Thursday, December 31, 2009

More About Vokle's Free Web Conferencing Service

Last week I wrote a post about a new web conferencing service called Vokle. Today, I found a video on Building 43 in which Vokle's Chief Marketing Officer, Edward Dekeratry, discusses with Robert Scoble all of the features of Vokle. A key feature of Vokle that I missed in my post last week is Vokle gives you the ability to screen calls and text questions from viewers before they're posted to the general audience.
The video is embedded below.

Month in Review - December's Most Popular Items

It's the last day of the month and, as I do every month, I've compiled a list of the ten most popular items from the past 30 days. Before you jump to the list, I want to say thank you to everyone that has subscribed to the blog, emailed me, Tweeted with me, joined the Facebook fan page, or connected with me in some form this year. I look forward to connecting with more of you in 2010. Happy New Year!

Here are the most popular items from the month of December 2009:
1. 15 TED Talks for Teachers to Watch Before 2010
2. iNudge - Experiment With Sounds
3. What Teachers Need to Know About Creative Commons
4. Five Ways to Build Your Own Educational Games
5. Google Teacher Academy for Administrators
6. 15 Tools to Help Students Get Organized
7. Holiday Edition: Twelve Essentials for Technology Integration
8. Student Conversation Starter
9. 25 More Educational Games and Game Builders
10. Fresh Ideas for Fun Student Projects

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The Things We Learned About in 2009

Ten days ago I posted a survey asking you to share what you learned about in 2009 and what you're looking forward to in 2010. In the slideshow below I've highlighted some of your responses. Take a look through the survey and check out the blogs that are linked within the the presentation. Thank you to everyone that contributed your time to the survey.

The 15 Most Popular Posts on Free Tech 4 Teachers

Here are the most popular posts in the history of Free Technology for Teachers.

1. 30+ Alternatives to YouTube
Twelve Essentials for Technology Integration
3. Seven Ways to Find Teachers on Twitter
4. 10 Places to Make and Find Flashcards
5. 35+ Educational Games and Games Resources
6. Ten Grammar Games and Lesson Resources
7. Ten Spelling Games and Lessons
8. 9 Resources for Website Evaluation Lessons
9. Netbook vs. Cheap Notebook Decision
10. Four Free Tools for Creating Screencasts
11. Great Timeline Builders
12. The How-to Series
13. 15 TED Talks for Teachers to Watch Before 2010
14. Six Easy Ways for Students to Create Videos Online
15. 12 Ways for Students to Publish Slideshows Online

Keep Track of Browser Tabs by Coloring Them

If you're a heavy Internet user like me, you probably have a lot of browser tabs open all the time. I have thirteen open as I write this. Tekzilla has a great tip for folks like us, color code your browser tabs. The video below will show you how you can color code your Firefox browser tabs.

Applications for Education
If your students have the habit of open many browser tabs at once, color coding those tabs could help them keep track of what they're reading and working on.