Saturday, April 3, 2010

YouTube - Online Safety 3.0: Rethinking Net Safety Together

A March 2010 talk for educators given by ConnectSafely co-director Anne Collier (or rather her avatar, Anny Khandr) and edited by Knowclue Kidd (aka Marianne Malmstrom). Set in the underwater Paideia Coliseum in Second Life, Anny's talk was part of a series on digital citizenship and safety presented by Atlantis Seekers ( Its aim is to help educators break through the myths and hype about how youth are using social media and consider what we're learning from the growing bodies of both social-media and youth-risk research. (Anne is also founder and editor of

Friday, March 19, 2010

Multimedia in the Classroom - The Future is Here

A video in which New Jersey middle school teacher Marianne Malmstrom (as avatar Knowclue Kidd) describes and illustrates what a powerful teaching tool machinima (like animated video, cinema+machine, or moving screen capture) is for young new-media producers and sharers.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

YouTube - A Game of Hope

This is an incredible story about the Gainesville State School and Grapevine Faith

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Change the First 5 Years and You Change Everything

If we invest in programs that promote learning beginning at birth, the statistics will change, the stories will change, the future will change....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Think Before You Speak

Think Before You Speak
This video, produced by a student (Ashley Cole), can easily be used as part of a classroom lesson/discussion. Ashley did an amazing job ..

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Scholar Ladies

A group of students remade Beyonce’s Single Ladies – Put A Ring On It. Their version is Scholar Ladies - If You Learned It You Should Have Gotten an A on It.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009

Full info: This animation is based on all currently available data concerning the US Airways Flight 1549 crash (Cactus 1549). Satellite imagery, elevation models and robust GIS mapping methods are utilized to create a vegetation model, terrain model and ground clutter (3D buildings). Of all available audio tracks, only two are used, La Guardia Tower and New York TRACON Departure controller position. Radar data as well as the onboard Flight Data Recorder are utilized in constructing the flightpath of the aircraft.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Redefining Respect in America Event

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) hosted an engaging panel discussion at the National Press Club with the goal of staring a national discussion around respect, online aggression, and their links to crime prevention. The event, Redefining Respect in America, featured speakers Deborah Norville (Inside Edition anchor and author of The Power of Respect), Rosalind Wiseman (author of Queen Bees and Wannabes); Rachel Simmons (author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls); Christopher Moessner (Senior Vice President, Research, Stewart and Partners); and Dr. Sameer Hinduja (Co-Director, Cyberbullying Research Center, Florida Atlantic University).

The event served as the formal launch NCPCs newest initiative, Circle of Respect, designed to inspire us to live in ways that embody respect where we live, learn, work, and play. This riveting session included a twenty minute dialogue between the panelists where they discussed questions from the links between violent behavior and kids who are bullied to how we restore respect in society that will lead to us to change behaviors such as sexting, cyberbullying, date rape, and gang violence.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kseniya Simonova's Amazing Sand Drawing

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lost Generation

A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward. Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite. This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant. Read as you listen…forward and backward.

This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old. The contest was titled "u @ 50" by AARP. This video won second place. When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause. So simple and yet so brilliant. Take a minute and watch it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Future laptop called ROLLTOP

The device of the flexible display allows a new concept in notebook design growing out of the traditional bookformed laptop into unfurling and convolving portable computer.
By virtue of the OLED-Display technology and a multi touch screen the utility of a laptop computer with its weight of a mini-notebook and screen size of 13 inch easily transforms into the graphics tablet, which with its 17-inch flat screen can be also used as a primary monitor.
On top of everything else all computer utilities from power supply through the holding belt to an interactive pen are integrated in Rolltop. This is really an all-in-one gadget.