EdTechWeekly#8 - EdTech News Roundup

November 19, 2006
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Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Agree to Standard Sitemaps Protocol
"In an encouraging act of collaboration, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft announced tonight that they will all begin using the same Sitemaps protocol to index sites around the web."

More on Turnitin
Plagiarism software

Packt Open Source Content Management System Award
"The final result saw a tie for first place between Joomla! and Drupal. A fourth independent judge was be brought in. This crucial vote ended up with Joomla! triumphing over Drupal by one point."

Annotate audio and video podcasts

Digital Film Fest

» Google Earth in 4D | Googling Google | ZDNet.com
World, country and city maps on Google Earth from the 'Featured Content' button on the Layers tab!

Where to Find Free Images and Visuals
Sources for free photos online

think:lab: "Second Life" Vying to be the Campus of the Future
"Second Life" Vying to be the Campus of the Future

elearnspace: IBM's 'secret island'
IBM's 'secret island'

imagination at work
Collaborative drawing tool

EdTech Weekly Thoughts by John Schinker
Let's keep that pace up, and Dave, we need some new ground to break! Listeners, drive safely :)

Software patent ignites firestorm in higher education - Network World
Let us not forget the battle for LMS innovation and access. Desire2Learn countersuit allowed.

Karzi.com beta - Get your own free ajax chatroom
lite, easy, multi-browser friendly - looks promising

Official Google Blog: Click to call in Google Maps
Can't beat the price or convenience

In B.E.D. with TechCrunch Web2.0 presentations
Some promising web2.0 apps featured at TechCrunch party

Educational Technology
Schools toss aside texts for e-books - KATHY A. GOOLSBY, The Dallas Morning News

Online video publishing and sharing for learning and collaboration
Link to Robin Good's guide to online publishing and sharingfor learning and collaboration

Social Network Identity
Web 2.0 tools to aggregate message board posts, hmm?

The Unofficial Web Applications List
Lesser known web apps

web based typing test

Kill too much time on these fun web games!

nice WordPress plugin for handling audio clips or podcasts on your blog

SketchUp - Home
In Google Suite: Simple tool to create, view and modify 3D ideas.

Famundo-Home Page
Famundo is a new concept in family and organizational management that helps families and organizations concentrate on the important things, by removing the barriers to scheduling and communication within the family and the community they belong to.

Gift Ideas for Girls Gone Wired
Gift ideas for the tech savy gal!

Chat Log
 arvind grover  i am taking over alex's role as #1 edtechtalk.com fan. and yes, after soccer season ended (and we hired a new database manager) my life has some open spaces for webcasting :)
 chris craft  i hear you in stream, not in skype
 chris craft  will try to reconnect
 chris craft  with a major delay
 chris craft  i will
 chris craft  working on it
 cathy e  Do you see me in skypecast?
 cathy e  I can't hear you
 JL  yes
 chris craft  connected again and cant hear anything in skype
 JL  hmmm
 arvind grover  uh oh, is doug going to bump out dave?
 JL  standby for a change
 JenM  http://www.mightyseek.com/podpress/
 cathy e  back in stream
 arvind grover  thanks to the students at dalton radio who's site i saw it on: http://blogs.dalton.org/daltonradio/
 arvind grover  cathy, did you see my comment on webcastacademy? i fixed the sigmatel stereo mix issue on my laptop
 arvind grover  http://webcastacademy.net/node/593
 dave  http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2006/11/18/five-reasons-to-detest-m...
 cathy e  GREAT Arvid- I saw your comment that you were working on it
 JL  http://www.webpronews.com/blogtalk/blogtalk/wpn-58-20061110MacGuyGetsFir...
 arvind grover  and for schools who want to start a laptop program, impossible to get no-fault warranty for mac's. that's why we use dell's at our school. student spills a bottle of pepsi on their laptop accidentally, dell covers it the next day
 JL  http://staff.bbhcsd.org/schinkerj/archives/2006/11/14/edtech-weekly/
 JenM  http://www.webapplist.com/category.php?id=8
 dave  http://lionshare.its.psu.edu/features
 JenM  http://del.icio.us/edtechtalk for:edtechtalk
 chris craft  i give up, i have tried to connect and never can hear anything when i connect
 chris craft  so i will have to deal with the stream
 JL  http://karzi.com/
 JL  http://edtechtalk.com/karzi
 JenM  http://sketchup.google.com/
 dave  http://www.popsci.com/popsci/periodictable/
 JasonR  Yes, Google bought sketchup
 arvind grover  Fred Bartels at Rye Country Day school is the Sketchup master. http://dws.editme.com/CADaboutFB
 JL  http://www.maplib.net/
 JenM  http://thinkature.com/
 dave  http://labnol.blogspot.com/2005/05/screencasting-to-help-your-mom.html
 JL  http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/11/click-to-call-in-google-maps.html
 JenM  http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=36578
 dave  http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/november2006/171106Wikipedia.htm
 JL  http://www.networkworld.com/news/2006/11106-software-patent-ignites-fire...
 JenM  http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/internet/page5977.cfm
 dave  sue... its been a while
 dave  how are you?
 dave  http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/06/11/18/1838229.shtml
 JL  http://tech.yahoo.com/hw/gift-ideas-for-girls-gone-wired/198120
 sroseman  Hi Dave..yes it has
 sroseman  sort of lost track of your sessions ..need to see you online at Tappedin
 sroseman  as a reminder
 JenM  http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/13/installing-the-zune-sucked/
 dave  http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,127823-page,1/article.html
 sroseman  will Vista work on an Intel mac
 JL  http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=7168
 JL  http://learningcall.net/
 sroseman  Thanks
 JenM  http://taft.hiof.no/tech/lastpageoftheinternet.jpg
 sroseman  I love it!!!
 Brad hicks  google it and see how many last pages there are!
 dave  http://www.digication.com/home/
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