First thing I run across this morning is Vicki Davis’ very clever video called “Technology Fear Factor.” She expresses most of the message with a combination of IM speak spelling via a tatooed finger pointing to keys on a computer keyboard. Well it’s probably not real tatoos. Very clever and very true.
Also, through her video, I discovered TeacherTube. It appears to be an independent entity, a moderated education-oriented version of YouTube. It does look and act a lot like YouTube, so my initial impression was that it was a subset. But evidently not. My search of Technorati indicates that I am a bit late to this party, but plan to upload some stuff soon.
Also, I’ve not had time yet to mention Steve Hargadon’s School2.0 social network. He’s using Ning, a social network builder, and there already seems to be a highly active Library20 network. I’m not sure how helpful these will be. Do we all really need a new place to go. It’s what I like about blogs, podcasts, and RSS, that the network is so organic and so boundaryless. It follows us around.
Still, this may be very useful as an anchor to attach resources and conversations to. I’ve already joined both, and also TeacherTube.