Yes, I consider it another reason MySpace should be unblocked.

John Pederson shares that the man who took several girls hostage before killing one and commiting suicide, may have found them through MySpace.  If you want to know where Tom Hoffman stands, I think the title of his response says it all.  An Axe in the Forehead of Blogging in Schools.Unfortunately, I think he's more [...]

By | September 29th, 2006|Musings|7 Comments

USB rechargeable batteries

File this under 'A little weird, but might be cool."  USBCell is a AA rechargeable battery, with a twist.  Just pop off the cab to reveal a USB plug inside.  Plug that sucker in and it will recharge via your computers USB port.Pretty neat, but I'm not quite sure this one is going to take [...]

By | September 29th, 2006|Musings|1 Comment

Baby@Teach42.com – Now with Video!

Our first home video! He may not 'do' too much, but even seeing him yawn, laugh, kick his foot up to his head, before tucking his arms under his head and resting, is just magical considering the little guy is still inside the womb! In his next YouTube video, he's going to be showing what [...]

By | September 22nd, 2006|Musings|7 Comments

Baby@Teach42.com – Now with photos

Say hello to my unborn son! This new ultrasound technology is absolutely amazing. If you want to see more photos, check out the Flickr set. The movie will be posted as soon as I get it edited down. One of those times when technology truly feels like magic...

By | September 20th, 2006|Musings|6 Comments

You know you’re a rock star, so act like one!

Ok, I don't mean to suggest that you should throw TV's out hotel windows or ask your principal to have a bowl of M&M's (minus the brown ones) waiting for you in the teachers lounge when you arrive at school. What I mean is that most of you reading this blog know a heck of [...]

By | September 19th, 2006|Conferences|2 Comments

The Bionic Teacher gets down with his inner ninja

Gotta give props to Tom. He has taken some of the most boring technology tips and made them electric. All it takes is dressing like a Ninja, throwing in some music, and then editing the heck out of it! Taking a tip from AskANinja.com, Tom shares "How to change your computer password", and "How to [...]

By | September 18th, 2006|Musings|3 Comments

Like a little arithmetic in your fiction?

Personally, I'm a big fan of science fiction, but if you happen to be a 'numbers' person, or are looking for some math oriented fiction to integrate into your "Language Arts and Algebra" class, check out MathFiction. They have listed hundreds of books that feature or have significant references to mathematics. They're very well organized [...]

By | September 18th, 2006|Musings|17 Comments

DIY Walled Garden

Miguel Guhlin has got a great post listing all sorts of Web 2.0 sites and software that you can use to create your own private Walled Garden this info is useful if you want to create a "walled garden" of safe Web 2.0 tools you can use within your school's intranet, or even Internet, but [...]

By | September 18th, 2006|Musings|1 Comment

Phree Phone Trees with Pheeder

While it seems like this is really meant to be a site for keeping up with your enormous social calendar, it seems to me that this could be a nice free service for schools to take advantage of. Pheeder is basically a free phone tree service. Just call Pheeder, leave a message, hang up, and [...]

By | September 18th, 2006|Tech|1 Comment

K12 Online Conference

Gotta love the new face of conferencing. Coming very soon, the K12 Online Conference! As Bud the Teacher (one of the keynote speakers) shares: Announcing the first annual “K12 Online 2006″ convention for teachers, administrators and educators around the world interested in the use of Web 2.0 tools in classrooms and professional practice. This year’s [...]

By | September 5th, 2006|Musings|1 Comment