Podcast: The Wide World of Warlick

Well, in the spirit of taking you on a whirlwind tour of a specific tool or site, today we’re visiting the Wide World of Warlick. David Warlick is an educator, a consultant, a presenter, a blogger, a podcaster, and the designer of some seriously essential tools for teachers. If you’ve listened to my podcasts before, you’d definitely heard his name mentioned. Today we take a look at some of the tools he has created. Trust me, if you stand in front of a group of students, you need to be exploring his site. There’s something for everyone, from Kindergarten through College. In fact, there’s so much good stuff that I there were several things I forgot to cover in the podcast. They’re listed in the show notes anyway so you can explore them at your leisure. Enjoy the show!

Direct link to the show

Show notes:
Teachnology: It’s not only “Technology with an A”, it’s also an interview with Kathy Schrock! Trust me, you want to listen to this one.
David Warlick: His home page. It has a brief bio of him, a list of his services and and other various links about where he’s been and what he’s up to.
Landmark Project: This is where you’ll want to start your Warlick safari. It has links to all the other sites I have listed below and more.
Citation Machine: Can’t get enough of this one. Fill in the blanks and BAM, instant citation in APA or MLA format.
Rubric Builder: Couldn’t be easier to build effective assessments and put them up on the web.
PiNet Library: I love the list of people this tool is free for: “…participants in David Warlick’s addresses and workshops, and to educators who learn about this tool by word of mouth.” Do you have a class page? If not, you will after you visit this site. Very simple to use yet more robust than you might think you’d get for free.
Connect Learning: Dave and his imaginary friend NOA have a fantastic podcast that’s well worth a listen.
Exactly 2 Cents Worth: David’s blog. You never know where he’ll be that day or what he’ll be writing about, but it’s usually a fascinating read.
Blogmeister: If can’t find a blog engine you really like, just build one yourself! That’s what Dave did, and you get to take advantage of it free of charge. The only blog engine that’s designed from the ground up for teachers and students to work together.
Strolling Through the Orchard: Tom Sheehan’s Blogmesiter site. A great example of how it all works together, students and teacher blogging in a safe controlled environment.
Workshop Handouts: More workshops that you can shake a stick at, and you have easy access to every site, source and handout from each of them.
New Century School House: “The New Century School House is essentially three 1950s style school buildings that have been totally gutted of all relics of industrial age education. The rooms are bare and without purpose. Educators are invited to adopt and Education re purpose individual rooms in either of the three buildings (Elementary, Middle, or High Schools) as learning spaces where students can learn in ways that are more relevant to a technology and information rich world.” It sounded a bit strange to me, but all is revealed when you explore the site a bit.”

Featured Blogmeister entries: If you want to see some highlights from students using Blogmeister, check out this link. Teachers can mark student entries as “Featured” and they’ll be listed on this page.

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  1. Eric Jefcoat 4/8/2005 at Apr 08, 05 | 12:31 am


    Great show on Dave Warlick’s tools. I just started listening to his podcast (clueless me!) because I found Blog Meister on the Schrock Guide! Wow! What incredible tools he has available. Thanks for taking us through them. Great show!

    Thanks, as well, for mentioning the Kathy Schrock Interview podcast on your show–very nice of you.

    I have to confess, I’m guilty of signing up for Blog Meister a few weeks ago (over spring break) and not using it yet. But it’s too great of a tool to let go unused. CSAP (our state tests) is just about over, so I’ll be able to get going on it soon. It’s not really a good excuse because I really could have started it during the testing time, but it would have been so “hit-and-miss” with classes and students, I would’ve gone nuts. 🙂

    Anyhow–great work, my friend. I always learn something (in many cases, several things) from your show.

    Keep up the hard work (please!).

    Eric Jefcoat
    Teachnology Podcast

  2. Tom Sheehan 4/8/2005 at Apr 08, 05 | 2:37 am


    Hi Steve,
    We have had a pretty good go at Blogmeister. Take a look. We are in New Zealand.

    Dave’s blogging tool is excellent, SAFE (which is what we all want) and easy and intuitive to use.

    I enjoy and am inspired by your podcasting. I often listen when I am doing the dishes !


  3. Steve 4/8/2005 at Apr 08, 05 | 4:31 am

    It’s funny, because I knew that there was a blogmesiter blog that I subscribe to and read regularly, but I just couldn’t remember what it was! I was trying to figure out which it was so I could use it as an example. Turns out it was Strolling through the Orchard 🙂 That’s the only trouble with blogs in one sense; they all look the same through an aggregator. Thanks for pointing it out, I’m adding it to the show notes.

    Wow, I’m also adding the link to Teachnology’s interview with Kathy Schrock because I just realized I left it off!

  4. Casey Hales 4/8/2005 at Apr 08, 05 | 7:51 am


    Thanks for taking Dave’s wonderful site and hitting the highlights. You brought out things I had yet to find there. I get tunnel vision as I start out on one item, then find myself about 40 links to the wind and so far away from my original spot that I’ve forgotten where I started!

    Nice work!


  5. Kelly Dumont 4/8/2005 at Apr 08, 05 | 9:07 am

    Nice cast, Schmuk (Sorry, I couldn’t resist). Is that going to be your new handle, Schmuk in Chicago. Seriously, nice job Steve.


  6. John Blake 4/11/2005 at Apr 11, 05 | 5:26 pm

    We have been using Dave’s awsome tools in our classes for several years. My personal favorite is the Book Shelf feature in PiNet Library. The way these book shelves integrate with the class pages is priceless. It has a link bot to insert into your browser tool bar and it works better than .MAC or the WordPress Linkbot. My teachers like the bookshelf sharing. Saves them time.


  7. val paley 5/21/2005 at May 21, 05 | 10:02 am

    Steve,Just listened to the Warlick podcast. My grade one class has been blogging since January (It take until them to get them reading and writing). They love it. Even the unmotivated,non writers begin to write with Blogmeister. If you would like to take a look at their work I can email you our password. Great work! You might also be interested in the blog I do for my class. The difference between the September blog(non readers and writers) and the May blog is interesting. Check out http://www.schoolblogs.com/val. val

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