Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Discovery Education Network Virtual Conference

The Discovery Educational Network is hosting a FREE Online Conference on Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (ET)

Highlights Include:
  • Building School 2.0 - examine ideas of constructivist pedagogy and the use of 21st century tools to create schools that are engaging, caring and relevant places of learning for everyone involved.
  • The Benjamin Button Effect
  • Turning Data Into Action: Explore the Reporting Features of Discovery Education streaming
  • Closing the Global Achievement Gap: Beyond Test-Prep, Toward Life-Prep
  • Special presentations featuring projects, ideas, and tips from STAR Discovery Educators
  • Collaborate with educators who are passionate about integrating media in instruction to improve student achievement.
Click here to register online.

FETC Virtual Conference and Expo

On April 23, 2009 FETC (The Florida Educational Technology Conference) and The Journal (Transforming Education Through Technology) will be hosting a FREE Online Conference and Expo from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm addressing issues related to 21st Century Skills. This event will feature the keynote address, "21st Century Learning: A Necessity for our Students" presented by Dr. Steve Paine. Other highlights include
  • dynamic speakers
  • virtual 'exhibit hall' time
  • exchange of best practices and tips
  • a 'virtual netwoking lounge'
  • product demos
  • free content downloads.

Register online at
Use Promo Code NQ9V04

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


myEbook is the place to read existing eBooks, or publish your own. The publishing tool is web based and very easy to use, so anyone can be an eBook author! As a test, I converted my HTML tutorial that I provide as a resource for my students. The process was fairly simple. I converted it into a .pdf. If you are not sure how to do so, visit my cutePDF tutorial article in my blog. Once the file was in .pdf format, the eBook builder converted the file into the proper format to be viewed with their free online viewer. The concept is great. There are even opportunities to make money with your eBook. The site provides tools that deal with the use of advertiser support for revenue generation as well as other methods. Most of the books are free to read and can be read right in the browser window. The eBook format is aesthetically pleasing and very easy to use.

Go check out the site and peruse one of the many magazines or books available online. Below is my simple example.

Myebook - HTML Tutorial - click here to open my ebook

Friday, April 3, 2009

WOW! The Mecca for Web 2.0 Applications

Thanks to a friend at, I was pointed to Go2Web20. This site provides an immense library of web 2.0 resources. The site allows you to filter the list provided by sub category and there are MANY sub-categories including apps for photos, video, music, e-learning, games, collaboration, blogging, communication, online community, etc. etc. etc. Prepare to waste a LOT of time, while finding some fun and useful apps.