Monday, July 18, 2011

Playing With Media is a Great Blog and eBook About Remixing Media

Playing with Media is an ebook that Wesley Fryer is developing. To complement the development of that ebook, Wesley is maintaining a blog related to the topics to be included in the book. Most recently, Wesley posted a blog entry about How to Talk to Your Students About Copyright. In the blog you will find sections about working with text media, videos, audio media, and how to handle Copyright-related issues.

Applications for Education
Wesley Fryer's blog was one of the very first I ever added to my RSS Reader and now I'm going to add Playing With Media to my subscriptions too. Playing with Media is already an excellent resource for educators and is sure to get better as Wesley adds more to it. If you have questions about creating multimedia projects for your classroom, check out Playing with Media.

Edublogs Removes Ads From All Blogs

The popular blogging platform Edublogs announced today that there will no longer be advertisements placed on Edublogs-hosted blogs. This includes the free blogs that they offer. According to the announcement from Edublogs part of the reason for doing this is to try to reach one million blogs hosted by Edublogs.

Applications for Education
In the past, one of the drawbacks to using the free version of Edublogs is that you didn't have any control over the advertising that appeared in your blog. The removal of advertising from free blogs should enable more teachers and students to use a WordPress-powered platform in their classrooms.

Full Disclosure: Edublogs has been a paying advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers for the last year.

10 Common Challenges Facing Educators

Today, I had the great pleasure and honor to keynote the opening of the Arizona K12 Center's Pima County Tech Camp. Below are the slides from my presentation.